88 Sights in Potsdam, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Potsdam, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 88 sights are available in Potsdam, Germany.

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1. Marly Garden

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Marlygarten is a garden area in Potsdam's Sanssouci Park. He was created as a kitchen garden for Friedrich Wilhelm I in 1715 and was named "Marly" by King. During stays of the royal family, Crown Prince Friedrich, the later Friedrich the Great, the Bornstedt elevation train, which was then cleared north of the garden, was to have chosen as the location for his summer castle Sanssouci.

Wikipedia: Marlygarten (DE)

2. New Palace

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The New Palace is a palace situated on the western side of the Sanssouci park in Potsdam, Germany. The building was begun in 1763, after the end of the Seven Years' War, under King Friedrich II and was completed in 1769. It is considered to be the last great Prussian Baroque palace.

Wikipedia: New Palace, Potsdam (EN), Website, Heritage Website

3. Sanssouci Park

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Sanssouci is a historical building in Potsdam, near Berlin. Built by Prussian King Frederick the Great as his summer palace, it is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it, too, is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the surrounding park. The palace was designed and built by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to meet Frederick's need for a private residence where he could escape the pomp and ceremony of the royal court. The palace's name is a French phrase that translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", emphasising that the palace was meant as a place of relaxation, rather than a seat of power.

Wikipedia: Sanssouci (EN), Website, Heritage Website

4. Alter Markt

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The Old Market Square is a centrally located square in downtown Potsdam which forms the historical centre of the city. The square consists of the area around St. Nicholas' Church. Today the term refers in particular to the area directly in front of the church. It is bordered by several prestigious historical buildings. The square has been the site of much architectural reconstruction work in recent years which has restored much historic building fabric that was lost in World War Two.

Wikipedia: Old Market Square, Potsdam (EN), Heritage Website

5. St. Peter und Paul

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St. Peter und Paul

The Roman Catholic Church of Ss. Peter and Paul is centrally located in the centre of Potsdam, and ends the Brandenburger Strasse to the east, at the western end of which is the Potsdamer Brandenburger Gate. The present church building was completed in 1870 and served equally the Potsdam parishioners and the Catholic soldiers who were stationed in the city. Since 1992 it has had the status of a provost church.

Wikipedia: Peter and Paul Church, Potsdam (EN), Website, Heritage Website

6. St. Peter und Paul

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Ss. Peter and Paul Church on Nikolskoë is a Protestant church in the Volkspark Glienecke in Berlin, Germany. It is currently administered by the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

Wikipedia: Ss. Peter and Paul, Wannsee (EN), Website, Heritage Website

7. St. Nikolaikirche

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St. Nicholas Church in Potsdam is a Lutheran church under the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia of the Evangelical Church in Germany on the Old Market Square in Potsdam. The central plan building in the Classicist style and dedicated to Saint Nicholas was built to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the years 1830 to 1837. The tambour of the 77-metre-high church that towers above the roofs of the city was built later, from 1843 to 1850. Its construction was taken over by Ludwig Persius and, from 1845, Friedrich August Stüler.

Wikipedia: St. Nicholas Church, Potsdam (EN), Architect Wikipedia, Heritage Website

8. Obelisk

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The obelisk on the Old Market Square was built between 1753 and 1755 according to a design by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. It reaches a height of almost 25 meters. Its location marks the common intersection of all the mirror axes of the baroque predecessor building of St. Nicholas' Church, the Old Town Hall and the Barberini Palace.

Wikipedia: Obelisk (Alter Markt Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

9. Sanssouci Palace

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Sanssouci Castle is a monument in the former residence city of Potsdam. It was built in the style of the Frederizian Rococo on behalf of Frederick Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff on behalf of Frederick the Great. Because of its art historical importance, Sanssouci is also called Prussian Versailles.

Wikipedia: Sanssouci (DE), Website, Heritage Website

10. Obelisk

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ObeliskBruhaha (Dieter Brügmann) at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Obelisk entrance constitutes the eastern limit of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. Following plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, Frederick the Great ordered in 1747 that this exit from the park be built.

Wikipedia: Obelisk (Sanssouci) (EN)

11. Telegrafenberg

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Telegrafenberg Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam / Attribution

The Einstein Tower is an astrophysical observatory in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany built by architect Erich Mendelsohn. It was built on the summit of the Potsdam Telegraphenberg to house a solar telescope designed by the astronomer Erwin Finlay-Freundlich. The telescope supports experiments and observations to validate Albert Einstein's relativity theory. The building was first conceived around 1917, built from 1919 to 1921 after a fund-raising drive, and became operational in 1924. Although Einstein never worked there, he supported the construction and operation of the telescope. It is still a working solar observatory today as part of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam. Light from the telescope is directed down through the shaft to the basement where the instruments and laboratory are located. There were more than half a dozen telescopes in the laboratory.

