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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hans Otto Theater, photo: Onnen
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The Hans Otto Theater, Potsdam´s new stage house, which is part of the cultural meeting place and business centre on...

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Nikolaikirche © TMB/Hoffmann
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As soon as you can see the golden figure of Atlas on the roof of the old city hall from afar, you can be certain to have arrived...

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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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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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Nauener Tor
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Adjacent to the Dutch Quarter, the large gate "Nauener Tor" is one of Potsdam´s central meeting places. Once the summer months...

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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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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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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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