Insider's Potsdam - Kaisers to Komissars - Prussia's Wonderland!

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
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What To Expect

Join us for an adventure through the fairy tale like gardens, lakes and palaces of the Prussian Kings, German Emperors and Soviet Commissars.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Berlin
Departs From:
Berlin
Meeting Point:
McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo Station
Duration:
6 hours
Availability:
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10:00 AM
Product Code:
6067
Voucher info:
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Description

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!

Includes

  • Services of an expert guide

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activities

Please Note

  • Children below 13 years old are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult. Seniors and students have special rates. Please inquire.

  • Private guide service is available upon request. Please inquire.

Meeting Point

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).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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