Explore the stunning city of Potsdam on this half-day walking tour from Berlin. With your guide, you will take a train ride to the city of German Kaisers. Discover the stories of Potsdam’s generations of royalty, survival through two World Wars and its role in the espionage of the Cold War. Highlights include Sanssouci palace and park, Frederick the Great, Cecilienhof and the 1945 Potsdam Conference, the Bridge of Spies. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the city’s long history, and faithful restoration. Your tour will last approximately 6 hours, including travel time.
Discover the city of Potsdam on a 6-hour excursion from Berlin. Along with your well-informed guide, you will take the train to the historic city and stroll along its elegant streets. Potsdam is the city of the German Kaisers, having housed their infamous army as well as being home to their most famous palaces. Located just outside the city limits of Berlin, this garrison city was the jewel of the Prussian Empire. Since German reunification in 1990 Potsdam has thrived. The baroque streets have been beautifully restored and the city is proud to be the State Capital of Brandenburg.
Your guide will tell the stories of Potsdam’s dramatic growth, thanks to the efforts of four generations of exceptional kings, through to the two World Wars that sealed the fate of Europe and the world in 1945. The tour ends at Potsdam’s famous Sanssouci Castle. If you would like to venture inside on your own, your guide will show you how to avoid the lines, and get the best-priced tickets.
This 6-hour walking tour includes:
- The Bridge of Spies
- Schloss Sanssouci - Germany’s Versailles
- The Potsdam Conference and Schloss Cecilienhof
- Neuer Garten
- Potsdam Centre: Brandenburger Straße and the Soldier King
- The Dutch Quarter
- Potsdam’s Brandenburger Tor
- Church of Peace
- Frederick the Great