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Top sights in Potsdam
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7 places to visit in Potsdam
Looking to see impressive architecture, fascinating historic tours, and palaces? Look no further. Potsdam's sightseeing highlights have secured it World Cultural Heritage status, so if you have a day or a week here, read on to find out the must-see attractions.
2. Biosphere Potsdam
Explore 20,000 species of plant in this tropical biosphere, where you get a sense of rainforest life. Open every day – last admission is at 4:30PM weekdays, 5:30PM weekends.
This palace is almost cute compared to the city’s larger structures, but it’s no less important. The site of Churchill, Truman and Stalin’s discussions to partition Germany.
The largest nightclub in Brandenburg, Waschhaus is also a center for art, culture, music and film. In summer, enjoy the open-air cinema. Exit at Schiffbauergasse/Uferweg station.
7. Dutch Quarter
Chocolate box buildings from the 18th century house small shops, cafes and bars, which attract plenty of visitors to this picturesque part of town. Relax - soak up the atmosphere.
Frequently asked questions about Potsdam
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Planning Your Visit
How long do I need?
Many visit Potsdam as a day trip from Berlin, but it’s really a destination in its own right. Leave two to three days to get a real sense of the place.
How do I get there?
Berlin Tegel Airport is the nearest international option, and transfers take under an hour. Trains from Berlin Hauptbahnhof take under half an hour and leave around every 30 minutes. The S-Bahn also travels to Potsdam (zone C).
How should I get around?
Many visitors choose to explore the city using bikes, which can be rented throughout the city. You can also explore by boat, taking in great views from the water.
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- Best time to visit
- Late spring/early summer is best for a visit when the days are long, the parks are green and the temperatures are mild so that you can walk, bike or boat your way around.
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What people are saying about Potsdam
This is a great tour of the best sites in Potsdam! Most of the time is spent on the bus which is great for winter/bad weather, with the chance to walk around the main sites with a tour or on your own. If you book the tour for a language other than German, you can listen to the foreign language audio guide in the bus.
A great tour that dove into the history of the area in relation to the Cold War. Our guide was very knowledgeable, as he grew up in the area, and could give us personal insight. Would definitely recommend.
Really really good. Great tour guide, informative and entertaining. I can only recommend.
Wonderful tour guide, very interesting and informative tour, entertaining and fun
Very interesting city tour with a very well informed city guide. Gladly again.