Wikipedia: Telegrafenberg (EN)

12. Muschelgrotte

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Muschelgrotte Giorgio Michele / CC BY-SA 3.0

The crystal and shell grotto in the new garden is located in the north of the Potsdam park on the banks of the Jungfernsee, southeast of the dairy and north of the Cecilienhof Castle. Friedrich Wilhelm II commissioned the Oberhofbaurat Andreas Ludwig Krüger with the planning of a grotto, which was built under the direction of his son Friedrich Ludwig Carl Krüger between 1791 and 1794 on a specially designed hill. The grotto, built around 1754/56, served as a model in the castle garden of Oranienburg. In contrast to the building there, which was recognizable as a garden architecture, the grotto in the new garden should look like nature. In order to achieve this naturalness, Krüger had the brick building with grass stone from Golzow, limestone from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, plaster stone from the resin, as well as slag and merged, sacrificed bricks, so -called "melt".

Wikipedia: Muschelgrotte im Neuen Garten (DE), Heritage Website

13. Filmmuseum Potsdam

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Filmmuseum Potsdam Florian S. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Filmmuseum Potsdam was founded in 1981 as the "Film Museum of the GDR", making it the oldest film museum with its own collection and exhibitions in Germany and received its current name in 1990. It has been under the sponsorship of the State of Brandenburg since 1991 and is organizationally part of the Film University Babelsberg. At the heart of the collections and the permanent exhibition are the world's oldest film studio in Babelsberg, its film productions and the artists who worked there on films by Bioscop, Ufa, DEFA and Studio Babelsberg. Temporary exhibitions, family exhibitions and foyer exhibitions on German and international film and media topics complete the exhibition programme. The Film Museum operates a museum shop as well as a cinema with several screenings daily, silent film screenings are accompanied by music on the historic Welte cinema organ.

Wikipedia: Filmmuseum Potsdam (DE), Website

14. Neuer Lustgarten

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Neuer Lustgarten

The Lustgarten was the oldest garden in Potsdam. Its former area is framed by Breite Straße with the Marstall in the north, the Havel in the east, the railway embankment in the south and the Ministry of the Interior in the west. Created as a baroque garden for the city palace under the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm and half transformed into a parade ground under King Frederick William I, the rest was redesigned by Frederick II and in 1829 by Peter Joseph Lenné. After the Second World War, the damaged Lustgarten was built over with the Ernst Thälmann Stadium and later with the Interhotel Potsdam. On the occasion of the 2001 Federal Horticultural Show, after the stadium was demolished without replacement, the largely sealed Neue Lustgarten was created as an event space.

Wikipedia: Lustgarten (Potsdam) (DE)

15. Jägerhof

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Park Glienicke, is an English landscape garden in the southwestern outskirts of Berlin, Germany. It is located in the locality of Wannsee in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough. Close to Glienicke Bridge the park is open to the general public. The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin. Within the ensemble it is one of the five main parks, the others being Sanssouci Park, New Garden, Babelsberg Park and Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel). Regarding diversity in gardening styles within the Potsdam park ensemble Park Glienicke is only superseded by Sanssouci Park. Furthermore, it is a park especially characterized by one personality due to the intense involvement of Prince Charles of Prussia. The park covers approximately 116 hectares

Wikipedia: Park Glienicke (EN)

16. Museum Barberini

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The Museum Barberini is an art museum in Potsdam opened in 2017. Its exhibitions range from the so-called Old Masters to contemporary art, with an emphasis on impressionist painting. Centered around works from the collection of its founder and patron Hasso Plattner, the Barberini presents three temporary exhibitions per year, featuring loans from international museums and private collections. Academic conferences serve to prepare these exhibitions. At the same time, shorter gallery displays – the so-called “art histories” – put works from the collection into constantly shifting contexts. The museum aims to offer a diverse programme of events and educational activities as well as digital offers like the Barberini App and the 4K Smart Wall in the museum.

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17. Michelson-Interferometer

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The Michelson interferometer is a common configuration for optical interferometry and was invented by the 19/20th-century American physicist Albert Abraham Michelson. Using a beam splitter, a light source is split into two arms. Each of those light beams is reflected back toward the beamsplitter which then combines their amplitudes using the superposition principle. The resulting interference pattern that is not directed back toward the source is typically directed to some type of photoelectric detector or camera. For different applications of the interferometer, the two light paths can be with different lengths or incorporate optical elements or even materials under test.

Wikipedia: Michelson interferometer (EN)

18. Bahnhof Potsdam Griebnitzsee

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Potsdam-Griebnitzsee station is an S-Bahn station in Potsdam on the outskirts of Berlin in the German state of Brandenburg. The station is located in the east of the Babelsberg suburb of the city of Potsdam in the state of Brandenburg, and about 600 metres (2,000 ft) outside the Berlin city boundary. It takes its name from the adjacent Griebnitzsee lake. It is on the Wannsee Railway. During the division of Germany, it served as a border station for traffic to West Berlin. The station is now served by trains on line S7 of the Berlin S-Bahn and Regionalbahn services RB 21 and RB 22. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.

