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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: 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 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

Potsdam: Sanssouci Park Self-Guided Gardens Audio Tour

Potsdam: Sanssouci Park Self-Guided Gardens Audio Tour

The beautiful Sanssouci Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of historical palaces, statues and gardens. A visit to the park is an absolute must for any visitor to Potsdam! On this walking tour, I’ll bring its stories, landmarks and even its legends to life as you stroll from the Obelisk, near the Great Fountain, and past numerous monuments to the Church of Peace, where many of the Hohenzollern Kings are buried. On this hour-long tour, you’ll find out why Frederic II, also known as Frederic the Great, loved this place so much that he built himself the intimate Sanssouci Palace, and spent most of his time there. You’ll also hear how Peter Lenné, one of the world’s best-known garden architects, transformed the park some 100 years after Frederic. I’ll show you Holländischer Garten (Dutch Garden), Nordischer Garten (Nordic Garden), Sicilian Garden and Marlygarten (Marly Garden). Along the way, you’ll see: • Neptune Grotto, a monument filled with thousands of crystals and shells • The Grave of Frederick the Great, where you’ll find out why there are potatoes on his grave • Orangery Palace, that was built for Frederic William IV who loved Sanssouci Park almost as much as his grand-uncle • Apollo the Archer, one of artist Ernst Moritz Geyger’s most famous statues • Chinese House in Sanssouci Park where you’ll hear why the statues surrounding the teahouse don’t look Chinese You’ll also have an opportunity to: • Learn why Frederic the Great was almost executed by his father, Frederic the Soldier King • Take some amazing pictures of the park and its landmarks, including Sanssouci Palace which is also known as Little Versailles and Prussian Versailles • Find out why Frederic the Great was buried next to his dogs • Visit the Historic Mill of Sanssouci, a working mill with a beautiful view • See undecipherable hieroglyphics and fake ruins from Sanssouci’s Courtyard Castle • Marvel at over 130,000 plants and flowers including fig trees, a vineyard, and the last tree from the Royal Nursery • See an original Venetian mosaic from the early 13th century So take a deep breath and allow the beauty and serenity of the park to wash over you on this hour-long stroll through the gardens that Frederick the Great loved so much.

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour in Spanish

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour in Spanish

Visit the home of Frederick The Great in Potsdam. As a great lover of the arts and culture, Frederick II beautified the city with majestic palaces and gardens. Experience a trip back in time on this Spanish-language walking tour of the Imperial City. Perfect for those wishing to experience the culture and history of Germany, this tour then takes you to the home of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Also experience the historical Dutch Quarter as well as Sanssouci Palace to finish the tour.

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Guided Tour

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Guided Tour

Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles - leave Berlin without a trip to its royal residence, and you can't say that you've seen it all. Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes are inviting and playful, and make any walk a delightful experience. Set off with your expert guide to marvel at the impressive architecture of Potsdam's historic city centre. Then, continue through the tree-lined avenues of the famous and impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sanssouci Gardens with decorative fountains, ornate flower beds, and splendid palaces. From the ridiculous to the impressive, from the ineffective to the mighty, you’ll learn how Prussia rose from a minor European power to the foundation of the German Empire! Discover where Wilhelm II fled Germany at the end of World War I, see the impressive Venetian mosaic in the solemn Church of Peace, and find out just why Germans leave potatoes on Frederick the Great’s grave! Enjoy this relaxed 4 hour trip from Berlin ending right in front of Sanssouci Palace. After that, it's up to you if you want to see more of Potsdam or the Palaces on your own, or accompany your guide back to Berlin.

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

On this 6.5-hour tour from Berlin, explore Potsdam’s many sights. 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 10.5 miles (17km) in roughly 4.5 hours. Explore the exterior of the famous Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci. Additionally, we will see the Chinese Tea House, the New Palace, and the Orangerie, as we cycle through the beautiful gardens within this massive city park. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate. Next is a cycle through the beautiful New Gardens to the Cecilienhof Palace, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement, finalizing the plans for a post-WWII Europe. 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.

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.

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.

