A place worth living in
Situated outside the gates of Berlin and boasting the honour of being a UNESCO world- and natural heritage site, Potsdam is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It provides temporary residence to around 20,000 students.
In addition to its enchanting castle landscape, its artistic treasures and its extensive parks, Potsdam has a vibrant inner city, where daily life plays out in pubs, restaurants, small shops and modern shopping malls, all set against a historic backdrop.
There is a greater blend of past and present here than anywhere else. Whether Sanssouci or Cecilienhof, whether the Nauener Tor or the Babelsberg film studios, the Dutch Quarter or the Russian colony “Alexandrovna” – a stroll through Potsdam is like taking a journey through international architecture, lifestyle and cultural history.
Potsdam’s art and culture has blossomed to create a surprising blend, with innovative trades and exclusive craft businesses establishing themselves alongside high-tech companies. There is almost nowhere else like Postdam when it comes to attracting an eclectic mix of visitors, with media professionals and researchers, water sports enthusiasts and scientists, artists and students, cultural tourists and people seeking relaxation from all over the world coming together in this city.