Wikipedia: Potsdam Griebnitzsee station (EN), Heritage Website

19. Teufelsbrücke

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Teufelsbrückekarstenknuth / Attribution

The Teufelsgrabenbrücke (colloquially) known as the Devil's Bridge for short – is a five-arch stone viaduct in Potsdam-Bornstedt, Germany, designed in 1843 by the architect Ludwig Persius and built as a pedestrian bridge. It leads over a drainage ditch of Lake Bornstedt leading into the Golmer Loch, which was created during the time of Frederick II. The construction of the bridge was part of the landscape park created by Peter Joseph Lenné on behalf of Frederick William IV, which connected the Bornstedt Crown Estate with Lindstedt Castle. The Devil's Ditch is now devoid of water. This flows in clay pipes laid underground in 1891.

Wikipedia: Teufelsgrabenbrücke (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

20. Nuthepark

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The Nuthepark is a near-natural landscape park in Potsdam, Germany. The park stretches along the east bank of the Havel south and north of the mouth of the Nuthe, starting in the south at Potsdam Central Station and ending at Babelsberg Park. It was rebuilt between 1998 and 2001 in the course of preparations for the 2001 Federal Horticultural Show on a fallow site. To connect the two parts, the Nuthe is spanned by a pedestrian and cyclist bridge just before the mouth. The green spaces of the Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg, which were newly created in 2020, are to merge with the areas of the Nuthepark in the future.

Wikipedia: Nuthepark (DE)

21. Königlich-Preußische Kriegsschule

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Königlich-Preußische KriegsschuleWolfgang Pehelmann, Wiesbaden Germany / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The historic Royal Prussian War School or the Schwechten Building is a building complex that was built from 1899 to 1902 on the instructions of Kaiser Wilhelm II on Potsdam's Brauhausberg. The building ensemble was used continuously even after the dissolution of the war school in 1919; from 1946 to 1952 and from 1990 to 2013 it housed the Brandenburg State Parliament until it was replaced by the Potsdam City Palace. From December 2015 to September 2018, it was a refugee shelter. From the second half of 2019, 200 apartments will be built in the building. In the GDR period, the nickname "Kremlin" prevailed for the complex.

Wikipedia: Kriegsschule (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

22. Friedenskirche

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The Protestant Church of Peace is situated in the Marly Gardens on the Green Fence in the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. The church was built according to the wishes and with the close involvement of the artistically gifted King Frederick William IV and designed by the court architect, Ludwig Persius. After Persius' death in 1845, the architect Friedrich August Stüler was charged with continuing his work. Building included work by Ferdinand von Arnim and Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse also. The church is located in the area covered by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

Wikipedia: Church of Peace, Potsdam (EN)

23. Dampfmaschinenhaus

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Babelsberg Park is a 114 hectare park in the northeast of the city of Potsdam, bordering on the Tiefen See lake on the River Havel. The park was first designed by the landscape artist Peter Joseph Lenné and, after him, by Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau and Karl Friedrich Schinkel, by order of the then-prince William I and his wife, Augusta. Located on a hill sloping down to the lake, the park and castle are part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, which were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of their unique architecture and testimony to the development of landscape design.

Wikipedia: Babelsberg Park (EN)

24. Volkspark Potsdam

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The Volkspark Potsdam is located in the Bornstedter Feld in the north of the city of Potsdam. The area stretches for three kilometres to the Jungfernsee in the north and to the "Lennésche Feldflur" in the west. To the south it borders on the ruins of Sanssouci Park and the Nauener Vorstadt, and to the east on the Pfingstberg. With an area of 65 hectares, the park comprises the sub-areas In den Wällen, Small and Large Meadow Park, Remisenpark and Forest Park (Schragen). The site, which is managed by the development agency Bornstedter Feld, is subject to admission.

Wikipedia: Volkspark Potsdam (DE)

25. Schloss Babelsberg

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Babelsberg Palace lies in the eponymous park and quarter of Potsdam, the capital of the German state of Brandenburg, near Berlin. For over 50 years it was the summer residence of Prince William, later German Emperor William I and King of Prussia and his wife, Augusta of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empress and Queen of Prussia. Along with the surrounding park and other parks in the area, the Babelsberg Palace was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1990 for its architectural cohesion and its testimony to the power of the Prussian monarchy.

Wikipedia: Babelsberg Palace (EN), Website, Heritage Website

26. Palais Lichtenau

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The Palais Lichtenau is a classicist building in Potsdam Behertstraße 31. Built 1796 to 1797 under King Friedrich Wilhelm II in the immediate vicinity of the new garden, it is an outstanding monument to early classic architecture in Germany due to its facade design and the quality of the interior surviving. The authorship for the construction is controversial between Michael Philipp Boumann and Carl Gotthard Langhans. Contrary to the tradition and the naming, the Palais was probably not built for Countess Wilhelmine von Lichtenau and was not inhabited by it.

Wikipedia: Palais Lichtenau (DE), Heritage Website

27. Marmor Palace

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The Marmorpalais is a former royal residence in Potsdam, near Berlin in Germany, built on the grounds of the extensive Neuer Garten on the shores of the Heiliger See. The palace was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia and designed in the early Neoclassical style by the architects Carl von Gontard and Carl Gotthard Langhans. The palace remained in use by the Hohenzollern family until the early 20th century. It served as a military museum under communist rule, but has since been restored and is once again open to the public.

