Last year the state capital Potsdam put special focus on the topic “UNESCO World Heritage”. Under the slogan “Potsdam 2014 – Living in the UNESCO World Heritage”, the versatility and uniqueness of Potsdam’s World Heritage was presented. Its purpose was to present comprehensive information of Potsdam’s World Heritage on the cityscape.
Only Sanssouci Palace and Park are part of the UNESCO World Heritage in the minds of many citizens and visitors to the city. But far from it: The Russian Colony Alexandrovka, Pfingstberg, Swan Alley, Crown Estate Bornstedt with its church and churchyard, Klein Glienicke, the Kaiserbahnhof Station and the cultural landscape with its focus on landscape development are also a part. These UNESCO areas have been venues for the annual UNESCO-Day in Potsdam since 2006.
Last year the UNESCO-Day wass on the same day as International Children’s Day. Therefore there was a varied program for the whole family on June 1st at the municipal beach in Babelsberg Park. It is nestled in one of the most beautiful parks in Potsdam.
The annual campaign of 2014 was meant to raise awareness among a wider circle of people about the variety in the UNESCO World Heritage apart from the parks and gardens. Tours, concerts, exhibitions, discussions and more provided insight into the whole of the World Heritage.