Visit Potsdam, not only one of the most beautiful cities in all of Germany but also the city of Prussian Kings and the German Kaiser, home to their infamous armies and most famous palaces.
Leaving at 11:00 from the Brandenburg gate, the tour makes its way westwards 24 kilometres to the capital of Brandenburg itself; Potsdam. The home of Prussian Kings and the German Kaiser until the end of the First World War in 1918, its planning takes its inspiration from the enlightenment period in which it flourished under Frederick the Great: with buildings such as the Sanssouci palace, his summer residence and the most important work of Northern German rococo. Indeed his architectural works have become so historically important that they have given rise to the term "Frederician Rococo".
Frederick was equally responsible for two more of the most important buildings you can see on this tour: The New Palace, completed in 1769 and considered to be the last great Prussian Baroque palace, and the reconstructed Potsdam City Palace. This is, in fact, the second reconstruction of the palace, having been reconstructed by Frederick the Great in the 18th century it was damaged during the Second World War and demolished in 1960 for ideological reasons, before being recently re-reconstructed using original components.
You will equally see the Neuer Garten, Dutch Quarter, Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate, The Church of Peace, and the famous Glienicke Bridge, known in popular culture as "The Bridge of Spies". All this comes led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who put the sights into the context of four great kings and two World Wars.
We will make our way to Potsdam from the centre of Berlin using public transport, therefore it is necessary to be in possession of a metro card for zones A, B and C. If you do not have this card at the beginning of the tour, our guide will help you buy one.
- As the trip will end in Berlin at 4pm, it is recommended to bring lunch. If you wish to stay in Potsdam, the excursion ends there around 3pm.
- Although this trip is manageable by wheelchair, please note that there is a steep incline at Sanssouci Palace which can make it more difficult to access.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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English language tour
Children under 13Free
7 hours 60 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking expert guide.
Metro card zones A, B and C.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).
Starbucks by the Brandenburg Gate.