We traditionally start the winter semester with two events. On October 16th, we welcome all first-year students at "StudiUP!" in the Nikolaisaal. On October 19th, we invite all students to "WarmUP!" at the Schiffbauergasse location. There, university groups, central institutions of the university and associations from the city will introduce themselves. You can already get to know some of them at the digital market of opportunities.
Here you can find the program for WarmUP! Please check back often, the page will be edited and updated regularly.
Here you will find the program for WarmUP! Please check back often, the page will be edited and updated regularly. Many things will take place in parallel, so you will be spoiled for choice.
Guided Tour at the Museum
4.30 pm | museum FLUXUS+
When you're in Schiffbauergasse, be sure to pay a visit to the museum FLUXUS+. The collection includes works by Wolf Vostell, Emmett Williams, Ben Patterson, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Mary Bauermeister and Niki de Saint-Phalle. On WarmUP day, museum FLUXUS + invites you to a free guided tour at 4.30 pm. To register, simply send an email to infoufluxus-pluspde (subject "WarmUP! guided tour").
But even without a guided tour you can visit the museum for free on October 19 until 6 pm. Just show your student ID.
4.30 pm | Nikolaisaal Potsdam
After the first semester welcome took place there on October 16th, the Nikolaisaal Potsdam invites you behind the scenes. Discover Potsdam's most interesting concert hall and experience the preparations for a concert! On a guided tour of the Nikolaisaal, you will not only experience a building steeped in history, but also gain a direct insight into the preparations for the concert that evening. Please register for the guided tour under the keyword "Nikolaisaal" to juliane.thiemuuni-potsdampde.
Market of Possibilities
6-10 pm | Waschhaus Forecourt
Various university groups, student councils and associations from Potsdam will be presenting themselves at the market stalls. There are numerous activities to participate in and try out: Karaoke, giant Jenga, wheel of fortune and quiz games, you can write poems or just enjoy the atmosphere with freshly made popcorn, waffles or punch. The Studentenwerk (student union) will also be there with its food truck, and the Waschhaus foodtruck will once again be offering delicious things from the grill.
FachschaftsART - Art Workshop
6-10 pm | Open Air Stage
At the booth of the FachschaftsART, short for the Student Council for Art and Art Education, art becomes a very personal experience. Here you can not only admire student works from the last semesters - no, here you also have the opportunity to create your own works of art under the guidance of our students. We are looking forward to open-minded visitors who want to do more than just watch.
6-9 pm | Waschhaus Arena
At MeetUP you can get to know your university better, get information and tips, and ask questions about your studies.
In the Waschhaus Arena, the Central Student Advisory Service, the International Office, the Center for University Sports, the Student Union, the Coordination Office for Equal Opportunities, the University Library and the Career Service will be presenting themselves. In addition to information about studying, there will also be great activities.
6 + 8 pm | Waschhaus Kesselhaus
Attending "WarmUP"! again this year, but already at home in the Waschhaus for a long time: the drum klub. Drums and sticks are ready and waiting to be used by the guests. N.U. Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Lars Neugebauer are the initiators of the spectacle. At the special drum installations you can try out and let off steam. In addition, there are electric beats and sounds that combine with the sounds produced by muscle power. The adrenaline rushes produced in the process are tremendous - there is laughter, drumming and dancing with happiness. An impressive and exhilarating acoustic and physical communal experience.
8 pm | Waschhaus Club
Between megalomania and grimness, politics and private, humor, melancholy and aggression, Paul Sies ventures with his songs where it hurts. Always lustful, never cynical - but spared elsewhere. The singersongwriter and trained actor is an ensemble member of Potsdam's Hans Otto Theater, and now plays concerts throughout Germany. In recent years, he has also made a huge pile of music videos and has just released his second album "Why not" on the indie label "unserallereins".
9 pm | Waschhaus Saal
Almost a tradition at "WarmUP!" is the performance of RayPanTea. The band around Professor Frank Spahn from the Astrophysics Department of the University of Potsdam also includes students. The repertoire includes classics of hard rock, rock and blues. So all the dancing and foot tappers should be unstoppable.
The first week of lectures is drawing to a close. If you haven't completely spent your energy at StudiRoyal, you should take a look at what's on offer on "Culture (Fri)Day". Some of the city's cultural institutions will open their doors to you free of charge or give you free tickets. So let the week end on a cultural note.
Film Museum Potsdam
Free admission on 20.10. for (first semester) students
The Filmmuseum Potsdam, an institute of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, preserves, presents and communicates Babelsberg's film history.
