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Highlighted events in Potsdam

Highlighted events in Potsdam

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The Dream Factory – 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg

25.05.2021 - 31.12.2022

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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Impressionism. The Hasso Plattner collection.

22.05.2021 - 31.12.2022

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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Guided City Walk - City Stroll through Potsdam

25.06.2022 14:00 - 27.11.2022 13:00

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

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Brunch in the tropics at Biosphäre Potsdam

17.07.2022 10:15 - 13.11.2022 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

27.11.2022 10:15 - 26.12.2022 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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Apple festival in the Volkspark - A festival for the whole family!

01.10.2022 10:00 - 02.10.2022 19:00

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.

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Havel lakes round trip

14.04.2022 15:00 - 31.10.2022 17:30

With ship & bike on a "Landpartie" through Havelland The port of Potsdam is the gateway to Havelland. Downstream, this tour leads into the fruit chamber of the Mark Brandenburg and connects the idyllic places along the river: Caputh, Petzow, Ferch, Geltow and Werder. There is much to marvel at and discover: Albert Einstein's summer house and the electoral castle in Caputh, the romantic village ensemble in Petzow with Karl Friedrich Schinkel's castle and church and the park designed by Peter Joseph Lenné, a Japanese bonsai garden in Ferch, the historic town centre of the island town of Werder and much more. Treat yourself to a glass of home-brewed beer at the Forsthaus Brewery in Templin or take the boat for a swim at one of the three lidos along the route. Use the day ticket to take this trip as a whole round trip or as a transfer between the individual stops.

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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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Georg Baselitz: Schinkel nach Athen tragen

28.08.2022 11:00 - 31.10.2022 17:00

Classicism becomes contemporary, the temple for the goddess of tree fruits becomes a temple of contemporary art: on August 27, 2022, the exhibition of the globally celebrated artist Georg Baselitz will open in Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Erstlinkswerk. Entitled “Schinkel nach Athen tragen” (Carrying Schinkel to Athens), a reference to the Greek roots of the neoclassical temple planned as a tea room, Georg Baselitz will show nine new works on paper in frames designed by Schinkel in the Pomonatempel. It is a delicate, almost tender summit meeting of the most important German architect of the 19th century and the grand master of painting. Georg Baselitz has been one of the central figures in the history of painting since the early 1960s. His radical reinvention and upside-down approach to figuration has long since made him an undisputed icon of contemporary art. Baselitz himself will strike calm tones in Potsdam, entering into a dialogue with Prussia’s star architect with his ink drawings.

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The Night Sky - Arabic Star Myths

30.11.2022 18:00 - 30.11.2022 18:00

Join us on a voyage around the globe and through the starry sky. Together, we will discover constellations, their myths and astronomical objects in them. The evening sky above Potsdam is full of wonders - even under urban conditions. Soon, we will leave the local perspective: On each of our events during this series, an expert and passionate stargazer will present his/her international perspective on the night sky. Tonight we are going to experience some of what ancient desert travelers in Arabia saw in the night sky. On this exotic journey we're going to travel south and encounter some Arabian legends, and parts of the Moon Stations - an old form of a calendar in Southern parts of Arabia. This event will be presented by Feras Debes Wa Laban.

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How To Die – Inopiné / Mia Habib (Oslo)

07.10.2022 19:30 - 08.10.2022 19:30

German premiere In the middle of the stage stands a construction made of the most diverse materials: From wood to fabric, it’s all there. Concentrated and calm, the dancers take it apart piece by piece. How to die - Inopiné is a journey through deconstruction and reconstruction, with materials and with bodies. Mia Habib explores themes of ecological grief and a sense of collapse. The first part of the performance depicts an ever-changing process, sometimes conscious and sometimes unexpected, and a constantly changing space on the stage. Mia Habib shows paths of resilience and invites the audience to a second part outside ensemble around fire bowls. Following her performance Missing in Action at this year's Potsdamer Tanztage, Mia Habib explores our collective insecurities with the same intensity. On Sep 7: talk with the artists

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