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Potsdam: City and Castles Tour

Potsdam: City and Castles Tour

Experience the beautiful sights and impressive castles of Potsdam on this interesting and entertaining city tour on the trail of "Old Fritz" (Frederick II). Drive through Potsdam's inner city and through the Dutch Quarter to the Glienicker Bridge. Learn more about the "Forbidden City" and walk around the Cecilienhof Castle. Visit Alexandrowka, the colony of traditional Russian wooden houses known as "Little Siberia." Finally, discover the famous terraces of Sanssouci as well as the grave of Frederick II. Walk past beautiful gardens and admire the biggest palace in Potsdam before spending the afternoon as you wish.

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace and Prussian Palaces Entry Ticket

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace and Prussian Palaces Entry Ticket

Discover the Sanssouci Palace with a day ticket and gain access to all the open palaces of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg in Potsdam, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a true testimonial to Prussia’s accomplished architecture and landscape gardening. Select a timeslot for the Sanssouci Palace, a masterpiece ensemble of architecture, sculptures, and garden art. Admire the high art of the Rococo style as you explore various rooms. With your ticket, visit other castles including The New Palais, Cecilienhof Country House, and Marmorpalais. Entry ticket to all open palaces (depending on availibity) - Sanssouci Palace: Retreat on the Vineyard (open year-round) - Sanssouci Palace Kitchen: The Royal Kitchen (open seasonally) - The Picture Gallery of Sanssouci: Magnificently Framed (open seasonally) - The New Chambers of Sanssouci: A Palace for Royal Guests (open seasonally) - The Historic Windmill: A Decorative Showpiece for the Castle (open seasonally) - The New Palace: A Royal Boast (open year-round) - The Chinese House in Sanssouci Park (open seasonally) - Charlottenhof: Prussian Arcadia (open seasonally) - Cecilienhof Country House: Historic Site of the Potsdam Conference (open year-round) - Marmorpalais: Early Neoclassicism in Prussia (open year-round) - Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park: A Babelsberg Landmark (open seasonally)

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

Explore Sanssouci Palace and Park on this guided day trip. Travel in an air-conditioned bus and see the most important sights of Potsdam. Admire the Dutch Quarter and stroll through Sanssouci Palace and Park. Board the bus in the central Kurfürstendamm district of Berlin and travel to Potsdam. Your tour of Potsdam's sights begins in Berlin and listen to the fascinating stories of your tour guide. Admire the Dutch Quarter along the way, see its magnificent buildings, and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka. Drive to Sanssouci and pass the magnificent buildings that were once the focus of Prussia's imperial splendor. Stroll through the impressive gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace and experience a true piece of history. Our local guide will be happy to answer your questions or provide exciting reports about the history. At the end of your tour, return to your meeting point.

Potsdam: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Potsdam: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Germany with a 1-day ticket to the hop-on and hop-off bus in Potsdam, capital of the state of Brandenburg. You can jump off at any of the 15 stops along the route, and with buses every 30 minutes (1 hour in winter) discover the shops and stylish alleyways surrounding Brandenburger Strasse and the famous Dutch Quarter. Hop off at Schloss Sanssouci Palace, Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-Century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, and stroll through the magnificent 600-acre park. Walk through richly furnished chambers, and step out onto flowery terraces and beautiful gardens. Or visit the Raphael Room at The Orangerie, home to dozens of Raphael copies. A full tour lasts 105 minutes and includes entertaining commentary from a live guide. Alternatively, hop-off within a 1-day period at any of the following stops: 1. Luisenplatz 2. Hafen / Barberini 3. Hauptbahnhof 4. Filmmuseum 5. Hollandisches Viertel 6. Theatre / Fluxus 7. Glienicker Brucke 8. Marmorpalais 9. Cecilienhof 10. Alexandrowka 11. Orangeriescholss (Sanssouci) 12. Neues Palais 13. Orangeriescholss (Sanssouci) 14. Schloss Sanssouci 15. Obelisk Sanssouci

