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From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

From $26.41 per person

Journey through the fascinating history of Potsdam, the Imperial City, on a guided tour from Berlin. Experience the perfect combination of German history, architecture, culture, and nature.

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    • Tour the picturesque city of Potsdam just outside Berlin
    • See the Dutch Quarter and the Baroque part of Potsdam
    • Stroll through the beautiful park of Sanssouci Palace
    • Learn about the Potsdam Conference at Schloss Cecilienhof
    • Cross the legendary "Bridge of Spies” where spies were swapped
    Full description
    Explore Potsdam’s main attractions, baroque streets, and elegant castles on a guided walking tour from Berlin. Take the train to the city of kings and Kaisers and learn about the city’s long history and faithful restoration. Marvel at the Rococo style at Sanssouci Palace, the former residence of Frederick the Great, and uncover the hidden secrets of its architecture. Learn how Frederick expanded the city magnificently during his time as a patron of the arts and where he is buried in Sanssouci. Pass the Church of Peace in the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park, which is referred to as "the German Versailles". Continue through elegant streets, manicured gardens, and charming water fountains and discover the Dutch Quarter and the impressive Nauener Gate. Go to Cecilienhof Palace to learn why Potsdam is so important to the history of World War II. Hear how Stalin, Churchill, and Truman divided Germany during the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Arrive lakeside to admire the Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins and continue along the banks of the Havel River. Here, cross the Glienicke Bridge, better known as the "Bridge of Spies", to see where the CIA and KGB exchanged secret agents.

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    Meeting point

    Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Public transport ticket

    Know before you go

    • Sanssouci Castle is closed on Mondays
    • Tours operate rain or shine
    • You will need to purchase an ABC public transport ticket for this tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 165 reviews

    Review summary

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    No doubt it is a great tour to discover Potsdam

    The Guide, Sam Z provided a lot of historical information about the palaces and was very helpful to recommend some other good places to visit after the tour. All in all, no doubt that is it a great service tour. on the other note, please check the weather before departure and highly recommended to bring umbrella/raincoat to prevent bad weather. (Unexpected heavy rain. Sam Z was so nice to let his umbrella to a family from India).

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    September 25, 2019

    Nice day out of Berlin and not very far. Good overview of Potsdam saving a lot of time and hassle figuring out where to go. The Sanssouci palace was especially impressive. Very refreshing having a German guide! Tobi was fantastic and very engaging and shared a lot about his personal experiences growing up in Berlin. Top marks.

    August 23, 2019

    Jess was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous.

    Great tour, great guide. Only issue is that he rushed the tour. The pace was too fast, we ended at 3. No time for pictures and hard to keep up. Felt like he was on a personal schedule and forced us to meet it. Otherwise great content, great presentation and very professional guide.

    August 11, 2019

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    VA ID: 392396