Highlighted Events in Potsdam

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

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 and the Potsdam Conference

01.11.2019 - 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

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

Sanssouci, Orangery: exotic plants in hibernating mode

11.01.2020 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Potsdam Palace Night 2020

14.08.2020 17:00 - 15.08.2020 17:00

On 14 and 15 August 2020, Sanssouci Park will provide the magnificent setting for two summer nights under the French-inspired motto "Les rendez-vous au Park Sanssouci". The multi-faceted voices of stars from radio and television will be performing works of world literature in the context of "Quiet tones, striking voices, exciting story(s)". During the Palace Night, various guided tours will introduce you to the park's various utility and ornamental gardens, give you an idea of life at court, take you away to the architectural world of paradise or explain the sculptural seasonal calendar at the Orangery Palace. Every year, the Palace Night offers the rare opportunity to experience these historical gems in romantic lighting and elaborate staging.

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

The Senses - Sight

09.01.2020 15:00 - 29.03.2020 16:00

The Senses – Sight We use colourful experiments in order to show how the eye lets pictures generate in the brain.

View the event

FLUXUS+ Teatime

12.01.2020 15:00 - 23.02.2020 17:30

Live piano music with Felix Dubiel in the café of the museum FLUXUS+ On Sundays from 3.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. is the FLUXUS+ Teatime. Enjoy coffee and cake or browse through our museum shop - accompanied by live piano music. Every Sunday the museum FLUXUS+ presents the pianist Felix Dubiel. From relaxed ballads or spontaneous improvisations to fantastic grooves, he varies his own and well-known musical themes in a wide variety of styles. Admission free

View the event

Harbour Festival on Fleet Parade

19.04.2020 11:00 - 19.04.2020 18:00

Also at Potsdam´s harbour, celebrations are on at the start of the high season on the occasion of the traditional fleet parade. There will be a family festivity with a varied show and stage programme. A spectacular wakeboard show in the inner harbour will surely thrill you. Highlight is the passing through of the Potsdam Fleet accompanied by fanfares.

View the event

River Blues goes aboard Weisse Flotte Potsdam

14.05.2020 18:30 - 01.10.2020 21:30

The “River Blues Band” joins the steamer “Gustav”. Its time for blues, rock ‘n‘roll and a pinch of country & western on Potsdam´s River Havel. A group of grown up musicians from Berlin and Brandenburg will be playing a great mix of music during the three-hour tour aboard the steam-powered boat “Gustav”. Classic hits by Eric Clapton and J. J. Cale are shared, as well as songs from Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Guitarist Michael Schupke, singer and guitarist Michael Kunczak, drummer Thomas Warneke, bassist Peter Gläser, pianist Ludger Wirsig and singer and harmonicist Detlef Gottschling work the strings, play and sing to enthuse the guests, spreading an exuberant atmosphere of River Blues between dinner and summer night on deck. The hungry ones can savour culinary specialties from the charcoal grill and enjoy beer from the tap.

View the event

Nächtliche Schösserimpressionen - Palace impressions by night - a romantic spectacle on River Havel

22.05.2020 20:00 - 05.09.2020 23:00

Immerse yourself in Potsdam’s enchanting water landscape dotted with marvelously lit palaces and parks. On five weekends during the year, the royal buildings and churches lined up on the banks of River Havel are ablaze with light. We welcome you aboard with a glass of champagne before the Potsdam White Fleet puts to sea for a three-hour parade, taking you back into King Frederick the Great’s realm. Starting off at Potsdam Harbour, the convoy of boats takes you along the capital’s royal gardens until you glide into the sunset for the first highlight of the evening at Sacrow. A classical concert of brass instruments in front of the Church of the Redeemer illuminated with numerous torches gets you in a festive mood for the night ride past the splendidly illuminated castles and palaces of the Hohenzollern dynasty and past dancing elves on the banks of Lake Jungfernsee. A baroque rain of fire at Glienicke Bridge marks the crowning moment, transforming the Havel into a sea of lights.

