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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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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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Infoplatform City Palace
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The Fortuna Portal on the Old Market was formerly the entrance to the main inner courtyard of Potsdam City Palace, 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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Krongut Bornstedt - Preußen als Event , Bornstedt Aussenansicht (Copyright Laggner Gruppe)
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In 1874, Krongut Bornstedt, the royal estate, was constructed as part of the Sanssouci ensemble of castles and gardens. In the...

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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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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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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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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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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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The Biosphere Potsdam © Biosphäre Potsdam
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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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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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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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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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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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