Highlighted events in Potsdam

Highlighted events in Potsdam

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The Dream Factory – 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg

25.05.2021 - 31.12.2024

Despite rapid technological progress, the making of films stil follows traditional patterns that even children are able to understand – and this is why the process of filmmaking is at the core of the exhibition. The starting point of every film production is an idea. Finding a producer for the project sets the stage for a long process that includes casting, costumes and make-up, set construction, shooting, editing and sound design. Interactive modules allow them to find out in a playful, intuitive way what it’s like to sing a long with Zara Leander or to replace actors in a casting session. Besides, the exhibition provides young people looking for professional perspectives with hands-on information on jobs in the media business. A computer-based information system and an exhibition guide shed light on the background of film production in Babelsberg, putting films and those who worked on them into their historical context.

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Brunch in the tropics at Biosphäre Potsdam

17.02.2024 10:15 - 22.12.2024 14:00

With a view towards the tropical garden the Biosphäre Potsdam is offering a rich brunch buffet with everything your heart desires on selected dates from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors start with a cocktail from the coconut and enjoy homemade delicacies. During their brunch visit, unlimited coffee and tea specialties, breakfast juice and mint lime water are available. After the delicious brunch, visitors can take a trip through the tropical adventure world of the Biosphäre Potsdam and experience the rainforest with its variety of plants and animals.

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Holiday brunch

31.03.2024 10:15 - 26.12.2024 14:00

With a view towards the tropical garden we are offering a rich brunch buffet with everything your heart desires on selected dates from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You start with a cocktail from the coconut and enjoy homemade delicacies. During your brunch visit, unlimited coffee and tea specialties, breakfast juice and lemonaide are available. After your delicious brunch, take a trip through the tropical adventure world of the Biosphäre Potsdam and experience the rainforest with its variety of plants and animals. A pre-booking is urgently required. Bookable up to one week in advance for a maximum of 20 people. The holiday brunch takes place on special dates and is complemented by live music and live cooking stations where your food is freshly prepared for you.

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Pensioners Day

05.02.2024 09:00 - 30.12.2024 09:00

Every Monday is Pensioners Day at Biosphäre Potsdam! For all visitors aged 60 and over the admission fee includes a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Enjoy the special atmosphere in the Café Tropencamp at the forest pond or relax outside on the sun terrace. *The offer is not valid on bank holidays

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UNESCO World Heritage Day

02.06.2024 - 02.06.2024

The castles and parks of Potsdam and Berlin have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since December 1990. However, until now, many residents and visitors of the city have only been familiar with Sanssouci Palace and Park as UNESCO sites. To show the diversity and uniqueness of Potsdam's World Heritage, the capital city Potsdam has been participating in events for the nationwide UNESCO World Heritage Day since 2006, which takes place on the first Sunday of June each year. These events aim to raise public awareness that having a UNESCO World Heritage is a privilege and should create pride in the city's residents and guests. It also emphasizes the obligation to care for and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage.

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Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival

07.06.2024 - 23.06.2024

The motto for 2023 is about friendship: about family ties, fraternal disputes and elective affinities in music. The Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival is a festival with music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods in historically informed performance practice. The festival takes place annually for three weeks in June with around 80 events in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens of Potsdam & Berlin as well as in the historical center of Potsdam and its surroundings. The festival is sponsored by the state capital Potsdam and the state of Brandenburg and is organized in cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

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Nocturnal castle impressions

12.07.2024 20:00 - 10.08.2024 20:00

Immerse yourself in the splendour of bygone days and let us take you on a three-hour parade along Potsdam's fabulously illuminated parks and palaces. On board we will welcome you with a glass of sparkling wine before the ships set off on a journey into times long past. The convoy of ships glides past the enchanted Babelsberg Park into the sunset. As darkness falls, the ships arrive in Sacrow at the torch-lit Church of the Saviour to listen to the classical brass concert. On the onward journey you can watch the mystical dance of the elves on the shores of the Jungfernsee. The crowning finale is heralded by the sound of fanfares. As the ship's parade approaches Glienicke Bridge, a majestic shower of fire transforms the Havel into a romantic sea of lights. With our festive palace menu, you will experience this evening with all your senses. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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Havel in Flames

