Many vacationers in Brandenburg are drawn to Berlin, but Potsdam also has a lot to offer. From ours Hotel in Frankfurt-Oder from you can reach Potsdam in a good hour by car. There you can embark on a journey into the culture and history of the city. You will experience magnificent castles and stately gardens in the old residential city. And a visit to the film park is a must.
You can feel the history of the city around every corner. The kings of Prussia used Potsdam as their residence and left behind numerous palaces and parks, of which Sanssouci Palace is probably the best known. The entire cultural landscape of Potsdam has been part of the UNESCO World and Natural Heritage since 1990. The film studios in Babelsberg, which were founded in 1912, are also known all over the world. There you can also visit the film museum or join a studio tour.
In addition, many students live in Potsdam, because the city has been a well-known science location since the middle of the 19th century. Today there are three universities in the city, including the oldest and largest media university, the Film University Babelsberg. In addition, many research institutions are based in Brandenburg.
The many castles definitely characterize the cityscape. Today, the state parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg meets in the reconstructed city palace in front of the Nikolaikirche. But the largest palace is the New Palace. The Belvedere Palace is also very well known. If you visit the extensive park around Sanssouci Palace, you can visit the botanical garden or admire numerous palace buildings and pavilions. In addition, the New Garden and the Park Babelsberg are very well known. The Cecilienhof Palace is located in the New Garden.
But not only the castles and park inspire the visitors. Everywhere in the city there are many beautiful old buildings to admire, which show the internationality of the city. So there are some exotic buildings like the Chinese House or Swiss style houses in the city. In addition, Dutch craftsmen settled in the so-called "Dutch Quarter" as early as 1735.
The historic center of Potsdam is the Old Market, where the reconstructed City Palace is located, among other things. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Neuer Markt was also created. This is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved baroque squares in Europe. Today there are many cultural and scientific institutions here.