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Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany (Photo: Jrossphoto/Shutterstock)

About Potsdam

Meissen's skyline is dominated by Albrechtsburg, a late Gothic castle, and Meissen Cathedral dating to 1260. Towering above the Elbe River in eastern Germany, the majestic structures stand as sentinels over the city; each offers a preview of the historic grandeur to be discovered there.

Established by early Slavic settlers, the city of 30,000 is located on both sides of the river about 16 miles northwest of Dresden. The city market square is at the heart of the historic area. Restaurants and businesses, housed in colorful Renaissance-era buildings, line the square.

Located at the foot of castle hill, the square also showcases Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) dating to 1205. Its 187-foot tower looms over the square and features the first-ever porcelain carillon installed in 1929 to celebrate the city's 1,000-year-jubilee. Narrow streets lead away from the square. This is a perfect area to stroll and enjoy medieval architecture and streetscapes.

You'll visit Meissen on most Elbe River cruises. If the water levels are too low (which does happen frequently on Elbe sailings), the line will take you there by bus.


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  • 6 Night
    Cruise to Potsdam

    Leaving:
    Berlin
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    Cruise Line:
    CroisiEurope
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    6 Night Cruise to Potsdam Route (CroisiEurope)
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      Berlin
    • Day 1
      Spandau
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      Berlin
    • Day 2
      Potsdam
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      Magdeburg
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      Tangermunde
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      Tangermunde
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      Bleckede
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      Hamburg
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      Hamburg
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    Mona Lisa - CroisiEurope

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More about Potsdam

Why go to Potsdam?

Pros: Excellent tour of Meissen porcelain demonstration workshops.

Cons: Limited shopping in historic area.

Bottom Line: Meissen offers both the famous porcelain factory and historic city center to explore.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Euros and credit cards are accepted at shops, restaurants and attractions. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.

Language

German is the official language, but almost everyone speaks some English, especially individuals dealing with the public.


Potsdam Cruise Reviews

Viking Astrild
Dawn G.
Sail Date: Aug 2017
Potsdam was a great little rest for lunch and some shopping....Read More
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