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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 94 sights are available in Potsdam, Germany.

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1. Marly Garden

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The Marlygarten is a garden area in Potsdam's Sanssouci Park, Germany. It was laid out in 1715 as a kitchen garden for Frederick William I and named "Marly" by the king. During stays of the royal family, Crown Prince Frederick, later Frederick the Great, is said to have chosen the Bornstedt ridge north of the garden, which had been cleared at the time, as the location for his summer palace 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 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. 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)

6. St. Peter und Paul

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St. Peter und Paul

The Church of St. Peter and Paul is a Roman Catholic church located in the centre of Potsdam, Germany. It sits at the eastern end of Brandenburger Street, at the western end of which is the Potsdamer Brandenburger Gate. The present church building was completed in 1870 and served 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

7. 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

8. 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), Website, Heritage Website

9. 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

10. Sanssouci Palace

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Sanssouci Palace is a monument in Potsdam, Germany. It was built between 1745 and 1747 by order of Frederick the Great according to plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff in the Friderician Rococo style. Because of its art-historical significance, Sanssouci Palace is also known as the Prussian Versailles.

Wikipedia: Sanssouci (DE), Website, Heritage Website

11. 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)

12. 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)

13. 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

14. 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

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. Neuer Lustgarten

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Neuer Lustgarten

The pleasure garden was the oldest garden in Potsdam. Its area is framed by the Breiten 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. When baroque garden under the great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm created for the city palace and half of King Friedrich Wilhelm I. transformed half into a parade area, the rest was redesigned by Frederick II and in 1829 by Peter Joseph Lenné. After the Second World War, the damaged lust garden was built with the Ernst Thälmann Stadium and later with the Interhotel Potsdam. On the occasion of the Federal Garden Show in 2001, the mostly sealed new pleasure garden was created as an event area after the stadium without replacing the stadium.

Wikipedia: Lustgarten (Potsdam) (DE)

17. 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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18. 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)

19. Bahnhof Potsdam Griebnitzsee

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Potsdam-Griebnitzsee station is a regional and 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 20, RB 22, and RB 23. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.

Wikipedia: Potsdam Griebnitzsee station (EN), Heritage Website

20. 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

21. 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)

22. Königlich-Preußische Kriegsschule

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

The historical Royal Prussian War School and the Schwechten building is a building complex that was built on the Potsdam Brauhausberg from 1899 to 1902 on the instructions of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The building ensemble was continuously used 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 accommodation. 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

23. 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), Website

24. 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)

25. 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. Despite the name, brick is the main material. 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

26. 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 over 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)

27. 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

28. Villa von Diringshofen

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The Villa von Diringshofen, also called Villa Sigismund or Haus Lehnitzsee, is an upper-middle-class residential building in Potsdam, in the district of Neu Fahrland, Am Lehnitzsee 8. The villa is named after its builders, Lieutenant General Max von Diringshofen (1855–1936) and his wife Margarete von Diringshofen née de Haën (1871–1915). They had the house built between 1912 and 1913 on the western shore of Lake Lehnitz as a retirement home. The architect of the three-storey building was Ludwig Otte in Berlin-Lichterfelde.

Wikipedia: Villa von Diringshofen (DE), Heritage Website

29. Gerichtslaube

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The Gerichtslaube is a historic building in Potsdam's Babelsberg district, which was built in the 13th century as an annex to the Old Town Hall in Berlin. Centuries later, as a result of the construction of the new town hall in 1871, the building took on a life of its own, whereby the original building was moved to the park of Babelsberg and later reshaped there. In Berlin's rebuilt Nikolaiviertel, there is a copy made of modern materials that is used as a restaurant and bears the name Zur Gerichtslaube.

Wikipedia: Gerichtslaube (Berlin) (DE)

30. 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 for fortification, but 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

31. 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)

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. Brauhausberg

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The Brauhausberg is an elevation 88 m above sea level in the Teltow suburb of Potsdam, Germany. It is located in front of the Ravensberg Mountains and forms the northern end of the Saarmund terminal moraine arc. Its name derives from a brewery opened on it in the early 18th century. Its southern neighbour is the Telegrafenberg, which was called Hinterer Brauhausberg until 1832. The Brauhausberg is considered an ancient natural landmark in the glacial valley, long before the Havel existed.

Wikipedia: Brauhausberg (DE)

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. Hiller-Brandtsche Häuser

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The Hiller-Brandtsche Houses are the buildings in Breiten Strasse 8 to 12 in Potsdam, which were completed in 1769. King Frederick II had the two town houses rebuilt with a uniform facade by plans by Georg Christian Unger and expanded it to expand a barracks. The building is named after its users, the merchant Johann Friedrich Hiller and the master tailor Johann Gebhardt Brandt. Since the renovation, the listed building has been having housed rental and condominiums since 2013.

