Where to stay around Potsdam, DE?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,278 vacation rentals near Potsdam. From 689 Hotels to 462 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Potsdam for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Potsdam?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Potsdam:

  • Winsviertel: 139 vacation rentals
  • Kollwitzkiez: 155 vacation rentals
  • Helmholtzkiez: 93 vacation rentals
  • Bötzowviertel: 87 vacation rentals
  • Gleimviertel: 87 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Potsdam?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Potsdam. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Potsdam Central Station: 2,576 vacation rentals
  • Park Babelsberg: 2,661 vacation rentals
  • St. Nicolas Church (Nikolaikirche): 2,567 vacation rentals
  • Sanssouci Palace: 2,473 vacation rentals
  • Orangery Palace: 2,414 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Potsdam listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Hotels in Potsdam?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 689 Hotels in Potsdam. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Potsdam include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 462 rentals available
  • Studios: 453 rentals available
  • Houses: 63 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Potsdam?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 148 vacation rentals with pool available in Potsdam. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.