Potsdam is the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg and is part of the Metropolitan area of Berlin/Brandenburg.
Potsdam is home to the famous Sanssouci Palace, many lakes and beautiful parks. Within Potsdam, it is easy to get around on foot and by bike or public transport. A wealth of cultural life can be enjoyed in Potsdam itself and in Berlin, which is only a stone’s throw away and well connected by public transport.
Potsdam developed into a centre of science in Germany from the 19th century. Today, there are three public colleges and more than 30 research institutes in the city.
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