Press release -
Wool, wine, visions – A journey through Europe’s crafts in Potsdam
Anyone visiting Potsdam is embarking on a time journey through Europe. The palaces and gardens speak of the aspirations of their builders – for Italian lightness, French elegance and English grandeur. However, it’s not only the city’s appearance that is diverse; its culture and tradition are also varied. Thanks to the tolerance and marriage policy of the Brandenburg and Prussian rulers, people from all over Europe flowed into Potsdam: as craftsmen, religious refugees and skilled workers. Their knowledge and skills helped the city realize its visions, such as establishing its own silk production, completing the drainage of a city built on a swamp, and cultivating Mediterranean plants on German soil.
These visions can still be admired today if you look behind the pretty brick façades of the Dutch Quarter, through the small windows of the Babelsberger weaver houses or at the silk wallpapers of the New Palace. From afar, you can see the rotating blades of the Historic Windmill of Sanssouci, bringing the miller’s craft to life as it did in Frederick II’s time. The Royal Vineyard invites you to enjoy hand-picked delicacies. The Europe-inspired arts and pleasures that found their way to Potsdam are still alive today, for example, when enjoying a wine picnic at the foot of the Klausberg Hill. What’s more, the tales of those who have made Potsdam so multifaceted today are spreading to many other places in the city.
More Information: https://www.potsdam-tourism.com/en/why-to-visit/a-journey-through-europe
PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH is entrusted with the tourism and culture marketing of the state capital Potsdam. This includes advising guests in the Tourist Information centres and via the service hotline as well as the broad portfolio of public and private tours. The PMSG congress office provides advice on all aspects of meetings, congresses and company events in Potsdam. The tourism marketing activities also include the publication of the travel magazine and podcast, but also the daily exchange on social media channels and websites.