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    Walking time 

    Potsdam has 2,214 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 69 days. And, when you need to get home there are 282 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Potsdam.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Potsdam has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Potsdam has more than 73,052 street lamps, which use 3.7 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 7.1 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 3.8% of Potsdam’s total area, 188 square kilometers. That means each of Potsdam’s 178,089 residents has an average of 39.8 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Potsdam want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 489 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 447 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,144 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Potsdam. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Potsdam offers more than 70 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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