Potsdam is the beautiful capital of Brandenburg. It is one of Germany's most attractive cities. The multifaceted international influences reflect in popular attractions like Sanssouci Palace, the historical city centre, the Dutch Quarter or the Russian Colony.
Sanssouci is Potsdam's most famous Palace. It is surrounded by a beautiful landscape park. Also the Palaces of Belvedere, Babelsberg and the New Palace (Neues Palace) are well worth visiting. The interesting palace architecture and exhibitions attract visitors from all over the world. Visit Belvedere on the Pfingstberg on clear days - you will even be able to see Berlin in the distance!
The Old Market Square around Nikolaikirche is the heart of Potsdam. The Square was built in the 18th century in classical Roman style. Especially the Old City Hall shows outstanding characteristics. Since 2012, the Old City Hall has been home to the Potsdam Museum for Art & History.
Babelsberg Film Park is a must-see during a visit to Potsdam. Take a look behind the scenes of popular German TV and cinema productions.
The Dutch Quarter in particular has an outstanding culinary offer. Countless cafés, art shops and sylish restaurants line up next to the characteristic red brick buildings.
We especially recommend the restaurant Ma Cuisine. Not only the authentic French cuisine, but also the antique furnishing amazes the restaurant's guests. La Maison du Chocolat is a true paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Try homemade cakes and pastries from the in-house patisserie. In the evening, the adjacent restaurant Ce Soir offers French country-style kitchen.
Special tip: The most hospitable businesses wear the label "Potsdamer Gastlichkeit" (Potsdam hospitality).
When it comes to evening plans, Potsdam offers a varied programme:
The Theatre Boat (Theaterschiff Potsdam) is a veteran freight barge that now serves as a venue for a varied theatre, cabaret, music and cinema events. The art & culture quarter at Schiffbauergasse is the melting pot for Potsdam's vibrant creative scene. Music lovers will find the best international live music acts at "Waschhaus" (washhouse).