Portrait | History
Potsdam – a place with more than a 1000-year-old historical past has always been in the public eye of German history. Potsdam was the imperial capital and garrison town of the Prussian kings, as well as a royal, military and administrative city. The tolerance of the Prussians, who liked to welcome foreigners and people of other religions to stimulate the economy of the state, is still reflected today in the cityscape of Potsdam. But Potsdam is also the place where Hitler’s Reichstag held a meeting for the first time in 1933. And in 1945 the Potsdam Agreement sealed the end of the Hitler regime. After the fall of the Berlin Wall the GDR district capital became the capital of the newly founded state of Brandenburg.