A UNESCO World Heritage site. Prussia’s monarchs left their mark on Potsdam. 17 palaces and palatial buildings are the defining features of this city, which is nestled in the densely wooded Havel lake district. Famous architects such as Knobelsdorff, Schinkel or Persius and great landscape gardeners such as Lenné, Eyserbeck and Prince Hermann von Pückler- Muskau received royal commissions to design Potsdam’s impressive and diverse palaces and horticultural landscape.
Potsdam’s UNESCO-world heritage comprises the three historic parks Sanssouci, Neuer Garten and Babelsberg including their buildings and palaces, park Sacrow and the Heilandskirche, palace and park Lindstedt, the Russian colony Alexandrowka, the Pfingstberg and Belvedere as well as the Kaiserbahnhof at the Wildpark.
The impressive architecture, horticultural design and history of this world heritage site should tempt everybody for a visit. Potsdam’s palaces and parks provide a unique backdrop for top-class events: the music festival Potsdam Sanssouci, the Baroque Horse show “Le Carrousel de Sanssouci“ and Potsdam’s palace night.
POTSDAM TRAVEL FACTS
Arrival Airport: Berlin | Transfer Time from airport: 1 hour (rail) / 35 mins (driving) | 900km from Calais
(Information is approximate and subject to change / rail transfers are not always direct and may involve changing trains).
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