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Neues Palais Potsdam


An elegant garden city with excellent links to the capital

Located just 25km from Berlin, the small city of Postdam is the capital of the state of Brandenburg. With a wealth of UNESCO protected palaces, parks and gardens, the city was once the seat of the Prussian royal family and its splendid 18th and 19th-century buildings are a testament to its historical significance. Today it’s a vibrant university city and an ideal place to live for those looking for a quieter and greener alternative to Berlin.

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Potsdam has a population of 180,000, of which 25,000 are students enrolled at one of the city's 3 public universities. A famously green city, Postdam boasts 300 hectares of parkland.


Studying and Working in Potsdam

There are three public universities in the city. The largest is the University of Potsdam, notable for the study areas of philosophy, humanities, law and psychology, while the medium-sized Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Potsdam) is noted for its programs in Architecture and Construction. The small Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf is also located in the city and is Germany’s foremost institution for film studies. With a lively student population, those attending university in Potsdam can enjoy a wealth of social and leisure activities.

There are plenty of employment opportunities in Potsdam, including a large number of significant research facilities including three Max Planck facilities and the Institute for Climate Impact Research. Large employers include companies in the financial services, tourism, IT and media industries.

Schloss Babelsberg in Potsdam

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