Potsdam's Gardens Tours

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Potsdam's Gardens
Potsdam acquired some importance when the Great Elector of Brandenburg Frederick William established his residence here, where a small garrison was housed from 1640 onward; the site's military function was strengthened by the young Prussian monarchy. Potsdam later changed under the power of Frederick II the Great, who wanted to establish a 'Prussian Versailles' next to the garrison town, which was to be his main residence. Landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné  united the various palaces and parks of Potsdam into a unique park landscape, and it was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990.

Sanssouci Park, the most popular attraction in Potsdam, is the result of many influences from Italy, England, Flanders, Paris and Dresden. The 290-hectare park was laid out around several buildings including the Sanssouci Palace, the Orangery palace, the New Palace, the Charlottenhof Palace and the Roman Baths, while also hosting a magnificent botanical garden created in 1950. Some 4,600 different plant species from tropical and subtropical regions around the world are cultivated in more than 10 greenhouses, while about 4,000 different types of plants grow in the outdoor facilities along both sides of Maulbeerallee Street.
Address: Postdam, Germany
Hours: Outdoor facilities: open Apr-Oct: 7am - 5pm. Greenhouses: open Apr-Sep: 9:30am - 5pm, daily and Oct-Mar: 9:30am - 4pm, daily.
Admission: Adult (Premium ticket including Sanssouci Palace): 19 EUR. Adult (excludes Sanssouci Palace): 15 EUR
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Potsdam Day Bike Tour

Get to know the best of Potsdam on a guided, 4.5-hour bike tour around this scenic university town. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Pedal past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history, then stop at a beer garden for lunch (own expense). A train ticket plus the use of a bike and helmet is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the most popular places in Potsdam on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of Potsdam’s top attractions — like Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof, the Orangerie, Biosphäre Potsdam and Studio Babelsberg, to name a few. Select a 1-day pass, then board at any of the eight stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. Audio guides in French, Spanish, Italian and Russian are also available.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Get to know the best of Potsdam on this private, guided, 7-hour trip from Berlin. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. Learn how this scenic town served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors for three centuries. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Travel past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history and stop in downtown Potsdam for lunch (own expense). Berlin hotel pickup/drop-off included. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Potsdam Spanish Private Tour in Minivan

Discover the imperial city of Potsdam on this 6 hours private day trip, in a comfy minivan. Potsdam, is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg, and was a residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser until 1918. After reunification, in 1990, Potsdam was declared the largest World Heritage Site in Germany.What's included:Original spanish-speaker guide only for you Pick up at your accommodation place. Start time, at your convenienceNot included:Tickets to attractions.Transport ticket Meal or snacks.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Small Group Bus Tour to Potsdam from Berlin

Join our small group VIP bus tour to Potsdam - listed as a World Heritage site. Your expert guide will unravel Potsdam's incredible history, while showing you the many palaces, lakes, manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres. Potsdam is to Berlin what Versailles is to Paris, made famous by Fredick the Great who built his beautiful Summer palace here and called it Sanssouci, literally translated as 'Without a Care'. On this tour you get to see the old Dutch Quarter where artisans where artisans lived during the reign of Friedrick the Great. Along the way you get to cross over the famous 'Bridge of Spies, then visit inside the Cecilienhof Palace where Churchill, Truman and Stalin met for the Potsdam Conference to decide the fate of post-WWII Europe. There is time to stop for a lovely lunch in the center of the old town. This is a fabulous day out in one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in germany!
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour: Berlin Highlights and Potsdam Palaces

Explore the best of Berlin and Potsdam on this private, full-day sightseeing adventure. Visit many of Berlin’s top attractions on this guided, 9-hour tour — like Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall Memorial, Museum Island and Olympic Stadium, to name a few. Then head to nearby Potsdam to discover the city’s remarkable royal palaces. Enjoy a detailed commentary about the history and culture of both cities from the expert driver/guide. Customize the tour for any specific interests and feel free to ask as many questions as desired along the way.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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