Potsdam is the funds metropolis of the German federal condition of Brandenburg. It right borders the German funds Berlin and is element of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Location. It is located on the River Havel, 24 kilometres (15 miles) southwest of Berlin’s metropolis heart. Potsdam was a home of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, until eventually 1918. Close to the metropolis there are a collection of interconnected lakes and cultural landmarks, in individual the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest Entire world Heritage Web site in Germany. The Potsdam Convention, the significant publish-Entire world War II convention concerning the victorious Allies, was held at another palace in the area, the Cecilienhof.