Attractions

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)…
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…
Park in Potsdam

Park Sanssouci

Park Sanssouci is the oldest and most resplendent of Potsdam's many green patches. It's open from dawn til dusk year-round and is dotted with numerous palaces and outbuildings. Admission to the park is free, but the…
Palace in Potsdam

Neues Palais

The final palace commissioned by Frederick the Great, the Neues Palais has made-to-impress dimensions, a central dome and a lavish exterior capped with a parade of sandstone figures. The interior attests to the high…
Memorial in Potsdam

Memorial Leistikowstrasse (KGB Prison)

Now a memorial site, Potsdam's central remand prison for Soviet Counter Intelligence – colloquially known as KGB prison – is a particularly sinister Cold War relic. All sorts of (real or alleged) crimes could land y…
Amusement Park in Potsdam

Filmpark Babelsberg

Attached to the actual Babelsberg film studios, this movie-themed amusement park presents stunt shows, animal shows, outdoor movie sets, a 4D cinema and a 3D video arcade. You'll also get to go behind the scenes, vi…
Area in Potsdam

Alexandrowka

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…
Palace in Potsdam

Marmorpalais

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…
Palace in Potsdam

Schloss Cecilienhof

This English-style country palace, completed in 1917 for crown prince Wilhelm and his wife Cecilie, was the last palace built by the Hohenzollern clan. It's most famous for hosting the 1945 Potsdam Conference where …