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Spend the day exploring the German city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, during this 6-hour guided walking excursion. Explore the numerous palaces, castles and parks of this beautiful city, a location some have compared to France’s Versailles, on foot, listening to insightful commentary from your guide as you go.

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

Get a taste for the beautiful architecture and royal heritage of Potsdam during this 6-hour walking tour from Berlin. Over the course of your stroll through this picturesque city you’ll get a sense for German history as you wander past the city’s wealth of royal palaces, castles and parks.

Start your trip outside Berlin’s Hackescher Markt Station where you’ll meet your guide. From there you’ll take a 15-mile (24km) train journey outside the city center to Potsdam. Once you arrive, follow along with your guide as you explore the fairy-tale architecture of this unique city, 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 then to King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, with its re-created Greek temple and fabulous lakeside setting. From there you’ll make your way through the 18th century Nauener Gate and into Potsdam’s quaint Dutch quarter.

You’ll then make a stop for lunch at your choice of several cafes in Potsdam’s picturesque 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) 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

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.

mahindaa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent walking tour. The tram rides and bus rides helped in minimising the walking aspect of the tour. Excellent guide.

Robbie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Potsdam walking tour was excellent! The key word is Walking, and there is a lot of it so make sure you have good shoes. Matti the guide was very good giving us a lot of insight into the history of the Potsdam and Berlin area. I would highly recomend this tour!

Louis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Matthew N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Great experience catching local trains, tram and buses as well as walking the pathways and streets that make up Potsdam region. Our guide was a fountain of knowledge who took personal interest in each one of us to ensure we got max value. Would freely recommend this tour to any able bodied person. We did walk over 14 km that day. If you do go, where covered shoes as the gravel on open toe shoes is not good

Seda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Potsdam is definitely a mustsee. Its historical background is pretty complex and it is very interesting and satisfying to see German history as a whole. And our tour guide Jess was brilliant. As he is a graduate history student, he transfers his knowledge pretty objective and visual material he uses is quite subsidiary in remembering all of the figures. Most of all, his approach to all of us was quite kind and talkative. Though being exhaustive, we enjoyed the tour so much

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