Events and Festivals in Potsdam

The festivals and events in Potsdam are quiet unique with a rich celebration for art and life. What makes the city fascinating is its royal charm and to see Potsdam in all its grandeur, is simply one of the most surreal sights!

  • Musikfestspiele (June): The festival is known for the grand Music and Opera performances arranged in Potsdam’s Royal palaces and gardens. The whole city buzzes to life with performances from Baroque Opera, Open-air concerts and art-historical guided tours.
  • Potsdam Palace Night (August): Rooted deep in the Prussian age of Baroque, the Sanssouci park and palace in Potsdam becomes a time capsule with around 400 actors that transform the place to the 18th century. The whole park is illuminated and concerts, dance, drama and readings complete the ambience. The midnight fireworks are the icing on the cake!
  • Christmas Market (December): Celebrating the jolly season, the whole town of Potsdam lights up with markets that pop all around. The Sanssouci Park, Bohemian Christmas Market in Babelsberg, the Polish Market “Sternenmarkt” at Neuer Markt and the Dutch Market “Sinterklaas”- all make for the perfect place to welcome the season as you taste some amazing food and shop for gifts.
  • Potsdam Summer Festival (July): Extravagant parades, good food, foot-tapping music and loads of activities- the Summer Festival is Potsdam in a nutshell.

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