300 years ago, the garrison outpost of Potsdam was transformed into one of Europe's most splendid royal cities. The Prussian kings, in particular Frederick William I and his son Frederick the Great, created a baroque dream in Potsdam and the surrounding area, to which their successors added great monuments to classicism.
In 1990 the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Main points of interests are parks and palaces of Sanssouci, Neuer Garten, Babelsberg, Glienicke and Peacock Island.
Today the capital of Brandenburg lives a real second breath. The city center finds little by little its for a long time buried canal. A new district with resolutely contemporary architecture has appeared near the banks of Tiefer See. The historic Old Market square recovers its aspect of origin and finds its parliament back. Postdam constitutes a major stage of your barge cruise in Brandenburg.