Potsdam is nestled in a unique cultural landscape. This includes the world famous palaces and gardens, the historic quarters, the Potsdam Biosphere and the public park Volkspark as well as the Crown Estate Bornstedt. The unique setting of historic buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be enjoyed by doing a river cruise on the Havel, by boarding a sightseeing bus or by joining a guided walk.

Babelsberg Palace and Park

The view from the castle park Babelsberg on the lakes Tiefer See and Jungfernsee, the river Havel and the famous Glienicke Bridge is unique. Peter Joseph Lenné and the Prince of Pueckler-Muskau gave the landscape garden its romantic character.» more

Brandenburg Gate and Luisenplatz

The gate, which resembles a Roman triumphal arch, had two architects and thus also two styles. Karl of Gontard designed the part of the gate facing the city on behalf of Frederick II. His disciple Georg Christian Unger designed the part of the gate facing the fields.» more

Cecilienhof Palace

Emperor William II built Cecilienhof on the north side of the New Garden from 1914 to 1917 for his oldest son Crown Prince William and his spouse Cecile of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.» more

Charlottenhof Palace

The Charlottenhof Palace is one of the chief works of Karl Friedrich Schinkel and was built from 1826 to 1829 for the Crown Prince Couple Frederick William IV and Elizabeth.» more

Chinese House

During 1754 – 1757, Johann Gottfried Buering built it on behalf of Frederick II in a design where the outer walls resemble the shape of a trefoil. It was used as a dining hall in summer.» more

City Palace – Landtag of Brandenburg

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.» more

Cold War museum ‘Villa Schöningen’

This privately financed museum offers an historic permanent exhibition about the history of the villa and the Glienicke Bridge.» more

Crown Estate Bornstedt

Just 400 footsteps away from Sanssouci Palace is an ‘Italian hamlet’: the Crown Estate Bornstedt, once a manor of the Prussian Crown. Since 2002, the elaborately restored architectural ensemble has been shining in its renewed splendor.» more

Dutch Quarter

The Dutch Quarter is equally popular with locals and visitors. It consists of 4 city blocks with about 150 red brick houses in a Dutch look – umplastered, with white joints, shutters and partially curved gables.» more

Film Museum Potsdam

The Film Museum Potsdam is the oldest film museum in Germany and is located in the “Marstall”, the historic horse stables of the Prussian kings next to the City Palace.» more