1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Sanssouci Park

From Berlin: Day Trip to Potsdam - City of Emperors

Product ID: 4829
Explore Potsdam on a half-day walking tour from Berlin. Take the train to the city of kings and Kaisers, and see its main attractions, from the baroque streets, to the elegant castles. Learn about the city’s long history, and faithful restoration.
About this ticket
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a train to the historic city of Potsdam
  • Explore the state capital of Brandenburg's beautiful baroque streets and buildings
  • Hear about Prussian Kaisers and kings, such as the brilliant military campaigner, Frederick the Great
  • Learn about the 1945 Potsdam Conference at Schloss Cecilienhof
  • Stroll through the lovely park of Sanssouci Palace
Full description
Discover the city of Potsdam on a 6-hour excursion from Berlin. You will take the train to the historic city and stroll along its elegant streets. Known as the city of the Kings and Kaisers, Potsdam was home to the vast Prussian Army, as well as some of their most famous palaces.

Located just outside the city limits of Berlin, the garrison city was the jewel of the Prussian Empire. Since German reunification in 1990 Potsdam has thrived. The baroque streets have been beautifully restored, and the city is proud to be the state capital of Brandenburg.

Your guide will tell the stories of Potsdam’s dramatic growth, thanks to the efforts of 4 generations of exceptional kings, through to the 2 world wars that sealed the fate of Europe and the world in 1945. The tour ends at Potsdam’s famous Sanssouci Castle. If you would like to venture inside on your own, your guide will show you how to avoid the lines, and get the best-priced tickets.
Includes
  • Walking tour of Potsdam
  • Guide
  • Break for lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • ABC transit ticket, required to take this tour
  • Entrance fees (Sanssoucie Castle EUR 12.00)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Starbucks Café, near Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate. Your guide will have a red umbrella and red t-shirt.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Public transport ticket
Know before you go
• Please note that Sanssouci Castle is closed on Mondays
• This tour involves a train journey – an ABC travel ticket should be purchased before joining the tour
• Children under the age of 13 may join free
• Average tour length includes travel time. The duration of this tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
• You can stay and explore Potsdam further on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Robert McC 10 stars at Potsdam

Potsdam has so many nuances and layers of history that Robert of Sandeman brought to life. A well thought out route that hit all the historical sites without all the crowds. A great storyteller who knows his history— seriously he can keep all the Fredericks straight! Robert the Great, thanks for a spectacular tour!

July 5, 2019

Our guide Lucy was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about earlier German history, and led us on a spirited hike through Potsdam park. I’m sure each season has its pluses abs minuses. Fall is beautiful with gold and amber leaves and no crowdsThe down size is that all the statues are covered in protective wooden boxes for the winter, so you don’t get the full effect of over the top royal grandeur. I guess I should have realized that a walking tour doesn’t include the interiors of any of the palaces. It was a quick fly- by and at least gave us an overview.

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November 9, 2018

Very interesting trip to Potsdam to see where Potsdam Treaty was signed, and where Fredierich the Great once lived. Susan the tour guide was knowledgable and so informative.

January 21, 2020

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