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Potsdam Hotels and Restaurants

From: Potsdam Travel Guide

Zum Fliegenden Holländer restaurant

ABOVE: Zum Fliegenden Holländer ("To the Flying Dutchman") is a century-old restaurant and tavern in Potsdam's Dutch Quarter. INSET BELOW: A high-rise hotel from the GDR era.


The Potsdam Tourism Service's Trip Planner brochure lists several dozen hotels and pensions, ranging from five-star luxury hotels such as the Relais & Chateaux Bayrisches Haus in the Potsdam Wildlife Park to affordable hotels and guesthouses in the city center. Holiday flats, cottages, and private rooms are also available.

During my visit to Potsdam, I stayed at the four-star Relaxa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof in the half-timbered royal country house where Churchill, Truman, and Stalin negotiated the postwar division of Germany at the Potsdam Conference of 1945. The cozy hotel is filled with history (a museum is on the premises), and it has a beautiful lakeside setting in the New Garden district north of the city center.

Potsdam also has a Youth Hostel and a Campingpark for budget travelers.

Potsdam GDR Era hotelFor help in finding accommodations in Potsdam, visit the tourist office or see the Potsdam hotel listings of, our booking partner, which offers discount rates on thousands of hotels, guesthouses and other accommodations throughout Germany and Europe.


Potsdam has a good selection of restaurants in all price ranges. The tourist office's Eating & Drinking pages will give you an idea of what to expect.

I had an excellent lunch in the old-fashioned dining room of the Relaxa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof and a pleasant dinner at Zum Fliegenden Holländer, an historic restaurant-tavern in the Dutch Quarter. (See the photo at the top of this page.)

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Potsdam travel guide:
Potsdam - Introduction
Museums, attractions
Hotels, restaurants
Tourist information

Related Potsdam articles:
Lindenstrasse 54/55 Memorial Site
Pfingstberg Belvedere
Schloss Cecilienhof - Hotel and Museum

Also see:
GDR Tourism