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Forbidden City: 5-Hour Tour of Potsdam from Berlin

Product ID: 41086
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Discover the “forbidden city” in Potsdam and learn interesting facts about its history on this 6-hour tour from Berlin. See the Dutch Quarter, Sanssouci Palace, and the Bornstedt Cemetery, and admire the view from Belvedere on the Pfingstberg.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels within 10 kilometers of the Brandenburg Gate. Please provide the name of your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Enjoy a private tour through Potsdam away from the crowds of tourists
  • Admire the fantastic view of the Havel region and the Glienicke Bridge from Babelsberg Palace
  • See the Old Market Square and the Dutch Quarter, stroll through the New Garden, and admire the Cecilienhof Palace
  • Reach Sanssouci Palace and other sights in the park via hidden pathways
  • Learn all about the "forbidden city," a Soviet military town in Germany
  • Discover the Bornstedt Cemetery, the final resting place of approximately 500 well-known personalities
Full description
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam on this exciting tour from Berlin. Visit the “Military Town No. 7,” also known as the “forbidden city.” See the last vestiges of the Soviet occupation and discover interesting facts about the history of this place.

Explore the remand prison of the Soviet Military Counterintelligence at Leistikowstraße 1, the epitome of torture and torment for thousands of Germans and Soviet military personnel, now a memorial and meeting place.

Explore the somewhat remote Bornstedt Cemetery, a place filled with mystery, secrets, and history. See burial vaults, family graves, and private cemetery sections of famous personalities.

Cross over the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburbs to the Old Market Square with St. Nicholas' Church, the Old Town Hall, and the new state parliament. Then, drive through the Dutch Quarter to reach the Bornstedt Crown Estate, from where you’ll walk towards Sanssouci Park. Other highlights include the Russian colony Alexandrowka, the New Garden, the Marble Palace, and Cecilienhof Palace. At the end of the tour you can enjoy the view from Belvedere on the Pfingstberg.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned VW bus
  • Tour guide
  • Related reading material aboard the bus
  • Pick-up from hotel (see details)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees

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Important information
Know before you go
Most of the palaces in Potsdam (except the New Palace) are closed on Mondays.

Admission to the memorial and meeting place at Leistikowstraße 1 is free (closed on Mondays).

From US$ 334.99 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 41086