Highlighted Events in Potsdam

Unfortunately, we've not found any suitable event, but we collect a few upcomming highlights for you:

Permanent historical exhibition at Villa Schöningen

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2019

The Villa Schöningen is situated at Glienicke Bridge – at the interface between Berlin and Potsdam, between East and West where agents used to be exchanged during the Cold War in front of the world public´s eye. The permanent exhibition of the Villa Schöningen deals with the symbolic and historical significance of Glienicke Bridge. It lets the visitor experience the drastic border situation between the GDR and the FRG.

View the event

Cecilienhof Palace and the Potsdam Conference

01.04.2019 - 31.03.2020

The conference of the three heads of government and the 1945 Potsdam Accord. World history was written in the summer of 1945 at Potsdam's Cecilienhof Palace. Here, following the end of combat operations in Europe, the top level representatives of the three main WWII allies met to discuss Europe's reorganization and Germany's fate. Participants of the conference were the heads of state and secretary of state and foreign ministers of the USA, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom: Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill, who was replaced by his successor Clement Attlee. The results of the conference officially referred to as the "Berlin Conference of the Three Heads of Government of the USSR, USA and UK" were recorded in the Potsdam Accord and Potsdam Declaration. The permanent exhibition was revised and updated and can be seen at an authentic location in all of the palace rooms. An exhibition organized by SPSG

View the event

Sanssouci, Orangery: exotic plants in hibernating mode

09.11.2019 13:00 - 21.12.2019 13:00

Hundreds of palm trees, agaves, laurel and orange trees adorn the Prussian gardens in summer. In the winter months, the trees are well-protected in the greenhouses or “orangeries” – greenhouses built by the Prussian kings for citrus plants to hibernate in the cold season. A tour of the Orangery´s impressive greenhouse and heating structure provides visitors with information about the exotic plants and historic heating systems, partly still in operation today. Duration: approx. 90 minutes LIMITED ACCESSIBILTIY (in greenhouse only!)

View the event

The Potsdam Palace Night 2020

14.08.2020 17:00 - 15.08.2020 17:00

On two summer evenings on 16 and 17 August 2019, the Potsdam Palace Night celebrated life, art and culinary delights, strolling and enjoying in the unique ambience of the world-famous Sanssouci Palace Park under the motto Una Notte Italiana. Preliminary information In 2020 the Potsdam Palace Night will take place on August 14th and 15th - advance sales will start shortly.

View the event

Van Gogh: Still Lifes

26.10.2019 - 02.02.2020

From his first paintings to the colorful flower images of his later career, Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various media and alternatives – from depicting space using light and shadow to experiments with color. The first exhibition on this theme will present more than 20 paintings and use them to analyze the key stages in van Gogh’s life and work. In cooperation with the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. With loans from the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

View the event

New Year´s Day walk to the New Garden

01.01.2020 13:00 - 01.01.2020 15:30

Potsdam Marketing and Service GmbH will begin the New Year with a romantic New Year´s Day walk on 1.1.2019, commencing at 1 p.m. from the main entrance to the New Garden (corner Allestraße / Am Neuen Garten). The walk will take guests through the royal New Garden and include a visit inside the Marble Palace, a classicist building regarded as one of the most attractive of the Hohenzollern palaces. On the way, surprising vistas will come into view. Please note: Tour is in German only!

View the event

Monet: Places

29.02.2020 - 01.06.2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places. He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition will be shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

View the event

The Dream Factory – 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2029

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.

View the event

Cecilienhof Palace: Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the World. Special Exhibition in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference

01.05.2020 - 01.11.2020

The Potsdam Conference marks one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. World-wide, it stands as a symbol of the endpoint of World War II in Europe and the outbreak of the Cold War. The “Potsdam Agreement” that was adopted at Cecilienhof Palace laid the foundation for the reshaping of the world after 1945. The SPSG is showcasing a special exhibition on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference at Cecilienhof Palace. Visitors at this actual location will be able to experience a multi-medial journey back to these fateful days in the summer of 1945. A factual, ideology-free, presentation regarding the geopolitical decisions made contrasts with the moving and emotion-filled voices of those affected. Famous historical personalities such as Churchill, Stalin, and Truman stand opposite history’s countless “nameless” – including victims of atom bombs, displaced persons, and collaborators.