Wikipedia: Marmorpalais (EN), Website, Heritage Website

28. Grünes Gitter

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Grünes Gitter The original uploader was Bruhaha at German Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Green Gate in Potsdam is the main gateway into Sanssouci Park and is situated at the end of the avenue to Sanssouci Palace. This begins as one of three roads that radiate from the Luisenplatz square. The gate was designed by Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse and was put up in 1854 as part of the construction of the Church of Peace. Its name comes from the colour in which the gate was painted. Additional ornamentation is provided by individual bars and points being picked up in gold leaf. The iron gate bears the initials of Frederick William IV.

Wikipedia: Green Gate, Potsdam (EN)

29. Jägertor

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The Jägertor from 1733 is the oldest surviving Potsdam city gate. It stands in the axis of Lindenstraße and forms one of the exits to the city to the north. It was named after the electoral Jägerhof in front of the city. The gate was originally part of Potsdam's excise wall, which was not used as a fortification, but was intended to prevent the desertion of soldiers and the smuggling of goods. Since Lindenstraße cut through the former wall at an angle, the Jägertor was built at an angle to the course of the Wall.

Wikipedia: Jägertor (DE), Heritage Website

30. Modellfort

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Modellfortkarstenknuth / Attribution

The fort in the park of Sanssouci was a fortress model for the representation of new artillery technology with armour in fortifications at the end of the 19th century. The Krupp company had the model fort built in 1893 in the northwestern part of Potsdam's Sanssouci Park in order to convince Kaiser Wilhelm II of the basic principles of the new technology. In November 2004, the ruins were filled in by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and can no longer be visited since then.

Wikipedia: Fort im Park von Sanssouci (DE)

31. Gerichtslaube

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The court leaflets is a historic building in the Babelsberg district of Potsdam, which was built in the 13th century as an annex to the Old Town Hall in Berlin. Centuries later, following the new town hall building in 1871, the building became a self-life, with the original building being transferred to the Babelsberg Park and later being overformed there. In the rebuilt Nikolaiviertel in Berlin, there is a copy of modern materials, which is used as a restaurant and bears the name Zur Gerichtslaube.

Wikipedia: Gerichtslaube (Berlin) (DE)

32. Pfaueninsel

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Pfaueninsel is an island in the River Havel situated in Berlin-Wannsee, in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in southwestern Berlin, near the border with Potsdam in Brandenburg. The island is part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its outstanding Prussian architecture, and is a popular destination for day-trippers. Pfaueninsel is also a nature reserve in accordance with the EU Habitats Directive and a Special Protection Area for wild birds.

Wikipedia: Pfaueninsel (EN), Heritage Website

33. Gedenkstätte Lindenstr. 54/55

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Gedenkstätte Lindenstr. 54/55

The memorial at Lindenstraße 54/55 in Potsdam commemorates the political persecution under both German dictatorships. Popularly known as the "Lindenhotel", the hotel served as a remand prison for political prisoners during the National Socialist era and was taken over by the Soviet secret service NKVD/MGB and later the State Security of the GDR in the same function after the war. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, it became the House of Democracy and from 2007 it was used as a memorial site.

Wikipedia: Gedenkstätte Lindenstraße 54/55 (DE), Website

34. Brockessches Haus

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The Brockess House, also known as Brockess Palace in recent publications, is a listed residential and manufactory building in downtown Potsdam. It was built in 1776, after Carl von Gontards, on the Am Kanal Street with grants from Friedrich II for the glass grinder Johann Christoph Brockes. After numerous changes of ownership and a longer vacancy, the palace was completely restored to the monument-oriented extent until the end of 2016 and has since been used as a residential building.

Wikipedia: Brockessches Haus (DE), Heritage Website

35. Temple of Friendship

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Temple of Friendship

The Temple of Friendship is a small, round building in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, in Germany. It was built by King Frederick II of Prussia in memory of his sister, Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia, who died in 1758. The building, in the form of a classical temple, was built south of the park's main boulevard between 1768 by architect Carl von Gontard. It complements the Temple of Antiquities, which lies due north of the boulevard on an axis with the Temple of Friendship.

Wikipedia: Temple of Friendship (EN)

36. Hiller-Brandtsche Häuser

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The Hiller-Brandt Houses are the buildings completed in 1769 at Breite Straße 8 to 12 in Potsdam. King Frederick II had the two town houses rebuilt with a uniform façade according to plans by Georg Christian Unger and extended by a barracks. The building is named after its users, the merchant Johann Friedrich Hiller and the master tailor Johann Gebhardt Brandt. Since its renovation, the listed building has housed rental and owner-occupied apartments since 2013.

Wikipedia: Hiller-Brandtsche Häuser (DE), Heritage Website

37. Winzerberg

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The winemaker mountain is located in Potsdam and is located east vis-à-vis the Sanssouci Park. The entrance from the southern foot of the hill is formed by the imposing Triumph Gate. The wine-growing mountain belongs to the administrative assets of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Garten Berlin-Brandenburg, is maintained by a funding association that has previously completely restored it and has been part of the Potsdam World Heritage Site since 1990.

