Potsdam Sanssouci | City of parks, castles and lakes

Welcome to the city of parks, palaces and lakes, state capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site Potsdam. With the unique palaces and parks of Potsdam Park Sanssouci, Potsdam is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Germany. Since 1990, Sanssouci, with its palaces and extensive palace park, has been under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site.

Potsdam Sanssouci | Welcome to the city of parks, castles and lakes, state capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site

We would like to inform you about the many sights in the city and make it easier for you to plan your trip to Potsdam. We have compiled the most important sights with the most important facts and information for you. With just a few clicks you can get a first impression and then plan your trip. We also have information for you on important events in Potsdam and how you can purchase a ticket for them. And if you can’t find something, feel free to ask us.

Sanssouci Palace | Visit the summer palace Frederick the Great

Sanssouci Palace is one of the most beautiful and best-known Hohenzollern castles and is often referred to as the “Prussian Versailles”. We have put together everything worth knowing about the castle for you – parking, tickets and guided tours as well as information about Sanssouci Castle itself. We recommend that you start your visit right away with a city tour or a guided tour. It is best to use one of the great offers from our partner GetYourGuide and Viator.

Potsdam Sanssouci Park| Discover the unique parks with numerous sights

Potsdam is known for the numerous castles and sights. We offer you a detailed description of this. This includes above all the Sanssouci Park with the Sanssouci Palace. In addition to Frederick the Great’s summer palace, other sights of the park are known beyond the borders of Potsdam – whether it is the New Palace, the Orangery, the Chinese tea house or the numerous other sights in Sanssouci Park . These should not be missed when visiting.

Sights of the city of Potsdam | More than just castles and lakes

In addition to the park, Potsdam has more to offer. Potsdam has a beautiful old town, which has been reconstructed more and more based on the historical model, especially in recent years. Visit the historic city center with the city gates and the remains of the city wall as well as the partly reconstructed city canal. This also includes the Old Market, which has become the focus of attention with the Potsdam City Palace that has been rebuilt. In 2017 the Museum Barberini was added, which invites to changing art exhibitions. At the old market you will also find the Potsdam Museum, one of numerous museums in Potsdam. Or you can visit the Film Museum Potsdam not far away in the historic carriage stable. It is the oldest film museum in Germany.

Events in Potsdam | Potsdam has a lot to offer, from art exhibitions to Potsdam Castle Night

One of the numerous Potsdam events can also be a reason to visit Potsdam. The Potsdam Castle Night is known in Germany. Here you can combine the many sights in Sanssouci Park with a great atmosphere and classical music. Or you can visit the world-famous Babelsberg Film Park in Potsdam. Changing exhibitions, famous shooting sets / film sets and spectacular shows invite you to linger. The Potsdam Fireworks Symphony in the Volkspark Potsdam is also popular and is a highlight in Potsdam.

If you would like to visit Potsdam at Christmas time, several different Christmas markets in Potsdam invite you to visit. Every guest will find their personal Christmas market in Potsdam.

Potsdam Sanssouci Park | Pictures of Sanssouci Park & sights of Potsdam

For a first impression of Potsdam, we also offer numerous picture galleries to the individual sights of the city of Potsdam, whether to the Sanssouci Park with the Sanssouci Palace, the New Palace or the Orangery or the Potsdam City Palace, the churches or the countless other sights of the city . Immerse yourself in the wonderful city of Potsdam.

History of the city of Potsdam | Immerse yourself in the city’s thousand-year history

This page also provides you with information about the thousand-year history of the city of Potsdam, from its beginnings in 993 to the present day. The story is presented in detail in ten sections and continually expanded. There is also information on personalities who have shaped Potsdam’s history and appearance. Immerse yourself in the interesting and moving history of the city of Potsdam. For a more detailed presentation of Potsdam’s history, we recommend our partner site.

Accommodation & Hotels in Potsdam | Our recommendations for you

Since Potsdam can never be explored in one day, we recommend that you stay at least three days. There are numerous hotels and accommodations available for this. We have put together special great hotel offers for you through our partner Booking.com. It is best to book early. Here are our Potsdam Hotel recommendations.

Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive

Experience Potsdam for free on a bus tour with the Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive and save € 17 on your day ticket. In addition, free entry to the Museum Barberini and many other Berlin attractions. Worth it. Inform now.