Potsdam's cultural treasures through the centuries
Potsdam, located southwest of Berlin, is a former seat of the royal Prussian residence and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exquisite garden.
The symbol of Potsdam is Sanssouci Palace, named after the French phrase "sans souci", which means "carefree". Frederick the Great had it built according to his own sketches in the middle of the 18th century and it was soon given the nickname of the 'Prussian Versailles'. The palace is only five minutes' walk from Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci, an ideal starting point for a conference or tour of Potsdam. Another key attraction is Alexandrowka, a village built in 1826/27 as a colony for Russian singers. The wooden architecture is deliberately reminiscent of Russian dachas in order to make the singers feel at home. In the 20th century the Babelsberg film studio was was established in Potsdam and it is now the biggest in Europe. 'The Book Thief' was filmed here in 2013.
(36 parking spaces in the hotel)
Costs: € 17/day
Public multi-storey parking lot, Luisenplatz
(278 parking spaces)
Cost € 1.50 / hour
Potsdam Main Station
Distance: 3 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 12 (one way)» Search for saver fares
Distance: 30 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 56 (one way)
Berlin Potsdam Travel Card
Discover Berlin and Potsdam with the free VBB ticket.