Best Things To Do in Potsdam, Germany

Whether you're visiting Potsdam for a few days or are a localite, Potsdam is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Potsdam. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Potsdam. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Potsdam. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Potsdam keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Potsdam listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Potsdam which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Potsdam will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Potsdam recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Potsdam

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Potsdam that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 357 itineraries
    Dutch Quarter

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Potsdam, Mittelstrasse, Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Dutch Quarter was designed by Jan Bouman and was completely built by the year 1742. Today, the quarter has the greatest collection of Dutch Houses outside of Netherlands. The beautiful 169 buildin...Read more

  2. #2 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 97 itineraries
    Filmpark Babelsberg

    Tags: Amusement Park, Entertainment

    Address: August-Bebel-Str. 26-53, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Witness the magic behind the scene as you see film sets, costumes, props and equipment come to life. A tete-a-tete with painters, plasterers, costume designers and make-up artists gives you a peak int...Read more

  3. #3 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 233 itineraries
    Orangery Palace

    Tags: Park, Palace, Architecture , Fountain

    Address: An der Orangerie 3-5, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Orangery Palace was the last palace building built in Sanssouci Park and was made on the orders of Frederick William IV. The elegant building is loved for its Italian influences with sculptures, f...Read more

  4. #4 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 125 itineraries
    Alexandrowka

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Unesco Site

    Address: Russische Kolonie 2, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Alexandrowka is the Russian Quarter of Potsdam and consists of 13 houses built between 1826-1827 under the orders of Friedrich Wilhelm III- a Prussian King. The place is declared as a part of the ...Read more

  5. #5 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 53 itineraries
    Nauener Tor

    Tags: Landmark

    Address: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Nauen Gate was designed by architect Johann Gottfried Büring on the orders of Frederick the Great who insisted on the classic Gothic and medieval architecture of the gate. Today, the structur...Read more

  6. #6 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 38 itineraries
    Biosphare Potsdam

    Tags: Forest

    Address: Georg-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Biosphere Potsdam recreates a tropical jungle all year round. The place consists of around 20,000 types of plants, exotic fauna and the highlight- an hourly thunderstorm! The small walkways, beautiful...Read more

  7. #7 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 37 itineraries
    Charlottenhof Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace

    Address: Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 34A, 14471 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Charlottenhof Castle was built in the 1820’s and was a summer residence of Crown Prince Frederick William. The traces of the castle date back to the 18th century when the land was allotted t...Read more

  8. #8 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    Propsteikirche Sankt Peter Und Paul

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Am Bassin 2, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    The eclectic design of the St. Peter und Paul Kirche has admirers from all over the world and combined with the Byzantine and Romanesque interiors, the church is simply a treat for art lovers. The bui...Read more

  9. #9 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 19 itineraries
    Bildergalerie

    Tags: Art Gallery, Historical Site

    Address: Im Park Sanssouci 4, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Another gorgeous building by Frederick the Great, the Picture Gallery is the oldest surviving gallery building in Germany. The place has around 180 gorgeous paintings showcased in royally embellished ...Read more

  10. #10 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 49 itineraries
    Landtag Brandenburg

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Am Alten Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Parliament- Landtag of Brandenburg was initiated in the 1940 and abolished in 1952 to be re-established in 1990 in Potsdam. The blue dome of the building is easily spotted even from a distance. Th...Read more

  11. #11 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 20 itineraries
    Einstein Tower

    Tags: Observatory, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Albert-Einstein-Straße, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

    The Einsteinturm- named after Albert Einstein, is an astrophysical observatory that offers a slice of universe to its visitors. The place is an active research center and known for its trending observ...Read more

  12. #12 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 25 itineraries
    Heilandskirche Am Port Von Sacrow

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Walking Area, Architecture

    Address: Fährstraße, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:30 pm Details

    The Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow was inspired from the drawing ‘Romantic on the Throne’ made by King Frederick William IV of Prussia. The Church of the Savior is located overlooking t...Read more

  13. #13 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 2 itineraries
    Ruinenberg

    Tags: Historical Site, Performance, Exhibition , Heritage Building

    Address: Ruinenberg, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the many retreats designed for solace for the Crown Prince Frederick, Ruinenberg overlooks the calm waters of lake Grienericksee. Today, the 18th century royal home is used to host festivals, c...Read more

  14. #14 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 5 itineraries
    Freundschaftsinsel

    Tags: Theatre, Exhibition

    Address: Lange Brücke, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Freundschaftsinsel is an island covering an area of 6 hectares and has an open-air theatre, children’s theatre, an exhibition space and a coffee house. The island is loved for its flora and ...Read more

  15. #15 of 413 Things To Do in Potsdam
    - Used in 7 itineraries
    Jan-bouman-haus

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Mittelstraße 8, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details

    The Jan Bouman Haus showcases the Dutch history of Potsdam- right from its initiation, its design and its history from the 18th century to the World War. A walk here is ideal to get familiar with the ...Read more

Activities And Tours

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