Berlin: Potsdam's Kings, Gardens, and Palaces Walking Tour

Berlin: Potsdam's Kings, Gardens, and Palaces Walking Tour

Join this tour for an adventure through the fairy tale gardens, lakes and palaces of the Prussian Kings, German Emperors and Soviet Commissars of Potsdam. Located just 30 minutes away from Berlin, the city is a World Heritage Site and it is no small wonder. Not only is it incredibly picturesque with many manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres and various palaces, but it is brimming with an equally fascinating history. You will visit the manorial residence of Germany's last Kaiser, Wilhelm¬ II, used by Churchill, Truman and Stalin during the Potsdam Conference. Discover the conversations that sealed the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century. Ride through the Dutch Quarter, built up by the infamous "Soldier King", known for the giant men he collected for his showcase military regiments. Continue to the stunning Sancoussi Palace of Frederick the Great and see his final resting place Discover the forbidden town used by the Soviet Secret Service until 1994, the ruins of a KGB jail and the Glienick Bridge, used by the CIA and KGB for spy swaps, including U2 Spy Plane pilot Gary Powers. See the mammoth New Palace, with over 200 rooms and 400 statues, built to celebrate the end of the Seven Years' War, in which Prussia ousted Austria from its centuries-long role as the dominant power in German affairs. See the Roman Baths, the Chinese Tea House and more.

Charlottenburg Palace with an excursion to Potsdam

Charlottenburg Palace with an excursion to Potsdam

This excursion takes us to the most notable palaces in the region, where we can enjoy the splendid atmosphere of German royalty. Our first stop is the Charlottenburg Palace built in the 17th century as the summer residence for Queen Sofia Charlotte of Prussia. We admire richly decorated rooms in the baroque style filled of luxurious furniture and lavish interiors. The porcelain room is going to leave you amazed! Next we will travel to Potsdam, the old residence of kings and emperors. Our first point is going to be gigantic New Palace - the last great architectural work promoted by the Prussian king Frederick the Great. Built at the end of the War of the Seven Years, was intended to confirm the importance of Prussia as a European power Afterwards we will go to the most splendid thing in Potsdam - the palace summer holiday of King Frederick the Great - Sanssouci. It is there where the "Old Fritz" received the eminent philosophers of the age of enlightenment as. Taking advantage of the beautiful landscapes we will walk through the beautiful gardens and parks to reach the Brandenburg Gate - located in the historic center of Potsdam. From this moment we will take a 1 hour break, where you can go eat, take pictures or visit the picturesque Dutch Quarter. We will go to the last point of the route, the Cecilienhof Palace. it is there where after the Second World War three world powers met to define the destiny of Germany. During the panoramic visit (not interiors) we will discuss the details of the conference of the big three led by Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin. Departure to Berlin and we will arrive at the starting point after eight hours touring.

Private Guided Tour to breathtaking Potsdam by Train

Private Guided Tour to breathtaking Potsdam by Train

Step back in time and join us for an unforgettable journey to the once royal city of Potsdam! Discover the grand palaces and gardens that the Prussian monarchy called home and see where world leaders, Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill, met to shape the post-war fate of Europe and Germany. You can either opt for an option with a guide and a scenic train ride to Potsdam, or choose an option with a private driver and car in addition to the guide. Get ready for a day full of history, excitement, and adventure! Your knowledgeable local guide will either pick you up in Berlin by train or take you directly to Potsdam with a private driver and car. First stop, the "Bridge of Spies," where the US and Soviet Union exchanged captured agents during the Cold War. Next, marvel at the Marble Palace and the historic Cecilienhof Palace, where the famous Potsdam Conference took place. Stroll through the Nauen Gate, the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate built to honor Frederick the Great's victories in the Silesian Wars. You won't want to miss the beautiful Sanssouci Gardens, including the Church of Peace, Picture Gallery, and the iconic Sanssouci Palace - the heart of Potsdam. Walk around the palace, learn about Frederick the Great's grave and the historic windmill. Note: Inside tours of palaces or entrance fees are not included. However, if desired, tickets can be purchased and entry inside can be arranged. The tour price does not include the cost of public transportation, which will be required for the option with a guide and train.

From Berlin: Historical Gems of Potsdam Private Day Trip

From Berlin: Historical Gems of Potsdam Private Day Trip

Take a trip back in time to the city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, and discover intriguing stories along with historical treasures. On this this private day tour, enjoy a fascinating storytelling journey exploring wars, alliances, arts, and sciences, as well as historical woes and obsessions. Hear about the Prussian dynasty and how it shaped Germany's future in the times of the First and Second Reich while admiring beautiful Rococo and Baroque architecture. Retrace history and see highlights like the Long Bridge and the Alter Markt (Old Market). Find out how the first Prussian King positioned Prussia within the Holy Roman Empire. Wander the streets and admire the architectural gems of the city as you explore Germany's royal past.  A 15-minute bus ride takes you to the famous New Palace, while a stroll through the famous Sansoucci Park will lead you to the magnificent main residence, built by the most celebrated king of Prussia. With the help of your guide, imagine how it felt to live in Potsdam centuries ago.

