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Schloss Sanssouci (Sanssouci Palace) in Potsdam belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites © TMB/ Boldt

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Potsdam

A diamond with many facets


Take your time to discover the most beautiful sites of Potsdam: the city vis-à-vis to Berlin has much to offer! Huge parts of the artwork Potsdam were honored with the title UNESCO-World Heritage
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http://www.historicgermany.travel/assetimage_1260_360w288.jpgFirst of all, there is the Potsdam with its Prussian monarchs who left behind magnificent castles and parks. Right in the middle of it: Schloss Sanssouci (Sanssouci Palace) with its English gardens, the summer residence of Friedrich the Great. Then there is the last palace of the Hohenzollern family, Cecilienhof in the Neuer Garten (New Garden). This is where the Allies came to the Potsdam agreement in 1945, an important event in European history. Last but not least, there is the Schloss Babelsberg (Babelsberg Palace) and Park that is famous for its magic lines of sight in a perfectly designed landscape.

Enjoy the most beautiful view over Potsdam's castles and parks from the Panorama Towers on the Ruinenberg, Pfingstberg and Babelsberg Park.

Another facet of the diamond is the historic city center. By foot you can discover streets, courts, baroque buildings, impressive churches and an entire Holländisches Viertel (Dutch Quarter). Around this area you will find many more “international“ sites that reveal a piece of the openness Potsdam is so famous for: the Russische Kolonie (Russian Colony) Alexandrowka, the Bohemian Weber Quarter, the Swiss Colonist Settlement as well as churches and villas with Italian flair.

Experience Potsdam from a different perspective, Potsdam - the isle right in the middle of the Havel. The river, its lakes and the inspiring, green landscape offer you heavenly leisure and water sport activities.

Our advice for your rendezvous of the senses in Potsdam:
Get inspired by the "Nächtliche Schlösserimpressionen" ("Nocturnal Castle Impressions”): During this romantic moonlight cruise on the Havel, magic castles, monuments and churches on the shore will cast a spell on you.



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Read more on Germany´s 39 UNESCO World Heritage sites on the website of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Association.

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Tourist Information Potsdam

Tourist Information Hauptbahnhof
(Potsdam Main Station)
Bahnhofspassagen
DE-14471 Potsdam

Tourist Information Am Luisenplatz
Luisenplatz 3, Corner "Allee nach Sanssouci"
DE-14471 Potsdam

Tourist Information Am Alten Markt
(Old Market Square)
Humboldtstraße 1-2
DE-14476 Potsdam

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