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Potsdam

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Gardens · Castles · Landmarks
Versailles of Germany
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces. It ranks as Germany's largest World Heritage Site and is a major stop on many Berlin itineraries. More than a thousand years old, the city is part of Berlin's metropolitan area. It's served by both inner and outer suburban trains and highways. This center of European immigration is known for its openness and diversity. Potsdam has always attracted people from the Netherlands, France, and Russia. All of these immigrants have left an indelible mark on the city's culture and architecture. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for a leisurely exploration of the 18th-century Sanssouci Park, Potsdam's most notable attraction. King Frederick the Great considered this lavish residence and its elaborate gardens a refuge where he could live "sans souci" (without worries), away from the bustling Berlin. Our Germany road trip website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Potsdam

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Sanssouci Park ©
Garden
Sanssouci Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Garden
Potsdam's Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sanssouci Palace ©
Castle
Sanssouci Palace
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Historic Site
Schloss Cecilienhof
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Potsdam

The Dresden Zwinger ©
Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger Dresden
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
History Museum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen Oranienburg
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Tropical Islands ©
Water Park
Tropical Islands Halbe
3.1
Duration: 8 hours
Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo
Zoo Leipzig Leipzig
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Potsdam

Hollandisches Viertel ©
Landmark
Hollandisches Viertel
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brandenburger Tor Potsdam ©
Monument
Brandenburger Tor Potsdam
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow ©
Landmark
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse ©
Historic Site
Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Potsdam

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Neues Palais ©
Historic Site
Neues Palais
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche
Religious Site
Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Marmorpalais ©
Historic Site
Marmorpalais
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Neue Kammern ©
Castle
Neue Kammern
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Potsdam

URANIA-Planetarium ©
Observatory
URANIA-Planetarium
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg ©
Landmark
Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Glienicke Bridge ©
Bridge
Glienicke Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Filmpark Babelsberg ©
Theme Park
Filmpark Babelsberg
2.6
Duration: 5 hours

Museums in Potsdam

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Museum Barberini ©
Art Museum
Museum Barberini
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse ©
Military Museum
Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bildergalerie ©
Art Museum
Bildergalerie
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Filmmuseum Potsdam ©
Specialty Museum
Filmmuseum Potsdam
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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