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.
First 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 castle of the Hohenzollern family, Schloss Cecilienhof(Cecilienhof Palace) 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 und Park Babelsberg (Babelsberg Palace and Gardens) 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 and Pfingstberg mountains and "Park Babelsberg".
Another facet of the diamond definitely is the historic Old Town. 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 Russian Colony Alexandrowka, the Bohemian Weberviertel(Weber Quarter), the Swiss Colonist Settlementas well as churches and villas with Italian flair.
Experience Potsdam from a different perspective, Potsdam- the isle right in the middle of the Havel River. 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 River, magic castles, monuments and churches on the shore will cast a spell on you.