A strong service industry and a creative populace form the economic backbone of the state capital Potsdam. The economy is characterized by a variety of small, but at the same time, highly specialized and successful companies. More than 90% of employees work in the service sector which also includes the high-tech industries in Potsdam» more


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.» more

Software and IT in Potsdam

In 1936 Konrad Zuse developed the first universal computer in the world in Berlin. A revolutionary idea that was supposed to change the world. Since then a lot has changed. But one thing has remained the same: With its innovative IT and communication technology, the capital city region is still at the top today.» more

Media Location

Babelsberg and film: two words which are inextricably linked with one another. Marlene Dietrich’s “Blue Angel” was born here, Fritz Lang’s ”Metropolis” made here. But it was the film named, of all things, “The Dance of Death” which was the first silent film shot in Potsdam Babelsberg. This was in 1912. One year earlier the company Bioscop opened its first film studio there. This was the launch of the media location Babelsberg, one of the most modern and biggest in Europe, and alive as never before.» more

Life Science and Health Management

The capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the leading Life Science locations in Europe. 220 biotech, medical engineering as well as 30 pharmaceutical companies are located there. All in all there are more than 25,000 cutting edge jobs in the Life Science industry in the capital region.» more

Creative Industry

Creativity is the ability to think beyond the usual, to synthesize and to create something new. With this goal in mind, culture and the economy break new ground and establish themselves as an independent industry. Creativity is more than a way of life in Potsdam.» more