• Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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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

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

gillian.simon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing tour with Walter i think his name was we were a small group so we got a lot more attention and I learnt so much. Potsdam was beautiful and it looked exactly like the picture, no better than the picture it was beautiful

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was incredible. the postdam castle was astounding. highly recommended.

Aaron K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour of Potsdam. Our guide, Jesse, really knew his stuff. Like, really knew his stuff.
Note that the cost of the tour does not include the train ticket to Potsdam nor the bus ride back to the train station from Sanssouci the palace, so bring some cash if you don't have a pass.

Chiah Kern Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Potsdam is a beautiful city with a rich history and beautiful architecture. Our guide, Wouter, was very knowledgable about the region and the palaces and landmarks that we viewed he planned and executed the tour very well, giving us a thorough understanding of the city's history in a short six hours. His anecdotes and stories were very interesting and gave us lots of insight into Potsdam's history, and were delivered in a manner that was highly effective in one of the more memorable parts of the tour, he had us climb around 6 flights of steps without even realising it, because we were all too engrossed in the narrative he was delivering. Even my wife, who was afraid of the stairs upon first seeing them, didn't even notice!

We would like to thank Wouter for the extremely enjoyable and insightful experience in Potsdam, and would highly recommend going to Potsdam with Wouter as your guide!

Deborah J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Loved it. Our thanks to Wouter. Faultless. We learned loads on this tour which was interesting and well put together by Wouter. Impressive knowledge , very clear delivery. Professional and with great people skills. Do the tour. You won't be disappointed. Nice gentle way yo round Berlin off. Thank you.

Jessica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour, lots of things to see and guide gave lots of information on all of them. Tour lead by Wouter. Very good guide, easy-going, pleasant and knowledgable. If given the chance, would definitely take another tour lead by him again.

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

great guide great pace had a great day just outside of Berlin

Olivia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Will was a fantastic guide, knew the area and the history really well which made the tour very interesting. Would highly recommend!

Lawrence W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great guide and informative tour

EDWIN F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Jonny was a fastastic guild. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of Potsdam and knew the transporation system inside out. Be prepared to walk! We walked 14,000 steps from our hotel, to the meeting place, on the tour, and back to our hotel. This tour is not suitable for anyone who can't walk 7 miles at a rapid pace.

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