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Discover Potsdam Walking Tour

For nearly three centuries, the scenic town of Potsdam just outside Berlin was the residence of the Prussian kings, princes, and German emperors of the House of Hohenzollern who created a fairy-tale landscape of palaces, gardens, and churches that ranks among the most beautiful in Europe.

Our walk takes you past the dreamlike castle of Babelsberg and up to the lakeside Marble Palace with its Greek temple ruins. See an idyllic Russian village before exploring the quaint little 18th Century Dutch quarter. No surprise that Potsdam has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status.

But the cruel realities of 20th Century history intervened in 1945. Visit the grounds of Cecilienhof Palace, scene of the Potsdam Conference, where an American president, a Soviet dictator, and a British prime minister sat down to shape the future of Germany and Europe after World War II, ushering in the Cold War. Cross the “spy swap” bridge, where Gary Powers was traded in 1962 and see the former Stasi prison, run by the East German secret police.

The tour ends back in the 18th Century. Finish in the enchanting surroundings of Sanssouci Park and Palace, created by Frederick the Great. You can then explore Sanssouci on your own or accompany the guide back to Berlin.

Children 0 - 12 years old go FREE!

Tour Information:

Walking Tour with English speaking Guide.

The departure details for this tour are as follows:

From 1st April until 31st October: The tour runs at 9.45am on Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdaysand Sundays.

From 1st November until 31st March: The tourruns on Saturdays only at 9.45am.

Meeting Point: Tour starts from Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station outside the Restaurant Weihenstephaner.

Tour finishes at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam from where you can explore on your own or accompany the guide back to Berlin.

Tour duration is approximately 6 hours.

This tour will make use of Public Transportation, the costs of which are not inclusive. Please bring along a valid ABC public transport ticket (approx. € 7.60 per person for a day pass, prices aresubject to change).

Tour runs in all weather.