Einstein Tower, Potsdam

Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm auf Deutsch) is a solar observatory located in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn, it has a very unusual shape for buildings designed in 1920s. It is one of the landmarks of expressionist architecture. Einstein Tower, side view

I love how unusual the tower design is. Reminded me of submarines.

See how beautiful it is? And the lovely surroundings too!

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We went there on foot, walking from Potsdam’s main train station. It wasn’t that far, only around 1km, but it was a steady uphill climb. We didn’t mind, but please put it into consideration if you decide to do the same. It seemed like everybody else either took a car or a bike.

There also supposed to be a bus going there, although it doesn’t go on weekends (at least at the time I went – last year).

Nice sceneries are guaranteed. Along the way you’ll walk pass some nice apartment buildings, woods, and an adventure park. Refreshing break from Berlin city buzz ;).

Now, the Einstein Tower itself is located inside a University/Research complex. The complex has an entrance gate, so I’m not sure if you could take the car in. From there, it’s still quite a walk to get to the building. I remember going “Oh noez!” but no worries, there’s plenty of pretty buildings and sceneries for a nice distraction.

Link to Google map for the location of Einstein Tower.

I would recommend going here if you love unusual architecture and you have an extra half day in Potsdam. If you only have a day, go to Sans Souci and the city center first!



    • Yes it’s very nice! I think it should be even nicer to go there by bike. The university complex has a couple of interesting building as well. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it :).


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