11th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop

    Dining, sightseeing and shopping

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Dining, sighseeing and shopping

Some of the information about dining, sightseeing and shopping can also be accessed via this Google Earth placemark file (simply download it and open it locally on you computer).


There are quite a few dining options available in Potsdam (and many, many more in Berlin). The following list is a small subset of restaurants, bars and pubs. Feel free to walk around Potsdam center, the Dutch quarters or Babelsberg to discover other places.

Potsdam City Center (within walking distance of the Dorint hotel)
Cafe Heider cafe Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 29 comfortable cafe, not many vegeterian options on the menu
Daily Coffee cafe Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 31 international food
Hafthorn pub Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 90
pasta, salads, burger, favourable prices
M18 pub Mittelstr. 18 food from Belgum and the Netherlands
Craddock diner, coffee, pub Dortusstr. 7 typical american food
Arco restaurant Friedrich-Ebert-Str.
(inside Nauener Tor)
italian food
Barokoko restaurant Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 30 italian food
Sian restaurant Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 13 asian food
Sala Thai restaurant Dortusstr. 71C
thai food
Mea Culpa restaurant Dortusstr. 1 spanish food
Mövenpick "Zur Historischen Mühle"restaurantnear Sanssoucigood quality, not cheap
Da VincirestaurantDortustr. 4 (backyard)italian food
India HausrestaurantLindenwtr. 65indian
Wiener Caferestaurantnear Luisenplatzgood restaurant with excellent Sunday morning brunch
Russische Teestubepub/restaurant(at least small dishes)Russische Kolonie 1russian food
Chili Catering, Events & RestaurantrestaurantDortustr. 71 
Pfeffer & SalzrestaurantBrandenburger Str. 46 (pedestrian area)italian
Potsdamer Weinkontorwine store & restaurantLindenstr. 18german food
Potsdam Hauptbahnhof (take bus 695 or a longer walk)
Asia Snack snack point Potsdam-HBF asian food, fast and favourable prices
Divan snack point Potsdam-HBF döner, french fries, sausages, salads, fast and favourable prices
Metropolitan pub Potsdam-HBF
close to cinema
american food
Potsdam Babelsberg (either take S7 from Potsdam Hbf or Tram from Platz der Einheit)
Lindencafecafe, bistro Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 47-48 Mainly small snacks and famous for good ice cream
China Haus restaurant Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 63 chineese food
Zeitlos cafe Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 64 salads, pasta, quiche
Paros restaurant Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 66 greek food
Plantagenklause pub Rudolf-Breitscheid-Strasse 85 Mainly typical german and bavarian food, big meals


There are many places to visit in Potsdam, especially parks, palaces and old city building. Please browse around the official pages to get a good impression what might be worth a visit.

Germany's capital and largest city is just next to Berlin and offers a huge variety of entertainment and places to visit.

Just before Christmas, there are dozens of "Christmas markets" found literally in every town or city. In central Potsdam the market starts at Luisenplatz (near Potsdam's Brandenburger Gate) and carries on along Brandenburger Straße (pedestrian area). This area is easily being reachable by foot with about 10-20 minutes.


There are several possibilities for shopping in central Potsdam and many more in Berlin. For brevity, here is just a short list of shopping sites:

Potsdam, Brandenburger Straße
Many small shops for cloths, shoes and souvenirs. Nice area to walk around, especially now with the Christmas market. There is a small supermarket on the eastern end of the pedestrian area (Kaisers), a larger department store (Karstadt) can also be found on the eastern half of this area.
Potsdam, main station (Potsdam Hauptbahnhof/Hbf)
There are a few smaller shops here, a cinema, an electronics supermarket (MediMax), as well as a larger, quite cheap supermarket (Kaufland)
Potsdam, Markt Center
Roughly south of Luisenplatz there is this small shopping mall.
Potsdam, Stern Center
Potsdam's largest shopping mall with shops and a large supermarket. Unfortunately, it takes a while to reach by public transport.
Berlin, Ku'damm
One of Berlin's most famous shopping areas, where price tags can be quite large. But nevertheless always worth a visit.
Berlin, Friedrichstraße
Another area where a lot of good quality shops can be found.

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