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

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles - leave Berlin without a trip to its royal residence, and you can't say you've seen Berlin! Begin with a train ride from Berlin to Potsdam and discover this fascinating city with a walking tour.


  • 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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What You Can Expect

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes look like a blessing from nature, but are the result of hundreds of years of human endeavour, in pursuit of paradise on earth. You will wander the mock-16th century palace of Cecilienhof, and see the lakeside Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins, and the dreamlike castle of Babelsberg.

What are an idyllic Russian village, beautiful towers and churches from the Italian Renaissance, and an 18th century Dutch town doing here? But the cruel realities of 20th century history shattered this world in 1945; we explain how the old city palace was destroyed at the end of the war. See where an American president, a Soviet dictator and a British prime minister sealed the fate of Germany and Europe, ushering in the Cold War. Cross the "spy swap" bridge where Gary Powers was traded in 1962; find out where the KGB Prison was in the so-called Forbidden Town, and see the former Stasi Prison, run by the East German secret police.

The walking tour ends back in the 18th century. Finish in the enchanting surroundings of Sanssouci Park and Palace, created by Frederick the Great and named 'Without a Care!'.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent tour

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

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.

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great! Although it would've been nice to see more of sanssoucci park and palaces

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