In the permanent exhibition TRAUMFABRIK - 100 YEARS OF FILM IN BABELSBERG, visitors experience how films are made from the script to the premiere. Temporary and foyer exhibitions as well as the "Object of the Month" take up various film themes.
The collections of the Film Museum preserve bequests, films, costumes, over one million photos, set design drafts, props, film posters, historical film cameras and technology, and much more.
The Filmmuseum Potsdam is offering free admission to all (first-year) students on Oct. 20, 2023. Just show your student ID at the Filmmuseum's ticket office.
Opening hours: Daily except Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Address: Breite Straße 1A, 14467 Potsdam.
If The Bull Won’t Come
Dance / Performance | fabrik Potsdam
The dance solo by Adi Weinberg is the story of a woman in transition. Brought out of her everyday life, she is propelled into an encounter she did not expect: the encounter with herself. Through contact with the different parts of her self, she experiences the different elements that live harmoniously, destructively, and chaotically within her. The woman's journey mirrors that of another. Pasiphae was cursed twice: first because she fell in love with a bull and had to consummate that love, and then because she was cursed to live in the isolation of the labyrinth with her unnatural son, the Minotaur. But curses, like stories, have a second side. All of them have a blessing, if you just hang in there long enough. If The Bull Won't Come is a compelling, powerful and moving story about the encounters in one woman's life.
The fabrik Potsdam is donating free tickets for the performance on October, 20th. You can get the tickets here:
https://fabrikpotsdam-gutscheine.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/2135100 The rate is "Culture Friday" and the password is WARM-UP.
Opening hours: depends on workshop and event schedule
Address: Schiffbauergasse 10, 14467 Potsdam
Masterpieces in the Museum Barberini
The Museum Barberini is located in the heart of Potsdam. 38 works by Claude Monet - more than any other museum in Europe outside France - are just one highlight of the 111 Impressionist masterpieces in the collection. In addition, the museum presents up to three exhibitions a year and a diverse program of events and education. In 2024, Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani and Maurice de Vlaminck will be in the spotlight.
The Museum Barberini gives all (first semester) students free admission on 20.10.2023 in the time of 16-19 clock. Just show your student ID at the box office.
Opening Hours: Daily except Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Address: Humboldtstraße 5-6, 14467 Potsdam.
Culture(Fri)Day at MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam
The former terrace restaurant "Minsk", built in the 1970s in the modernist style of the GDR, is once again becoming a place for encounters - between modern and contemporary art and between people. Here, works of art from the former GDR that are part of the Hasso Plattner Collection will be shown in new contexts.
The exhibition I've Seen the Wall: Louis Armstrong on Tour in the GDR 1965, which runs through February 4, focuses on the legendary concert tour that Louis Armstrong led through the GDR in 1965. Bringing together contemporary art, the group exhibition takes the tour as the occasion for a thematic exploration of music and society.
As part of Culture(Fri)Day, admission is free for students on October 20, 2023 from 4-7pm.
Opening hours: Daily except Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Address: Max-Planck-Strasse 17, 14473 Potsdam.
We still have two offers beyond the WarmUP! week: the Potsdam Museum and the museum Fluxus give free admission to (first semester) students in the winter semester. So take a look!
When you're at Schiffbauergasse, be sure to pay a visit to the museum FLUXUS+. In addition to Wolf Vostell, the collection includes works by Emmett Williams, Ben Patterson, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Mary Bauermeister, and Niki de Saint-Phalle.
All first-year students receive free admission upon presentation of their student ID until March 31, 2024.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Address: Max-Planck-Strasse 17, 14473 Potsdam.
At the historic Alter Markt, the oldest house in the square houses the modern Potsdam Museum. With free admission, the permanent exhibition "Potsdam. A city makes history" vividly recounts 1000 years of city history(s). Various special exhibitions explore individual topics in greater depth: In "Potsdamer Linien. GDR Everyday Photography by Werner Taag" (until Jan. 28, 24), visitors travel back in time through Potsdam from 1949 to 1989. "More of it! We collect art" (21.10.23-28.01.24) shows art by mostly regional artists - all favorite works of private collectors. Other exhibitions are dedicated to the gardener and perennial grower Karl Foerster (from 09.03.24) and the impressionist Karl Hagemeister (from 23.03.24).
All freshmen receive free admission to the special exhibitions until 31.03.2024 upon presentation of their university ID!
Opening hours: Daily except Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Address: Am Alten Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam.