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Tourists are flocking to Potsdam again

The tourism business in Potsdam has overcome the corona disaster. The circulation of friends is approaching the extent it was earlier than the pandemic. That is proven by the State Statistics Workplace’s present evaluation for the months January to September 2022. Based on the report, precisely 364,554 friends have stayed in lodging institutions within the state capital. That is 77.5 % greater than the earlier yr. The variety of in a single day stays additionally elevated by 53.5 % to 929,663. Thus the typical size of keep was about 2.6 days. Thus, by the tip of September, the business was already above the rating for the entire of 2011 – at the moment celebrated as a document.

The upward pattern follows a deep disaster: In 2021, fewer than 300,000 friends have been counted for all the yr for the primary time since 2003. And that mark has already been cracked in the summertime. For months of the earlier yr, motels may solely open for enterprise or an official one-night keep. In a single day vacationer lodging is banned. For the business, beforehand blighted by success, 2021 marked a disastrous second yr in a row. Within the years main as much as the pandemic, the business darted from document to document.

A comparability with final yr earlier than the pandemic reveals the place of the business. That yr, 436,492 friends have been registered at lodging institutions in Potsdam between January and September. The variety of in a single day stays was 1,031,385, and the typical size of keep was 2.4 days. Thus, in statistics, the business continues to be about 10 % beneath the pre-crisis degree. Nonetheless, a heat October and longer stays now should still assist slender the hole.

The business continues to deal with development anyway. As reported, a brand new constructing for the Hilton Lodge Group will probably be constructed in Media Metropolis in an space between Großbeerenstrasse, Ahornstrasse and Wetzlarer Strasse reverse the Metropolishalle. The 163-room resort will probably be marketed underneath the Hampton by Hilton model and open in mid-2024.

In Speicherstadt, a brand new three-star resort with 190 rooms will open quickly underneath the niu model. “As the proper place to begin in your discovery tour of Potsdam, the Lodge niu Amity is situated only a few kilometers from the Havel river, metropolis middle and major prepare station,” the resort, which is constructed subsequent to the principle prepare station and Havel river within the metropolis middle, is marketed on its web site. Rooms there might be booked from January 9 at costs between 60 and 80 euros. The final resort to open on Am Kanal Road was the 198-room Vacation Inn Categorical & Suites.

About 20,000 jobs in Potsdam are instantly or not directly linked to business – along with workers within the resort and restaurant sector, this contains workers in suppliers or in palaces, parks and museums. Nonetheless, the scarcity of expert employees has turn into an issue for the business. So some corporations have restricted working hours within the catering commerce, for instance.

Potsdam just isn’t removed from the present numbers. Business has recovered throughout the state. 10.8 million in a single day stays have been recorded throughout the state of Brandenburg. That is 42.2 % greater than the identical interval final yr, based on the federal government statistics workplace. In hostels particularly, the variety of in a single day stays doubles from January to September. The common family occupancy charge over the yr was 41.1 %.

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