Sanssouci Palace with lettering "Sans Souci" © TMB picture archive/Kroeger/SPSG
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Unesco World Heritage Potsdam – City of palaces & parks

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Belvedere on Pfingstberg in Potsdam © TMB picture archive/Ehn/SPSG
relexa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof © PTS/Boettcher
Marble Palace in the New Garden Potsdam © SPSG/Bach
Neues Palais in Potsdam © TMBpicture archive/Ihlow/SPSG
Dutch Quarter © TMB picture archive/Boettcher
Motorboat in front of Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam © TMB picture archive/Onnen
Boats by Glienicke Bridge © TMB picture archive/Boldt
Belvedere on Pfingstberg in Potsdam © TMB picture archive/Ehn/SPSG
relexa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof © PTS/Boettcher
Marble Palace in the New Garden Potsdam © SPSG/Bach
Neues Palais in Potsdam © TMBpicture archive/Ihlow/SPSG
Dutch Quarter © TMB picture archive/Boettcher
Motorboat in front of Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam © TMB picture archive/Onnen
Boats by Glienicke Bridge © TMB picture archive/Boldt

The past 300 years have seen the transformation of Potsdam from a garrison town to one of Europe’s most imposing royal capitals. Potsdam’s architectural masterpieces, the 17 palaces that are surrounded by an abundance of landscape gardens lining the banks of the beautiful Havel waterscape have considerably determined Potsdam’s World Cultural Heritage status. Another impact was made during Potsdam’s more recent history, dating back to the famous 1945 Treaty of Potsdam, which is inextricably linked with Cecilienhof Palace, the Glienicke Bridge, which became the scene of exchange of secret agents

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Potsdam: sightseeing highlights and travel offers

Sanssouci Palace and Park © TMB picture archive/Wieck

Sightseeing highlights

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spending the night in Potsdam © TMB picture archive/Schwartz

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Glienicke Bridge between Potsdam and Berlin © TMB picture archive/Böttcher

City trip: Potsdam à la Card

A city short trip special at a discount price: 2-3 nights with breakfast + WelcomeCard + city walking tour.

Our event tips for your stay in Potsdam

Park Sanssouci, Römische Bäder © TMB-Fotoarchiv/SPSG/Bach

Sanssouci Park is seductively presenting itself like the apple of paradise from April to October 2014. Through this open-air exhibition, the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg is making the world famous park, which was laid out by Frederick the Great, the focus of its exhibition program for the first time. more...

Brandenburger Tor © TMB-picture archive/Bach

This walking tour leads you through Potsdam’s historical centre. Passing the city canal you will visit Potsdam’s most beautiful square, the New Market with the royal carriage stable. Then continue on to the Old Market with the Nikolai Church, the Old Town Hall, and the newly built Potsdam City Palace (Stadtschloss), functioning as the Parliament's seat. more...

Tips for discovering Potsdam

Tram tours for tourists

Tram passing through the Nauener Tor © TMB Hoffmann

Potsdam’s trams and busses take you across Potsdam’s World Cultural Heritage sites. A bus or tram ride with the tourist lines brings you closer to the world-renowned palaces, parks, and gardens of Potsdam. Available are six lines following different themes.

More information about the six tram tours and themes

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