View the event

Potsdam Antique Mile

30.05.2020 11:00 - 27.09.2020 18:00

At the end of May and the end of September, the working group "Innenstadt Potsdam" (Potsdam City Centre), together with the tradesmen of Jägerstrasse and Gutenbergstrasse, will once again invite you to browse, discover and enjoy the Potsdam Antique Mile. Around 60 antique dealers and craftsmen from all over Germany are setting up their stands in the heart of Potsdam's city centre and offering their antique, handcrafted and artistically designed valuables for sale. With the individual shops, the great commitment of the adjoining restaurants and shops, but also the stylish supporting programme, the event in spring will again be a very special experience. The local shops will again come up with special activities. The local restaurateurs will provide special culinary delights and a cosy atmosphere at their own stands and there will be live music on both days.

View the event

Rufus Coates & Jess Smith

03.04.2020 19:30 - 03.04.2020 19:30

The Irish dark folk / blues combo RUFUS COATES & THE BLACKENED TREES are a unique, dark and atmospheric blues/folk band from Ireland currently based in Berlin Germany. In Ireland, the album was already voted the album of the week in the Irish Times and even secured the number one of the iTunes Blues charts. The deep voice of Rufus Coates creates a beautiful contrast to the gentle vocals of his bandmate Jess Smith. The dense atmosphere of the music immediately draws the listener into another world and is perfectly suited to escape everyday life. Their live show is one not to be missed and always promises to be an atmospheric and heartfelt affair. Since moving to Berlin the couple have established themselves as a must see act on the Berlin scene, as well as touring extensively around Europe. Over the past few months the duo have been working with producer Cameron Laing at The Famous Gold Watch on a new album “Not for the Gallery” which is to be released in the Autumn 2019.

View the event

Live in der Bar: Moanu

09.04.2020 20:30 - 09.04.2020 20:30

MOANU stand for intuitive melodies, compelling grooves and music directly from the heart. Being a child of the vibrant cultural melting pot of Berlin, the band is experimenting with a variety sounds, languages and musical genres, finding inspiration in pop, psychedelic rock and electronica. In early 2017, MOANU released their first EP "Espiral", which was financed through a crowdfunding campaign. Following the release, the band toured Europe and played at venues in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. On the 17th January 2019 MOANU released their new Singles Wise guy & Mañanas Free entry, donations for the band are welcome!

View the event

Classic-Sauna at blu

10.01.2020 15:00 - 28.03.2020 15:00

Music has a relaxing effect and can even lower blood pressure. The most beautiful melodies, string instruments and wind instruments: The exclusive classic sauna in the Blu combines classical music, warmth and a suitable infusion to a contemplative appearance! In the blu sauna you can exclusively experience music by Bach, Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Friedrich II: recorded by the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the orchestra of the state capital. Our sauna masters will also pamper your sense of smell with a gentle fragrance infusion.

View the event

International Women's Day

08.03.2020 10:00 - 08.03.2020 18:00

International Women's Day, Women's Day of Struggle or Women's Day is a world day that is celebrated on March 8. It originated as an initiative of socialist organisations in the period before the First World War in the struggle for equal rights, the right to vote for women and the emancipation of female workers. It took place for the first time on 19 March 1911. Since 1921 it has been celebrated annually on 8 March. In Russia, International Women's Day is one of the most popular holidays of the year. On this day the grandmother, the mother, the daughter, the woman is celebrated. The Alexandrovka Museum also celebrates this day. The museum is open on this day from 10-18 o'clock.

View the event

Tulip Festival in the Dutch Quarter

18.04.2020 - 19.04.2020

The Förderverein zur Pflege niederländischer Kultur in Potsdam e.V. has been organising the Tulip Festival in the Dutch Quarter since the 1990s. It is an extraordinarily cheerful and special festival for all participants! Dutch culture in the form of musical, handicraft and culinary performances characterize the event. Market stalls of Dutch and numerous friends from the Netherlands have already confirmed their participation. Choirs, craftsmen, brass bands, manufacturers and also culinary delights will entertain the visitors in the best of moods.

