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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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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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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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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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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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Hunter`s Gate, Photo: TMB/Hoffmann
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The Jägertor, or Hunters’ Gate, was built in 1733 in the course of the second extension to the city, when the Soldier-King...

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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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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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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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Hans Otto Theater at the Tiefen See © Sebastian Gabsch
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In Schiffbauergasse, which used to be the shipwrights’ alley and where once the first steamships were constructed, numerous...

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Potsdam Harbour, Photo: Jan Hoffmann
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Potsdam’s harbour is located in the centre of town, right by the shore of the river Havel. Modern passenger ships of the...

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Glienicker Brücke © TMB-Fotoarchiv/ Kröger
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Glienicker Brücke, the bridge that connects the state capital of Potsdam with the federal capital of Berlin, was one of the...

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Einstein Tower © TMB-picture archive/ Bach
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Between 1876 and 1924 a range of scientific organisations established several institutes and observatories on Potsdam´s...

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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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Stadtkanal Potsdam
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The City Canal is one of the historic emblems of Potsdam that are currently being reconstructed.  
There were already early...

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