City Palace, Potsdam

City Palace, Potsdam
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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.

Potsdam: Self-Guided Walking Tour of City Center

Potsdam: Self-Guided Walking Tour of City Center

Get to know Potsdam in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour and spend a beautiful and varied time in the exciting and fascinating city of Potsdam. 21 different locations, including Museum Barberini, City Palace, and Friendship Island and the Dutch Quarter are on your way. Start the tour at Long Bridge, the oldest known inner-city Havel crossing. Continue to the city center, visiting Friendship Island and Havel Promenade, pausing at each location to solve a puzzle or learn more about the location. Passing the Potsdam Film Museum, the tour continues to Neuer Markt and the Garrison Church Forum, where you can learn more about the controversial discussions surrounding the reconstruction of the church. Then it's time to venture to Museum Barberini and into the stunning City Palace, once home to Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Finally pass through the Dutch Quarter to the Church of St. Peter and Paul. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Potsdam by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Potsdam! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Potsdam: Private walking tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci

Potsdam: Private walking tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci

Explore the charming city of Potsdam with its 1,000 years of history on a private guided walking tour. See the old town's sights and walk through the enchanting Sanssouci Palace's manicured gardens. Discover Potsdam's charming old town with the rebuilt City Palace and seat of the Brandenburg State Parliament, the enchanting Dutch Quarter, which will make you feel like you are in the Netherlands, and Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate. Listen to tales from your guide, learning about this small city. Then, stroll through the dreamlike park of Sanssouci Palace — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — with its delicate statues, rows of flowers, and enchanting buildings. Walk through history as you learn how the palace was built as a summer retreat in the 1700s.

Potsdam: Baroque Buildings Self-Guided Mobile Audio Tour

Potsdam: Baroque Buildings Self-Guided Mobile Audio Tour

Take a walk through Potsdam’s Old Town, one of the most beautiful baroque centers in all of Europe, with a smartphone app that functions as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. See the city's main sights, and hear its history from the 1700s to World War II all the way to today. Start outside the Ringerkolonnade, the set of columns that stand tall beside Landtag Brandenburg, a replica of Potsdam’s former royal palace which serves as the seat of the Brandenburg Parliament today. From there, head to Alter Markt, once considered one of Europe’s most gorgeous squares. Learn why the faces of kings on the obelisk in the square’s center were replaced with the faces of architects. See the Barberini Palace Museum and the Old City Hall – both restored since World War II – and St. Nicolai Church which managed to survive the destruction. Next, make your way to the section of Old Town that escaped World War II’s bombs, and find over 400 intact houses from the early 1700s. Check the app to see how to reach the Dutch Quarter, home to charming red-brick houses that were built under the second Prussian King. Along the way, find yourself standing in the shadows of three of the old city gates – Nauener Tor, Jagertor, and Potsdam’s very own Brandenburg Gate. Pass by the guard house, Alte Wache. Discover remains of the old city wall of 1722. Learn about the city’s Jewish community as you pass the Alte Synagoge (Potsdam’s old Synagogue). Stop at a memorial for the victims of Nazi and East German persecution.See Mozart’s House, the place where he resided during his disappointing visit to the city. Stroll along Platz der Einheit (the Square of Unity), Bassinplatz (Bassin Square), the Alter Kanal (Alter Canal), and the Neuer Markt (New Market Square). Stop anytime you want to try some Dutch-style pancakes.

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.

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.

Potsdam: Private City Highlights Tour in a Vintage Minibus

Potsdam: Private City Highlights Tour in a Vintage Minibus

Discover the different facets of the small but historically important city of Potsdam. The city is not only a Prussian residence and Garrison Town, but is also one of the birthplaces of European cinema and gained great importance in the 20th century. Explore the city and learn about its past on board of a modern Soviet vintage minibus. Departing from Potsdam Central Station or your hotel, head towards the famous film studio Babelsberg. Visit the historic site of the Potsdam Conference, Cecilienhof Palace. Next door at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Square, visit the former villas of the historic figures Truman, Churchill, and Stalin. Then, head to the world-famous Glienicke Bridge, aka Bridge of Spies, which was used for agent exchange and features in the Hollywood movie of the same name. Continue the tour and pass by the former Soviet KGB district, for decades a "forbidden city" in the center of Potsdam. Then, stroll along the Russian colony of Alexandrowka before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Park Sanssouci, the favorite residence of the Prussian King Frederick the Great. Visit the stunning New Palace, a symbol for the rise of Prussia to a European power. Find out about the significance of the palace in regards to World War I. Next, stop at the “Rechenzentrum” Potsdam, a cultural center in a GDR building with a 70-meter-long mosaic depicting motifs of the space race. Right next to it is the controversial construction site of the Garrison Church. Your final stop will be at the Old Market, the historic center of the city. Marvel at the fascinating architecture of the St. Nicholas Church, the City Palace, the Old Town Hall, and the Barberini Palace before returning to the meeting point where your tour ends.

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It’s really a delight to get a lot of introduction of sites alongside our drive to Potsdam - never could thought that some buildings are spy offices or checkpoints without our guide. She’s insightful and helpful (with a nice humor!), offering us additional insights after the audio guided tour in Sanssouci as we stroll in the gardens. Really recommend this!

Tobi was awesome. He was so funny and knowledgeable that made the experience even better. We would prefer tho to have a bus to transport us back and forth to the city due to the fact that was one hour far with the public transportation. It’s a very good choice to see something more than the capital. Well recommended.

its an excellent tour, our guide Maria, was great. She had a nice way of explaining, I guess being from theatre, films and history background she put life into the narration and made it a better experience, all points to her

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

The guide Yasmine was excelent !!! and also a very good driver