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  2. Potsdam - Wikipedia Potsdam ( German pronunciation: [ˈpɔtsdam] ( listen)) is the capital and, with around 183,000 inhabitants, largest city of the German state 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 ...

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

    Potsdam: a land of gardens, palaces and lakes. 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. The Prussian kings created a Baroque ...

  4. Potsdam | History & Facts | Britannica

    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 charter in 1317. It became Brandenburg’s electoral residence in 1640 under Frederick William (the ...

  5. 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.

  6. Discover one of the best German towns to visit in Potsdam Germany. Experience the best things to do in Potsdam like Sanssouci Park, Cecilienhof Palace, Neues Palais Potsdam, Glienicke Bridge and more!

  7. One Day in Potsdam (Walking Itinerary + Map 2023)

    Potsdam is the capital of the Brandenburg region of Germany. It’s situated on the River Havel, only half an hour away by train from Berlin. This makes it the perfect day trip from Germany’s capital city. Planning a few days in Berlin as well? Well, then take a look at my complete 3 day itinerary for Berlin.

  8. 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)

  9. Griebnitzsee Rauchschwalben (Gribnitzsee Station Swallows)

    Potsdam, Germany A local train station entrance hall doubles as a sanctuary for barn swallows. Been Here? 1 Want to Visit? 9 A swallow in Griebnitzsee Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty...

  10. 8 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Potsdam - Atlas Obscura

    Discover 8 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Potsdam from Alexandrowka to Griebnitzsee Rauchschwalben (Gribnitzsee Station Swallows). Trips Experiences Courses Places ...

  11. Potsdam, Germany Weather Conditions | Weather Underground

    Potsdam Weather Forecasts. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Potsdam area.