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  • Schloss Sanssouci

    1. Schloss Sanssouci


    Prussia's most famous king, Friedrich II—Frederick the Great—spent more time at his summer residence, Schloss Sanssouci , than in the capital...Read More

    Schloss Sanssouci
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  • Alexandrowka

    2. Alexandrowka

    Historic District/Site

    If you take Tram 92 to Neuer Garten, you'll pass by an unusual sight: a cluster of intricately carved wooden houses that look like something...Read More

  • Alter Markt

    3. Alter Markt


    The "Old Market" square is the hub of Potsdam's historical center and was home to the city's baroque palace for three centuries. The area was...Read More

    Alter Markt
  • Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg

    4. Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg


    Commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the Belvedere on Pfingstberg was built in the Italian Renaissance style with grand staircases, colonnades...Read More

    Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg
  • Brandenburger Tor, Jägertor, and Nauener Tor

    5. Brandenburger Tor, Jägertor, and Nauener Tor

    Building/Architectural Site

    These gates (translated as the Bradenburg Gate, the Hunter's Gate, and the Nauen Gate) are three of the original seven gates that were incorporated...Read More

    Brandenburger Tor, Jägertor, and Nauener Tor
  • 6. Dampfmaschinenhaus

    Building/Architectural Site

    Friedrich Wilhelm IV modeled this building after a Turkish mosque, complete with a minaret, to serve as the palace waterworks building. About...Read More

  • Heilandskirche Sacrow

    7. Heilandskirche Sacrow

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    You'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd been transported to Italy when you first glimpse this dreamy lakeside church, complete with a campanile...Read More

    Heilandskirche Sacrow
  • Holländisches Viertel

    8. Holländisches Viertel

    Historic District/Site

    The center of the small Holländisches Viertel—the Dutch Quarter—is an easy walk north along Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse to Mittelstrasse. Friedrich...Read More

    Holländisches Viertel
  • 9. Neuer Markt


    Neuer Markt (New Market) square has baroque-style architecture similar to that of the Alter Markt square and a handful of the city’s best-preserved...Read More

  • Neues Palais

    10. Neues Palais


    The Neues Palais , a larger and grander palace than Sanssouci, stands at the end of the long avenue that runs through Sanssouci Park. It was...Read More

    Neues Palais
  • Park Babelsberg

    11. Park Babelsberg


    Less well known than the gleaming Sanssouci but still impressive, the Schloss Babelsberg was once the summer residence of Wilhelm I. The expansive...Read More

    Park Babelsberg
  • Potsdam Filmmuseum

    12. Potsdam Filmmuseum


    Inside this beautiful baroque building, originally the Marstall or Prussian royal stables, film buffs can look into the history of film production...Read More

    Potsdam Filmmuseum
  • Schloss Cecilienhof

    13. Schloss Cecilienhof


    Resembling a rambling Tudor manor house, Schloss Cecilienhof was built for Crown Prince Wilhelm in 1913, on what was then the newly laid-out...Read More

    Schloss Cecilienhof
  • Schloss Charlottenhof

    14. Schloss Charlottenhof


    After Frederick the Great died in 1786, the ambitious Sanssouci building program ground to a halt, and the park fell into neglect. It was 50...Read More

    Schloss Charlottenhof

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