Top Choice Historic Building in Potsdam

Chinesisches Haus

The 18th-century fad for the Far East is poignantly reflected in the adorable Chinese House. The cloverleaf-shaped pavilion is among the park's most photographed buildings thanks to its enchanting exterior of exotic…
Top Choice Palace in Potsdam

Schloss Sanssouci

Frederick the Great's famous summer palace, this rococo gem was designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff in 1747 and sits daintily above vine-draped terraces with the king's grave nearby. Admission is limited a…
Top Choice Palace in Potsdam

Schloss & Park Sanssouci

This glorious park and palace ensemble is what happens when a king has good taste, plenty of cash and access to the finest architects and artists of the day. Sanssouci was dreamed up by Frederick the Great (1712–86)…
Area in Potsdam


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…
Historic Building in Potsdam

Belvedere auf dem Klausberg

Frederick the Great's final building project was this templelike belvedere, modelled on Nero's palace in Rome. The panorama of park, lakes and Potsdam is predictably fabulous from up here.
Palace in Potsdam

Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg

For splendid views over Potsdam and surrounds, ascend the spiralling wrought-iron staircases of the twin-towered Belvedere pleasure palace, commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV and modelled on an Italian Renaissance…
Gallery in Potsdam


The Picture Gallery shelters Frederick the Great's prized collection of Old Masters, including such pearls as Caravaggio's Doubting Thomas, Anthony van Dyck's Pentecost and several works by Peter Paul Rubens.
Museum in Potsdam

Filmmuseum Potsdam

The permanent exhibit presents an engaging romp through the history of the UFA, one of the world's oldest film studios, its GDR-era successor DEFA and its contemporary incarnation as the Studio Babelsberg. Temporary…
Historic Building in Potsdam

Historische Mühle

This reconstructed 18th-century Dutch-style windmill contains exhibits about the history of the mill and mill technology, and offers a close-up of the grinding mechanism and a top-floor viewing platform.
Palace in Potsdam


The early-neoclassical Marble Palace was built in 1792 as a summer residence for Friedrich Wilhelm II by Carl Gotthard Langhans (of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate fame). Overlooking the Heiliger See, it has a stunning in…