Highlighted Events in Potsdam

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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.

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Sanssouci, Orangery: exotic plants in hibernating mode

07.11.2020 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!)

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Rembrandt's Orient

13.03.2021 - 27.06.2021

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.

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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.

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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.

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Guided City Walk - City Stroll through Potsdam

03.07.2020 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

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Guided Tour: FORSCHUNGSFENSTER

09.07.2020 10:00 - 17.12.2020 10:00

On the Science Floor (WIS) of the Bildungsforum Potsdam, the exhibition FORSCHUNGSFENSTER shows exciting scientific research projects from Potsdam and Brandenburg. The windows of the seven exhibition cubes provide an insight into the real world of researchers and developers. In the form of questions, videos, unique objects, touchscreen monitors and interactive graphics, visitors can find out what the Potsdam and Brandenburg scientific institutions and universities are researching. Every Thursday an insight into the RESEARCH WINDOW is offered in German.

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Pensioners Day

13.07.2020 09:00 - 28.12.2020 18:00

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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Brunch in the tropics at Biosphäre Potsdam

20.09.2020 - 13.12.2020 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. A pre-booking is required. You can order the brunch tickets by calling 0049 331 550 740or via mail at info@biosphaere-potsdam.de. In addition, it is possible to buy the tickets within the opening hours directly at our cash desk on site.

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

23.06.2020 - 31.12.2020

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.

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Insekten - Stark & Schön in the Biosphäre Potsdam

14.07.2020 09:00 - 25.10.2020 19:00

In this special exhibition you get to know the exciting world of insects, one of the oldest animal groups on our planet. Discover the diversity of this fascinating species on your journey through the jungle of Biosphäre Potsdam. The relationship between mankind and insects has always been ambivalent. As bees and butterflies are usually very high in our favor, the Biosphäre Potsdam not only wants to open your eyes to the beauty of these fragile organisms. The exhibition makes the importance of beetles, ants and the like visible for an intact ecosystem. A bee window, a two-part system with a colony of American leaf cutter ants, a beetle gallery with fascinating tropical specimens and of course the butterfly house are the highlights of the exhibition. In addition to the different elements, guests can also interactively discover the various areas of the exhibition with an app.

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Classic at the Weberplatz

05.06.2021 20:30 - 05.06.2021 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

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Farbwunder Tropen special exhibition at Biosphäre Potsdam

05.11.2020 09:00 - 13.12.2020 19:00

Immerse yourself in the colourful diversity of the Biosphäre Potsdam. The evergreen jungle world not far from Potsdam's city centre presents a sea of coloured flowers and leaves in its special exhibition. Explore the fascinating flora of tropical rainforests with summer temperatures along the dense jungle paths and be enchanted by the sight of beautiful plants. Enjoy the walk along the jungle paths and admire the many different flowers, leaves, shapes, colours and scents. It includes classics from the tropics such as orchids and bromeliads, unusual flowers such as bird-of-paradise flower and laceleaf to beautifully coloured hibiscus, poinsettias and many more. Which of the plants is your secret favourite?

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