With the rebuilding of the Landtag, the seat of the Brandenburg Parliament, with its baroque facade of the former City Palace, a longstanding gap in urban development was closed on the market square ‘Alter Markt’. The political heart of the state now beats in Potsdam’s center.
The architect and professor Peter Kulka from Dresden combined the appearance of the historic palace with the requirements of a modern parliament building. Through the entrance gate Fortuna Portal, the way leads across the inner courtyard directly towards the entrance hall and the Knobelsdorff staircase. From there you can visit the foyer and the Landtag cafeteria which are accessible to the public. The roof garden of the cafeteria offers a spectacular view of the square Alter Markt with the St. Nicholas Church and the Old Town Hall.
In the foyer you can find rotating exhibits and an information terminal with a touch screen. Visitors can learn more about the architecture and utilization of the building. The public area of the Landtag is barrier-free and features signs in Braille. An orientation-system for blind and visually handicapped persons starts at the Fortuna Portal and leads via the foyer to the Public Gallery and the cafeteria. The Plenary Chamber, the heart of the building, extends along the first and second floors of the south wing. The Public Gallery offers 158 seats plus space for wheelchairs. Individuals and groups can register for admission to plenary sessions.