Potsdam is a Havel River cruise port, capital and largest city of Germany's Brandenburg state, with population around 165,000. Potsdam directly borders Berlin, being located just 24 km (15 ml southwest of downtown Berlin. The city is also part of Berlin-Brandenburg - metro region with combined population over 6 million.
Potsdam was a residence of all German Kaisers and Prussian kings until the end of WW1 (1914-1918). City's landscape features interconnected lakes, grand palaces and numerous nature parks. Potsdam Conference was held here in July-August 1945 (after WW2) with main participants Joseph Stalin (USSR-Russia), Winston Churchill (UK) and Harry Truman (USA).
Before the second world war, Babelsberg (in south-eastern Potsdam) was a prime film production studio and one of Europe's major film production centers since the fall of Berlin Wall (1991). Filmstudio Babelsberg is the world's oldest large-scale film studio. In the 19th-century, the city also developed as a center of science, having 3 public colleges, University and over 30 research institutes.
Potsdam cruise terminal
Some river cruise ships in Potsdam dock at Nedlitz - former town (now city-suburban district) located on the southern shores of Weisser See (White Sea) and Jungfernsee (Virgin Lake). Nedlitz Island is in the north, located between the city districts Nedlitz and Neu Fahrland.
A river cruise ship has once again become a spot for a Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - Thurgau Chopin (MS Frederic Chopin). As specified in a note...November 6, 2020
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