Potsdam is easy to reach from the Van der Valk Hotel Berlin Brandenburg. By car it takes approximately 30 to 45 Minutes to reach the centre. Those, who don't arrive by car can use the "S-Bahn" from Blankenfelde Station. A bus directly leaving in front of the hotel or a taxi will take you there. Tickets can be bought at the reception.
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Year after year, Brandenburg’s delightful provincial capital at the gates of Berlin attracts visitors from all over the world. You will be enchanted by a fascinating countryside with lakes and forests. Discover this World Heritage Side with its unique cultivated landscape.
It span more than three centuries that royal principals, their architects and landscape gardeners formed Potsdam – a unique masterpiece. Take a little time to discover Potsdam. Not only the visit to Sanssouci castle is worthwhile, but also more than a dozen castles in three royal gardens invite you to marvel and discover.
Sightseeing tours and promenades
Potsdam’s castles and parks – registered UNESCO world heritage is not only worth a visit but -above all - sightseeing on foot or by transport. Departure from the hotel, guided Potsdam city tour with the exclusive residential area of the UFA film stars, Holländerviertel, a walk through the parks of Babelsberg and Sanssouci and possibly a visit to the castle.
Royal demense Bornstedt
Just a little walk and within a stone’s throw off Sanssoucis Castle, “Kronsgut Bornstedt” is situated. It represents a facet of the courtly living, which used to be present at the Potsdam residence of the King of Hohenzollern: the simple, rural, easy side of life. The royal demesne Bornstedt was a prime example for an estate agriculturally used. For years, it used to be the residence of the crown prince’s family.
Potsdam owes its distinctive charm to its glorious castles and gardens.
Sanssouci used to be the former summer palace of Frederick the Great and was designed according to the king’s ideas by his friend, the architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff(1699 70 1753).
The palace is little more than a large single-story villa and was specified to the king’s private requirements. Once a year, the history is resurrected at the annual “Potsdamer Schössernacht” a stunning spectacle
Cecilienhof Castle became generally known in the world by the Potsdam Agreement.
Cecilienhof is the last building that was built in the name of the former ruling house of Hohenzollern by the architect Paul Schultze-Naumburg, who followed the schemes of the English Tudor style.
Here, the Potsdam Meetings of “the Big Three” were held from July 17th to August 2nd, 1945.
Various guided tours from 30 minutes to one hour available.