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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.

Highlights

  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Potsdam tour
  • Spend a full day exploring the historic capital city of the state of Brandenburg
  • Visit top Potsdam attractions including Cecilienhof Palace and Sanssouci Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Brandenburg Gate.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city as you travel by open-top, double-decker bus
  • Hop off at several stops to explore at your leisure
  • Live and audio commentary available in multiple languages
  • Pass valid for one day from the time of first use

What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy views of Cecilienhof as you travel by open-top double-decker bus

Get to know the city of Potsdam and its top attractions in convenient and economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off tour.

It all begins with a hop-on, of course, at any of the eight stops. Board one of the red, open-top buses and enjoy the view with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Potsdam, the capital city of the German state of Brandenburg, as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Hop-off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. 

Discover the historical city center, the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the Dutch Quarter, and visit popular palaces like Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany; New Palace, the largest and most impressive palace ensemble in Sanssouci; the small, neo-classical Charlottenhof Palace, also in Sanssouci Park; and Orangery Palace, built in the style of the High Renaissance and commissioned by King Frederick William IV.

Also, visit the Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history when discussing how to partition Germany. Hop off between the former East and West Berlin, on the Glienicke Bridge connecting Potsdam to Berlin, where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place.

Other top attractions include the jungle landscape of Biosphäre Potsdam, with over 20,000 beautiful plants, exotic animals and an hourly storm complete with thunder and lightning and Studio Babelsberg, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world.

A sightseeing tour of Potsdam has never been easier — or more fun — than this hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city. Experience Potsdam in this unique way.

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Customer Reviews

KR W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic way to see the gorgeous town of Potsdam. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

mascotusa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

very good trip and absolutely great deal for the money

andrew p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a good way to see Potsdam in a day but unfortunately you need more than a day here as we found out

Chicle of where the wwii Potsdam agreement was signed has been retained in its original form an amazing place to visit

Charlottenhoff palace is brilliant from end to end

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the restaurant

Our day ended at sanssouci. It is a short walk back to the start if you want to stay after the last bus

Pamela J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to see the sites and to get around Potsdam. Good English commentary. Be aware of the days the palaces are open.

Chris C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Potsdam is a must visit if you are visiting Berlin and this is a very cheap, easy and convenient way to see Potsdam. Highly recommended

Alan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very convenient way to see the sights at you own pace. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended for anyway wanting to see the city but not tied down to a structured tour

Karin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it! I recommend getting there early and take the bus tour all the way through, then start over and get off where you'd like to spend more time. The tour ends fairly early in the day (5pm) so we used the very convenient local transit to visit the sites we wanted but most of those close fairly early as well. Good value and a good price.

Maria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Highly recommended

DougallGoogle Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We were not sure how this would go because we don't normally like the hop-on-hop-off format. Never fear, this is the best hop-on-hop-off we've ever done. Potsdam is a magnificent city. You can't afford not to see this place if you come to Berlin.

...and a tip for all of you who might be reading that it is a bit of an effort to get to Potsdam in order to start the tour. Absolutely not so!. It is a piece of cake. Roughly 30 mins from Alexanderplatz on a regional train. Fast, comfortable and great value public transport. Do it!

Olympia G

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

It was a nice tour. The guide was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the city. Although it is the size of a town, there are quite many things to see and the bus tour is the best way to do it.

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