BertaPotsdam: One Day in Potsdam

Potsdam: Schloss Sanssourci
Potsdam: Schloss Sanssourci

I would especially recommend a trip to Potsdam this Saturday since it seems the sun may make a grand return. Here you find some suggestions.


Potsdam is best known for its impressive palaces, castles and parks, which were the residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, until 1918.


You will find great architect out of pomp and splendour. As Potsdam offers a breathtaking panorama of history, I would like to invite and show you a unique way of getting to know one of Europe's most splendid royal cities, close by Berlin.

Potsdam: Dutch Quarter
Potsdam: Dutch Quarter

Potsdam: Let's go.


Buena Vida Coffee Club (breakfast)

Have a nice breakfast at this Cafe.

Am Bassin 7

14467 Potsdam

+49 331 87 09 33 93


Mo - Fr 9 - 19h

Sa 9 - 18h

Sun 11 - 18h

Huckleberry Tours Floßstation Potsdam

Rent a float and enjoy the river Havel.

Schiffbauergasse 9

14467 Potsdam

+49 331 96 00 10

Hours: every day 9 - 20h


Boats Rental Moisl

Here you can rent a motorboat, pedal boat, rowing boat or a canoe.

Lange Brücke

14467 Potsdam

+49 152 01 68 88 83


Stadtbad Park Babelsberg

If you need a break, you can have a dip in the water of the Stadtbad Park Babelsberg. It is located in one of the nicest parks of Potsdam.

Park Babelsberg 2

14482 Potsdam

+49 331 66 19 834


01.05. - 14.05. 10 - 19h

15.05. - 31.08.   9 - 20h

01.09. - 15.09. 10 - 19h

with entrance fee


Beach Spot by Glienicker Brücke

Another beach spot you can find by the Glienicker Brücke (bridge).


Bürgershof (lunch)

If you get hungry, you can have lunch at Bürgerhof, a restaurant and beer garden close by the Glienicker Brücke.

Waldmüllerstraße 4-5

14482 Potsdam

+49 331 23 78 889


April until October Mo - Fr from 12h

Sun and Sa from 11h

November to March Sa, Sun and Holidays from 12h


Griebnitzsee (villas)

A.k.a. the little Beverly Hills of Potsdam: "To the side of the street is not too fancy", emperor Wilhelm stated, "so that the people do not become jealous". This read the brief building regulation for the villa colony Neubabelsberg, which originated in the 70th of the last century behind castle Babelsberg, next to Griebnitzsee. This noble neighborhood of Potsdam is a real hidden gem and is worth looking at from the water.


Schiffsrestaurant John Barnett (dinner)

If you want to have a nice dinner, you can find it in the restaurant John Barnett.

Schiffbauergasse 12A

14467 Potsdam

+49 331 20 1 2099


Tue - Fr 15 - 24h

Sa 11:30 - 24h

Sun 10 - 24h


Pub Hafthorn

And after all this workout, you can enjoy you last drink of the day in a real German pub like Hafthorn.

Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 90

14467 Potsdam

+49 331 28 00 820

Hours: every day from 18h



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Potsdam: Alter Fritz
Potsdam: Alter Fritz

Other sights in Potsdam:

  • Park Sanssouci
  • Sanssouci Palace
  • Dutch Quarter
  • Schloss Cecilienhof (castle)
  • Biosphäre Potsdam (biosphere)
  • An der Roten Kaserne (former barrack)
  • Belvedere on Pfingstberg (look out)
  • Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte Leistikowstrasse (historic KGB area)


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