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"||restaurant||near Sanssouci||good
quality, not cheap|
|Da Vinci||restaurant||Dortustr. 4 (backyard)||italian food|
|India Haus||restaurant||Lindenwtr. 65||indian|
|Wiener Cafe||restaurant||near Luisenplatz||good restaurant with
excellent Sunday morning brunch|
|Russische Teestube||pub/restaurant(at least small dishes)||Russische Kolonie
|Chili Catering, Events & Restaurant||restaurant||Dortustr. 71|| |
|Pfeffer & Salz||restaurant||Brandenburger Str. 46 (pedestrian area)||italian|
|Potsdamer Weinkontor||wine store & restaurant||Lindenstr. 18||german food|
|Potsdam Hauptbahnhof (take bus 695 or a longer
|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)|
|Lindencafe||cafe, 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
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.