Until now the architectural legacy of Karl Friedrich Schinkel and landscape design by Peter Joseph Lenné shaped the image of Potsdam. But already as far back as 1924 an icon of modern architecture was added to the so-called ‚smiling classicism‘ with its castles and follies: the Einstein Tower by Erich Mendelsohn. Today among other projects the reconstruction of the Potsdamer Castle, the new seat of the Brandenburg Landtag, redefines the current Potsdam as a confident, growing city.
Buildings visited in the course of the tour – including interior visits:


Neoclassical buildings and parks
Palace and Park Sanssouci (Frederick the 2nd and Georg Wenceslaus von Knobelsdorff), Roman Baths and Charlottenhof Palace (Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Ludwig Persius and Peter Joseph Lenné), Palace and Park Klein-Glienicke


Einstein Tower (Erich Mendelsohn)


Contemporary Potsdam
Hans Otto Theatre (Gottfried Böhm), Federal Foundation for Building Culture (Springer architects), Indoor swimming pool on Brauhausberg (under construction, gmp), Castle / Brandenburg Landtag (Peter Kulka), Palais Barberini (Carl von Gontard, Thomas Albrecht / Hilmer & Sattler)


Day tour, duration approx. 8 h

Viable also as a half day tour (in excerpts), duration approx. 3-4 hours