Sanssouci Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: 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 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

Potsdam: Sanssouci Park Self-Guided Gardens Audio Tour

Potsdam: Sanssouci Park Self-Guided Gardens Audio Tour

The beautiful Sanssouci Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of historical palaces, statues and gardens. A visit to the park is an absolute must for any visitor to Potsdam! On this walking tour, I’ll bring its stories, landmarks and even its legends to life as you stroll from the Obelisk, near the Great Fountain, and past numerous monuments to the Church of Peace, where many of the Hohenzollern Kings are buried. On this hour-long tour, you’ll find out why Frederic II, also known as Frederic the Great, loved this place so much that he built himself the intimate Sanssouci Palace, and spent most of his time there. You’ll also hear how Peter Lenné, one of the world’s best-known garden architects, transformed the park some 100 years after Frederic. I’ll show you Holländischer Garten (Dutch Garden), Nordischer Garten (Nordic Garden), Sicilian Garden and Marlygarten (Marly Garden). Along the way, you’ll see: • Neptune Grotto, a monument filled with thousands of crystals and shells • The Grave of Frederick the Great, where you’ll find out why there are potatoes on his grave • Orangery Palace, that was built for Frederic William IV who loved Sanssouci Park almost as much as his grand-uncle • Apollo the Archer, one of artist Ernst Moritz Geyger’s most famous statues • Chinese House in Sanssouci Park where you’ll hear why the statues surrounding the teahouse don’t look Chinese You’ll also have an opportunity to: • Learn why Frederic the Great was almost executed by his father, Frederic the Soldier King • Take some amazing pictures of the park and its landmarks, including Sanssouci Palace which is also known as Little Versailles and Prussian Versailles • Find out why Frederic the Great was buried next to his dogs • Visit the Historic Mill of Sanssouci, a working mill with a beautiful view • See undecipherable hieroglyphics and fake ruins from Sanssouci’s Courtyard Castle • Marvel at over 130,000 plants and flowers including fig trees, a vineyard, and the last tree from the Royal Nursery • See an original Venetian mosaic from the early 13th century So take a deep breath and allow the beauty and serenity of the park to wash over you on this hour-long stroll through the gardens that Frederick the Great loved so much.

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour in Spanish

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour in Spanish

Visit the home of Frederick The Great in Potsdam. As a great lover of the arts and culture, Frederick II beautified the city with majestic palaces and gardens. Experience a trip back in time on this Spanish-language walking tour of the Imperial City. Perfect for those wishing to experience the culture and history of Germany, this tour then takes you to the home of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Also experience the historical Dutch Quarter as well as Sanssouci Palace to finish the tour.

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Guided Tour

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Guided Tour

Berlin without Potsdam is like Paris without Versailles - leave Berlin without a trip to its royal residence, and you can't say that you've seen it all. Potsdam's fairy-tale landscapes are inviting and playful, and make any walk a delightful experience. Set off with your expert guide to marvel at the impressive architecture of Potsdam's historic city centre. Then, continue through the tree-lined avenues of the famous and impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sanssouci Gardens with decorative fountains, ornate flower beds, and splendid palaces. From the ridiculous to the impressive, from the ineffective to the mighty, you’ll learn how Prussia rose from a minor European power to the foundation of the German Empire! Discover where Wilhelm II fled Germany at the end of World War I, see the impressive Venetian mosaic in the solemn Church of Peace, and find out just why Germans leave potatoes on Frederick the Great’s grave! Enjoy this relaxed 4 hour trip from Berlin ending right in front of Sanssouci Palace. After that, it's up to you if you want to see more of Potsdam or the Palaces on your own, or accompany your guide back to Berlin.

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

On this 6.5-hour tour from Berlin, explore Potsdam’s many sights. 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 10.5 miles (17km) in roughly 4.5 hours. Explore the exterior of the famous Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci. Additionally, we will see the Chinese Tea House, the New Palace, and the Orangerie, as we cycle through the beautiful gardens within this massive city park. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate. Next is a cycle through the beautiful New Gardens to the Cecilienhof Palace, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement, finalizing the plans for a post-WWII Europe. 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.

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.

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.

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Very informative and the audio guide worked here, unlike other places. Potsdam is so interesting. You need 2-3 days to see it. So a 2- or 3-day ticket would be another good option to offer.

Very nice tour, very competent and entertaining guide. The time flew by.

Very good and also a good tour with lots of useful information 👍

Very punctual and well organised. Guide had good knowledge.

Really enjoyed the tour and our guide was brilliant