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Potsdam: a land of gardens, palaces and lakes Cities & Culture 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.
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.
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.
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.
Where Is Potsdam, Germany The beautiful city of Potsdam lies along the banks of the Havel River, a short 35km distance from the city centre of Berlin, Germany. The city captures more than 200 years of history and culture dating back from the Prussian Empire. It’s also famous for the role it played during World War II and the Cold War that followed.
15 Best Things to Do in Potsdam (Germany) The capital of Brandenburg, Potsdam is a World Heritage city of palaces and royals parks for the Kings of Prussia. After being devastated in the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century, Potsdam was remodelled 100 years later by Frederick the Great.
Sanssouci (German pronunciation: [ˈsãːsusi]) is a historical building in Potsdam, near Berlin.Built by Prussian King Frederick the Great as his summer palace, it is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles.While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it, too, is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the ...
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At the Potsdam Conference, the leaders of the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union—the “Big Three” powers who had defeated Nazi Germany—met in the city of Potsdam near Berlin....