Retrace history of Germany’s kings during this 6-hour guided walking excursion in Potsdam with a small group. Explore the distinguished lineage of this royal city of the German ‘Kaisers’ situated at the outskirts of Berlin, discovering its collection of elegant palaces and castles, baroque-style architecture, and its key role in the events following the end of World War II.
Explore Potsdam during a guided walking tour with a small group
Get an up-close look at Potsdam's incredible collection of baroque streets and buildings
Learn about the history of Germany's Prussian Kaisers and kings
Visit Sanssouci Palace and stroll through its lovely park (own expense)
Learn about Potsdam's important role in the negotiations to end World War II
Small group trip is limited to a maximum of 9 guests
Meet your guide in the late morning front of the Starbucks at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. You’ll travel to Potsdam from the city center via Berlin’s public transport system. Please note that public transit tickets are at guests’ own expense. Learn about the history of this famous royal city from your guide. Originally formed as a “garrison city” during the era of Germany’s Prussian Empire, Potsdam long played host to German Kings and later the Kaiser. As you tour the city’s incredible collection of historic architecture, including stops at the The Dutch Quarter, Neuer Garten and the Bridge of Spies, you’ll also hear about Potsdam’s key role in negotiating the agreements that helped end World War II at the The Potsdam Conference. Your trip will end at Potsdam’s “Schloss Sanssouci” (Sanssouci Palace), where your guide will share details to ensure you get the best-priced tickets and skip the long lines (entrance at own expense). You’ll return to your starting point in Berlin by public transit at the end of the trip. For a full list of sights covered during the trip, please refer to the itinerary below.
You can stay and explore Potsdam further on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin
Please note that Sanssouci Castle is closed on Mondays
This tour requires a train journey – an ABC travel ticket must be purchased before joining the tour
The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 6 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Wear comfortable shoes – tour covers 5-6km of walking
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
It was a very interesting tour. We learned more about the history and important people in history. We enjoyed the scenery and the walks to the different sites, palaces, church and gardens. Rodrigo, our tour guide was very enthusiastic in sharing and imparting his knowledge in history. Great view and interesting sites.
It was a small group with only myself and one other traveller in attendance. Susan was an excellent tour guide. She guided us with a wealth of knowledge and insights. Her personality made the history feel close and accessible. By the end of the tour it felt like I'd spent the day with good friends. Everything I learned about Potsdam and the Prussians felt exciting and intriguing. This was everything I wanted in a walking tour.
Very informative tour with some fantastic aspects. Shame the statues are covered over in San Soucci in the winter but a great day nonetheless. Alice was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to ensure everyone was well looked after.
This tour is supposed to be a small group walking tour but we had 26 people in the group. It was hard to keep up and listened to the tour guide. Also this tour described going into the Potsdam Palace and tour guide would help us get tickets. It turned out the tour ended outside there. Disappointing!