Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Potsdam, DE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $71 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Potsdam. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Want somewhere near Berlin but not Berlin?

If you're looking for a German vacation destination that's just a hair shy of that metropolitan hustle and bustle, look no further than Potsdam. Once the summer residence of Prussian King Frederick the Great, Potsdam is a relatively laid-back town just outside the Berlin city limits that's chock-full of storied castles and palaces, sprawling public gardens, and more museums than you can shake a schnitzel at. With a Potsdam vacation rental, you'll be in a tranquil, relaxed suburb, but still surrounded by attractions like the Sanssouci Palace, the Museum Barberini, and the historic Cecilienhof.

Things to do

Movie it or lose it in cinematic Potsdam

Not to be outdone by the sights in nearby Berlin, Potsdam boasts a wealth of artistic and cultural institutions, too. At the Museum Barberini, you can see works by local and international artists in a striking building overlooking Potsdam's central Old Market Square. At the Filmmuseum, you can explore Germany's rich filmmaking history through exhibits, artifacts, and screenings, all in the former horse of the ruined Potsdam City Palace. For even more moviemaking magic, check out the iconic Studio Babelsberg, a historic movie studio that offers guided tours of its more than 6 acres of lots and production space.


Let's go Dutch—Potsdam's architectural treasures

With a rich local history going back to the middle ages (and beyond), Potsdam is home to a number of royal palaces originally built for the Prussian Royal Family during the 18th century. Walking and sightseeing tours of the city's most scenic buildings are a popular pastime, and architecture buffs in particular will enjoy the cobbled streets and 169 redbrick houses of the charming Dutch Quarter. The city is home to a number of parks and gardens, too. Perhaps the most famous is the sprawling Sanssouci Park, where you'll find greenhouses, landscaped gardens, and rolling lawns.


Snow pain, snow gain in seasonal Potsdam

Potsdam has an oceanic climate, with mild summers and cool, snowy winters, as well as relatively short intermediate seasons. Average temperatures during the summer months peak at 75 in July, through daily highs can occasionally climb into the 90s. Winters are cold and snowy, with average lows in the mid 20s and average highs in the mid 30s between December and February. Visitors tend to agree that Frederick the Great had the right idea, and summer is typically the city's busiest season. You'll find that prices for Potsdam vacation rentals are at their lowest during the chilly winter months.

Natural features

Potsdam's waterfront—laughing all the way to the banks

In a low-lying area dotted with hills, Potsdam lies along the banks of the River Havel. Although it's just 15 miles from the center of Berlin, the country's capital, 75 percent of Potsdam is made up of parks, greenery, and open space, and only a quarter of the city's overall space is urban. You'll find plenty of rivers and lakes in the area, and water sports like boating, kayaking, and canoeing are popular during the warm summer months. Your Potsdam vacation rental will put you at the heart of one of Germany's most desirable waterfront locations.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Potsdam

The nearest airport is in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 19.4 mi (31.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Potsdam Central Station, Potsdam Central Station and Potsdam Charlottenhof Station are the main stations that serve the city. Utilize the area's public transportation and catch a ride on the metro at Potsdam S-Bahn or Babelsberg S-Bahn if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Potsdam, DE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 518 vacation rentals around Potsdam. From 73 house rentals to 388 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a town property in Potsdam?

Timeless, tranquil and quaint — village life is something quite special. If this sounds like your type of vacation, we can make it happen. Vrbo offers 142 village rental properties here. Alternatively, you may like to try a different style of vacation setting. Vrbo has a wide range of options to select from, including:

  • 124 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 80 waterfront vacation rentals.
  • 57 rural vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Potsdam?

Unpack your bag, take in the view and turn the kettle on. If you want a home away from home, an apartment rental is definitely the way to go. You can select from 396 different options with the help of Vrbo. How does $27 a night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't match your posse's style, we have a range of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • Hotel: 210 vacation homes. Prices start from $31 per night.
  • House: 66 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 20 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.

Can I stay in Potsdam in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a vacation with the extended family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always stacks of fun being under the one roof! The great news is that Vrbo has options to suit you. Presently, apartment vacation homes are popular for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 42 featured on our database. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the vacation rentals that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 144 vacation homes ideal for that size. Stay a night from just $56.
  • Need a vacation rental for 5 guests? We have 126 that will serve you well. You can get one for as low as $31 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 52 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $118 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your brother and all your friends to Potsdam.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Potsdam?

Vrbo has plenty of great cost-conscious rentals. Treat everyone to a fancy meal out or extend your trip with the cash you'll have leftover. When it comes to finding a terrific deal, the first place you look ought to be Bergmannkiez. Here, Vrbo has 21 rentals at an average price of $95 a night. Schillerkiez is another place worth considering. We've got 6 rentals here, and the average price is around $101 a night.

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