What to do and see in Potsdam, Brandenburg: The Best Free Things to do

November 28, 2021 Janean Rudisill

Potsdam was the residence of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers until 1918. It is the site of the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. The city is now the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg and a home to three public colleges and a major film production studio.
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1. Potsdam's Gardens

Schopenhauerstrasse, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 9694200 [email protected] http://www.spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/schloesser-gaerten-im-ueberblick/
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Potsdam's Gardens

Reviewed By NatalyaP183 - Summit, United States

The gardens are grand even with most statues covered for the winter. I am sure in the season one could walk for hours exploring the grounds. Highly recommend to see.

2. Sanssouci Park

Zur Historischen Muhle, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 9694200 http://www.spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/park-sanssouci/
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Sanssouci Park

Reviewed By giuseppecincin - Rosyth, United Kingdom

Lovely place to spend a few hours walking or looking at the nice gardens and flowers. The park is very big, very well kept, beautiful walk, quite, relaxing. Lovely statues inside, many different shapes. A place to visit in Potsdam, definitely.

3. Neuer Garten

Am Neuen Garten, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 9694200 http://www.spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/neuer-garten/
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Neuer Garten

Reviewed By timfl2016 - Urbana, United States

I’ve reviewed Sanssouci Park as a treasure and the New Garden is certainly another. It has Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Declaration was signed, Marble Palace, plus some beautiful park space and a a few other sights.

4. Park Babelsberg

Park Babelsberg 10, 14482 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany http://www.potsdam.de/park-babelsberg
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Park Babelsberg

Reviewed By cookerleo

Park Babelsberg is one of the most beautiful parks I know and it is a must-visit when you're coming to Potsdam. I came here multiple times already and looking forward to come back again. Back in the days it was build as a summer residence for the first emperor of Germany and it's still well preserved, because many green-keepers keeping it clean day for day. There are old traditional buildings all over the park and you have big green meadows where you can relax, do sports or go for a walk with your dog. It's not as crowded as many other parks, especially like in Berlin where I come from and in the summertime a small lido opens at the Havel. I love the landscape with its hills and the lake and if you have a day off you should visit Park Babelsberg. It is easy to reach and just 10-15 minutes by feet from train station Babelsberg.

5. Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow

Faehrstr., 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 33206 20312 [email protected] http://www.heilandskirche-sacrow.de/
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Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow

6. Einsteinturm

Albert-Einstein-Strasse Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein, 14473 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 291741 [email protected] http://www.visitberlin.de/de/event/einsteinturm-oeffentliche-fuehrungen-durch-wissenschaftspark-und-einsteinturm
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Einsteinturm

Reviewed By dhs9909 - Bern, Switzerland

The Einsteinturm reminds its visitors that Albert Einstein spend an extensive time in Potsdam before he had to flee the Nazis and went to the States.

7. Potsdam Friedenskirche

Am Gruenen Gitter 3, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 974009 http://www.spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/friedenskirche/
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Potsdam Friedenskirche

8. Botanische Garten der Universitaet Potsdam

Maulbeerallee 2, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 331 9771952
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Botanische Garten der Universitaet Potsdam

9. Hollandisches Viertel

Hollaendisches Viertel 1, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany http://www.hollaendisches-viertel.net/
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Hollandisches Viertel

Reviewed By BeautifulBC-49

A must see when you happen to be in Berlin is a little side trip to Potsdam's old Dutch Quarter (or Hollandisches Viertel in German). Beautiful old brick architecture completely restored. It's a nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon meandering through the old cobblestone streets and doing a little shopping in the unique shops, and stopping for a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or Cafe's with outdoor seating.

10. Bar Fritz'n

Dortustr. 6, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany +49 173 2479353 http://www.barfritzn.de
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Bar Fritz'n

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