Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular destination for day trips and a playground for a bicyclist, with many Prussian and Cold War sights tucked deep in verdant parks and along quiet alleyways. On this 6.5-hour tour from Berlin, explore Potsdam’s many sights.
What to Expect
Start the tour at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. From there, take the train to Potsdam. Once there, you will leisurely explore the various palaces and gardens of Potsdam and Sanssouci, covering about 10 miles (16km) in roughly 4.5 hours.
Explore the Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci, home to the famous Orangerie, two palaces, as well as many beautiful gardens, parks, and buildings. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate.
In the New Gardens, see the fantastic Marble Palace, before going into Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. Entry and audioguide for Cecilienhof Palace are included!
Finally, explore the area’s extensive Cold War history with a visit to the no-man’s land between West Berlin and East Germany and over the Glienicke Bridge where Cold War spy exchanges routinely took place.
- Bikes, transportation for you and the bike to and from Potsdam by train, entry into Cecilienhof Palace with an audio guided tour, taxes, insurances
What's Not Included
- Lunch at our beer garden / picnic break, optional gratuities
All tours meet at the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. After a brief introduction we walk around the right-hand corner of the main entrance of the TV Tower to get our bikes. From there we cycle only about 100 meters to reach the Alexanderplatz rail station where we board the train for the 35km ride to Potsdam.
What to Remember
We ride rain or shine. On cold weather days we provide free gloves. We also have rain ponchos for sale in our shop should you desire one, and refund the money if they remain unused.