Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the World

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

Please note:

During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory. In case of being exempted from the compulsory use of a mouth and nose cover, you are required to wear a visor.
Group registrations cannot be accepted until further notice.

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 23 June to 31 December 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 exhibition is accompanied by a publication in German and English, on sale at the exhibition, at bookshops or online from Sandstein-Verlag.

23.06.2020 - 31.12.2020


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

June 23, 2020 – November 1, 2020
Valid: 23.06.2020 - 31.12.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

last admission 4:45 p.m.

November 2 – December 31, 2020

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
last admission 3:45 p.m.

Admission Prices

Advance sales at www.tickets.spsg.de, at the visitor centers at the Historic Windmill and the New Palace in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, at the group cashier in Charlottenburg Palace gardens, Berlin, and at the tourist information centers in Potsdam and Berlin.

Single Ticket

14 Euros / reduced fee 10 Euros

Family Tickets
25 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 Belvedere Pfingstberg
16 euros / reduced 12 euros



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 €
> order now

Special issue of the 'Mark Brandenburg' (german)
Potsdam 1945 und die Neuordnung der Welt
6,00 €
> order now

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.


Friendly supported by

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