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Potsdam (German pronunciation: [ˈpɔt͡sdam] ) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Brandenburg. It directly borders the German capital, Berlin, and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel some 25 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of Berlin's city centre.
Potsdam was a residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser until 1918. Its planning embodied ideas of the Age of Enlightenment: through a careful balance of architecture and landscape, Potsdam was intended as "a picturesque, pastoral dream" which would remind its residents of their relationship with nature and reason.The city which is over 1000 years old is widely known for its palaces, its lakes, and its overall historical and cultural significance. Landmarks include the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, Germany's largest World Heritage Site, as well as other palaces such as the Orangery Palace, the New Palace, the Cecilienhof Palace, or the Charlottenhof Palace. Potsdam was also the location of the significant Potsdam Conference in 1945, the conference where the three heads of government of the USSR, the US, and the UK decided on the division of Germany following its surrender, a conference which defined Germany's history for the following 45 years.
Babelsberg, in the south-eastern part of Potsdam, was already by the 1930s the home of a major film production studio and it has enjoyed success as an important center of European film production since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Filmstudio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world.Potsdam developed into a centre of science in Germany in the 19th century. Today, there are three public colleges, the University of Potsdam, and more than 30 research institutes in the city.



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Luisenfriedhof II 202020.3kmsite_ao
Alliierten Museum 202015.9kmsite_ao
Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) 201914.4kmsite_ao
Propeller Island City Lodge 201220.1kmsite_ao
Einsteinturm 20091.3kmsite_ao
Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches 201617kmsite_ao
Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” is a Real Bridge in Germany 20153.1kmsite_ao
Alexandrowka 20162.4kmsite_ao
Fliegeberg 201618.1kmsite_ao
Sanssouci Palace 20132.5kmsite_ao
Berlin Radio Tower 200919.3kmsite_ao
Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel) 201619.5kmsite_ao
The Bierpinsel 201219.3kmsite_ao
Beelitz Heilstätten 200917.3kmsite_ao
The Bierpinsel 201219.3kmsite_ao
Hitler’s Olympic Village 201616.6kmsite_ao
The ‘Peacock Island’ of Berlin 20156.6kmsite_ao
Berlin Botanical Garden 201217.9kmsite_ao
Post Office 18.3kmsite_brutalism
Residential House Hohenzollerndamm 86 17.9kmsite_brutalism
Haus Plettner 15.5kmsite_brutalism
Corbusierhouse (Unité d’Habitation, type Berlin) 195618kmsite_brutalism
Church at Lietzensee 195619.7kmsite_brutalism
Mourning Hall, Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf 10.7kmsite_brutalism
Central Animal Labs “Mouse Bunker”, Freie Universität Berlin (Zentrale Tierlaboratorien “Mäusebunker”) 17.9kmsite_brutalism
Institute for Hygene and Microbiology (today: Institute for Hygene and Environmental Medicine), Freie Universität Berlin 196617.9kmsite_brutalism
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin 19902.4kmsite_whs

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