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

36. Gedenkstätte Lindenstr. 54/55

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Gedenkstätte Lindenstr. 54/55

The Lindenstraße 54/55 memorial in Potsdam is reminiscent of the political persecution in both German dictatorships. The house, referred to in popularly "Lindenhotel", served as a prison for political prisoners in the period of National Socialism and was taken over in the same function after the war by the Soviet secret service NKWD/MGB and later the state security of the GDR. After the political turn, it was used to the House of Democracy and from 2007 as a memorial.

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

37. Temple of Friendship

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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)

38. Dampfmaschinenhaus (Moschee)

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The former steam engine house for Sanssouci – also known as the "pump house" or "mosque" – is located in Potsdam on the Neustadt Havel Bay. It was built at the request of King Frederick William IV between 1841 and 1843 under the direction of Ludwig Persius for the operation of the Great Fountain in front of Sanssouci Palace. It is one of the historical landmarks of civil engineering in Germany and represents an outstanding example of orientalizing architecture.

Wikipedia: Dampfmaschinenhaus für Sanssouci (DE), Heritage Website

39. 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

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

42. Potsdam Museum

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

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43. LOFAR

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LOFAR LOFAR / ASTRON / CC BY 3.0

The Low-Frequency Array (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

44. Villa Carlshagen

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Villa Carlshagen, also known as Villa Karlshagen, is a listed building in Potsdam, Germany, at Olympischer Weg 1. The property, which is located on Lake Templin, is surrounded by the area of the Airship Harbour Sports Park. According to the design of the architect Friedrich Wilhelm Göhre, a residential building in neoclassical style was built between 1909 and 1910. It was named after the former owner and Berlin banker Carl Hagen.

Wikipedia: Villa Carlshagen (DE)

45. 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)

46. Drachenhaus

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Drachenhaus

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.

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47. Palais Lichtenau

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Built between 1796 and 1797 under King Friedrich Wilhelm II in the immediate vicinity of the New Garden, Palais Lichtenau is a neoclassical building at Behlertstraße 31 in Potsdam. The authorship of the building is disputed between Michael Philipp Boumann and Carl Gotthard Langhans. Contrary to tradition and the naming, the palace was probably not built for Countess Wilhelmine von Lichtenau and was not inhabited by her.

Wikipedia: Palais Lichtenau (DE), Heritage Website

48. Winzerberg

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The Winzerberg is located in Potsdam and lies east of Sanssouci Park. The entrance from the southern foot of the hill is formed by the imposing Triumphal Gate. The Winzerberg is part of the administrative portfolio of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, is maintained by a support association that has already completely restored it and has been part of Potsdam's World Heritage Site since 1990.

Wikipedia: Winzerberg (DE), Website

49. 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

50. 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)

51. Seerose

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Seerose Axel Mauruszat / CC BY 2.0 de

The Seerose Potsdam is a waterfront pavilion in Potsdam, Germany. The eight-fold curved roof structure in the form of a leaf rosette is a hypar shell construction and was designed by civil engineer Ulrich Müther. On 21 December 2004, the building was listed as a historical monument by the Brandenburg State Monuments Office. The architectural style of the water lily is assigned to organic architecture.

Wikipedia: Seerose Potsdam (DE), Heritage Website

52. Dorfkirche Drewitz

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The village church of Drewitz is a listed, Protestant church that stands in the Drewitz municipality of the Brandenburg state capital Potsdam. The church is in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg under the ID no. 09156128 entered. It belongs to the parish of Drewitz-Kirchsteigfeld in the Potsdam church district of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Drewitz (Potsdam) (DE), Service_times Url, Website, Heritage Website

53. Dorfkirche Marquardt

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The Dorfkirche Marquardt is a listed Protestant church in the Marquardt district of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany. The church, which belongs to the parish of Töplitz in the church district of Mittelmark-Brandenburg of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia, is listed in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg under the ID no. 09156742 registered.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Marquardt (DE), Website, Heritage Website

54. 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

55. 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

56. Marstall

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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

57. 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)

58. Blockhaus Nikolskoe

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The Nikolskoe Blockhaus is a listed building in the Berlin district of Wannsee and is used as a restaurant. It was built in 1819 by King Frederick William III on the occasion of the visit of his daughter Charlotte and her husband Nicholas in the style of a Russian farmhouse. Damaged in a fire in 1984, it was subsequently rebuilt true to the original.

Wikipedia: Blockhaus Nikolskoe (DE), Heritage Website

59. Dorfkirche Kartzow

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The Dorfkirche Kartzow is a listed Protestant church in the Potsdam district of Kartzow. The parish belongs to the parish of Fahrland in the Falkensee church district of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. The building is listed in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg under the ID no. 09156737 registered.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Kartzow (DE), Website, Heritage Website, Service_times Website

60. 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

61. Neuer Garten

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Like Park Babelsberg and Park Sanssouci, the new garden belongs to the ensemble of the Potsdam Schlossparks. The area is a 102.5 hectare park area that borders on the Holy Lake and Jungfernsee in northern Potsdam. Friedrich Wilhelm II had a new garden created on this area from 1787, which was to stand out from the Baroque Park Sanssouci.

