“lots to see,plenty facts to learn about,only found as at our age found it to be quite tiring.but enjoyable all the same. the whole set up from meeting up to the very facts from our tour guide.Michael B., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
Potsdam is listed as a World Heritage site by the UN and it is no small wonder. Not only is Potsdam incredibly picturesque with many palaces, lakes, manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres but it is brimming with an equally fascinating history.
We'll visit the manorial residence of Germany's last Kaiser, Wilhelm II, used by Churchill (to be replaced by Atlee), Truman and Stalin through the Potsdam Conference and describe the conversations that sealed the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.
Ride through the Dutch Quarter built up by the infamous "Soldier King", known for the giant men he collected for his showcase military regiments, to the stunning Sancoussi Palace of Frederick the Great and his final resting place (also learn why Hitler hung his portrait in the Führer Bunker).
Discover the forbidden town used by the Soviet Secret Service until 1994, the ruins of a KGB jail and the Glienick Bridge used by the CIA and KGB for spy swaps, including that of U2 Spy Plane pilot Gary Powers.
See where the ceremonial handshake between President Paul von Hindenburg and the new Chancellor Adolf Hitler took place on 21 March 1933 in Potsdam's Garnisonkirche (Garrison Church), symbolising a coalition of the military (Reichswehr) and Nazism.
Visit the mammoth New Palace (Neues Palais), (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, the Roman Baths and Chinese Tea House and more.
Did we mention the visit to a fantastic local biergarten midway for a light lunch and a cold refresher? Relax, be fascinated and have a great day out!
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 13 years old are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult. Seniors and students have special rates. Please inquire.
West: Meet opposite main entrance to Zoo Station in front of McDonalds (View West Meeting Point Map)
Please bring along a train ticket, you'll require an ABC zone ticket (one way is 2.80 EUR or a day pass is 6.50 EUR and a small group ticket for up to 5 people for the day is 16.10 EUR).
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes