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Insider's Potsdam

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $20 USD per person
  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Apr 1st - Oct 31st: Wed & Sunday 9:50 am

  • Starting Location

    West Meeting Point: In front of McDonalds, opposite main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz 2-4, 10623

  • Price Includes

    Qualified Guides

  • Notes

    This Tour requires an ABC Zone train ticket.

Highlights

  • See the stunning Sanssouci Palace, favourite residence of Frederick the Great, which is set in beautiful parkland scattered with temples, churches and follies.
  • We visit Cecilienhof, the manorial residence of Germany's last Kaiser, which was used to host the Potsdam Conference in 1945.
  • We describe the discussions that took place between Churchill, Truman and Stalin, which were to seal the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.
  • You will also see the forbidden town used by the Soviet Secret Service until 1994, the KGB jail, the Glienicke Bridge used for spy swaps with the CIA, and much more.
  • Did we mention the break in a fantastic local beer garden for a light lunch and a glass of the local brew?

Guide

Trip Info

It is easy to see why the palaces and parks of Potsdam were designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990. Not only is the city incredibly picturesque, with 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

Stroll around the Dutch Quarter, an ensemble of red-brick buildings that is unique in Europe. The infamous ‘Soldier King,’ Frederick William I, (renowned for the giant men he collected for his showcase military regiments), had the houses built in the middle of the 18th century to accommodate Potsdam’s new community of Dutch artisans

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