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From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

From Berlin: Potsdam Half-Day Tour

From $22.87 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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Duration options: 6 hours
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Small group available


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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

    Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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    Important information

    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

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    We had a great and informative trip. Our guide, Nikolai, was very good and took his time explaining the history of Potsdam and answering our questions. It's pretty much a full day tour and worth the time, just be careful there won't be much left to enter Sanssouci at the end.

    October 27, 2019

    Overall a good tour. The palace, the old city and the walk from the Brandenburg gate were very nice. Charming shops and restaurants. For us , a senior citizen couple it too long and tiring, we left the tour an hour before the end as we were too tired. It could be reengineered To a 4 hour tour for senior citizens

    August 5, 2019


    Our guide, Yan is an excellent man, his English and knowledge is very good and even he protected us from the rain by giving us raincoats. During this 6-hour tour, we learned a lot of thing about German history and it was really interesting to see the places in Potsdam with a small group of people. I would 100% recommend to see Potsdam when you visit Berlin and you should insist to be on the group of Yan :)

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    August 27, 2018

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    Product ID: 21465

    VA ID: 392396