4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

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

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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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 July 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The history of beautiful Potsdam came alive through the historical expertise and engaging story-telling of our amazing guide Dennis! Thanks to him, everyone in our group of seven gave this tour a two thumbs up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Oustanding, great value, great guide. Don't miss this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I loved this tour. Potsdam is a beautiful place to visit. Wear good walking shoes as there is a lot of walking. Dennis was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trip was excellent and our guide, Dennis, was knowledgeable and a great story teller.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great walking tour with an excellent guide and good weather - I would not recommend if rain is forecast?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable walking tour with many interesting sites. Lunch on your own in town had lots of options for the short amount of time allotted. The Dutch Quarter was picturesque. Our tour guide Caroline had interesting stories, good sense of humour and knowledgeable. Sanssouci was breathtaking! More time at the platz for shopping and browsing while on route to the Brandenburg Gate would have been nice. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the city up close.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ryan was an excellent tour guide. Enjoyed the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ryan was an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. He kept an even pace that made the tour enjoyable. I would highly recommend the tour for people who want to see a different side of Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ryan was an excellent guide.

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