Start off your visit at Alte Markt, Potsdam’s new “centrepiece”. When you stroll down the newly created Havel River promenade at “Alte Fahrt”, and walk up the stairs to the Museum Barberini, you can enter Alter Markt directly through the museum. Nearly all buildings were destroyed during WWII, but have meanwhile been rebuilt according to their historic model. Among them, the Museum Barberini, the Potsdam Museum inside the “Alte Rathaus” (old town hall) next door and across from there, the “Stadtschloss” or city palace. Since 2013, the city palace has been accommodating Brandenburg's state parliament. The prestigious Church of St. Nicholas, built by the famous architect Schinkel, outshines the square. The 42-metre viewing platform affords a fantastic view over Potsdam, the Havel lakes and close surroundings. Highest enjoyment of art.