Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Potsdam

Come and experience Potsdam and its history, monuments and museums. Renowned for its gardens, parks and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Potsdam

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Potsdam a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Berlin Zoological Garden (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • The Biosphere and Potsdam People's Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Babelsberg Film Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Klosterhof Töplitz Winery (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Berlin Aquarium (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Trabrennbahn Mariendorf (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Potsdam

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Potsdam is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Norman Tower at Ruinenberg (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Park Babelsberg (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Templiner See (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Parforceheide (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Strandbad Wannsee (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Schwielowsee (6.2 mi / 10 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Potsdam

The nearest airport is in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 19.4 mi (31.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Potsdam Central Station, Potsdam Central Station and Potsdam Charlottenhof Station are the main stations that serve the city. Utilise the area's public transport and catch a ride on the metro at Potsdam S-Bahn or Babelsberg S-Bahn if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Potsdam?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 522 holiday lettings around Potsdam. From 388 flats & apartments to 77 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a town property in Potsdam?

Sometimes you've just got to stop and smell the roses. Experience a slower pace of life and spend your next group getaway in a quaint and welcoming village. HomeAway has no less than 142 village getaway rentals here. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has tons more rental options to look through, including:

  • 124 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 80 waterfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 57 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Potsdam?

If you want the space to spread out your things, chill out and maybe even do a bit of home cooking, you're going to love having your very own apartment. HomeAway has 396 for you to choose from here. How does £21 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Hotel: 210 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • House: 66 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 20 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.

Can I stay in Potsdam in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as being somewhere completely new with close friends and family. The good news is HomeAway has options to suit big groups. Why not take a look at the 42 apartment holiday rentals featured here? They're the most popular option for large groups of guests. Properties for rent in this area that can house large groups include:

  • Are you searching for places that can fit 6 guests? We have 144 that will be ideal. The prices start from £43 per night.
  • Looking for a rental property for 5 people? We have 126 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £24 a night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We have 52 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £91 a night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Potsdam holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Potsdam?

HomeAway offers an array of fantastic budget-concious possibilities. Treat your posse to a fancy meal out or extend your trip with the pennies leftover. When it comes to seeking out a great deal, your first stop ought to be Bergmannkiez. Here, HomeAway has 21 holiday rentals at an average price of £73 a night. Schillerkiez is another place to consider. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £78 a night.

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