Potsdam is growing, rents are rising. This is fueling the dispute over urban development. Should the city continue to sell its own land at a high price?
Currently being demolished: the former technical college, one of the last public GDR sites in Potsdam Photo: dpa
At first glance, the subject of debate seems unremarkable: the Minsk Terrace Restaurant on Potsdam’s Brauhausberg has stood empty and dilapidated for years. An application for demolition is now causing discussion in the city: Although the decision was postponed until June. But everyone involved knows: This is about more than an old house that might be worthy of preservation. It is about the direction of Potsdam’s land and building policy.