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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, on a 6-hour walking tour from Berlin. See how royalty left its mark on the city's streets as you wander past Cecilienhof Palace, King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, the Dutch quarter, and the UNESCO-listed Sanssouci Palace and Gardens. Stop for lunch (own expense) in the city center, learn the regal history behind each site that you pass, and return to your original departure point in Berlin when your tour concludes.
  • 6-hour walking tour of Potsdam
  • Admire the exterior of the Rococo Sanssouci Palace, the castle of Babelsberg and the Marble Palace
  • See the location of the Potsdam Conference that decided Germany’s fate after WWII
  • Stroll through the picturesque Dutch Quarter
  • Cross over the famous ‘Bridge of Spies’
  • Walk under Potsdam’s very own Brandenburg Gate
  • Finish at Frederick the Great’s stunning Sanssouci Gardens
Start your trip outside Berlin’s Hackescher Markt Station. Join up with your guide and take a 15-mile (24km) train journey outside the city center to Potsdam, once the home to German royalty.

Stop by the palace of Cecilienhof, the site of the famous 1945 conference between the United States, Soviet Union, and United Kingdom, where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin would seal Germany and Europe’s fate for the 20th Century, laying the groundwork for the Cold War. Continue to King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, with its recreated Greek temple and scenic lakeside setting. From there, make your way through the 18th-century Nauener Gate and into Potsdam’s quaint Dutch quarter.

Break for lunch at your choice of several cafes in Potsdam’s town center. Stop off for a German beer or try some traditional coffee and cake. Once you’ve refueled, make your way through Potsdam’s own Brandenburg Gate (built before Berlin’s) to a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Frederick the Great’s Sanssouci Palace and Gardens.

Your walking tour will finish next to the Sanssouci Palace. Your guide will then take you on public transportation back to Berlin or, if you prefer, you can stay in Potsdam on your own to enjoy more of the gardens, visit the inside of one of the palaces, or even stay for dinner.

Reviews

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H
, Sep 2018

The tour guide was magnificent and the tour was beautiful. It was condensed so you will walk alot but Potsdam is wonderful so you will enjoy this trip!

j
, Aug 2018

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!

Rosi, the person that checked us in, was INCREDIBLY rude!! She immediately insulted us and didnt provide us with any valuable information. As an individual in the tourism industry, you expect a certain level of customer service and professionalism Rosi did not posses either. I expect to be treated with respect as a paying customer, and this did not happen.

Our tour guide was over 40 minutes late, leaving the tourists sitting around in the heat with no information. The other Original Berlin Walks employees did not provide any information either, as they were too busy talking and laughing with each other like a bunch of high school kids. Due to our guide being late, we missed our train to Potsdam so we had to take multiple other lines some of which were missed in order to get there - yet another waste of time and money. However, none of this was as bad as the way Rosi spoke to us when we first arrived. Our tour was ruined within the first 5 minutes and I would like my money back!

Our tour guide was okay. He had a lot of information, but this didn't stop the tour from being incredibly boring. The tour lasted 6 hours and I'm pretty sure we could have seen the highlights in about 3 hours. I wouldn't recommend this tour or Original Berlins Walks under any circumstance!

Again, DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!

S
, Aug 2018

Kyle was one of the best tour guides Ive ever had. Very well informed and at least has an opinion. Awesome!!

G
, Jul 2018

was not impressed with the American tour guide.

A
, Jul 2018

Beautiful architecture and a lovely place to visit

Potsdam is a fascinating place and traces of modern and medival history are evident

A
, Jun 2018

We enjoyed the tour of Potsdam. Jess was a very good tour guide and is very knowledgeable. He explained the history in a way that was both factual and entertaining. If you want to see the inside of some of the famous sites in Potsdam, this might not be the tour for you. But if you want a well-informed guide to walk you through and explain the highlights to you, it's well worth it.

E
, Jun 2018

Great experience-our guide Jesse was very knowledge about Potsdam and the history of Berlin/Germany. Tour was very informative and moved at a perfect pace. Would highly recommend for anyone considering a day trip to Potsdam.

N
, May 2018

The tour was interesting.

g
, Apr 2018

Amazing tour with Walter i think his name was we were a small group so we got a lot more attention and I learnt so much. Potsdam was beautiful and it looked exactly like the picture, no better than the picture it was beautiful

R
, Apr 2018

Once again lots of standing in one spot and listening to the history. I like history but at some point it gest a bit confusing. Also no microphone so you have to run to keep up with the guide to at least try to hear what he says before running off to the next point. Very little time to take photos. I really felt rushed at the end of the day with very little to show for it


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