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Potsdam

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Gardens · Castles · Landmarks
Versailles of Germany
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces. It ranks as Germany's largest World Heritage Site and is a major stop on many Berlin itineraries. More than a thousand years old, the city is part of Berlin's metropolitan area. It's served by both inner and outer suburban trains and highways. This center of European immigration is known for its openness and diversity. Potsdam has always attracted people from the Netherlands, France, and Russia. All of these immigrants have left an indelible mark on the city's culture and architecture. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for a leisurely exploration of the 18th-century Sanssouci Park, Potsdam's most notable attraction. King Frederick the Great considered this lavish residence and its elaborate gardens a refuge where he could live "sans souci" (without worries), away from the bustling Berlin. Our Germany road trip website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Potsdam

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Garden
Sanssouci Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Potsdam's Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Sanssouci Palace
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Schloss Cecilienhof
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Potsdam

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Art Museum
The Dresden Zwinger Dresden
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
History Museum
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen Oranienburg
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Park
Tropical Islands Halbe
3.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Zoo
Zoo Leipzig Leipzig
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Potsdam

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Landmark
Hollandisches Viertel
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Brandenburger Tor Potsdam
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Potsdam

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Historic Site
Neues Palais
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Marmorpalais
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Neue Kammern
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Potsdam

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Observatory
URANIA-Planetarium
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Bridge
Glienicke Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Theme Park
Filmpark Babelsberg
2.6
Duration: 5 hours

Museums in Potsdam

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Art Museum
Museum Barberini
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Bildergalerie
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Filmmuseum Potsdam
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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