Potsdam is a city of UNESCO World Heritage, a city of parks and palaces on the idyllic lakes of the Havel, a city of culture, a center of film, education and science, characterized by a 1000-year-old history as a royal capital and State capital near Berlin. You can discover countless monuments in and around the historical city center.
In the rich cultural landscape of Brandenburg, Potsdam occupies an preeminent place. Potsdam, the city of Prussian palaces and parks, offers a rich and diverse culture and arts scene in addition to its proud historical heritage which reaches far beyond its borders.
Compared to other German cities, Potsdam seems extraordinary. It is lighter, more aesthetic, and more sublime, like a real work of art with treasures at every turn. in the historical city center, the Museum Barberini, the Nikolai Concert Hall, the House of Brandenburg-Prussian History, the Potsdam Museum and the Film Museum offer classical and modern cultural events.
Readings, small concerts and theater performances can be experienced at various locations, even on a theatre ship. In addition, friends of the fine arts get their money’s worth in the numerous galleries in Potsdam and at the “Open ateliers in Potsdam”.
Science, in combination with commercial enterprises and non-university institutions, defines the future development of the State capital. The ratio of scientists to the population is one of the highest in Germany. More than 40 scientific institutions operate in Potsdam and its surroundings. Well-known companies like Volkswagen have established branches in the Schiffbauergasse at the lake Tiefer See.