If your trip to Potsdam is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.Not too far from the city center, Sanssouci Palace is one attraction to consider adding to your must-see list. If you still have space on your itinerary, Babelsberg Film Park and Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate will keep you occupied as well.
The beauty of renting a car is that you can go where you want, when you want. Make the most of your newfound freedom by discovering all there is to do in Brandenburg an der Havel. It’s just 20 miles away. Plauer See, Brandenburger Cathedral and Brandenburger Theater alone make the drive out worth it. The locals will also likely point you toward Oranienburg, 25 miles away. If you can only find time for one thing here, make sure it’s Germendorf Wildlife Park. (But we’re also big fans of TURM ErlebnisCity Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum.)
If you enjoy feeling the sea breeze on your skin and the sight of seagulls swooping high up in the sky, hop in your car and spend a couple of hours walking along the shore at Strandbad Wannsee. You’ll find this beautiful stretch of coastline 6 miles from Potsdam.
If you have some serious business to see to in Potsdam, chances are you’ll be spending lots of time in a convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to hear about the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:
House of the Wannsee Conference (5 miles away).
CityCube Berlin (11 miles away).
Messe Berlin (12 miles away).
With your own wheels, Potsdam is your oyster. People flock to this interesting city for varying reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The top priority for large families is space. Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size vehicle to an SUV. Those on a budget usually go for the affordability and great mileage of our smaller rentals, such as a compact car or mini. If you’re eager to create an impression in Potsdam, you could even check out our special category for a vehicle that will make any car buff wobbly at the knees.
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Potsdam. From sporty models with all the mod cons to agile compacts, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride of course depends on your budget and what activities you’ve got planned. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need more than a bargain, no-frills type model. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
In Potsdam, you’ll need to stick to the right-hand side. When road-tripping someplace new, it’s wise to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road and save worrying about gear changes.
Parking in Potsdam is easy. There’s no need to repeatedly go around the block in heavy traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s loads of off and on-street parking to take your pick of.
As the population of Potsdam is roughly 145,300, you probably won’t have much trouble with traffic. That said, city center streets usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
The residential zones in the city of Potsdam have a 30km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 30km/h and 130km/h.
In most cases, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine directly to you.
As in many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while driving around Potsdam. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you keep your eyes on the road.
In Potsdam, it is a fineable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. If you’re going to have a few drinks with dinner, leave your rental car at your hotel.
Turning on a red light is prohibited in Potsdam. Always keep an eye on traffic lights and signs so you don’t breach any road rules.
Seat belts are required in Brandenburg Region. Having said that, these rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.