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Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

  • 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
Discover Potsdam Walking Tour
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Discover Potsdam Walking Tour
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.
What to Expect
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.
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Reviewed yesterday
Great Experience

A tour of Potsdam is a must when visiting Berlin. Jess, our tour guide, was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. He described the history surrounding the area in a way the whole group could understand. He encouraged us to ask questions and nothing was too much...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour!

I am so happy that I chose the Potsdam tour! Our guide was Rachel, she was a wealth of knowledge, she explained our surroundings & the history that took place their in a condensed & knowledgeable way. She was a lovely & personable young woman....More

Thank Ckrutz27
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Great walk around Potsdam

A walk which anybody who is visiting Berlin should not miss, our guide made the tour enjoyable and entertaining, Kai has a great knowledge about the Royal Family and also he reminded us that some times boring things have a lot of relevance.

1  Thank Ana K
Reviewed 14 July 2018
Brilliant guide

Our friendly and entertaining guide Kai Arne Janssen picked us up from outside Wannsee station and took us on a well paced walking tour, taking in the Bridge of Spies, the site of the Potsdam Conference, Potsdam old town, the Sans Soucis Palace and its...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 8 July 2018
A nice, leisurely stroll...

If one has time to spend the day strolling the entire area, I highly recommend it. I enjoy nature and also architecture so I truly marveled at the buildings designs and layout and the many gardens and forested regions. Make sure to do the walking...More

1  Thank littlesundog
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13 August 2018|
Response from Thomas D | Reviewed this property |
We prepaid so I am not positive, but I think I recall people paying at the time of departure. There is a representative from the company that you check in with before you meet your guide. It is a wonderful tour!!!
Melissa M
15 July 2018|
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Response from lonewolf44 | Reviewed this property |
No it doesn't. The tour guides need a licence to do that so they can't without one. You can of course arrange this independently - the Sans Soucis palace is quite small and the tour finishes by the entrance to it.
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23 April 2018|
Response from krendle | Reviewed this property |
you meet the group at the Hackester Market in Berlin, and you all get on the train together. The guide will even help you buy your tickets for Zone C if you don't already have one and to validate the tickets if you have... More