Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the World

Special Exhibition in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference

The Potsdam Conference marks one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. World-wide, it stands as a symbol of the endpoint of World War II in Europe and the outbreak of the Cold War. The “Potsdam Agreement” that was adopted at Cecilienhof Palace laid the foundation for the reshaping of the world after 1945.

The Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) is showcasing a special exhibition on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Conference at Cecilienhof Palace. Visitors at this actual location will be able to experience a multi-medial journey back to these fateful days in the summer of 1945. A factual, ideology-free, presentation regarding the geopolitical decisions made contrasts with the moving and emotion-filled voices of those affected. Famous historical personalities such as Churchill, Stalin, and Truman stand opposite history’s countless “nameless” – including victims of atom bombs, displaced persons, and collaborators. This special exhibition makes it possible to examine this period of world history in a multi-perspective way. For the first time, the famous garden terrace where press photos were taken of the “Big Three” sitting in wicker chairs will be added as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication in German and English, on sale at the exhibition, at bookshops or online from Sandstein-Verlag.

01.12.2020 - 31.10.2021


Cecilienhof Country House
Im Neuen Garten 11
14469 Potsdam

To the info page of the venue

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Cecilienhof"

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Paid parking spaces for cars and buses near the palace.

Opening Hours

until March 31, 2021
Valid: 01.12.2020 - 31.10.2021
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30

last admission 3:45 p.m.

1 April 2021 – 31 October 2021

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
last admission 4:45 p.m.



Exhibition catalog
Potsdam Conference 1945
Shaping the World
Edited on behalf of the General Direction of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg
by Jürgen Luh
34,00 €
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Special issue of the 'Mark Brandenburg' (german)
Potsdam 1945 und die Neuordnung der Welt
6,00 €
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App / Multimedia-Guide

An accompanying app "Cecilienhof SPSG" is available free of charge from the App Store and on Google Play. The visitors can choose between 12 different languages including English, Russian and Chinese. For those not using their own device multimedia guides are available on site.


Partner und Förderer der Ausstellung Antoine Watteau