Discover the river Havel! Europe's largest inland water sports area
The river Havel and its picturesque lakes form Europe's largest contiguous inland water sports area. Nestled amidst this vast expanse lies the charming city of Potsdam, making it a sought-after destination for boating enthusiasts.
Holiday in Potsdam – Discover the city with children
Undoubtedly, Potsdam offers many thrilling destinations where children can explore, learn, unwind and play. They can get active in Potsdam not only at the numerous playgrounds, but also in the city's extensive green spaces. The Volkspark Potsdam entices visitors with climbing wall and disc golf course, mini golf and trampolines, slide tower and water playground.
Event Highlights in Potsdam
Whether in a historic setting, picturesquely by the water or in the bustling city center - Potsdam's events also thrive on the venues where they take place. A time-out in Brandenburg's capital becomes something very special with a visit to the Potsdamer Schlössernacht, the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci or the Havel in Flames boat tour.
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
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Fresh inspiration for a break in Potsdam
Potsdam’s palaces and gardens invite you to travel back in time to the glorious era of the Prussian kings and queens. Potsdam is much more than the Prussian Arcadia of yesteryear, though – it offers a wealth of cultural attractions, pleasant experiences in the vast Havel Lakeland, as well as many opportunities for families to indulge in adventures and relaxation.
Potsdam – A city for everyone
Potsdam offers all its visitors many opportunities to enjoy a relaxing time out. People with disabilities, families with strollers and elderly people will find a wealth of leisure options. In 2023, PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH will once again focus on barrier-free offerings in Potsdam.
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.
Christmas time in Potsdam
Brandenburg’s state capital transforms into a fairytale landscape for the festive season as Bohemian crafts meet Finnish mulled wine and the Dutch Santa Claus meets Polish starlight magic – in the run up to Christmas, Potsdam reflects its diverse history, characterised by immigrants to the city.
Opening DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam
DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam is the newest project of the Hasso Plattner Foundation. On September 24, 2022, the new institution opened to the public with the two exhibitions: Wolfgang Mattheuer: Der Nachbar, der will fliegen and Stan Douglas: Potsdamer Schrebergärten.
The Potsdam Feeling in autumn
When the days get shorter again, the warming autumn sun sets the scene for Potsdam's UNESCO World Heritage and lets the palace landscape shine. Long walks on the banks of the Havel or through the parks refuel your depots for the winter. A trip to Potsdam's cultural scene and a foray through the museums are also an essential part of an autumn break.
New audio tour at the former border between East and West
In cooperation with radio play author and speaker Harry Kühn, PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH, published two new audio walks about Potsdam's East German history on the already existing "Potsdam City Guide" App. The walks follow the former demarcation line between East Germany and West Berlin on the banks of lake Jungfernsee. They give an insight into the life in Potsdam at the time of Ger
Summer break in Potsdam
The summer season in Potsdam invites to travel through Europe: to the Sicilian Garden in Sanssouci Park, where pomegranate trees and yucca palms make you dream of Italy. Or to the fairytale scenery of the Russian Colony Alexandrowka with its wooden houses and wide orchards. Take a seat between the red bricks of the Dutch Quarter, enjoy Dutch delicacies and look forward to a trip into the countrysi
The Potsdam Palace Night 2022
On two evenings in August, Sanssouci Park in Potsdam is transformed into a large stage. Sanssouci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick II. is part of Potsdam's UNESCO World Heritage Site and embedded in an extensive park landscape. During the Potsdam Palace Night, the park, the palaces and temples are brilliantly illuminated and staged by illustrious figures.
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Spring break in Potsdam
Those who visit Potsdam in spring delve into the fresh green of the parks and avenues and recharge their batteries between the brick-red facades and the blue Havel lakes.
Potsdam - A journey through Europe
Palazzi and orangeries, pannekoeken and pelmeni, Tulip Festival and Sinterklaas - the architecture of Potsdam, but also its traditions, reflect the eventful history of the city. And the desires of its rulers. Today, Brandenburg's state capital undoubtedly has many faces.
New exhibition at the Museum Barberini — Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde
This exhibition at the Museum Barberini is dedicated to the reception of French painting in Russia, a subject that has received little attention to date. With over eighty works, the show (August 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022) demonstrates the extent of their international visual vocabulary around 1900 and places Russian artists of the period — from Ilia Repin to Kasimir Malevich — in contex
Summertime is river Havel-time!
In Potsdam the world heritage, the rewarding founts of knowledge as well as the royal broad-mindedness unite. Potsdam´s motto “Insel großer Gedanken” (Isle of inspiration) describes not only the philosophical idea but also the geographical situation. The river Havel, the lakes Großer Zernsee and Templiner See as well as the channel Sacrow-Paretzer Kanal surround Potsdam and make Brandenburg´s capi
New inspiration for Potsdam enthusiasts: “Dein Potsdam-Reisemagazin” (Potsdam Travel Magazine)
At the moment we may only dream of future travels. But the anticipation to new, long-awaited breaks grows. Less long distance travels are planned this year, but the small but excellent tours within the own country are highly appreciated. And, as you know, good things are close.
The “Potsdam Travel Magazine” offers new inspiration and satisfies the travelers’ curiosity. The newly designed follow
“Dein Potsdam” connects. Before, during and after the holiday
Anyone who discovered Brandenburg’s capital usually comes back again. Many visitors feel connected to the town and like to recall their city break. “Explore Potsdam” inspires, relaxes and connects.
Prepare your Potsdam city break
Our tip for Potsdam enthusiasts: Browse through deinpotsdam.de, listen to the stories in the podcast and get inspiration from the travel magazine. Our Potsdam exper
Your audible winter break - “Dein Potsdam”-podcast starts the 4th series
Headed “Dein Traum von sans, souci. – Winterauszeit in Potsdam“(Your dream of sans, souci. – Winter break in Potsdam) the 4thseries of “Dein Potsdam”-podcast, recorded by PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH, goes live this week.
The podcast host Anne Robertshaw talks with her colleagues and touristic partners about Potsdam in Winter, which new digital offerings are online and how to take Po
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but differently.
Enjoy Potsdam in Advent
Usually Potsdam turns into a magic scenery inviting to stroll over the traditional Christmas markets and to meet friends and family in Advent. This year the historical scenery of Potsdam’s city is festively illuminated again and also the Christmas tree shines in its blue blaze of light at the Brandenburg Gate, but the popular Christmas markets and Advent events stay clos