13.09.2024 - 14.09.2024

Havel in Flames - the great round of ships under the fireworks The Potsdam shipping company parade to the impressive fireworks display on Lake Templin. For many years it has been a tradition that the ships of the Weisse Flotte Potsdam go on a big evening trip together and celebrate the high season. This tradition will be continued this year on the Potsdam Havel river. After the fireworks on the lake Großer Wannsee were canceled last year, the Weisse Flotte Potsdam took the helm and moved the ship round under the fireworks to the lake Templiner See again in 2023. The impressive parade of ships leads from the port of Potsdam towards the Glienicke Bridge, where ships from the Berlin shipping companies join and set course together towards Caputh. And the name "Havel in Flames" keeps what it promises and doesn't have to hide behind the original Wannsee spectacle.

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Potsdamer Tanztage – Contemporary dance festival

21.05.2024 - 02.06.2024

The performances form the central part of the festival: solo works and large ensembles, narrative dance theater, and pure movement, pieces for children, and unconventional performances alternate in a rich program. The goal is to present the diversity of the current international dance scene, characterized by its high creativity. A particular focus of the festival is the closeness between the audience and the artists. Therefore, integral to the festival are workshops, aimed at both interested amateurs and professional dancers, as well as audience discussions encouraging exchange after the performances. Concerts, dance films, installations, and DJs complement the program, inviting visitors to linger in the Schiffbauergasse.

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Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg 2024

18.06.2024 - 23.06.2024

The festival throw light on Jewish history, present, and future. Sometimes with a blinking in the eye, but always profound. Jewish themes are discussed, Jewish biographies are narrated, and Jewish life in all its rich experience, tradition, and everyday culture is shown. The perspective of filmmakers from around the world is always unique and beyond common stereotypes. Following each film, there are engaging discussions with attending filmmakers, experts, or eyewitnesses. The festival provides a platform for everyone interested in film, culture, and religion or simply for people that are curious and open-minded to exchange ideas, discover something new in the familiar, and delve deep into history and daily life. A special focus of our festival is to keep the memory of the Holocaust and to make a clear statement against antisemitism, intolerance, racism, and any conspiracy theories.

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Potsdamer Schlössernacht 2024 (Potsdam Palace Night)

09.08.2024 17:00 - 10.08.2024 17:00

The theme for the 25th anniversary of the Potsdam Palace Night is "Curtain Up!" promising a magical atmosphere with performers, music, dance, and unforgettable impressions. Sanssouci Park transforms into a grand circus for two balmy summer nights in August: Guests can stroll through the artistically illuminated UNESCO World Heritage site, be enchanted by the Friderician Rococo in romantic light, and wander from one attraction to the next. For more than 25 years, this unique cultural festival in the capital of Brandenburg has been a tradition for many people, consistently delighting with new highlights and attracting more than 800,000 visitors to date. Enjoying with all the senses means there is not only a refined mix of acrobatics, variety, literature, light art, and music but also a diverse range of culinary delights.

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Open Monument Day 2024

08.09.2024 - 08.09.2024

Villas, residential houses, churches, museums, and other historically significant places that are usually closed to the public can be visited during the Open Monument Day in Potsdam. Monument owners, architects, and association members once again offer guided tours, lectures, and interesting discussions. In addition, there are readings, theater performances, children's programs, and live music.

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UNIDRAM – 30th International Theater Festival

05.11.2024 - 09.11.2024

UNIDRAM is a future workshop that provides a platform for the creative and innovative potential of independent theater makers in the realm of contemporary visual theater. It transcends boundaries, brings together various theater traditions, and is conceived in an interdisciplinary manner. In 2024, UNIDRAM continues to present an extensive program featuring various forms of theater from across Europe. A particular focus is on visual productions that are designed to be genre-crossing.

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City walk through Potsdam

04.05.2024 13:00 - 28.09.2024 15:00

The entertaining journey through the city's past with a view of the Potsdam of tomorrow starts at Potsdam's main railway station at the mobiagentur. From there the tour leads to the Old Market with the Nikolai Church, the Barberini Museum and the State Parliament - the new historic centre of the city. Through the baroque city centre you will reach Potsdam's shopping mile - the city's "Broadway". Afterwards it is a good idea to combine the city walk with a visit to Sanssouci Palace, which is within walking distance from here.

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