Discover Potsdam

Highlights

  • Benefit from the insight of your guide as you explore the Dutch Quarter and more

  • Stop by the Sanssouci Palace, Babelsberg Castle, and the Cecilienhof Palace

  • Opt to stay in Potsdam and explore independently or return with your guide

Summary

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 the 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 finishes next to the Sanssouci Palace. Your guide then takes 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.

Tour info

Duration
6 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Maximize your time in the region by opting for this full-day walking city tour of Potsdam from Berlin, ideal for history buffs. Don’t worry about the logistics, as this hassle-free excursion takes care of everything for you; instead, focus on enjoying the castles, parks, and palaces of Potsdam, as you learn more about the city from your guide than you would independently.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Berlin city map with public transport

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Berlin Transport ABC Zone Day Pass (approx 7.70 Euros) that is available from your guide on the day

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Original Berlin Walks offers a variety of walking tours covering all sides of Berlin's history; from our 'all in one' Discover Berlin tour, to tour focusing on the Berlin Wall and the Nazi past, to whole day excursions such as Potsdam or the Sachsenhausen Conctentration Camp Memorial Site, if you want to learn about Berlin's past, then we're the people you need.

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