Potsdam Travel Guide

Potsdam is the state capital of Brandenburg located near the city of Berlin in an area of beautiful forests and lakes. This former residence of Prussian rulers is filled with palaces and gardens.

Things to see and do in Potsdam

Sanssouci Park

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The Sanssouci Park is a large park surrounding the beautiful Sanssouci Palace.

The park has numerous attractions such as the New Palace of Sanssouci, the Chinese House, the Ancient Temple, the Temple of Friendship, The Neptungrotte.

Zur Historischen Mühle 1, 14469



The Cecilienhof Palace was built between 1914 and 1917 for Prince William and his wife Cecilie.

At the site the winning powers of World War II, Churchill Trumann and Stalin wrote history.

Today the castle is a historic memorial in which the conference rooms can be visited.

Im Neuen Garten 11, 14469

Russische Kolonie Alexandrowka

Russische Kolonie Alexandrowka

Frederick William III and Czar Alexander were close friends. To give expression to this friendship Frederick III built the Russische Kolonie Alexandrowka.

Russische Kolonie 2, 14469

Babelsberg Palace

Babelsberg Palace

The Babelsberg Palace was built in 1833. From 1871 the palace was the summer residence for Prince William.

It is is closed for visits due to restoration. Only the park can be visited.

Park Babelsberg 10, 14482

Where to stay

Mercure Hotel Potsdam City

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The Mercure Hotel Potsdam City is located 2,8 km from the Sanssouci Park and 550 meters from the Central Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.


Lange Brücke, 14467

NH Potsdam

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The NH Potsdam is located 1,8 km from the Sanssouci Park.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.


Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 88, 14467

Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci

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The Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci is located 1 km from the Sanssouci Park.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.


Allee nach Sanssouci 1, 14471



Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Brandenburger Str. 49/52, 14467

Stern Center Potsdam

The Stern Center Potsdam is located 6 km from the Central Station.

Brands: Deichmann Schuhe, Camp David, Tom Tailor.

Stern-Center 1-10, 14480 

Plan your Trip

Potsdam has easy train access from Berlin.


Berlin – 38,1 km

Lübeck – 279 km

Schwerin – 208 km

Bremen – 366 km

Dresden – 204 km

Leipzig – 160 km

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