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  2. Potsdam - Wikipedia

    吴语. [ˈpɔtsdam]) is the capital and, with around 183,000 inhabitants, largest city of the of Brandenburg. It is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. Potsdam sits on the River Havel, a tributary of the Elbe, downstream of Berlin, and lies embedded in a hilly morainic landscape dotted with many lakes, around 20 of which are ...

  3. Potsdam | Germany, Map, Population, World War II, & Facts

    Potsdam, city, capital of Brandenburg Land (state), eastern Germany. Lying on the southwest border of Berlin, it is sited where the Nuthe River flows into the Havel River, the confluence becoming a series of lakes. First mentioned in 993 as a Slavic settlement known as Poztupimi, it received its.

  4. Potsdam: beautiful gardens and UNESCO World ... - Germany

    Potsdam. Prussian pomp and splendour, a heritage of great architects and scholars and a focal point during the Cold War: Potsdam offers breathtaking dimensions of culture and history. 300 years ago, Potsdam was transformed into one of Europe's most splendid royal cities.

  5. Potsdam travel - Lonely Planet | Germany, Europe

    Potsdam. Germany, Europe. Potsdam, on the Havel River just 25km southwest of central Berlin, is the capital and crown jewel of the federal state of Brandenburg. Easily reached by S-Bahn, the former Prussian royal seat is the most popular day trip from Berlin, luring visitors with its splendid gardens and palaces, which garnered Unesco World ...

  6. Potsdam, Germany 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    Potsdam was the residence of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers until 1918. It is the site of the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. The city is now the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg and a home to three public colleges and a major film production studio. Essential Potsdam Do

  7. 11 Best Things to Do in Potsdam, Germany - TripSavvy

    Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg in east Germany, makes a great day trip from Berlin and provides some of the elegance missing from a modern big city. The Prussian kings left their royal imprint with lavish palaces, parks, and gardens, many of them with UNESCO World Heritage status.

  8. Potsdam - What to do in Potsdam and getting there

    Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Potsdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was once home to the former royal palace and gardens of the Prussian Royal Family and German Kaisers. Book a Tour. Situated just 24km from central Berlin, Potsdam offers the perfect combination of art and nature.

  9. Potsdam – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

    Potsdam is (together with Berlin and the rest of Brandenburg) part of the VBB transportation network [dead link]. That enables you to change trams and buses pretty much at will, as long as your ticket is valid for the zone you're in. The inner city of Potsdam is in Zone A, the outer parts are in Zone B, and the hinterland is Zone C.

  10. One of the largest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

    Potsdam is a city of UNESCO World Heritage sites, a city of parks and palaces on the idyllic lakes of the Havel, a grand and historical city of culture, a center of film, education and science, characterized by a 1000-year-old history as a royal capital and State capital near Berlin.

  11. State Capital Potsdam

    Potsdam, the city of Prussian palaces and parks currently offers a rich and diverse culture and arts scene in addition to its proud historical heritage which reaches far beyond its borders. more Dream Factory Babelsberg (© T.Schirmag)