Water. World. Heritage.

The Havel River and its lakes shape the UNESCO World Heritage cityscape. Nestled in a water-rich landscape, Potsdam is undoubtedly an exceptionally charming destination. Not only culture lovers will find many a treasure here, nature enthusiasts and active holiday-goers as well as leisure captains can also enjoy beautiful views in Brandenburg's state capital. Whether powered by your own muscle power or an environmentally friendly hybrid engine, there are many ways to navigate the Havel waves. In Potsdam, you're always in the right boat. Once set adrift, a change of perspective opens up new horizons. There are many surprising views: the Italianesque campanile of the Sacrow Church of the SaviorLink, the steam engine house resembling a mosque, the English country house-style Cecilienhof Country House, or the Imperial sailors station Kongsnaes. A visit to Potsdam is like a journey through Europe. The castles and gardens speak of the aspirations of their builders – for Italian lightness, French elegance and English grandeur. The Havel metropolis is undoubtedly a masterpiece – shaped by the river of time.

Destination The World – blog post from Matthias and Kent about their trip to Potsdam.