Product ID: 21465

Berlin: Potsdam - Kings, Gardens & Palaces 6-Hour Tour

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Explore the city of Potsdam with a English-speaking guide on a half-day tour of its picturesque palaces, lakes and gardens. Steeped in history, from Frederick the Great to Churchill, Truman and Stalin, you will take a trip back in time.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the picturesque city of Potsdam just outside Berlin
  • Explore the Dutch Quarter, Neuer Garten, Cecilienhof Palace and Garrison Town
  • Visit the location for the Potsdam Conference between Stalin, Truman and Churchill
  • Discover forbidden town used by the Soviet Secret Service
  • Stop off at a Biergarten for a light lunch and refreshments
Full description
Join this tour for an adventure through the fairy tale gardens, lakes and palaces of the Prussian Kings, German Emperors and Soviet Commissars of Potsdam.

Located just 20 minutes away from Berlin, the city is a World Heritage Site and it is no small wonder. Not only is it incredibly picturesque with many manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres and various palaces, but it is brimming with an equally fascinating history.

You will visit the manorial residence of Germany's last Kaiser, Wilhelm¬ II, used by Churchill, Truman and Stalin during the Potsdam Conference. Discover 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. Continue to the stunning Sancoussi Palace of Frederick the Great and see his final resting place

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 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 the 21st March 1933 in Potsdam's Garnisonkirche (Garrison Church), symbolizing a coalition of the military and Nazism.

Visit the mammoth 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. See the Roman Baths, the Chinese Tea House and more.

But it is not all history. You will need refreshing; so we will visit a fantastic local Biergarten midway for a light lunch and a cold drink! Cheers!
Includes
  • 6-hour guided tour with English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • 1-day ABC ticket required for the tour
  • Entrance to the palaces

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting point WEST. At McDonalds outside main entrance to S-Bahn Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergerplatz 2-4, 10623

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Know before you go
• English-speaking guide