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

62. Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte

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The Carriage Horse Stable is a listed building on the Neuer Markt in Potsdam, Germany. It was built between 1787 and 1789 by Andreas Ludwig Krüger in the style of classicism. Since 2003, the former stable for the carriage horses of the city palace ensemble has been home to the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History.

Wikipedia: Kutschpferdestall (DE), Heritage Website

63. Residenz des Botschafters von Ecuador

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Residenz des Botschafters von Ecuador

The country house of Pröll is located in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam at Seestraße 41/42, was built in 1926 and is located on the eastern bank of Saint Lake. The building is a monument protection with the remains of the enclosure as a monument and has served as a residence of the ambassador of Ecuador since 2001.

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

64. 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), Website, Heritage Website

65. 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)

66. Villa Quandt

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Villa Quandt is a villa located on the Pfingstberg in Potsdam, Germany. It is named after the widow of the War Council, Ulrike Augusta von Quandt, houses the Theodor Fontane Archive and the Brandenburg Literature Office, and is part of the administrative holdings of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation.

Wikipedia: Villa Quandt (DE), Heritage Website

67. Kaiserin-Augusta-Stift

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The Kaiserin-Augusta-Stift at the Potsdam New Garden is a castle-like building complex, which was originally built from 1900 to 1902 under the direction of the architects Lothar Krüger and Arthur Kickton in Neo-Romanesque architectural style as a home for war orphan girl by the Empaler Augusta Foundation.

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

68. Knobelsdorff-Haus

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The Knobelsdorffhaus is a town house at Alter Markt 9, formerly Brauerstraße 10, in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town Hall on the east side of the Alter Markt in Potsdam. Together with the Old Town Hall and the glass passageway, it forms the Potsdam Museum in place of the destroyed Windelband House.

Wikipedia: Knobelsdorffhaus (DE), Heritage Website

69. 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)

70. 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)

71. 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, to celebrate his several victories in the Seven Years' War.

Wikipedia: Brandenburg Gate (Potsdam) (EN), Heritage Website

72. Sommerhaus Alexander

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The Alexander House is a listed building on the shores of Lake Groß Glienicke in Potsdam's Groß Glienicke district. It was built in 1927 by order of the Jewish physician and then president of the Berlin Medical Association, Dr. Alfred Alexander, as a weekend and summer house for the family.

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

73. 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)

74. 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

75. Picture Gallery

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The Picture Gallery in the Sanssouci Park of Potsdam was built in 1755–64 during the reign of Frederick II of Prussia under the supervision of Johann Gottfried Büring. The Picture Gallery is situated east of the palace and is the oldest extant museum built for a ruler in Germany.

Wikipedia: Sanssouci Picture Gallery (EN), Website, Heritage Website

76. 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)

77. 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

78. Böttcherberg

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Böttcherberg

The Böttcherberg in the Klein Glienicke Landscape Park is 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.

Wikipedia: Böttcherberg (DE)

79. 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), Website, Heritage Website

80. 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

81. 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

82. Biosphäre Potsdam

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Biosphäre Potsdam unify / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Biosphäre Potsdam is an indoor tropical botanical garden located in the Volkspark Potsdam, a park between the Sanssouci Park and the Neuer Garten Potsdam at Georg-Hermann-Allee 99, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.

Wikipedia: Biosphäre Potsdam (EN), Facebook, Instagram, Website, Pinterest, Youtube

83. Bornstedter Kirche

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Bornstedter Kirchekarstenknuth / Attribution

The Bornstedt Church is a church building built in the 19th century in the Potsdam district of Bornstedt. It belongs to the Evangelical Church District of Potsdam of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Kirche Bornstedt (Potsdam) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

84. Bittschriftenlinde

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Bittschriftenlinde

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)

85. Der Jahrhundertschritt

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Der Jahrhundertschritt Jürgen Langguth / Copyrighted free use

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

Wikipedia: The Step of the Century (EN)

86. 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)

87. 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.

Wikipedia: Historic Mill of Sanssouci (EN), Heritage Website, Youtube

88. 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

89. 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

90. 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 in the New Market in Potsdam, which is located in the coachhorse stable. It is understood as an open forum for active engagement with Brandenburg and Prussian history.

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

91. Jüdischer Friedhof

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Der Jüdische Friedhof auf dem Pfingstberg in Potsdam, der Hauptstadt des Landes Brandenburg (Deutschland), wurde 1743 angelegt. Er liegt an der Puschkinallee 18, in der Nähe vom Belvedere und ist ein geschütztes Baudenkmal.

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

92. Evangelisch-Lutherische Christuskirche

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Evangelisch-Lutherische Christuskirche Pfarrer / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Christuskirche is a listed building in the Potsdam district of Nauener Vorstadt, Behlertstraße 9. It is the place of worship of the Evangelical Lutheran Christ Church of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK).

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

93. Potsdamer Glockenspiel

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The Potsdam Glockenspiel on the plantation in Potsdam is the replica of the historical carillon of the garrison church about 200 meters north of the original location. Since July 2021 it has been a listed building.

Wikipedia: Potsdamer Glockenspiel (DE)

94. 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

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