Wikipedia: Winzerberg (DE), Website

38. museum Fluxus+

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The museum FLUXUS+ is located in Potsdam, Germany and opened in the city's new cultural centre Schiffbauergasse in April 2008. It is Potsdam's first museum of modern art. The 1000 sqm exhibition space of the two-storey building comprehends artworks from private collections. With its large art+life-shop, its café, an “atrium” for temporary exhibitions and events, the museum FLUXUS+ has become a cultural meeting point not only for artists and art-lovers.

Wikipedia: Museum FLUXUS+ (EN), Website

39. Brauhausberg

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The Brauhausberg is an 88 m above sea level. NHN high survey in the Teltow suburb of Potsdam. It is in front of the Ravensbergen and forms the northern end of the Saarmund end moraine arch. His name is based on a brewery opened in the early 18th century. The southern neighbor is the Telegrafenberg, which was called Hinterer Brauhausberg until 1832. The Brauhausberg is considered an ancient natural character in the Urstromtal, long before the Havel existed.

Wikipedia: Brauhausberg (DE)

40. Jagdschloss Glienicke

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Jagdschloss Glienicke is a hunting lodge in the Berlin district of Wannsee near Glienicke Bridge. Babelsberg and Glienicke Palace can be seen nearby. Originally constructed in the late-17th century and expanded in the mid-1800s, the castle is part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to its cohesion with the surrounding landscape and its testimony to the power of Prussia in the 17-19th centuries.

Wikipedia: Jagdschloss Glienicke (EN)

41. Chinese House

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Chinese HouseJohann H. Addicks - addicks@gmx.net / GFDL 1.2

The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. Frederick the Great had it built, about seven hundred metres southwest of the Sanssouci Summer Palace, to adorn his flower and vegetable garden. The garden architect was Johann Gottfried Büring, who between 1755 and 1764 designed the pavilion in the then-popular style of Chinoiserie, a mixture of ornamental rococo elements and parts of Chinese architecture.

Wikipedia: Chinese House (Potsdam) (EN), Heritage Website


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The Low-Frequency Array, or LOFAR, is a large radio telescope, with an antenna network located mainly in the Netherlands, and spreading across 7 other European countries as of 2019. Originally designed and built by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, it was first opened by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in 2010, and has since been operated on behalf of the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) partnership by ASTRON.

Wikipedia: Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) (EN), Website

43. Dampfmaschinenhaus (Moschee)

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The former steam engine house for Sanssouci - also called "pump house" or "mosque" - is in Potsdam at the Neustädter Havelbucht. At the request of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. From 1841 to 1843 under the direction of Ludwig Persius, it was created for the operation of the great fountains in front of Sanssouci Castle. It is one of the historical landmarks of engineering in Germany and is an outstanding example of oriental architecture.

Wikipedia: Dampfmaschinenhaus für Sanssouci (DE), Heritage Website

44. Loggia Alexandra

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The Loggia Alexandra is a belvedere on the Böttcherberg in Berlin-Wannsee above the village of Klein Glienicke, which belongs to Potsdam. The mountain and loggia in the "Klein Glienicke Landscape Park" are part of the World Heritage Site of the Berlin-Potsdam Cultural Landscape, which stretches from Peacock Island to Werder and has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1990 with its palaces and gardens as a whole ensemble.

Wikipedia: Loggia Alexandra (DE)

45. Drachenhaus

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Dragon House is a historical building in Potsdam, Germany, built by King Frederick the Great of Prussia on the southern slope of the Klausberg, which borders the northern edge of Sanssouci Park. It was constructed between 1770 and 1772 in the prevailing Chinoiserie taste of the time, designed to imitate a Chinese pagoda. Carl von Gontard was commissioned to build it. The house served as the residence of the vineyard's vintner.

Wikipedia: Dragon House (EN), Facebook, Website

46. Potsdam Museum

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The Potsdam Museum- Forum for Art and History, founded at the beginning of the 20th century, has one of the largest art, cultural and regional history collections in the state of Brandenburg with over 250,000 objects. The inventory reflects the civil commitment and passion for collecting the founding years. The diverse collections include cultural -historical and military -historical areas as well as works of artistic work.

Wikipedia: Potsdam Museum (DE), Facebook, Website, Youtube

47. Altes Rathaus

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The Old Town Hall in Potsdam is located on the Alter Markt in the vicinity of St. Nicholas' Church, the Barberini Museum and opposite the City Palace. It was built between 1753 and 1755 according to the ideas and orders of Frederick the Great and according to plans by the master builders Johann Boumann and Christian Ludwig Hildebrandt. As with other buildings in Potsdam, Italian baroque architecture served as a model.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

48. Fortunaportal

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The Fortuna on the Old Market in Potsdam, opposite the Church of St. Nikolai, was designed by the Dutch architect Jean de Bodt in 1701 as the entrance gate to the Potsdam city palace and 1701 on the occasion of the self -crowning of the Elector Friedrich III. inaugurated to King Frederick I in Prussia. Since then, the construction of the Fortuna portal has been the beginning of classic Potsdam architecture.

