Only half an hour S-Bahn ride from Berlin, the magnificent baroque city of Potsdam is a magnet for day-trippers and a must ... More
Only half an hour S-Bahn ride from Berlin, the magnificent baroque city of Potsdam is a magnet for day-trippers and a must for visitors with time on their hands. Located to the south-west of Berlin, Potsdam was founded in 993 and became the seat of the Prussian royal family in the 18th century. It is now the capital of the state of Brandenburg. The grandiose baroque palace and landscape gardens of Sanssouci belong in the same league as other magnificent European royal residences like Versailles and Windsor Castle. To see everything the grounds have to offer will take the greater part of a day. Other architectural highlights the city has to offer include Nikolaikirche church, Cecilienhof and the historic Dutch quarter. Potsdam is also known for its film industry, in particular the Babelsberg Film Studios where classic German films like The Blue Angel were filmed. The Film Museum is definitely worth a visit, even for children who don't know who Marlene Dietrich is! And that's not all. Potsdam has much more to offer visitors,there are dozens of atmospheric cafes, riverside villas and beautiful streets in the historic city centre which are perfectly suited to a leisurely stroll.
It takes a mere twenty seconds in one of Europe's fastest elevators to get to the top of the Kollhoff
Tower on Potsdamer Platz . The top floor viewing platform offers splendid views of Berlin's city center as well ...
With 500 ha of parks and 150 buildings constructed between 1730 and 1916, Potsdam's complex of palaces and parks forms
an artistic whole, whose eclectic nature reinforces its sense of uniqueness. It extends into the district of Berlin Zehlendorf, ...
The Film Museum is often overlooked due to the pulling power of Filmpark Babelsberg , the former Ufa, later DEFA,
studios, which are also located in Potsdam . This modern museum is, however, definitely worth the trip for both ...