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Museum Barberini aus der Ferne
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Museum Barberini aus der Ferne

Out and About in Potsdam

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For this tour, plan in a full day. Indulge in Potsdam’s romantic side with its fascinating UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of palaces and parks! These include Sanssouci, Glienicke, Babelsberg and Charlottenhof, the stately Neues Palais (New Palace) and the New Garden with Cecilienhof Palace, as well as the Bornstedt Italianate village and the Russian Alexandrowka colony. You can easily explore all this and more on a coach or bus tour. In three hours, for instance, with stories about Friedrich the Great, his charm and wit, the informative “Alter Fritz” Palaces Tour takes you on a journey back in time past many of these sites. Alternatively, the Potsdam City Tour offers a hop-on-hop-off tour including 12 stops, allowing you to spend more time at the sites you find especially fascinating before carrying on with one of the next buses. At stop 9, you can view the mock-Tudor style Cecilienhof Palace from the early 1900s. The picturesque New Garden is sure to tempt you to linger and enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Heiliger See lake. It’s also well worth planning in time for the magnificent Neues Palais palace and its spreading park grounds with Friedrich the Great’s beloved Sanssouci Summer Palace. For a different perspective on Potsdam, step aboard a relaxed boat trip with the Wassertaxi or the Weisse Flotte Potsdam for a stunning view of the city and sights from the water. If you’re more into active sightseeing, head for pedales and either hire a bike to discover this charming town on your own or else join one of their guided bike tours. The combined sanssouci+ ticket, valid for one day, includes admission to nearly all the sights belonging to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation in Potsdam. For a taste of something more modern, don’t miss the museum FLUXUS+. Potsdam’s leading contemporary and modern art collection brings together fascinating, remarkable paintings, installations and multimedia art. The Potsdam tour ends with a special museum highlight – the Museum Barberini. Located in a beautifully reconstructed Italianate town house, the museum shows temporary exhibitions with loans from international museums and collections.

Out and about with the kids? Then don’t miss the chance to visit the renowned Filmpark Babelsberg or the Biosphäre Potsdam. If you have lots of energy to spare, then head for the AbenteuerPark, one of Germany’s largest and most varied climbing forests. Located in a beautiful beechwood, the climbing park has great routes for all ability levels. If the weather is less than perfect, check out the Naturkundemuseum, Potsdam’s Natural History Museum, or the Film Museum – or take the family to the interactive Extavium and experience the fascination of the world of science!

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