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Garden Historic Site
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. Plan to visit Potsdam's Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Potsdam attractions using our Potsdam vacation route planner.
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  • My family and I took a day trip from Berlin via the S-Bahn and visited Potsdam and the Potsdam Gardens. We rented bikes from a shop near the S-Bahn station and road all through Potsdam and the gardens...  more »
  • The whole network of parks and gardens - I mean the public parkland, not ones you pay to get into - make a wonderful day out of the city in sunny weather. Best ways to enjoy them is to hire a bike in ...  more »
  • Potsdam is a wonderful part of Berlin...absolutely packed with historic buildings, parks and museums. I'm so glad we decided to stop for a few days to explore the area. Will definitely be coming back ...  more »