Wikipedia: Fortunaportal (DE)

49. Villa Carlshagen

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Villa Carlshagen, also Villa Karlshagen, is a listed building in Potsdam, Olympic Weg 1. The property located on Lake Templine is surrounded by the area of the Sportpark Air Ship Port. According to the design of the architect Friedrich Wilhelm Göhre, a neoclassical-style residential building was built in 1909–1910. The former owner and Berlin banker Carl Hagen were the declaring name.

Wikipedia: Villa Carlshagen (DE)

50. Villa von Diringshofen

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The villa of Diringshofen, also called Villa Sigismund or Haus Lehnitzsee, is a bourgeois residential building in Potsdam, in the Neu Fahrland district, at Lehnitzsee 8. von Diringshofen born de Haën (1871–1915). They had the house built on the west bank of the Lehnitzsee 1912–1913 as retirement seat. The architect of the three-story building was Ludwig Otte in Berlin-Lichterfelde.

Wikipedia: Villa von Diringshofen (DE), Heritage Website

51. Schloss Glienicke

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Glienicke Palace is a historic palace located on the peninsula of Berlin-Wannsee in Germany. It was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel around 1825 for Prince Carl of Prussia. Since 1990, Glienicke Palace and the park have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin" because of their unique contribution to Prussian landscape architecture.

Wikipedia: Glienicke Palace (EN), Website

52. Schloss Marquardt

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Schloss Marquardt is a palace located 15 km northwest from downtown Potsdam, in the neighbourhood Marquardt. The palace has been used for different purposes, such as summer or winter residence of nobility and upper-class people, hotel, hospital, and university. Currently the building is used for events, such as weddings and gastronomy, and also as a filming location.

Wikipedia: Schloss Marquardt (EN), Heritage Website

53. Marstall

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Marstall Florian S. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Marstall is a listed building on Breite Straße in Potsdam, Germany. Built in 1685 by Johann Arnold Nering in the Baroque style as an orangery, it has been rebuilt and expanded several times over the course of history. The former riding stable of the City Palace is the oldest surviving building in the city and has been home to the Potsdam Film Museum since 1981.

Wikipedia: Marstall (Potsdamer Stadtschloss) (DE), Heritage Website

54. Brandenburger Tor

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The Brandenburg Gate on the Luisenplatz in Potsdam, not to be confused with the gate of the same name on Berlin's Pariser Platz, was built in 1770–71 by Carl von Gontard and Georg Christian Unger by order of Frederick II of Prussia. It stands at the western end of Brandenburger Straße, which runs in a straight line up to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Wikipedia: Brandenburg Gate (Potsdam) (EN)

55. Seerose

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Seerose Axel Mauruszat / CC BY 2.0 de

The water lily Potsdam is a bank pavilion in Potsdam. The eight -time curved roof structure in the form of a leaf rosette is a hyparschalenbau and was designed by civil engineer Ulrich Müther. The building was listed on December 21, 2004 by the Brandenburg State Monument Office. The architectural style of the water lily is assigned to organic architecture.

Wikipedia: Seerose Potsdam (DE), Heritage Website

56. Platz der Einheit

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The Platz der Einheit is one of the oldest squares in Potsdam, along with the Bassinplatz and the Plantage. Laid out under the soldier king Friedrich Wilhelm I, the square is bordered by the Wilhelmgalerie in the north, residential buildings in the east, Am Kanal in the south and Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in the west. It is an important public transport hub.

Wikipedia: Platz der Einheit (Potsdam) (DE)

57. Glienicker Brücke

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Glienicker Brücke

The Glienicke Bridge is a bridge across the Havel River in Germany, connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with the Brandenburg capital Potsdam. It is named after nearby Glienicke Palace. The current bridge, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1907, although major reconstruction was necessary after it was damaged during World War II.

Wikipedia: Glienicke Bridge (EN)

58. Hans Otto Theater

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The Hans Otto Theatre, named after the actor Hans Otto, is a municipal theatre in Potsdam in Germany. Its headquarters and main venue is in the Großes Haus am Tiefen See in Potsdam's cultural district on Schiffbauergasse. Other regular venues are the neighbouring historic Reithalle and occasionally the Palace Theatre in the Neues Palais.

Wikipedia: Hans Otto Theatre (EN), Website

59. Neuer Garten

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The New Garden belongs to the ensemble of the Potsdam Palace Parks, such as Park Babelsberg and Park Sanssouci. The area is a 102.5 hectares park area bordering the Holy See and the Virgin TV in northern Potsdam. Friedrich Wilhelm II had a new garden set up on this site from 1787, which was to stand out from the Baroque park of Sanssouci.

Wikipedia: Neuer Garten Potsdam (DE), Website, Heritage Website

60. Blockhaus Nikolskoe

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The Nikolskoe log house is a monument in the Wannsee district of Berlin and is used as a restaurant. It was in 1819 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III. on the occasion of the visit of his daughter Charlotte and her husband Nikolaus built in the style of a Russian farmhouse. Damaged in a fire in 1984, it was then rebuilt true to the original.

