Memorial Leistikowstrasse (KGB Prison)
Now a memorial site, Potsdam's central remand prison for Soviet Counter Intelligence – colloquially known as KGB prison – is a...
The early-neoclassical Marble Palace was built in 1792 as a summer residence for Friedrich Wilhelm II by Carl Gotthard Langhans (of...
This picturesque cluster of 134 gabled red-brick houses was built around 1730 for Dutch workers invited to Potsdam by Friedrich Wilhelm...
Even after changing owners in 2016, this low-key Dutch Quarter pub still proudly flies the rainbow flag. A good place for plugging into...
There's a rustic lyricism to the French country cuisine in this darling Dutch Quarter bistro, no matter whether your appetite runs...
Russische Kolonie 1 · interesting places nearby
One of Potsdam's most unusual neighbourhoods, Alexandrowka is a Russian colony that was a gift from Friedrich Wilhelm III to his close friend Tsar Alexander in 1820. The first residents were the singers of a Russian military choir who had much delighted the king. Descendants of the original settlers still live in the chaletlike wooden houses surrounded by gardens and orchards. Learn more at the pretty little museum with nearby garden cafe.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel designed the Russian Orthodox church, called Alexander-Newski-Gedächtniskirche , just north of the colony.