Potsdam, the chief town of the province of Brandenburg, Prussia, lies 16 miles S.W. of Berlin on the river Havel, here broken into many small lakes. It is the suburban residence of the Imperial Court. The surrounding scenery is pretty, and the various parks are laid out with much taste. The-Royal Palace, the park of Sans Souci, with the palace of the same name, the New Palace, the Pompeian Charlottenhoff, the Orangery, and the great drill ground with barracks and military school, and the Marble Palace are the chief places of interest. The town itself is well kept, and has broad streets and fine houses.