Wikipedia: Blockhaus Nikolskoe (DE), Heritage Website

61. Pfingstkirche

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Pfingstkirche Udo Unkelbach / GFDL

The Evangelical Pentecost Church in the Potsdam district of Nauener suburb is located in the Große Weinmeisterstraße. It developed from a Pentecost chapel inaugurated in 1894. In addition to the church, the new Pentecostal house, the rectory of the community and the widow house are housed on the Pentecost site.

Wikipedia: Pfingstkirche (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

62. Schloss Charlottenhof

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Schloss Charlottenhof Rictor Norton / CC BY 2.0

Charlottenhof Palace or Charlottenhof Manor is a former royal palace located southwest of Sanssouci Palace in Sanssouci Park at Potsdam, Germany. It is best known as the summer residence of Crown Prince Frederick William. Today it is maintained by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

Wikipedia: Charlottenhof Palace (EN)

63. Knobelsdorff-Haus

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The Knobelsdorffhaus is a citizen house on the Old Market 9, formerly Brauerstraße 10, in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town Hall on the east side of the Old Market in Potsdam. Together with the Old Town Hall and the glass passage, it forms the Potsdam Museum instead of the destroyed diaper band house.

Wikipedia: Knobelsdorffhaus (DE), Heritage Website

64. Residenz des Botschafters von Ecuador

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Residenz des Botschafters von Ecuador

Landhaus Prölls is located in Potsdam's Berliner Vorstadt district at Seestraße 41/42, was built in 1926 and is located on the eastern shore of the Heiliger See. The building, with the remains of the enclosure, is a listed building and has served as the residence of the ambassador of Ecuador since 2001.

Wikipedia: Seestraße 41/42 (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

65. ehemaliger Standort der Potsdamer Synagoge

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The Old Synagogue in Potsdam was built between 1900 and 1903 according to designs by the architect Otto Kerwien and was inaugurated on 17 June 1903. The synagogue was destroyed at the end of World War II. After the demolition of its ruins in the 1950s, the area was redeveloped with residential buildings.

Wikipedia: Alte Synagoge (Potsdam) (DE)

66. Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte

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The carriage horse stable is a monument to the Neuer Markt in Potsdam. He was built in the style of classicism in the years 1787–1789 by Andreas Ludwig Krüger. The former stable for the carriage horses of the city-decided ensemble has been home to the House of Brandenburg-Prussian history since 2003.

Wikipedia: Kutschpferdestall (DE), Heritage Website

67. Gärtnergehilfenhaus

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The Roman Baths, situated northeast of the Charlottenhof Palace in the Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, reflect the Italiensehnsucht of its creator Frederick William IV of Prussia. Various classical Roman and antique Italian styles were melded into an architectural ensemble, created between 1829 and 1840.

Wikipedia: Roman Baths (Potsdam) (EN)

68. Sommerhaus Alexander

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The Alexander House is a listed building on the banks of Lake Groß Glienicker in the Potsdam district of Groß Glienicke. It was on behalf of the Jewish doctor in 1927 and then President of the Berlin Medical Association Dr. Alfred Alexander built as a weekend and summer house for the family.

Wikipedia: Alexander-Haus (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

69. Ringerkolonnade

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The Potsdam City Palace is a building in Potsdam, Germany, located on the Old Market Square, next to the St. Nicholas' Church (Nikolaikirche). It was the second official residence of the margraves and electors of Brandenburg, later kings in Prussia, kings of Prussia and German emperors.

Wikipedia: City Palace, Potsdam (EN)

70. Bornstedter Friedhof

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Bornstedter Friedhofkarstenknuth / Attribution

The Bornstedter cemetery is located directly opposite the Bornstedt Krongut in the immediate vicinity of the Potsdam orangery. Not only are Bornstedt residents buried on it, but also numerous personalities. Theodor Fontane already wrote: What dies in Sanssouci is buried in Bornstedt.

Wikipedia: Bornstedter Friedhof (DE), Website, Heritage Website

71. Böttcherberg

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The Böttcherberg in the Klein Glienicke Landscape Park is part of the World Heritage Site of the Berlin-Potsdam Cultural Landscape, which stretches from the Peacock Island to Werder and has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1990 with its palaces and gardens as a whole.

Wikipedia: Böttcherberg (DE)

72. Kleiner Ravensberg

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Kleiner Ravensberg

Kleiner Ravensberg is the highest elevation in the municipal area of Potsdam in Brandenburg, Germany with a peak at 114.2 m above sea level. It is located in a woodland called Ravensberge. The hill is part of a push moraine which was formed during the Weichselian glaciation.

Wikipedia: Kleiner Ravensberg (EN)

73. Krongut Bornstedt

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The Bornstedt Crown Estate is a former royal estate and, today, a tourist attraction in the Potsdam borough of Bornstedt. It belongs to the ensemble of palaces and gardens of Sanssouci Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other parks and palaces in the area.

