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.
Huckleberry Tours Floßstation Potsdam
Rent a float and enjoy the river Havel.
Hours: every day 9 - 20h
Boats Rental Moisl
Here you can rent a motorboat, pedal boat, rowing boat or a canoe.
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
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).
If you get hungry, you can have lunch at Bürgerhof, a restaurant and beer garden close by the Glienicker Brücke.
April until October Mo - Fr from 12h
Sun and Sa from 11h
November to March Sa, Sun and Holidays from 12h
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.
Tue - Fr 15 - 24h
Sa 11:30 - 24h
Sun 10 - 24h
And after all this workout, you can enjoy you last drink of the day in a real German pub like Hafthorn.
Hours: every day from 18h
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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)