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What to Do in Potsdam: Must See Attractions

Potsdam Attractions

They say that the best things come in small packages, and this delightful city is no exception. From popular tourist attractions to thrilling adventures, there are so many fun things to do in Potsdam.

Explore the best sights in Potsdam with some popular tours & day trips, or try out our list of 653 fun activities in Potsdam. We have no booking fees and free cancellation, so you can rest easy and channel your energy into planning your perfect vacation.

Things to Do in Potsdam with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you wander in Potsdam. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can try together that promise to make your trip a blast:

Free Things to Do in Potsdam

Some say the best things in life are free. Discover the following around Potsdam:

Jan-Bouman-Haus - Young or old, this gallery will stimulate your imagination and grip your attention.

New Garden - Make this place your first port of call for a little fun during your break.

Nauener Gate - Amble through this historic place and learn some secrets from the past.

Templiner See - There's something calming about being near the water, so take your time here.

Potsdam Christmas Market - Stop here and find out the significance of this place to the local community.

St. Nicolas Church (Nikolaikirche) - Get in touch with your spiritual side or simply enjoy the serene atmosphere at this site of worship.

Neuer Lustgarten - You're sure to feel connected with Mother Nature at this awe-inspiring attraction.

Neuer Lustgarten - Find your green thumb and marvel at the beautiful and diverse plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Potsdam

Dutch Quarter

Unique features of Dutch Quarter include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate or Jan-Bouman-Haus while you're exploring the area.



Discover Innenstadt, memorable for its historic sites. Popular attractions in Innenstadt include Museum Barberini and Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Potsdam S-Bahn.

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Travelers like the spas in Jägervorstadt, and Norman Tower at Ruinenberg is a top attraction you might want to visit.


Babelsberg Nord

Well-liked for its restaurants and monuments, Babelsberg Nord is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Griebnitzsee and Park Babelsberg, and jump on the metro at Babelsberg S-Bahn to get around the city.

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Berliner Vorstadt

Museums and historic sites are just a few things travelers like about Berliner Vorstadt. A stop by Villa Schöningen is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

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Nördliche Innenstadt

Nördliche Innenstadt is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Museum Barberini and Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Potsdam on a sunny day?

What to do in Potsdam on a rainy day?

There's no need to splash your way through a damp day when there are so many fantastic indoor activities like these to enjoy:

Are there cheap things to do in Potsdam?

What can you do in Potsdam for free?

You'll barely have time to take your wallet out of your bag with so many incredible free things to do:

  • Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate
  • Sanssouci Park
  • Templiner See
  • Potsdam Christmas Market