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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Spend the day exploring the German city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, during this 5.5-hour guided walking excursion. Explore the numerous palaces, castles and parks of this beautiful city, a location some have compared to France’s Versailles, on foot, listening to insightful commentary from your guide as you go. Your visit also includes a complimentary Berlin city map with museum and public transit info.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Potsdam
  • Train ride from Berlin to Potsdam
  • See palaces, castles and other fanciful attractions
  • Hear about Potsdam during the wars of the 20th century

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Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Get a taste for the beautiful architecture and fascinating royal heritage of Potsdam during this 5.5-hour walking tour from Berlin. Over the course of your stroll through this picturesque city you’ll get a sense for German history as you wander past the city’s wealth of royal palaces, castles and parks.

Start your trip at 9:40am outside the Berlin Zoo Station, where you’ll meet your guide. From there you’ll proceed by public transport (at your own expense) for about 1 hour, headed approximately 15 miles (24km) outside the city center to Potsdam. Once you arrive, follow along with your guide as you explore the fairy-tale architecture of this unique city, once the home to German royalty.

Stop by the palace of Cecilienhof, the site of the famous 1945 conference between the United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom, then check out the castle of Babelsberg and the re-created Greek temple at the Marble Palace. You’ll also have the chance to see a variety of architecture built in a variety of styles from around the world, including a traditional Russian village, Italian renaissance-style churches and 18th-century Dutch buildings.

Though Potsdam exhibits a variety of “fantasy” architecture, the realities of the 20th century proved to be a dose of harsh reality for its residents. Learn about the legendary 1945 Potsdam Conference that sealed the fate of Germany and Europe, setting up the Cold War that soon followed. Then cross the “spy swap” bridge where American U-2 pilot Gary Powers was traded in 1962, and visit the location of the KGB Prison, situated in an area once known as “Forbidden Town.” You’ll also see the infamous former Stasi Prison, once run by East Germany’s feared secret police.

End your walking tour back in the majestic landscape of Sanssouci Park and Palace, a complex whose name means “Without a Care!” which was built by German leader Frederick the Great in the 18th century. Your tour ends here, allowing you the option to continue your visit on your own or return to Berlin with your guide.

Customer Reviews

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

the tour guide was 10 stars great history, he knew everything this is a must

Nina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent tour

lyn b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent guide and wonderful day out. Not for people with walking difficulties as there is a lot of walking and standing listening to the knowledgable guide.
Only slight negative is that there is so much to cover you have little time to take photographs and keep up with the guide.

Stephanie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Potsdam is a gorgeous city and out guide was very knowledgeable about the city's history, along with its architecture. Great walking tour.

Donald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was Dennis. He made this a terrific tour. He demonstrated a depth and breadth of knowledge of the places and events on this tour that made it not only enjoyable but educational as well. The pace was unhurried and Dennis gave enough of his time to allow for a deeper understanding of the places visited.

Kim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a really good experience. Our guide Matti was very informative.

Jeffrey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Missed this tour, but did the Berlin history. walking tour, which was EXCELLENT

Zhanna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Matti is a great guide. Very interesting and knowledgable. We saw a lot in a relatively short time.
A great place to visit.

Maurice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great day with Alex as our guide. He was very knowledgable on the subject matter and was able to answer all the questions that came from our fellow visitors. The tour itself was very good and we got to see and learn about the Potsdam history. We thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone considering a Potsdam visit.

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour of Potsdam... Make sure you get to the departure spot early. We got there and 9.40am as noted on the ticket and the tour had left managed to meet them at the first stop. Our guide on the day was AMAZING Hightly recommend Dennis

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