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Glienicke Bridge. Photo Potsdam Tourism
Glienicke Bridge. Photo Potsdam Tourism
Exterior of Fil Museum. Potsdam Tourism
Exterior of Fil Museum. Potsdam Tourism
Inside Performance at Hans Otto Theatre
Inside Performance at Hans Otto Theatre
Museum Alaxandrowka. Photo Potsdam Tourism
Museum Alaxandrowka. Photo Potsdam Tourism
Night at Sassouici Castle. Potsdam Tourism
Night at Sassouici Castle. Potsdam Tourism
Couple at Orangery in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam
Couple at Orangery in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam
Exterior of the Hans Otto Theatre, Potsdam
Exterior of the Hans Otto Theatre, Potsdam
Potsdam City Canals. Photo Potsdam Tourism
Potsdam City Canals. Photo Potsdam Tourism

Potsdam Information

Potsdam is located only 24 kilometres from Berlin and is the capital city for the German state of Brandenburg. The city is much entrenched in history and was the former residence of German Kaisers and Russian Kings until the early 20th century.

The first notable historic landmark upon entering the city is the Glienicke Bridge that connects Potsdam with its neighbour Berlin. The bridge spans the Havel River and was once used for exchanging spies during the cold war era between the Soviet Union and Western powers.

One of the most significant and historic sites to see in Potsdam is Sanssouci Park and its Neues (New) Palace that was the official home to the Prussian and German Royal family. Set amongst wonderful gardens the palace grounds also feature the Orangery Palace, which was the mini castle where former royal guests used to stay upon visiting the city.

Potsdam has always played a significant role in European migration and throughout the city you can see the flavours of ethnic cultures mix into the architecture of suburban sections. The Dutch quarter or the Russian colonies of Alexandrowka are prime examples as you may think you have been transported into another country through a time wormhole.

With so much architecture and tourist sight to see, Potsdam can make it difficult for you if your holiday time is short. There are ten great museums throughout the city and one of the most visited is the Film Museum that is Germanyís oldest film museum located in the royal stables of the former city palace. Another great museum is the House of the Brandenburg Prussian History with its historical artefact dating back some 900 years.

Every year in August an event not to miss is the Potsdam Night of the Palaces. Set at the castle grounds in Sanssouci Park, there are concerts and dancing performances that make you feel as if you are a royal visitor to the city. If you canít make it to Potsdam in August then donít stress, as the Hans Otto Theatre has you covered and is another great attraction to go for musical concerts and performances all year round.

For more Holiday information on Potsdam you might want to visit the official government website Potsdam Tourism

Neues Palais (New Palace) and Sanssouci Park. Potsdam Tourism
Neues Palais (New Palace) and Sanssouci Park. Potsdam Tourism
Aerial View of Potsdam City at Night. Photo Krysensea
Aerial View of Potsdam City at Night. Photo Krysensea