View the event

Potsdamer Tanztage 2020 - International Festival for Contemporary Dance

12.05.2020 - 24.05.2020

Preliminary info Since 1991 the Potsdamer Tanztage has established itself as an outstanding international dance festival in Potsdam and remains the most important festival for the performing arts in the state of Brandenburg. The programme of the workshops will be published online in February 2020. The programme of the performance will be published online in March 2020.

View the event

International Museum Day - Museum Alexandrovka

17.05.2020 10:00 - 17.05.2020 18:00

Opened in January 2005, the museum is a walk-in monument dating back to 1826, and the various rooms are presented in the Biedermeier style. It has been restored in accordance with monument conservation aspects. The Lenné Garden has been an inseparable part of Alexandrovka from the very beginning. Program: Listening to the music, delicious cakes, Russian specialties and grilled food can be enjoyed in a deckchair. - from 12 pm: Russian specialities and grilled food - from 1 pm to 5 pm: music Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

View the event

International Kite Festival

05.09.2020 13:00 - 06.09.2020 18:00

The sky above Potsdam's Volkspark promises to be colourful this weekend. Many international kite-flying teams are going to present their heavenly interpretations of kite art, flying the world's most beautiful and curious kites in the wind. Wonderful designs, a sky ablaze with colours and adventurous air manoeuvres - this weekend brings together kite flyers from all kinds of different countries to experience a fun spectacle. It will certainly include impressive tricks and fascinating duels of warrior kites. Again, a great family entertainment programme will be provided featuring: Theatres and clowns, trampolines, a large area for flying private kites and fun crafting activities at the long workbench.

View the event

Bohemian Christmas Market at Babelsberg Square Weberplatz

04.12.2020 - 06.12.2020

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 Novembr 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 01. December 2019 | 16 Uhr Gospellight Babelsberg and Band in the Church of Peace

View the event

Open Monument Day

13.09.2020 - 13.09.2020

Preliminary info On 13 September 2020 for the 27th time, those interested in monuments will have the opportunity to participate in the Open Monument Day in Potsdam. The German Foundation for Monument Protection has been coordinating the Open Monument Day since 1993.

View the event

Apple festival in the Volkspark - A festival for the whole family!

03.10.2020 10:00 - 04.10.2020 22:00

The apple is the Germans' favourite fruit and a culinary all-rounder. With around 20,000 varieties worldwide, there is a true variety of flavours to discover this weekend! Pomologists will present local and almost forgotten varieties for nibbling and give worth knowing tips for your own harvest. And to the delight of all medieval fans, the park becomes the scene of a medieval spectacle with musicians, knights, Vikings, jugglers, puppet shows and colourful market life. The programme of the 15th Apple Festival in the Volkspark: All about the apple: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Determination of apple varieties by pomologists, apple and pear exhibition, organic farm products, cider, apple specialties, juice presses for children.

View the event

Guided City Tour - City Stroll through Potsdam

05.01.2020 11:00 - 29.11.2020 11:00

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: 11.00 a.m. Tourist Information Centre Old Market Duration: 2 hours

View the event

19. Potsdamer Feuerwerkersinfonie

17.07.2020 18:00 - 18.07.2020 18:00

Four spectacular fireworks displays on two evenings, a breathtaking competition of firework art and finest entertainment on three stages. Firework teams from Brazil, Poland and Germany conjure up breathtaking compositions of pyrotechnics and gripping music in the night sky above the Volkspark. Each fireworks display is a premiere and a work of art made up of colours, shapes and effects especially composed for this evening. After the event was cancelled in July 2019 due to bad weather, three top-class teams will compete against the winner of 2018, Pyrogenie Feuerwerk, from Berlin. There will be a full entertainment programme on three stages until nightfall. Music, comedy and artistry at its best - welcome to an all-round successful summer evening!

View the event
360° city view