The cultural landscape of Potsdam with its palaces and parks, scenic beauty as well as the rich architectural and historical heritage of the city form the foundation of Potsdam’s tourist industry. That is the foundation on which we build.
Tourism is an important economic factor for Potsdam. About 20,000 Potsdam citizens work in this sector. Potsdam is focused on day-trips, conferences and international tourism. Possibilities for a tourist in the city are diverse and often unique. With dedication and innovative ideas like the “Potsdam Palaces Night”, the “Music Festivals Potsdam Sanssouci” or the “Tulip Festival” in the Dutch Quarter, organizers are committed and offer attractivepackage tours. The highest level of service in both dining and lodging is guaranteed through the program “Potsdam Hospitality”.
Potsdam is the No. 1 destination in eastern Germany. The ‘National Geographic Traveler’ puts Potsdam at No. 8 worldwide of the most beautiful and historical sites. More than 50 hotels and guesthouses with more than 5,000 beds are available for visitors to the city. There are around 1 million overnight stays in Potsdam every year, 10% of the guests come from abroad. These numbers continue to increase. New tourist destinations and opportunities like the Crown Estate Bornstedt, the Filmpark Babelsberg and the Potsdam Adventure Park contribute to a steady increase in attracting tourists.
An extensive river-and-lakescape offers the best conditions for water tourism. A compact network of bike paths invites you to discover Potsdam’s rural area. And those who have experienced enough of the “outdoors” can be in the metropolis Berlin in just a few minutes where a whole world of alternatives awaits.
» Contact person: Mr Frerichs