ONCE YOU’RE HERE, YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE
Potsdam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a city of castles and gardens. It is a magnificent and historic cultural pearl with idyllic lakes and more than 1,000 years of history. Potsdam is a centre of film, education and science, a colourful student town and, by the way, right next to the lively German capital of Berlin.
The exact location
Hotel am Havelufer is an exciting blend of styles, with a historic building designed by the 19th-century architect Ludwig Persius and a modern part created by Rave Architekten. The hotel is located in Potsdam City West right on the banks of the river Havel. Want to go exploring? The main train station is about 3 km, Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports about 35 km away. Are you a cyclist? Then rent a bike and explore one of the numerous bicycle routes through Potsdam and the surrounding area starting directly in front of the hotel.
SANSSOUCI – ROYAL AND SUBLIME
Sanssouci Palace, the summer residence and favourite retreat of Frederick the Great, is beautifully situated above a terraced vineyard with breathtaking views over the entire city. The name Sanssouci – French for “without concerns” – can be understood as the wish of the king, known affectionately as “Old Fritz”, who preferred Potsdam to Berlin and resided here with his dogs. Enjoy a stroll through the 300-acre Sanssouci Park with its fascinating natural settings and magnificent buildings such as the New Palace, the Picture Gallery and the Orangery.Here we go
POTSDAM – SHOPPING
When it comes to shopping, Potsdam no longer has to hide behind its big sister Berlin. The historic city centre and Brandenburger Straße dazzle shoppers with large department stores in the baroque style like Galeria Karstadt but also lots of hip concept stores, exclusive boutiques and small shops for delicious specialties, unique tea and spice varieties as well as pralines from select chocolate makers.
Tip: Browse for antiques and art treasures in the Dutch Quarter and discover the city’s smaller shopping malls. The most recent is Luisenforum between Brandenburger Straße and Hermann-Elflein-Straße.
POTSDAM – TOP 5
Potsdam is full to the bursting with history and heritage. But these top sights are a definite must-see when you’re here: Sanssouci Palace and Park, Dutch Quarter and Glienicke Bridge but also the Barberini art museum and Babelsberg film studios, a favourite location for international producers and directors for decades.
POTSDAM – ART & CULTURE
The theatre, arts and cultural scene in Potsdam is an ensemble of small and large studios, galleries and museums as well as sculptures in the public space. All of Potsdam is like an open-air museum.
Absolutely worth seeing is the Schiffbauergasse (Shipbuilders Lane) directly on the shores of Tiefer See. Today a hip and trendy part of the city, with views of Babelsberg Park, Schiffbauergasse is home to the renowned Hans Otto Theatre, the Waschhaus party zone and the fabrik dance theatre as well as several high-tech residents such as Oracle and the Volkswagen Design Center.
POTSDAM – AQUATIC FUN
Potsdam is surrounded by water on all sides. Do you surf or sail or love to race your boat over the water? The Windsurfing Potsdam water sports school near Campingpark Sanssouci offers rental options and courses of all kinds. If you like it quieter, then you could go sightseeing with the Potsdamer Wassertaxi. Once on board, you can marvel at countless sights from the water. Just get in and off you go!
From the main station:
Take regional train RE1 in the direction of Magdeburg to “Bahnhof Charlottenhof”. From there, Hotel am Havelufer is just five minutes away on foot. Alternatively, you can take tram line 91 in the direction of “Potsdam Pirschheide” or bus line 631 in the direction of “Werder Bahnhof” to “Bahnhof Charlottenhof”.
(Price train/bus: approx. EUR 2.10*)
From Charlottenhof station:
The hotel is just five minutes away on foot.
*The prices shown are approximate.
From Berlin Tegel (TXL):
Take bus line 109 in the direction of “S+U Zoologischer Garten” to the stop “S Charlottenburg/Gervinusstraße”. Then walk five minutes to “S Bahnhof Charlottenburg”. Take regional train RE1 in the direction of Magdeburg to the station “Bahnhof Charlottenhof” in Potsdam. From there, the hotel is just five minutes away on foot.
(Travel time: approx. 47 min., price train/bus: approx. EUR 3.40*)
- From Berlin Schönefeld (SXF):
Take regional train RB22 in the direction of “S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof” to the station “Bahnhof Charlottenhof” in Potsdam. From there, the hotel is just five minutes away on foot.
Travel time: approx. 47 min., price train: approx. EUR 3.40*)
*The prices shown are approximate.
Coming from the south and west:
Coming from Munich/Leipzig, take the A9 to Berlin. At the Potsdam junction continue east to the exit “Michendorf” and merge onto the B2 to Potsdam. From “Lange Brücke” you pass the Potsdam main station and follow the B1. Drive along Breite Straße to Zeppelinstraße. The hotel is on the left.
- Coming from the north:
Coming from Hamburg/Rostock take the A10 towards Berlin. Exit at Potsdam-Nord and continue on the B273 to Potsdam. Pass Luisenplatz and follow Zeppelinstraße. The hotel is on the left.
- Coming from Berlin Tegel (TXL):
Take the A111 towards Dresden/Magdeburg/Leipzig/Zentrum and change to the A100. Ext at A115/E51 in the direction of Magdeburg/Leipzig/Potsdam and follow this in the direction of Potsdam-Zentrum. From “Lange Brücke” you pass the Potsdam main station and follow the B1. Drive along Breite Straße to Zeppelinstraße. The hotel is on the left.
- Coming from Berlin Schönefeld (SXF):
Start at Seebraben on the B96a west towards Waltersdorfer Chaussee. Follow the B101 over the ramp in the direction of A10/Berlin Ring/Luckenwalde/Potsdam. Then take the exit to Großbeeren. Follow Märkische Allee and turn right into Bahnhofsstraße. Following the L40, you will reach Potsdam via Nuthestrasse, then go past Potsdam main station to Zeppelinstraße. The hotel is on the left.
Plenty of outdoor parking is available directly at Hotel am Havelufer. The lot is operated externally and costs € 10/day.
- Sanssouci Palace: 2.4 km
- Charlottenhof station: 300 m
- Potsdam main station: 3 km
- Berlin City West/Kurfürstendamm: 30.4 km
- Berlin Tegel Airpor: 35 km
- Messe Berlin trade fair: 25.5 km
- Berlin Schönefeld Airport: 40 km
Lat: 52.391191 | Lon: 13.033400