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.

Filmpark Babelsberg ... and action!

Everything relating to film production is on display for visitors: sets, props, costumes and technical equipment, both new or from the past.» more

Historic city center

A walk through Potsdam’s city center seems like a journey through time. Those arriving by boat or train start out directly at the birthplace of the city: the square Alter Markt.» more

Historic Mill

In addition to the mill technology on the upper floors, you can find an exhibition about the history of the historic mill and other facts about mills in the tower of the windmill. The gallery presents you a view of Sanssouci Park, and the shop offers souvenirs having to do with the mill.» more

Marble Palace

The Marble Palace was built starting in 1787 for Frederick William II in accordance with the plans of Carl of Gontard. The interior finish with its early classicistic furnishings was completed long after the king’s death (1797) in 1845.» more

New Palace

The New Palace is the biggest building in Sanssouci Park. It was built from 1763 to 1769 in accordance with the plans of Johann Gottfried Brühning, Heinrich Ludwig Manger, and Carl of Gontard at the west end of the main avenue of Sanssouci Park at the request of Frederick II.» more

Pfingstberg Hill Belvedere

Frederick William IV had the castle ‘Belvedere’ built on Pfingstberg Hill in accordance with his own designs because of the beautiful view.» more

Potsdam Biosphere and Volkspark

20,000 tropical plants and trees are waiting to be discovered on land, in the water and in the air.» more

Russian Colony Alexandrovka

The Russian colony was laid out in 1826 – 1827 at Frederick William II’s request in commemoration of his deceased friend Czar Alexander I.» more

Sanssouci Palace

The Sanssouci Palace – ‘sans souci’ – was the favorite place of Frederick the Great. It served as his summer residence and maison de plaisance, in which he particularly wanted to enjoy his private life.» more

St. Nicholas Church

The Protestant St. Nicholas Church is one of the most significant examples of architecture of German classicism.» more