Potsdam is a city of UNESCO World Heritage, a city of parks and palaces on the idyllic lakes of the Havel, a grand and historical city of culture, a center of film, education and science, characterized by a 1000-year-old history as a royal capital and State capital near Berlin. You can discover countless monuments in and around the historical city center.

Potsdam has always been in the public eye of German history. It was the imperial capital and garrison town of the Prussian kings, as well as a royal, military and administrative city. The tolerance of the Prussians, who liked to welcome foreigners and people of other religions to stimulate the economy of the state, is still reflected today in the cityscape of Potsdam. But Potsdam is also the place where Hitler’s Reichstag held a meeting for the first time in 1933. And in 1945 the Potsdam Agreement sealed the end of the Hitler regime. After the fall of the Berlin Wall the GDR district capital became the capital of the newly founded state of Brandenburg.

Guided bus tour on 14 October

On the last day of ISLC we invite you to a guided bus tour of about 3 hours (1-4 pm) with different stops and short walks. The tour takes you past the baroque old town of Potsdam, the Dutch Quarter, various theaters, museums, historic churches, villas, historic sites of the German division (Glienicke Bridge) as well as the picturesque parks and castles that make Potsdam so unique.

If you are interested, please let us know by October 1 that you would like to participate in the bus tour by sending an email to islc(at)fbh-berlin.de.