Potsdam: 5-Hour-Tour "Parks & Palaces" from Berlin by VW-Bus

Potsdam: 5-Hour-Tour "Parks & Palaces" from Berlin by VW-Bus

Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and discover Potsdam, the stronghold of the Hohenzollern for almost 300 years. Admire the fascinating cultural landscape, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprised of almost 20 palaces and extensive park grounds surrounding Baroque architecture. See the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace and head along Königsstraße to the first park in the cultural landscape of Potsdam: Park Babelsberg. Here you will make your first stop before continuing on across the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburb to the old market square with St. Nicholas’ Church, the old town hall, and the new parliament building, modeled closely on the old city palace. Drive through the Dutch Quarter to Bornstedt Crown Estate, where you can stroll towards Park Sanssouci. The first stop there is at the palace of the same name with its fascinating Baroque garden. Depending on the time and your interests, you can explore further attractions in the park including the Marly Garden of the soldier king, the Church of Peace, and Charlottenhof Palace by Frederick William IV, the New Palace, and the gallery of Frederick the Great. Drive in the VW bus through the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the “Forbidden City”, the European headquarters of the KGB during the Cold War, to the New Garden, where you will find the Marble Palace and Cecilienhof Palace. From the nearby Belvedere on the Pfingstberg you will have a fantastic view of Potsdam and its highlights.

Private Sightseeingtour im Taxi nach Potsdam und Sanssouci

Private Sightseeingtour im Taxi nach Potsdam und Sanssouci

After picking you up from your hotel, we drive over the highway to the city of Potsdam (East Germany). We park next to the old windmill. From there we have a first view over the park of Sanssouci. We head over to the little palace itself (timeslot, tickets included if you have chosen this option). You will see there the palace of King Frederic II, the Great, on the vineyard. It has only 8 rooms, but very well crafted in the Rococo style. One half was used by himself, library, bed room, music room, audience room. The others were used by his (only male) guests. The most famous among them was Voltaire. They discussed, had dinner or played music together in the beautiful oval hall with columns made by Caracas marble. The whole interior is saved from the time of construction 1745-47. During main season (1st April to 30th Sept) you can see the the kitchen (original interieur 19th century) and the picture gallery, with the original collection of Frederic II, including Incredulous Thomas from Caravaggio. From there we have a beautiful walk over the garden terrace of the palace, seeing the grave of Frederic and his dogs. We walk down the vineyard, towards the huge fountain. From there we take a scenic way through the landscape shaped garden with meadows, small bridges, a Chinese House (can be visited) and more figures and temples, preciously arranged. And always a view through the trees and bushes towards another palace, obelisque, the windmill or some grottos and scultpures. Mostly we finish this little walk by the stairs towards the marvellous "palace of plants" from the 19th century, the Orangerie palace. We stroll through its gardens, fountains, bushes and roses, totally in Italian architecture, built by the last Prussian King, Frederic William IV. Partly still refurbished, but with a beautiful panorama view over the Sanssouci park, including the New Palace. From there it's only a little walk back to our car. We take our car and have a route through (!) the garden, passing the Orangerie Palace and head over to the huge New Palace. It was as well built from Frederic II after the 7-years-war in a record time of 7 years only. To brag about his victory, as he confessed - and to store there his family, when he was visited. Because he preferred to live only with his friends in the vineyard palace. And left his wife in another palace in the North of Berlin. We could visit this palace with 400-600 rooms (depending if you count servant's rooms), but most guests decide to have a view on the beautiful baroque city centre of Potsdam. Unlike Berlin, it's almost preserved from the war, but the city palace was recently reconstruced. We finish our tour with our route back to Berlin, passing the Cecilie's Palace (Potsdam conferenc was here in 1945, can be visited), the spy bridge (Glienicker Brücke) with view on the palaces of Babelsberg and Glienicke. And turn back via Federal Street No. 1, we old Reichsstr. 1 of the German Empire, back to your accommodation.

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4.6
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Everything was wonderful. The only thing to mention is that the busses do take some time arriving and the times are continually put back and back on the waiting clock when waiting at the stops.

Thank you for this informative and entertaining tour! I would recommend it to anyone, it was really well organized from start to finish.

Very good. Audio guide to Sans Souci was good. Other sites could have used more signage and more guidance on which were open or closed.

This is a good quick tour. Best to stay in Potsdam a few nights if able. It is a quick tour.

Very good tour and extensive knowledge. Highly recommended