Highlighted events in Potsdam

Highlighted events in Potsdam

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Impressionism. The Hasso Plattner collection.

08.07.2023 - 22.10.2023

Museum Barberini shows impessionist paintings from the extensive collection of Hasso Plattner, the museum´s founder: More than 100 masterpieces by Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Henri-Edmond Cross, Paul Signac and by other impressionist and postimpressionist painters are on permanent display. With 34 paintings it is the largest european collection of Claude Monet´s painting outside Paris and Potsdam becomes one of the most important centres of impressionist landscape painting worldwide.

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Nocturnal castle impressions

14.07.2023 20:00 - 19.08.2023 23:00

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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The Potsdam Palace Night 2023

18.08.2023 17:00 - 19.08.2023 17:00

On two evenings in August, Sanssouci Park is transformed into a large stage during the Potsdam Palace Night. The 23rd Palace Night is all about life. "Viva!" is the motto of the Potsdam Palace Night. Prominent voices from the German film and television skillfully set texts from literary classics from the world of fantasy at stage. Magic at dizzy heights: the circus troupe "Flotados" will perform their breathtaking show of artistry, music and projection at a height of eight metres. The theater company "Companyia La Tal Carilló" remains on the ground, as do the mariachi bands that accompany the strollers in Sanssouci Park. Popular and informative themed tours through the park are also offered. As soon as it gets dark, the gardens and the palaces are wonderfully illuminated.

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Havel in Flames

15.09.2023 20:00 - 16.09.2023 23:00

The great round of ships under the fireworks display The Potsdam shipping company's parade to the impressive fireworks display on Lake Templin. For many years now, it has been a tradition for the ships of the Potsdam White Fleet to embark on a grand evening cruise together and ceremoniously crown the main season. This tradition will be continued this year on the Potsdam Havel. After last year's fireworks display on the Großer Wannsee was cancelled, the Potsdam shipping company has taken the helm and moved the fireworks display to Lake Templin again in 2021. The impressive parade of ships will first head from Potsdam harbour towards Glienicke Bridge, where ships from the Berlin shipping companies will join them and set course together towards Caputh. And the name "Havel in Flames" keeps its promise and does not have to hide behind the original Wannsee spectacle.

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Sanssouci, Orangery: plants in hibernating mode

07.01.2023 13:30 - 25.03.2023 13:30

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 plants and historic heating systems, partly still in operation today. LIMITED ACCESSIBILTIY (in greenhouse only!)

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International Museums Day

21.05.2023 - 21.05.2023

First notice: The International Museums Day is celebrated by the International Coucil of Museums (ICOM) annually since 1978. In 2023 it already will be the 46th Museums Day. The Museums Day demonstrates the diversity of subjects in more than 6.500 museums in Germany and in the museums all over the world. With lots of subjects, a large scale of offers and innovative ideas museums enrich our social and cultural life.

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Lyric Poetry. Writing, Language, Art - The Overcoming of Genre Boundaries in the Fluxus Movement

25.02.2023 15:00 - 25.02.2023 16:00

As early as the 1920s, artists such as Hans Arp and Kurt Schwitters combined poetry and work. The Fluxus movement takes up this process anew and declares writing, poetry and language to be a means of design and a work of art at the same time. In this tour we will look at works by Emmett Williams, Mary Bauermeister and other Fluxus artists who play with the genre boundary of poetry and visual art and/or declare it obsolete. Tickets for these tours are available in the museum shop. Cost p.p. 2.00 euros, plus regular admission price.

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Guided City Walk - City Stroll through Potsdam

07.01.2023 10:00 - 26.11.2023 12:00

An entertaining journey through the past with a view into the Potsdam of tomorrow: Starting at the Old Market, the historic centre of Potsdam, which shines in new splendour with the Nikolai Church and its reconstructed baroque buildings, the Barberini Museum and the State Parliament in the shell of the old City Palace. Through the baroque city centre you will pass Potsdam's shopping mall the "Broadway", to the Dutch Quarter. Small shops, cafés and bars characterize the flair of this unique Dutch settlement outside the Netherlands. Here the tour ends. The city tour takes place in January, February, March, November on Saturday and Sunday and from April to October daily. From April to October the city walk is also guided in English and German every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Meeting point: 10.00 a.m. Tourist Information Centre Old Market Duration: 2 hours

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Sanssouci Concert: Bach's Universe Part II

24.02.2023 19:00 - 26.02.2023 18:00

“Bach created a very special universe with the Brandenburg Concertos. The fact that you can explore this compactly over two evenings is a great gift for the musicians and the audience, even a celebration.” With these words, Artist in Residence Václav Luks looks forward to a weekend that will focus on the concerts that Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg. Bach gave great recognition to the music of Johann Friedrich Fasch and Jan Dismas Zelenka, who received little attention during his lifetime but is one of Václav Luks' absolute favorite composers. And the works of Bach and his contemporaries were already performed by King Frederick II in the palace theater in the New Palace.

