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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 travel - Lonely Planet | 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 Heritage status in 1990.

  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 | 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.

  6. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Potsdam - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Potsdam, Germany: See Tripadvisor's 42,720 traveler reviews and photos of Potsdam tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Potsdam. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Potsdam |

    Day trips Potsdam Day trips from Berlin To the south-west of Berlin lies Potsdam, the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg. The city, with its rich cultural landscape and many attractions, is a worthwhile destination that makes a wonderful complement to a trip to Berlin.

  10. 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!

  11. 15 Best Things to Do in Potsdam (Germany) - The Crazy Tourist

    Categories Germany Tags Potsdam 15 Best Things to Do in Potsdam (Germany): Sanssouci Palace; Sanssouci Park; Dutch Quarter; Cecilienhof; Neues Palais; Brandenburg Gate; Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg; Park Babelsberg; Neuer Garten; Museum Barberini; Alexandrowka; Neuer Markt; Orangery Palace; Filmmuseum; Nikolaikirche