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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.

Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Memorial & Potsdam from Berlin

Private Tour: Sachsenhausen Memorial & Potsdam from Berlin

Our experienced, local guide will take you to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where you will learn about the atrocities of the Nazi regime, before driving you to Potsdam, the city of Kings, where you can see the lavish palaces of the Hohenzollern monarchy and the site of the Potsdam conference. You will be picked up from your hotel, or a pre-arranged meeting point in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide will share with you the history of Sachsenhausen, before walking you through the site. In the afternoon, you will be transported to Potsdam, where you will drive across the ‘bridge of spies’ to explore the beautiful New Gardens and Marble Palace, the Cecilienhof Palace and the heart and soul of Potsdam – the Sanssouci Palace. At the end of the tour, your driver and guide will accompany you back to Berlin and drop you off at your hotel or a pre-arranged drop-off point.

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.

From Berlin: Private Tour of Potsdam with a Guide

From Berlin: Private Tour of Potsdam with a Guide

Enjoy a private tour to the heart of Potsdam from berlin with a guide. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanssouci Palace, gardens, Bridge of Spies, and more on a half-day tour. After being picked up from the hotel in Berlin, drive to the border of Wannsee and Potsdam. You will cross the Glienicke Brücke, known as the Bridge of Spies where the US and Soviet Union swapped captured agents during the Cold War. Continue to the New Gardens to see the Marble Palace across the Heiliger See lake and the Cecilienhof Palace, the site of the Potsdam Conference where the Cold War began. Your expert guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout the tour. From Cecilienhof, you will move to Potsdam’s downtown. Enter the historical center of Potsdam through the gothic-revivalist Nauen Gate, proceeding on foot through the picturesque Dutch Quarter to Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate. Next, step into the famous Sanssouci Gardens, the monumental Neue Palais, and then to the Sanssouci Palace, the iconic summer residence of Frederick the Great. Delve deeper into the gardens on foot, visiting the Chinese House, the Roman Baths, and the Orangerie. There will be several short breaks during the tour for refreshments. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Berlin, accompanied by your guide.

Berlin: 1-Day Tour to Potsdam & Sanssouci Palace with Ticket

Berlin: 1-Day Tour to Potsdam & Sanssouci Palace with Ticket

Travel through all gems of Potsdam, an unique beautiful city attracting many tourists. Explore its worth-seeing landmarks, charming streets and famous sites. Learn the important facts and interesting stories from your Private Guide. Start your tour at the train station in Berlin where you will meet your Expert Guide. Travel by a comfortable train and enjoy local beautiful scenery on the way. Begin your walking tour with a visit to the St. Nicolas Church. Admire the wonderful architecture and the dome of this 77-meter-high building, which towers far above the roofs of the city. Walk around to explore the historic columns of the Ringerkolonnade. They were separating the palace, residence of the Prussian king Frederick II, and the entertainment area from the rest of the city. Move to the beautiful Nauener Tor. Built in 1755, it is one of the three preserved gates in Potsdam. It is a stunning example of the Gothic Revival architecture. Originally there was a city wall connecting the Nauen gate with the other two gates, today they are connected by a promenade. Discover the most popular site in Potsdam - the Sanssouci Palace. This built in Rococo style Hohenzollern Palace is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Not without a reason! It’s such a unique place with many breathtaking spots. This impressive site looks even better than in the pictures. Marvel at its breath-taking architecture from outside and step inside where your 5-Stars Guide will lead you through. Avoid long lines with skip-the-line ticket and have more time for discovering the gidden gems. Explore the captivating palace garden as well, as it has various spaces designed in different styles. Visit the New Palace, situated on the western side of the Sanssouci park and admire its charm, as it is considered to be the last great Prussian Baroque palace.

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Overall rating

4.7
(3 reviews)

Lovely walk through a wooded area to the various castles. Our guide was very good in explaining to us how we could get back to Berlin from Potsdam, after we toured San Souci palace on the inside. I liked the fact that he picked us up at our hotel, and then helped us get Metro and train tickets. What could have been better was a clear explanation as to information regardingnhis name and how we were to get to the train station. it would also have been helpful to know the cost of the metro/train tickets and the tickets for the San Souci palace. Also, we would have liked to go into the palace where the three allied leaders (Churchill, Truman and Stalin) finalized the carving up of Europe. our guide implied that if we did go in, we might not have time for something else on the tour. Really the tour is only 4 hours at best, since the rest is travelling time.

100% recommended company. Both the guide Alazne and Joanna the owner have done everything possible for our group to have a pleasant stay in Berlin, even assuming responsibilities that were not theirs, making restaurant reservations for us, helping guests check in at the hotel and Fully personalized attention services for our group. Many thanks for your great work!

Sara was great!! He customized the tour for us and we had a great visit to Potsdam!! Highly recommended!!!