Wikipedia: Bornstedt Crown Estate (EN), Website

74. Villa Quandt

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The Villa Quandt is a villa on the Pfingstberg in Potsdam. It is named after the War Council widow Ulrike Augusta von Quandt, houses the Theodor Fontane Archive and the Brandenburg literary office and belongs to the administrative stock of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens.

Wikipedia: Villa Quandt (DE), Heritage Website

75. Erlöserkirche Potsdam

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Erlöserkirche Potsdam

The Evangelical Church of the Redeemer is located in Potsdam's Brandenburger Vorstadt district at the intersection of Nansenstraße and Meistersingerstraße. With its height of 74 metres, the slender tower is a landmark of the Brandenburg suburb and can be seen from afar.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

76. Meierei und Pumpwerk

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Meierei und Pumpwerk

The Dairy in the New Garden was built to plans by the master builder, Carl Gotthard Langhans, on the shore of the Jungfernsee lake at the northernmost tip of the New Garden in Potsdam, Germany. Construction was carried out from 1790 to 1792 by Andreas Ludwig Krüger.

Wikipedia: Dairy in the New Garden (EN), Heritage Website

77. Marienquelle

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MarienquelleKarstenknuth / Attribution

The Holy Sepulchre Gate, better known as the Marienquelle, is a spring on Templiner Straße near the entrance to Caputh, near Templin, in the forest area Forst Potsdam Süd, which belongs to the city of Potsdam. It is registered in the Brandenburg list of monuments.

Wikipedia: Heiliges Grabestor (DE), Heritage Website

78. Kaiserin-Augusta-Stift

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The Empress Augusta Pen at Potsdam's Neue Garden is a castle-like building complex, built from 1900 to 1902 under the direction of architects Lothar Krüger and Arthur Kickton in neo-Roman style as a home for war-orphan girls by the Empress Augusta Foundation.

Wikipedia: Kaiserin-Augusta-Stift (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

79. Bittschriftenlinde

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The supplicant lime tree stood in Potsdam's Humboldtstraße, at the southern corner of the City Palace. It was the most famous tree in the city. In the place of the original tree, there is now a second lime tree, which is also called the supplicant lime tree.

Wikipedia: Bittschriftenlinde (DE)

80. Der Jahrhundertschritt

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Der Jahrhundertschritt Jürgen Langguth / Copyrighted free use

The Step of the Century is a bronze sculpture created by Wolfgang Mattheuer in 1984. It is considered one of the most important works of art of the GDR at the time of the division of Germany and is a parable of the inner turmoil of the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Der Jahrhundertschritt (DE)

81. Bürgerbahnhof

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Potsdam Park Sanssouci is a German railway station located in Potsdam, the capital city of Brandenburg, on the Berlin–Magdeburg railway. Named Potsdam Wildpark until 1999, it serves the Sanssouci Park and is famous for the Kaiserbahnhof building.

Wikipedia: Potsdam Park Sanssouci station (EN)

82. Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte

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Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte Klabauter2 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The House of Brandenburg-Prussian History (HBPG) is a museum on the Neuer Markt in Potsdam, which is based there in the carriage horse stable. It sees itself as an open forum for active dealing with Brandenburg and Prussian history.

Wikipedia: Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte (DE), Website

83. Historische Mühle

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Historische Mühle

The Historic Mill of Sanssouci is a mill in Potsdam, Germany. Thanks to the legend of The Miller of Sanssouci, the Mill became famous, particularly due to its association with Frederick the Great and his summer palace of Sanssouci.

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84. Alte Wache

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The Alte Wache is an early classicist building in Potsdam, Germany, on the corner of Lindenstraße and Charlottenstraße. It was built by order of King Frederick William II in 1795–97 according to plans by Andreas Ludwig Krüger.

Wikipedia: Alte Wache (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website

85. Werner-Alfred-Bad

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Werner-Alfred-Badkarstenknuth / Attribution

The Werner-Alfred-Bad is a former swimming pool in Potsdam, Germany. It was named after the German aviation pioneer Werner Alfred Pietschker. The facility at Hegelallee 23 has been a health centre since a total renovation in 2009.

Wikipedia: Werner-Alfred-Bad (DE), Heritage Website

86. Potsdamer Glockenspiel

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The Potsdam carillon on the plantation in Potsdam, is the replica of the historic carillon of the Garrison Church about 200 meters north of the original location. It has been a listed building since July 2021.

Wikipedia: Potsdamer Glockenspiel (DE)

87. Schloss Kartzow

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Schloss Kartzowkarstenknuth. / Attribution

Kartzow Castle is a manor house in the Kartzow district of Potsdam. It emerged from a manor and was rebuilt between 1912 and 1914 according to plans by the Berlin architect Eugen Schmohl in the baroque style.

Wikipedia: Schloss Kartzow (DE), Heritage Website

88. Jüdischer Friedhof

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The Jewish cemetery on Pfingstberg in Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg (Germany), was established in 1743. It is located at Puschkinallee 18, near the Belvedere, and is a protected monument.

Wikipedia: Jüdischer Friedhof (Potsdam) (DE), Heritage Website


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