Potsdam Design Apartments

Reviewed by Emily McDonnell

Modern, colourful apartments dotted throughout 18th-century buildings in the Dutch Quarter of Potsdam

Self-catering apartments
From €90
72 apartments for 2-10
Potsdam, 1 hour from central Berlin


Famous for its palaces, Potsdam has long been popular amongst day trippers from Berlin who come to stroll around the UNESCO structures and their gardens. But Potsdam is so much more than just a palace hot spot, it's also a historic town full of architectural gems. From the old market square and Nauener Tor to the Dutch and Prussian quarters, there’s so much to take in that a day in the city is not enough, which is why it’s wonderful that at the heart of the action is Potsdam Design Apartments.

Hidden throughout the city in its historic buildings, striking apartment interiors contrast with the facade. Bold design meets quality furnishings. We couldn’t stop gasping when we first saw the rooms, and our favourite apartment changes daily depending on our mood - each is so individual. Imagine feature walls with bright wallpaper and thick rugs with animal print, as well as bright, open kitchens and custom-made beds. Plus, the beautiful city of Potsdam and its surrounding lakes are literally on your doorstep.


I fell in love because...
  • Design is bold and bright, and each apartment has its own personality
  • You couldn’t be better located to explore the city: Potsdam is a special place
You must...
  • You can’t come to Potsdam and not visit its palaces and their gardens 
  • Explore the striking Dutch quarter, where many of the apartments are located
You might dislike...
  • As most of the apartments are located in old buildings, there are no elevators (so don’t pack too much!)
  • Some apartments are on main streets and can get noisy
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Introducing Nicholas! 

“Potsdam is such a beautiful place, and it’s a pleasure to provide apartments from where people can explore.”

He loves…

“It was really important to me that every apartment would have its own personality, so people would always have a unique experience.”

Nicholas’s insider tips 

  • You can’t visit and not go to the sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Potsdam palaces and their gardens! All in all, the heritage site covers approximately 500 hectares of parkland and includes 150 buildings.
  • Did you know that Potsdam also has a Brandenburger Gate? The gate here is, in fact, older than the one in Berlin. It’s also worth visiting Jägertor and Nauener Tor, two more of the five original gates to the city.
  • Go and eat! There are so many good restaurants on your doorstep. Favourites are Buya, Zanotto, Pan e Vino and My Keng.
  • Studio Babelsberg is also well worth a visit, especially as it’s been so important in putting Europe on the film-making map (it’s Europe’s biggest and oldest film studio).

What people
are saying.

"THE PLACE TO BE IN POTSDAM ! Quality is consistent. Only friendly, very helpful staff, always accommodating, giving great local tips."


"Fantastic location, stylish rooms, great service. We were thrilled and recommend the house."


The essentials.

  • Sleeping arrangements: It varies from apartment to apartment, but expect incredibly comfy custom-made beds.
  • Bathroom set up: All have ensuite bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, and some also have a bath. 
  • Food: Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, and basics (salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee, washing-up liquid etc.) are provided. There are numerous great restaurants and supermarkets on your doorstep.
  • For families: Kids are welcome, and high chairs can be provided on request. Many of the apartments have more than one bedroom, many of which have twin beds. Plus all kitchens are fully equipped meaning you can easily whip up snacks and meals for little ones. Do note that the apartments are located in old buildings, meaning there are no elevators.
  • On-site equipment: Bed sheets and towels are provided.
  • Optional extras: Bikes are available to rent nearby (ask at reception).
  • Help: There’s a reception (open 10am-6pm) that can support with issues.
  • Remember to pack: Board games and food to cook with, if you want cosy evenings in.
  • Pets: Allowed, please indicate when booking.
  • Sustainability: The majority of furniture has been made using local materials by a local craftsman.


The apartments are at the heart of Potsdam.

If you drive from central Berlin, you can arrive in 40 minutes. Reception will advise where to park.

With the train, you'll be there in an hour. The closest tram stop is a 5-minute walk.


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