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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 morainic landscape ...

  3. Potsdam travel - Lonely Planet | Germany, Europe

    Potsdam. 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: 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 ...

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

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

    THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Potsdam - 2023 (with Photos) - Tripadvisor. Potsdam Hotels Things to Do Restaurants Flights Vacation Rentals Travel Stories Cruises Rental Cars. Europe. Germany. Brandenburg. Potsdam. Things to Do in Potsdam.

  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.

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