View the event

Lost in Formation – "Kombinat" kombiniert Tanz und Film

04.10.2019 20:00 - 24.11.2019 17:10

Information forms thoughts, feelings and opinions. When it reaches many heads and hearts, formations appear – at the box office, on the beach, in the air or on the street. Patterns emerge that spread through the media with powerful images, create a mood and demand positioning. The individual loses itself in everyday choreographies into which it has accidentally or intentionally entered. KOMBINAT's new production explores this dynamic between individual and group. Image and film quotations from various archives and group choreographies shot at the Film University Babelsberg form the media counterpart to the very lively, partly laconic dance performance by Risa Kojima and David Pallant. Step by step "Lost in Formation" unfolds a space of association as a commentary on a complex world of different speeds and convictions. And that much can already be revealed now: It promises a special experience of time.

View the event

Polish Star Market on the Carriage Stable Courtyard at the New Market

29.11.2019 - 01.12.2019

Star Market - Christmas encounter with Poland. Experience the Christmas customs of our neighbouring country Poland at the traditional Star Market and Star Festival at the carriage stable! Organised by the House of the History of Brandenburg and Prussia, the atmospheric and popular market once again offers typical crafts, specialities and a colourful stage programme with the Star Festival of German-Polish Encounter. Children are invited to take part in music and theatre themselves or to listen to Polish fairy tales. In the historic vaulted hall, German-Polish associations from Berlin and Brandenburg await you, as well as information on Polish tourist regions.

View the event

Bohemian Christmas Market at Babelsberg Square Weberplatz

06.12.2019 - 08.12.2019

Also this year the Bohemian Christmas Market will take place on the first and on the second weekend in Advent in the historic Weaver's Quarter Potsdam-Babelsberg. Frederick II had it built as a refuge for Protestant weavers from Bohemia. On the Square Weberplatz craftsmen, traders, artists and innkeepers present Bohemian traditions. The Bohemian Crystal Fairy and Santa Claus also enchant visitors. 29 November 2019 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opening with Bohemian Crystal Fairy, followed by the Long Mulled Wine Night November 30, 2019 | 4 p.m. Bohemian Shepherd Mass in the Fredericschurch on the Square Weberplatz Under the direction of Jiří Kubík from Prague the chamber choir Canticorum iubilo and the orchestra Quattro Corde will perform with an outstanding soloist ensemble. Admission 12 Euro, free up to 8 years. Ticket Hotline 0331-7049264

View the event

New Year's Eve Potsdam

31.12.2019 19:00 - 01.01.2020 02:00

We would be delighted to welcome you again this year when the Sky Lounge opens exclusively for New Year's Eve. You can relax and enjoy the view with an aperitif, dedicate yourself to the buffet until 9 p.m. or warm up with our DJ on the 17th floor before we slowly start the countdown. We offer you all drinks, the dinner buffet in the restaurant, the midnight pancakes and the most breathtaking view of the New Year's fireworks over Potsdam.

View the event

Exhibition "Forschungsfenster"

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

In the exhibition FORSCHUNGSFENSTER we show a great variety of scientific research from Potsdam and Brandenburg. Seven cubes ask exciting questions and provide a glimpse over the shoulder of the researchers. Experience that science looks at all areas of life: from the smallest parts of plants to large oceans and gigantic galaxies. Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. a free insight into the FORSCHUNGSFENSTER is offered to those interested.

View the event

Dutch Sinterklaas Festival in the Dutch Quarter

08.09.2019 11:00 - 07.12.2019 20:00

Music, spectacle and culinary specialities for the whole family await you at this Dutch festival in the middle of Potsdam. During Advent, the Dutch Santa Clause "Sinterklaas" also visits the children of Potsdam in the Dutch Quarter. On Saturday, 07.12.2019, Sinterklaas and his entourage will arrive at Potsdam Harbour at about 13.30 hrs. The Lord Mayor will receive Sinterklaas on behalf of all Potsdamers and the Potsdam police will guide him and numerous guests through the city to the Dutch Quarter. There, the scent of matjes, knee pertjes and genever is heard throughout the quarter, singing and listening to the old tunes on the original barrel organ. Regional and local traders and restaurateurs take care of the culinary supply. The Sinterklaas is available to the children on the stage at the intersection of Mittelstraße and Benkertstraße for chats on both days.

