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Walking Tour of Potsdam

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Key facts

Where: Berlin , Germany Duration: 6 hours

Highlights

  • A must do in Berlin – the town of Potsdam is beautiful and fascinating in equal measure
  • The tour is led by an expert English-speaking guide
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor

Overview

Only 20 minutes away from Berlin, take a walking tour around Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is Potsdam incredibly picturesque because of its many palaces, lakes, manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres, but it is brimming with an equally fascinating history.

Walk to the Sancoussi Palace of Frederick the Great and your guide will tell you in detail why Hitler hung his portrait in the Führer Bunker. Don’t miss out the New Palace in Potsdam that has over 200 rooms and 400 statues, built to celebrate the end of the Seven Years' War. This tour is a must-do for every visitor to Berlin!

Itinerary

The tour starts from the McDonald's restaurant opposite the main entrance to Zoo U-Bahn Station at 0950h (09:50am). Your guide will meet you here and accompany you throughout the tour. Take a 20-minute train ride to Potsdam, the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg.

Upon arrival in Potsdam, set out on a walking tour of the city and see the following sites:

• Residence of Germany’s last Kaiser, Wilhelm II: The manor was used by Churchill, Truman and Stalin through the Potsdam Conference. The guide will tell you about the conversations that sealed the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.

• Dutch Quarter built by the infamous ‘Soldier King’.

Sancoussi Palace ofFrederick the Great and his final resting place.

• Ruins of KGB jail and Glienick bridge used by the CIA and KGB for spy swaps, including that of U2 Spy Plane pilot Gary Powers.

• Site of ceremonial handshake between President Paul von Hindenburg and the new Chancellor Adolf Hitler that took place on 21 March 1933 in Potsdam’s Garrison Church.

New Palace (with over 200 rooms and 400 statues), built to celebrate the end of the Seven Years' War, in which Prussia ousted Austria from its centuries-long role as the dominant power in German affairs.

Roman Baths and Chinese Tea House

Stop at a local beer garden for a light lunch and some beer (cost not included). After exploring the sites of Potsdam, board your train to return to Berlin.

The tour ends at the starting point.

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Reviews

thks isango. good price. nice experience for this walking tour in potsdam. for all visitor must see... georgios georgiou

Great walking tour, fully informative and well organised. Masie was a very good guide with plenty of knowledge, but also delivered the information in a good way. Pace was good,... Mrs Linda Singh

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Wednesday and Sunday

Duration

6 hours

Start time

Start time: 0950h (09:50am)
Duration: 6 hours

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo U-Bahn Station. (U-Bahn Red U2 line and Orange U9 line will stop at Zoo Station.)

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Guide available in English language

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Do/Dont's

Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. Don't forget a hat, sunglasses and sunblock.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.

Please bring along a train ticket, you'll require an ABC zone ticket (one way is approx €3,00 or a day pass is approx €6,80 and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day is approx €15,50)

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • 4.5Reviews (11)
  • "good" thks isango. good price. nice experience for this walking tour in potsdam. for all visitor must see...
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