A city with a European face
Potsdam is undoubtedly one of Germany's most beautiful cities. Nestled in a charming cultural landscape dotted with palaces and historic gardens, which have been on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list since 1990, turn the capital of the Federal State of Brandenburg into a great travel destination, suiting all sorts of interests and demands.
When strolling past the scenic landscape, guests may come across and marvel at Potsdam's twelve palaces. Commissioned by the king, famous master builders like Knobelsdorff, Schinkel, or Persius, and great landscape architects like Lenné, Eyserbeck and Fürst von Pückler-Muskau, designed a magnificent diversity of architectural monuments and gardens. Key attractions and crowd pullers are the Sanssouci Palace - summer residence of King Frederick II - and the Cecilienhof Palace, venue of the Potsdam Conference.
The historic quarters Russian Colony Alexandrovka, the Dutch Quarter - renowned for its red brick buildings, and the former Bohemian Weavers' Quarter, strongly contributed to a European atmosphere in Potsdam.
The city offers its guests a fascinating range of special attractions, among them the Filmpark, the tropical nature paradise and discovery world "Biosphere", the "Volkspark", to be found on the grounds of the 2001 Federal Horticultural Show in Potsdam ("BUGA"), boat tours and the Crown Estate Bornstedt, all making a visit of Potsdam a worthwhile experience. The diverse spectrum of cultural highlights on the Shipbuilder's Lane or "Schiffbauergasse" - Potsdam's cultural meeting place, the historic centre, as well as numerous other wonderful attractions, round off the Potsdam experience.
Discover Potsdam – the tourist information centres will gladly assist you
The two tourist information centres at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and at Luisenplatz in the city centre are your partner for planning and arranging your stay in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage city of Potsdam. The city offers you an incomparable variety of cultural, historic, architectural, and scenic attractions. Receive first-hand information and inspirations for exploring and enjoying the city.
Easter, 1st May, Ascension Day, Pentecost, 3rd October (Reunification Day), 31st October (Reformation Day) - open according to the hours of the respective weekday. Christmas Eve (24th December) and New Year's Eve (31st December) open from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed on the first and second day of Christmas and on New Year's Day.
Do you have any questions relating to group travel and guided tours of the city?
Our Office for Group Travel and Sightseeing Tours can be reached at:
Phone +49 (0)331/2755850
Fax +49 (0)331/2755859
Are you planning to organise a conference or convention in Potsdam?
Your partner for conferences and conventions:
Phone +49 (0)331/27558-54, -52
Fax +49 (0)331/27558-59
Special travel offer "Potsdam à la Card" - Potsdam visit at a special rate "3 nights for the price of 2"
Some 16 accommodation providers welcome you during the off-season (November to February, July and August) as well as on all weekends of the year with their special offer "Potsdam à la Card" - "3 for 2". Take some time off to go on a short trip to the State Capital of Brandenburg and pay for two nights, but get one free night. The special offer not only includes these three nights in a double room with breakfast, but also the bonus card and public transportation ticket Potsdam & Berlin WelcomeCard valid for three days (free travel on all means of public transport in Potsdam and Berlin), many discounts on admission to cultural and tourist attractions in Potsdam and Berlin, as well as a round walk of the historic city centre.
» Price special "3 for 2" at a glance
World Culture in royal splendour: Travel special "Potsdam à la card"
More than 16 accommodation providers welcome you to Potsdam with their travel package "Potsdam à la Card". Come to Potsdam on a short trip and take advantage of this deal by spending two nights in a double room with shower/WC, breakfast, and get the bonus card "Potsdam & Berlin WelcomeCard" (valid for three days with free travel on all means of Potsdam's and Berlin's public transport, as well as many discounts on admissions in both cities) plus a Potsdam info package. Depending on your choice of accommodation, this special offer can be booked at a price starting from 99 EUR.
"» Potsdam à la card" at a glance
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Booking a travel package
Are you looking for a Potsdam travel package? Then please go to "travel package & booking". There are more than 100 offers every day, divided into categories like culture, gastronomy, wellness, holiday travel, and price specials.
Information and booking: +49(0)331- 275 58-0
Comprehensive service for tourists
The Potsdam Tourismus Service agency gladly assists you in all matters concerning your stay in Potsdam by providing information and advice, making hotel reservations, arranging overnight stays with private providers, or by booking round tours of the city, and organising group programmes for you. Those already in town may obtain information directly from the two tourist information centres at the Brandenburg Gate and inside the main train station (Hauptbahnhof).