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Discover the city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, on a 6-hour walking tour from Berlin. See how royalty left its mark on the city's streets as you wander past Cecilienhof Palace, King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, the Dutch quarter, and the UNESCO-listed Sanssouci Palace and Gardens. Stop for lunch (own expense) in the city center, learn the regal history behind each site that you pass, and return to your original departure point in Berlin when your tour concludes.

Highlights

  • 6-hour walking tour of Potsdam
  • Admire the exterior of the Rococo Sanssouci Palace, the castle of Babelsberg and the Marble Palace
  • See the location of the Potsdam Conference that decided Germany’s fate after WWII
  • Stroll through the picturesque Dutch Quarter
  • Cross over the famous ‘Bridge of Spies’
  • Walk under Potsdam’s very own Brandenburg Gate
  • Finish at Frederick the Great’s stunning Sanssouci Gardens

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What You Can Expect

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

Start your trip outside Berlin’s Hackescher Markt Station. Join up with your guide and take a 15-mile (24km) train journey outside the city center to Potsdam, 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, where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin would seal Germany and Europe’s fate for the 20th Century, laying the groundwork for the Cold War. Continue to King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, with its recreated Greek temple and scenic lakeside setting. From there, make your way through the 18th-century Nauener Gate and into Potsdam’s quaint Dutch quarter.

Break for lunch at your choice of several cafes in Potsdam’s town center. Stop off for a German beer or try some traditional coffee and cake. Once you’ve refueled, make your way through Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate (built before Berlin’s) to a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Frederick the Great’s Sanssouci Palace and Gardens.

Your walking tour will finish next to the Sanssouci Palace. Your guide will then take you on public transportation back to Berlin or, if you prefer, you can stay in Potsdam on your own to enjoy more of the gardens, visit the inside of one of the palaces, or even stay for dinner.

Customer Reviews

Tim H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour covering a range of places of historical interest and lovely areas. The history stretched from the 17th/18th century right through to the cold war. The area itself was outstanding with Palaces , Lakes, Rivers and fascinating old town.

Our guide, Torben was extremely knowledgeable and provided the right level of insight into all the features of the tour and their historical context. If you needed to go into the detail on a particular point he was happy to do so.

kathrynxuereb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Definitely not to be missed!!! Potsdam is a lovely place and the best way to see it is by walking around it and we were lucky enough to have had beautiful weather. The itinerary of this tour is true to the word. Our guide Walter was well-organised, practical, friendly, and very knowledgeable, injecting sufficient humour to keep us interested and wanting to know more. These characteristics contributed much towards the success of the tour. . Although the tour ended with the Palace one can easily stay there to explore it further and getting back to Berlin is very easy. It is an-going tour but not difficult or stressful. We do suggest though that a slightly longer rest an hour instead of half would give one enough time to enjoy a more relaxed lunch.

Mike R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This trip is a great contrast from a day in the city. The train journey to Potsdam was very pleasant. Our guide, Matti, described Potsdam as the Disneyworld of its day and I could understand why. Not all that you see is as old or original as you might think! The town is so quaint that you could almost believe that you are in Disney's Celebration town. However all that you see in the town is original. The trip was so interesting and gave a great insight into the competitiveness of the monarchs and the power which they wielded. The Bridge of Spies brought home the terrible conditions which those trapped in the East had to endure if they thought about escaping. The grounds are beautiful to walk through and the Sansoucci Palace is worth the visit. Matti made the day very interesting and is very knowledgeable.

Andrey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, funny and well prepared. An excellent tour! We elected to stay in Potsdam after the tour for a few more hours. Our guide explained in detail how to get back to Berlin. We had a very pleasant experience.

Gehad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great day with a very knowledgeable guide! Highly recommend it! :

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Guide was very knowledgeable and it was fun seeing Potsdam from a pedestrian perspective.

Vicky H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic tour! Very interesting and guide Walter was very informative. Highly recommend this tour!

Larry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and very helpful. He explained the history of each place we visited with very precise detail. I would highly recommend this tour.

suzanne r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

we had a great day, our tour guide,JJ, was hugely enthusiastic and informative.
He made it all really interesting , with props, performed his own street art, and told some pretty bad jokes!

perfect! could not recommend the day more.11 old and 13 year old kids loved it too and 83 year old father fun for all the family, thanks , JJ!

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I would highly recommend this tour.

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