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 from 1 May to 1 November 2020. 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 special exhibition is under the patronage of Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs.

01.05.2020 - 01.11.2020


Cecilienhof Palace
Im Neuen Garten 11
14469 Potsdam
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Opening Hours

May 1st – November 1st, 2020

Valid 01.05.2020 - 01.11.2020
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

last admission 4:45 p.m.

How to Get There

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Cecilienhof"

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Paid parking spaces for cars and buses near the palace.

Admission Prices

14 Euros / reduced fee 10 Euros

Family Tickets
26 Euros (1 adult and up to 4 children aged to 18 or younger)
36 Euros (2 adults and up to 4 children aged to 18 or younger)
The exhibition is not suitable for children under 14 years in some areas.

Connection Ticket sanssouci+
7 euros

Annual Pass
60 euros / reduced 40 euros
For all open palaces incl. exhibitions, valid for 1 year from date of issue

Combined Ticket Marmorpalais
16 euros / reduced 12 euros

Combined Ticket Belvedere Pfingstberg
16 euros / reduced 12 euros

Cooperation Barberini
12,60 Euro / reduced 8,10 Euro

Advance sales begin 3 Feb. 2020 at: www.tickets.spsg.de

Group Offers

Exhibition tour with audio guide (12 languages)
Duration: 90 Min.
Group price for adults, flat rate: 160 Euros, Group price for students, flat rate: 112 Euros
Number of participants per group, max. 20 persons

Museum educational offers for students (beginning at secondary level I): 112 Euros
Number of participants per group, max. 30 persons

Group offers are only possible if booked in advance: gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Reservations beginning 1 May 2019.

Friendly supported by

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Logo: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur


Logo: Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung gemeinsam mit der Mittelbrandenburgischen Sparkasse mit Hilfe des PS-Lotterie_Sparens


In co-operation with

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Logo: RECS


Logo: WALL


Logo: ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam


Logo: Wassertaxi Potsdam