View the event

Workshop: Humboldt IV - Inseparable

03.10.2019 11:00 - 05.01.2020 16:00

Humboldt IV: Inseparable From Mag(net)ic Rock to Electric Motor October 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020 What actually is magnetism? Where can it be found? How can magnets generate electric current? Already during Humboldt’s lifetime the two disciplines of electricity and magnetism could be com-bined to electromagnetism. The 30 minute workshop costs 5 Euro p. p. additionally to the entrance fee and takes place several times during opening hours.

View the event

Blauer Lichterglanz - Christmas Market in the City Centre of Potsdam

25.11.2019 - 29.12.2019

A blue glow of lights fills Potsdam with a Christmassy atmosphere in Brandenburger Straße and the Square Luisenplatz. The central historical Christmas market with its fairytale stage and open-air ice rink has been delighting families for years. The many shops, boutiques, galleries, cafés and restaurants in the midst of the colourful Christmas bustle also invite you to stroll through Potsdam's historic city centre. 25 Nov. at 4 pm: Opening of the Christmas Market by the Lord Mayor, followed by the traditional cutting of the Giant Christmas Stollen. Daily at 5 pm: Fairytale time on stage Luisenplatz with the Pirate Open Air Theater Grevesmühlen Fairytales and interactive games, among others the "Fairytale of the Blue Light" monday to friday from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm saturdays to sundays from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm Ice skating on the artificial ice rink Luisenplatz, running surface 15 x 30 meters, skate rental possible December 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm Long Night of Santa Clauses

View the event

Advent Garden in Alexandrovka

30.11.2019 12:00 - 08.12.2019 19:00

In winter, our garden has its own charm. To enjoy this charm, we invite you and your family on two Advent weekends. Far from the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle, we will light a warming campfire for you and heat up the mulled wine kettles - there is our delicious apple mulled wine! Sink into the winter silence, listen to Russian fairy tales and Russian music and browse our market stalls with regional handicrafts. Of course there are baked apples and gingerbread - also to decorate yourself - a high-quality organic catering and traditional Russian specialities.

View the event

Christmas Forest in the Carriage Stable

12.12.2019 18:00 - 29.12.2019

Preliminary info: For the sixth time, Potsdammers will be invited to participate in the design of the Christmas forest in the Carriage Stable. Various Christmas trees will be on display in the exhibition. Further information will follow. Opening of the exhibition

View the event

Festival JazzOffensive #5

13.12.2019 19:30 - 14.12.2019 23:00

Duos and other tiny units - under this motto the Jazzoffensive 2019 presents small band formations of jazz. The intensity that arises with a duo or a trio is something unique and often marked by magical moments. On the program are numerous duos, among others by the old master Ulrich Gumpert with the saxophonist Silke Eberhard, and by the ex Rainbirds musician Ulrike Haage with Christian Meyer, who currently work mainly in the field of film, dance and radio play music, but who go to one of their rare dialogues with the audience. The duo of Carlos Bica and Daniel Erdmann is eagerly awaited. The dance and sound performance of Bob Rutman, Yuko Matsuyama and Munsha is genre-spanning. Thomas Fehlmann rings in the finale with a DJ set. He is one of the founders of the band Palais Schaumburg as well as an active part in The Orb for Technoaffine and proves that jazz has influences on all musical genres.

View the event

Christmas Garden in Alexandrovka

28.12.2019 - 29.12.2019

From 28 to 29 December from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., the Alexandrovka Museum invites you to the museum garden for fire, punch and borscht. The Christmas Garden is part of the "December scenes" campaign. With the Advent campaign, the Working Group for Cities with Historic City Centres is continuing the campaign of the Historical Advent Calendar that has taken place in recent years.

View the event

Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften (Potsdam Science Day)

09.05.2020 13:00 - 09.05.2020 20:00

Research. Discover. Join in. On 9 May 2020, the Potsdam Science Day will take place for the eighth time. More than 30 universities, schools and research institutions from Brandenburg will present themselves on this day on the premises of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomics. The programme includes workshops, lectures, exhibitions and lots of hands-on experiments for the whole family!

