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Best things to do in Potsdam

Palace
“This Palace is in Potsdam, a 45min S Bahn ride outside of Berlin. Take at least a day to explore the area for its beautiful parks and lakes.”
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Park
“It is an absolute must see in nice weather, take the local trains and spend a day looking at castles and monuments! Free entry to the park, guided tours in the palaces.”
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Art Museum
“Great new museum with interesting changing exhibitions, always worth a visit!”
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Park
“Here you can perfectly go swimming! Really nice park with some attractions,”
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Boat or Ferry
“Beautiful Island to go on a sunny day, full of peacocks. Easier to get to by car. Can be combined with a trip to Potsdam.”
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Bus Station
“Toller Achitektur und schöner Park, dazu kommt eine schön restaurierte Innenstadt und viele Seen”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Here you've got all important shops concentrated in one street. In the beginning you've got the small version of the Brandenburger Tor and in the end of the street the church of Potsdam”
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Sushi Restaurant
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“Best option for asian food in Potsdam. Sushi is perfect is served in big portions. Nice atmosphere inside and outside. It is not a bargain but its worth it. ”
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Park
“Ein besonderes Highlight ist für viele Touristen der Filmpark Babelsberg, der direkt an die großen Filmstudios angrenzt. Diese wurden im Jahr 1912 eröffnet und waren damals die ersten großen Filmstudios der Welt! Noch heute ist es das größte Filmstudio in Europa und brilliert bei immer häufigeren Kooperationen mit Hollywood. Im Park bekommt ihr die Möglichkeit, hinter die Kulissen vieler Filmsets zu schauen und auch eine Stuntshow live zu erleben. Im Fernsehstudio 1 habt ihr die einmalige Möglichkeit, eure Fähigkeiten als Nachrichtensprecher oder Wetterfee zu testen – und das direkt live in eurer eigenen Show. GZSZ-Außensets, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex usw.”
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Lake
“A beautiful lake in one of the nicest gardens of Potsdam, never crowded (tourists prefer Sanssouci or go directly by bus to Chateau Cecilienhof), always beautiful!”
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Establishment
“o the north of Bassinplatz lies the famous Dutch Quarter, the Holländisches Viertel, with 134 lovely red brick houses graced by shuttered windows, gables, and white trim. Built between 1737 and 1742 by Dutch craftsmen, the community is the largest collection of Dutch-style homes outside of the Netherlands. Covering four city blocks, it's as popular with tourists as it is locals, who flock here for its numerous boutique shops, quaint cafés, and restaurants. Anticipate spending a few hours exploring the area, especially if you take in Johann Boumann House, a museum dedicated to the architect who led this remarkable 18th-century building project. An easy stroll leads to the Brandenburger Strass”
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Park
“Für mich der schönste Park Potsdams, da nicht so überlaufen und touristisch wie Sanssouci. Außerdem liegt er und um die Ecke. Nur 4 Gehminuten bis zum Eingang.”
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Bar
“The Bar Fritz'n is one of the fancier places to go. The have signature cocktails, mixed by the a very polite and well-informed staff. Moscow Mule would be EUR 8 to give you an idea.”
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Restaurant
“English language movies in original format on Mondays - German dubbed movies the rest of the week, great for a rainy day in Potsdam”
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Restaurant
“Spanische Tapas, super lecker zubereitet mitten in Potsdam. Neben den Gerichten findet ihr dort auch gute Weine und viel Flair...”
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Clothing Store
“Alles was das Shoppingherz begehrt auf einer unglaublich ausgedehnten Fläche - nichts wie hin würd ich sagen :D”
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