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Cecilienhof Palace in summer, © SPSG/ Roland Handrick
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Churchill, Truman, Stalin: the three of them wrote world history here and discussed how to partition Germany. From 17th  June to...

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Aerial picture of New Palace, photo: Hannemann
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Erected under King Frederick II at the western end of Sanssouci Park, the New Palace is the largest and most impressive palace...

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New Market - House of Brandenburg and Prussian History ©TMB-Fotoarchiv/House of Brandenburg and Prussian History
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The Neuer Markt, or New Market, is today regarded as the most attractive square in Potsdam, the capital city of the federal...

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Marmorpalais und Heiliger See © SPSG/ Hagen
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The New Garden is located between the Heilige See (holy lake), the Jungfernsee (lake of the virgins) and Pfingstberg (Whitsuntide...

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Das Holländische Viertel im Sommer © TMB-Fotoarchiv/ Ehn
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Small shops, cafés and bars attract visitors in this part of town. For the extension of the garrison town, the soldier king...

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Sanssouci Palace and Park © TMB-Fotoarchiv/ Böttcher/SPSG
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Frederick the Great wanted to cultivate plums, figs and wine on Potsdam’s doorstep. In 1744, he had a terraced garden designed...

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Villa Schöningen, Photo: Jonas Maron
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A private museum has been installed in Villa Schöningen, which was built from 1843-45 by Ludwig Persius, architect to the King...

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Museum Alexandrowka © Jan Hoffmann
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Frederick William III and the Russian Czar Alexander were close friends. To give expression to this friendship, Frederick had...

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Great Refractor © TMB-picture archive/ Kühne
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One of the most striking features of the science park "Albert Einstein" on Telegraphenberg Hill in Potsdam is the "Great...

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Brandenburger Tor © TMB-Fotoarchiv/ Bach
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The seven year’s war was won in 1770. A triumphal arch was to express the joy over this: the Brandenburg Gate was erected...

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Haveldampfer vor dem Babelsberger Schloss © Weiße Flotte Potsdam
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Peter Joseph Lenné and Karl Friedrich Schinkel did their best here as well to make Babelsberg Castle and Park an impressive...

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Volkspark Potsdam at former BUGA Park
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The Volkspark Potsdam holds plenty of new ideas and a multitude of appealing attractions and offers. The former BUGA space...

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Kommandantenhaus/memorial site Lindenstraße 54/55, photo: TMB/Hoffmann
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The Kommandantenhaus was built between 1733 and 1737. Its construction was ordered by King Frederick William I, the so-called...

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The jungle landscape of the Biosphäre Potsdam © Biosphäre Potsdam/Merkau
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Summer all year long at the Potsdam Biosphere. More than 20,000 precious and fascinating tropical plants and take visitors into...

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Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg (Foto: Michael Lueder)
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Because of the beautiful view, Frederick William IV had "Belvedere on the Pfingstberg" built around 1850 according to his own...

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