View the event

Classic at the Weberplatz

06.06.2020 20:30 - 06.06.2020 20:30

Preliminary information: When "Klassik am Weberplatz" took place for the first time in 2009 under the motto "Tango Sinfónico", nobody could have guessed that the response of the audience would be so positive. A symphonic open-air event with free admission, which deliberately does not follow a uniform line with an annually changing character up to a classical crossover, was not present in Potsdam until then. Visitors can enjoy the concert with beer and picnics on blankets or folding chairs they have brought with them. Conductor: Knut Andreas

View the event

16th Potsdam Adventure Night - Your City - Your Night - Your Experience

25.07.2020 - 25.07.2020

Advance information One city, one night, one experience - the mixture and especially the peaceful and relaxed contact with each other make up the charm of the city and family festival.

View the event

Museum Day

04.09.2019 13:00 - 04.12.2019 18:00

Every first Wednesday of the month there is a 50 % discount on all admission prices when visiting the museum FLUXUS+. The museum FLUXUS+ in Potsdam shows modern art with a focus on Fluxus, Wolf Vostell and four contemporary artists. In addition to Wolf Vostell, the collection includes works by Ben Patterson, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Mary Bauermeister, Niki de Saint-Phalle and Emmett Williams. The entrance-free Fluxus documentation "permanentFLUXUS" in the atrium, a museum café with terrace and the attractive museum shop make the museum FLUXUS+ a popular cultural meeting place by the Havel river.

View the event

Costantino Ciervo - Out-Look

27.10.2019 - 19.04.2020

The museum FLUXUS+ presents from its collection in the special exhibition "COSTANTINO CIERVO: OUT - LOOK", works by the Berlin-based artist Costantino Ciervo that have not yet been shown. Using artistic forms that combine sculpture with film, video and digital technology, the artist works out the universality of current socio-political themes. His performances are often embedded in large-scale settings equipped with communication technology and their irony and audience participation remind us of happenings of the Fluxus movement. His works pose the socially relevant question of whether and how balance and harmony can take place and emerge in a world full of contradictions and individualism. He plays with drastic contrasts, documentary fragments and technically sophisticated presentations. Exhibition: 27.10.19 to 19.04.20, Wed to Sun from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opening: 26.10.19 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

View the event

FLUXUS+ Teatime Christmas Special

15.12.2019 15:00 - 15.12.2019 15:00

On the 3rd Sunday of Advent, guests can sit back and enjoy punch, stollen (fruit cake) and Christmas sounds in the museum café. From 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., Felix Dubiel at the piano will provide the right atmosphere with well-known Christmas songs and free interpretations. Here the range can vary between classical ballads, fantastic grooves and jazz elements. Perhaps you will find one or two gifts for your loved ones in our extraordinary museum shop. Selected art objects, design collections and accessories are waiting to be discovered by you. Admission is free.

View the event

Sanssouci, Orangery: exotic plants in hibernating mode

04.01.2020 13:00 - 12.12.2020 13:00

Hundreds of palm trees, agaves, laurel and orange trees adorn the Prussian gardens in summer. In the winter months, the trees are well-protected in the greenhouses or “orangeries” – greenhouses built by the Prussian kings for citrus plants to hibernate in the cold season. A tour of the Orangery´s impressive greenhouse and heating structure provides visitors with information about the exotic plants and historic heating systems, partly still in operation today. Duration: approx. 90 minutes LIMITED ACCESSIBILTIY (in greenhouse only!)

View the event

Rembrandt's Orient

27.06.2020 - 11.10.2020

Trade with Asia, Africa and the Levant brought goods, writings and knowledge to the Netherlands. Rembrandt and the other painters of the Golden Age took up many ideas. Rembrandt's Orient. West-Eastern Encounter in 17th Century Dutch Art An exhibition of the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, and the Kunstmuseum Basel.

View the event

Impressionism in Russia. Departure to the avant-garde

07.11.2020 - 28.02.2021

Numerous artists in Russia were inspired by the painting style of French Impressionists. They painted en plein air and felt the transience of the moment. Painters who later formed the avant-garde also developed their new art from the impressionist study of light. In collaboration with the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

View the event
360° city view