Potsdam's Gardens, Potsdam

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Churchill, Stalin, and Truman met at Potsdam's Gardens to decide how to establish post-war order at the end of the World War II. This area is renowned as a stellar example of design that combines fine architecture with a respect for the existing natural landscapes. Palaces and parks line the banks of the Havel river. The gardens often host important cultural, social, and political events. Covering more than 500 hectares (1,235 acres), this World Heritage site's 150 buildings were constructed between 1730 and 1916. Explore the vast green areas and architectural structures on foot or by bicycle. You can pick up a map at the visitor center. Work out when and for how long to visit Potsdam's Gardens and other Potsdam attractions using our handy Potsdam planner .
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  • Great way to spend several hours, maybe moving by bike because of their vastness. Very well cared for
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  • Each season of the year are the large, very well maintained spacious parks (new garden, Park Sanssouci Palace and Babelsberg Park) worth a walk. Whether tourists, joggers, cyclists, or Potsdam, here comes everybody. Imposing castles and lots of other worth seeing buildings, beautiful flower arrangements, playful fountains and fountains, as well as the famous Visual axes, earning the title of world heritage site. Any of many paths leading to a highlight, all very well signposted. There are a wide variety of dining facilities, ample parking and some souvenir shops.
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  • After visiting the palace (see review), we only had time to walk in these splendid, amazing gardens. We were impressed by their design, by the king’s grapevine, by the fountains and the tranquility of...  more »

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