Potsdam you are fragrant!

In the seventh century, the Slavic tribe of Heveller built a castle complex on the strategically important Havelenge. “Podstupim” means outpost in Sorbian. “Potstupimi” was officially mentioned for the first time in 993 in a deed of donation from the emperor to the diocese of Quedlinburg. In the twelfth century the Ascanians became sovereigns and founded the March of Brandenburg. They pushed the Slavs back. After the Ascanians died out in the region, the Hohenzollerns took over the regency at the beginning of the fifteenth century and determined the fate of the region for around 500 years.

In the middle of the seventeenth century, Potsdam was made his second residential city by the “Great Elector” and was subsequently transformed into a cultural landscape by famous architects and gardeners. The famous Sanssouci Palace Park, the Dutch Quarter, the New Garden and much more were created. After the Second World War, world history was written in Potsdam: the heads of the Soviet Union, USA and Great Britain met in Cecilienhof Palace to decide on a European post-war order.

With German reunification, Potsdam became the capital of the re-established state of Brandenburg. Large parts of Potsdam's cultural landscape have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Visit Potsdam with the Magic Bus. Napoleon was already there too!

Sanssouci Palace

Sanssouci Palace is one of the most famous palaces in Potsdam.
According to his own sketches, the Prussian King Friedrich II.
a small summer palace between 1745 and 1747
built in the Rococo style.

New palace

The New Palace is a palace on the west side of the
Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. The construction was in 1763
after the end of the Seven Years' War under Frederick
started the Great and completed in 1769. It is considered the last
Important Baroque palace complex in Prussia.

Glienicke Bridge

The Glienicke Bridge connects Berlin over the Havel
with Potsdam. During the Cold War the bridge gained
worldwide fame through the exchange of Soviet ones
and American agents.

St. Nicholas Church

The Nikolaikirche is a listed building
Sacred building in the classicist style. The building was
Built in the mid-nineteenth century. Its 77 meters
high dome rises far above the roofs of the city.

Cecilienhof Palace

Cecilienhof Palace is an ensemble of buildings
in English country house style. It's the last one
Castle building of the Hohenzollerns and was
known in world history as the place of
Potsdam Conference in the summer of 1945.


City of Potsdam Castle

Outside Baroque inside Parliament – ​​the
New building of the Brandenburg state parliament.
With the new building of the Brandenburg state parliament with the
Baroque facade of the former city palace is on the Old Market
a decades-long urban development gap has been closed.

Potsdam Film Museum

The Potsdam Film Museum was founded in 1981
“Film Museum of the GDR” was founded and is therefore considered
the oldest film museum with its own collection and
Exhibitions in Germany and received its current name in 1990.
It is housed in the stables of the Potsdam City Palace.


Chinese tea house

Frederick the Great left the building for decoration
to build his ornamental and kitchen garden. Based on sketches by the king
A pavilion was built between 1755 and 1764
from rococo and East Asian style elements.

Of course there is much more to see...

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