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The Sun: Source of Light in Art

25.02.2023 - 11.06.2023

Claude Monet’s 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise, which gave Impressionism its name and now marks its 150th year, shows the red disk of the rising sun as the focus of the composition. The painting is the point of departure for the exhibition The Sun: Source of Light in Art, which explores the iconography of the sun from antiquity to the present. As a sign or personification of divine power, a protagonist in mythological narratives, an atmospheric element in landscape imagery, and an intensification of color in modern painting, the sun plays a key role in European art.

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The Royal Vineyard

07.07.2023 16:00 - 09.07.2023 17:00

The Royal Vineyard invites you to the wine festival again. More than 250 years ago, Frederick the Great had a vineyard planted on the southern slope of the Klausberg. He provided the table at the Prussian court with excellent fruit and, above all, exquisite grapes. A Rhineland winegrower and soldier of the royal guard is said to have recommended this to the king. Vines are now thriving here again. To date, the gardeners at Mosaik-Berlin gGmbH have planted 200 fruit trees and more than 3,000 vines. The many sunny days have done the grapes good. The Riesling tastes fruity and is refreshingly cool. The red wine of the Regent variety has a pleasantly light cherry taste.

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Europe Day 2023

09.05.2023 - 09.05.2023

Residential areas with unusual names characterise Potsdam: Dutch Quarter, Alexandrowka and Kongsnaes. The Hohenzollerns' immigration policy began in the 17th century. Based on a mixture of tolerance and economic considerations, people from all over Europe were brought to the residential city, bringing with them their culture, building and way of life. Potsdam is home to architectural references from, for example, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Russia, Switzerland, England, Greece and Norway. Italy invites you to visit the Orangery Palace in Sanssouci Park. When visiting the Glienicke Bridge, the eye is drawn to England and the origin of Kongsnaes in Norway.

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UNESCO World Heritage Day

04.06.2023 - 04.06.2023

Under the motto “Our world. Our heritage. Our Responsibility”, the day of action offers visitors from near and far the opportunity to see what is hidden behind the abstract concept of ecological, social and economic sustainability. Special tours, exhibitions and information markets show people what World Heritage actually is, what makes it so special and why it is also important at World Heritage sites to use the resources of our planet sustainably and to shape our society fairly. World Heritage Day has been celebrated in Germany every year since 2005 on the first Sunday in June and is honored with events at all World Heritage sites. World Heritage Day was established in Germany on the initiative of the German Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Germany e. V. Program and venue will be set after announcement.

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Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival

09.06.2023 - 25.06.2023

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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Pleasure market on Luisenplatz

16.06.2023 - 26.06.2023

No enjoyment is temporary, because the impression it leaves behind is permanent!" Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe knew how to enjoy and leave an impression. The organizers of the 3rd Potsdam Gourmet Market want to achieve the same thing again this year. Vendors will be named at a later date.

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Adventure Night Potsdam

29.07.2023 - 30.07.2023

In 2023, Potsdam once again invites you to the Experience Night. Visitors can stroll between the three city gates and the Dutch Fourth. Music, dance, street theatre, acrobatics, cooking shows and good food will be offered on this evening.

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Heritage Day: Wine Festival - Villa Jacobs

09.09.2023 11:00 - 10.09.2023 18:00

The Villa Jacobs is located on the high banks of the Jungfernsee near the historic park of the New Garden with the Cecilienhof Contry House and Marble House. Friedrich Ludwig Persius built the villa in 1835 in a Tuscan country house style as a tower villa for the sugar manufacturer L.F. Otto Jacobs. Vineyard, orchard and linden grove invite you to stroll and linger with a view of the Jungfernsee. At the traditional wine festival, Préludes from Villa Jacobs' own vineyard and a small selection of fine wines from the Moselle are sold. On both days there will be guided tours at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and a reading by the author Marianne Ludes at 4:00 p.m.

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Breakfast at Biosphäre Potsdam

01.06.2023 10:15 - 30.06.2023 12:00

At breakfast in the biosphäre Potsdam, guests can spend a tropical morning full of delights. The unique jungle atmosphere promises a successful start into the morning. The gastronomy of Biosphäre Potsdam is characterized by first-class and home-made dishes. Regionality and seasonality are very important guideslines for the kitchen staff. At breakfast at Biosphäre Potsdam, guests experience an exclusive range of fine delicacies for every taste. In addition to savory delicacies, there is also a healthy vegetarian breakfast and a vegan breakfast option. For every breakfast there is also unlimited filter coffee and tea. Breakfast in the Biosphäre Potsdam can be started daily between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. However, advance booking is necessary. Please register for breakfast no later than 2 p.m. the day before by e-mail to info@biosphaere-potsdam.de.

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