ACCOMMODATION

PRIX EUROPA 2019 Our choice of hotels in Potsdam

Mercure Hotel Potsdam City

Imagine yourself relaxing on the 8th floor of what was then called the Interhotel, watching the red sun set behind the colourful autumn leaves surrounding the SED Headquarter on the hill, reflected in the dark green River Havel. Observe what Neptune is doing in his fountain down there in the Lustgarten (Garden of Pleasure)…
Today the microphones of the GDR’s state security service (Stasi) hidden in the walls have vanished, but the charm of socialist modernism remains in this hotel built in 1969. (It is one of the rare witnesses to the fact that there was such a thing as tourism in the GDR.)
Nowadays the 62 metre high Hotel Mercure offers modernised rooms and a breath-taking view of the rebuilt city centre - home of kings, emperors, artists and workers.
Explore the melting pot of history by bike (the hotel offers a bicycle hire service).

Single per night including breakfast: 104,00 €

Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci

It was the 21st December 1793, when a beautiful 17-year old princess came here in order to get married to the charming Prince of Prussia. The love story between Queen Luise and King Friedrich Wilhelm III began, only to be disturbed by Napoleon in the year 1806.
Today you can find their son Friedrich Wilhelm IV behind the hotel in his king size tomb inside the Friedenskirche (Church of Peace).
At the time of the GDR,  young Ernst Thälmann pioneers came here to wave their red scarves for freedom and socialism.

Single per night including breakfast: 104,00 €

NH Potsdam

The hotel was built in the era of King Friedrich II and rebuilt in 1826 as a home to the equerry of King Friedrich Wilhelm III.
Today it is run by the Spanish hotel management group Navarra Hotels.
In the old part of the building you find 16 superior rooms and 3 suites with a view of the  Potsdam Dutch Quarter, which was built in 1730 to invite Dutch craftsmen to settle down in Potsdam.
In 1906 the famous impostor Wilhelm Voigt the ‘Hauptmann von Köpenick’ is alleged to have bought his costume for his famous robbery in Berlin-Köpenick in a second hand shop for military uniforms here.

Single per night including breakfast: 114,00 €

B&B Hotel

Across the River Havel (named after the first inhabitants, a Slavic tribe called the Heveller) is the place where the founding myth of Potsdam took place:
POZTUPIMI means ‘somewhere under the oak tree’. This is where a young Slavic couple died on the bank of the river, united in love and pain.

Single per night including breakfast: 69,40 €

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