Current Guest Information

Dear Potsdam guests,

due to the increasing number of corona infections in Germany, Brandenburg has tightened its rules.

Accommodation for tourist purposes is therefore prohibited until Januar 10, 2021. Even after that, there may be further restrictions, especially with tourist accommodation and travel. These can also change at short notice. Therefore, please inform yourself whether you may be accommodated for the intended purpose of the trip during the stated booking period. If you have any further questions, our Service Center will be there for you – by telephone on +49 (0)331 2755 88 99 or by e-mail at info@potsdam-tourism.com.

Keep your distance, pay attention to hygiene, wear a mouth and nose cover in public life and ventilate regularly in closed rooms these are the most important protective measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. You can find the current handling ordinance for Brandenburg here.

Editorial status: Decmber 16, 2020.

 

What is the current situation in Potsdam?

For the latest news about Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Potsdam, please refer to the daily press and the reports of the state capital Potsdam. Up-to-date information on the development can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute and on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

 

Can I travel to Potsdam?

Due to the ordinance on temporary containment measures, operators of accommodation facilities, campsites, motorhome parking spaces as well as private and commercial landlords or lessors of holiday apartments and houses and comparable offers are initially prohibited until Januar 10, 2021 from accommodating people for tourist purposes such as leisure travel. This does not apply to the rental and leasing of holiday apartments and houses that are not only used temporarily on the basis of a rental or lease agreement with a term of at least one year.
 
Even after Januar 10, 2021, there may be further restrictions, especially for tourist accommodation and travel. These can also change at short notice. Therefore, please inform yourself whether you can be accommodated for the intended purpose of the trip during the stated booking period. For further information, please contact our Service Center by phone: +49 (0) 331 2755 88 99
 

Do the public city tours of Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH take place?

Due to the ordinance on temporary containment measures, there will be no public guided tours of the PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH until January 10, 2021.
 

Where can I shop?

The retail and wholesale trade will be closed until January 10, 2021. Exceptions are:

  • Grocery stores and beverage markets
  • Drug stores, pharmacies, medical and health food stores
  • Book trade as well as newspaper and magazine trade
  • Pet supplies trade and feed markets
  • Garden centers with access only for customers with a business license
  • Agricultural direct marketers of food
  • Gas stations
  • Tobacco trade
  • Stalls at weekly markets (limited to the ranges approved for stationary retail in accordance with this ordinance)
  • Christmas tree outlets
  • Banks as well as post offices
  • Opticians and hearing care professionals
  • Dry cleaners and laundromats
  • Workshops for bicycles and automobiles
  • Scientific libraries
  • Pick-up and delivery services

 

Can I go to restaurants?

Pubs, restaurants and cafes are not allowed to open until January 10, 2021. However, delivery or collection by the customer may be offered. You can find an overview here. Please note the ban on alcohol consumption in public.

 

What is open or what is closed?

Due to the ordinance on temporary containment measures, coach trips, city tours, boat excursions and similar tourist offers are initially prohibited until Januar 10, 2021. The following are also closed to the public:

  • Museums, exhibition halls and planetariums
  • Theaters, concert and opera houses Cinemas (excluding drive-in cinemas, car theaters, and car concerts)
  • Animal parks, zoological and botanical gardens
  • Swimming pools, fun and leisure pools
  • Saunas, steam baths, thermal baths, wellness centers and solariums
  • Amusement parks
  • Trade fairs, exhibitions, special markets, fairs and folk festivals
  • Clubs, discos, music clubs and similar institutions

 

What else can I do?

Potsdam and its surroundings offer you a beautiful landscape for entertaining walks and extensive hiking tours. No matter what age you are and whether you want to explore the natural beauty of the city with children or your dog – Potsdam's hiking trails are diverse and provide you with great opportunities for active recreation. You can find our tour tips here.

We hope to have helped you a little bit with this. You can also obtain the latest information from our Service Center – by telephone on +49 (0)331 2755 88 99 or by e-mail at info@potsdam-tourism.com

 

Where can I find more information about the coronavirus?

Corona-Hotline Brandenburg (Mo-Fri, 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.): +49 (0)331 86 83 777

Corona-Hotline Potsdam-Mittelmark (Mo-Fri, 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.): +49 (0)33841 91 111

Corona-Hotline Berlin: +49 (0)30 90 282828

Corona-Hotline Federation: +49 (0)30 346 465 100

General medical on-call service (helps in the search for medical practices): 116117

Independent patient advice Germany:+49 (0)800 011 77 22