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From Berlin: Historical Gems of Potsdam Private Day Trip

1. 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.

Berlin: Potsdam 6-Hour Guided Tour

2. Berlin: Potsdam 6-Hour Guided Tour

Enjoy a 6-hour tour to Potsdam, and visit the park and exterior of Sanssouci Palace as well as the historical city center. Explore Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg, which was transformed from a garrison town to the residence of the Prussian kings in the 18th century. The palace of Frederick the Great gained world fame and is still admired today as a gem of the Rococo period. In the large park with historically important palaces of the Prussian kings, you can not only experience an interesting excursion into the history of Berlin and Brandenburg but also a beautiful oasis, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition to the famous Sanssouci Palace, you will also see other buildings inspired by Italian architecture.

Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

3. Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin

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 miles (16km) in roughly 4.5 hours. Explore the Prussian palace complex of Sanssouci, home to the famous Orangerie, two palaces, as well as many beautiful gardens, parks, and buildings. Then make your way through Potsdam’s historic center, including the Dutch Quarter and Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate. In the New Gardens, see the fantastic Marble Palace, before going to Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin, and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. 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.

Berlin: Potsdam - Kings, Gardens & Palaces 6-Hour Tour

4. Berlin: Potsdam - Kings, Gardens & Palaces 6-Hour 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 20 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 where the ceremonial handshake between President Paul von Hindenburg and the new Chancellor Adolf Hitler took place on the 21st March 1933 in Potsdam's Garnisonkirche (Garrison Church), symbolizing a coalition of the military and Nazism. Visit 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. But it is not all history. You will need refreshing; so we will visit a fantastic local Biergarten midway for a light lunch and a cold drink! Cheers!

From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Day Trip

5. From Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Day Trip

Learn about the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the camp that was meant to serve as a model for all other Nazi camps, on this guided day trip from the center of Berlin. Hear the stories behind both the persecutors and the victims on a guided walking tour of the facility.  Purchase an ABC zone train ticket and meet your guide at the main entrance to the Red Town Hall in Berlin. Hop on the train to Oranienburg where you will enter the Sachsenhausen Nazi camp through the main gate.  Listen as your guide tells you about the historical events that led to the creation of the camp in 1936. Find out which political prisoners and persecuted groups were held in the camp and learn details behind other Nazi atrocities. Visit the memorial to reflect and pay your respects. 

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The tour was fantastic! Tobi was our guide. He was very well-prepared which allowed us to have an informative and interesting tour. Our questions were answered with patience and details. And he was definitely very knowledgeable so he could handle our doubts at ease and that we could easily understand him.

What a great day! We were a bit worried, starting out in the rain & with small children joining the tour, but Ronin kept a pace we could all enjoy. His stories were both informative and amusing! When more contextual depth was needed, he was able to provide that, too.

Nice get out from Berlin for a few hours to enjoy royal beauty of Potsdam. Nice gardens and palaces and a great guide Jamie. I recommend to everybody who spend a few days in Berlin, it’s only 45 min train ride.

Wonderful trip to Potsdam, Tobi was a wonderful guide, he made the trip easy, fun and informative. I’d definitely recommend this trip for someone who prefers to walk around a city vs riding a tour bus.

Extremely beautiful destination not to be missed for Berlin visitors