Get an introduction to Potsdam with this sightseeing tour focused on history. Meet your guide at a departure point and set out on a city stroll focused on top landmarks and 20th-century history. Hear stories about the Soviet secrets of Potsdam and KGB activities in Soviet Potsdam. See sites like the Bridge of Spies and Cecilienhof Palace during the tour.
Take your understanding of Potsdam and the Cold War to the next level, with a tour led by a Potsdam local, who was born in the town. As you ride by vintage Russian minibus, you’ll hear the history of the city, learning about its role as a Soviet base and hearing about the Potsdam Conference of 1945. Even better: The tour is private, so you have the guide all to yourself.
Visit the city that played a large role as a Soviet base in East Germany and is home to the Bridge of Spies during this half-day, guided tour of Potsdam. Learn how the Potsdam Conference of 1945, attended by historic political leaders, established peace and treaties after the second World War.
Gain new insight into the harrowing story of Germany, World War II and the Holocaust during this full-day private shore excursion to Berlin and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Discover stories of life, death and survival at the solemn memorial site of Sachsenhausen, learning about this Third Reich prison camp and its role in Nazi-era Germany. After lunch, explore Berlin landmarks including the Holocaust Memorial, the former site of Hitler’s bunker and the one-time headquarters of the SS and Gestapo. A private guide and vehicle, plus round-trip port transport, are included.
The Potsdam Conference of the Big 3 in summer 1945 had a huge impact on the global post-war order. This private tour in an original Soviet minibus heads for all the relavant sites of the Potsdam Conference, including the conference venue and the residences of the 3 heads of state. Your private guide and driver is Holger, Potsdam-born tourism manager, history lover and licensed tour guide.
Explore Potsdam on this morning tour and discover the Brandenburg town of gardens and royalty with a local guide. Taking in sights of major palaces such as Sanssouci, New Palace, and Schloss Cecilienhof as well as the baroque old town, the tour showcases the most interesting corners of the city as tales of Potsdam’s bygone kings ring in your ears. If you travel in the summer months, the tour also includes a ticket for a Potsdam hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Embark on a two-hour family walking tour that takes you through the enchanting sights of Potsdam. Start in front of the magnificent Sanssouci Palace and enjoy the stunning gardens in Schlosspark Sanssouci, where you can immerse yourself in the grandeur of the rococo architecture. Marvel at the serene Church of Peace and witness its tranquil atmosphere, followed by a stroll through the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Discover the charming Dutch Quarter with its picturesque houses and explore the beautiful Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul. Continue your journey to admire the architectural gem of St. Nicholas’ Church before ending at the lively Alter Markt, where you can unwind and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this historic square.
See the best of Potsdam’s historical landmarks, all in just a few hours: this private walking tour makes it easy to explore the city. See the UNESCO-listed New Palace and Sanssouci Palace, and explore their grounds, stroll through the Marly Gardens, discover the artistic Church of Peace, and much more. As you explore, your guide provides information on the history and culture of the city.
Babelsberg Park is a massive 281-acre (114-hecatre) park in Postdam and exploring it on your own can be intimidating if you don’t know your way around. This Babelsberg Park Private History Walking Tour shows you the highlights of the park in just a short amount of time—perfect for travelers without much time to spare. Plus, a private guide focuses their attention on just your group so you get more from the experience than you would from a group tour.
Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that make this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience!
Whether you are visiting Potsdam as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Potsdam and looking at the amazing Old City Hall or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums or famous Dutch Quarter you will learn some cultural and historical insights which only locals know,
I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Potsdam is!
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Take a break from the busy city of Berlin and discover the small-town feeling of nearby Potsdam. Easy to reach by rail from Germany’s capital, Potsdam is a city where the once King of Prussia used to spend his summers. Today, you can still visit English gardens, 19th-century Roman Baths, and the castles and palaces that adorn the city. Wander the streets with a local guide, learning about the history of the city on this short walking tour.
As a native of Potsdam, your guide and driver ensures an authentic experience. The extraordinary sightseeing tour to the highlights of Potsdam takes place with the vintage "Buchanka". Ideal for everyone who wants to get to know Potsdam compactly, intensively and comfortably.
Start the tour at the New Garden where you can enjoy plenty of English Garden style and several buildings of the 18th century towards late 19th century. Cross the historical Dutch quarter in the heart of Potsdam and reach the garden entrance.
Experience the jewel of architecture with various buildings and the Castle Cecilienhof. Do you know what was held there in the middle of the last century? Choose from the vast selection of buildings to visit. Stroll through the restored area of the „Whitsun Mountain" (Pfingstberg) along historical villas of famous majority industrialist families. Be inspired by the views from observation tower overlooking the Prussian Arkadien.
See Potsdam’s Old Town, one of the most beautiful baroque centers in all of Europe, at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.
• Stand in the shadows of three of the old city gates and learn about the city’s Jewish community
• Hear from producer Jo Eckardt, owner and founder of A Friend in Berlin tour company
• Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
• Use the virtual tour option at home
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
Welcome to Potsdam, known as a garden wonderland within Germany. Its stunning palaces and parks are the reason why it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides being an incredibly charming city, it is brimming with an equally interesting history. Prussian kings and the German Kaiser utilized the city as their main residence. Most of its architecture was built during this time, giving the city its historic charm. Explore the Sanssouci Palace, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, the king of Prussia.
Join us for a walk to discover more about the history of the city and leave with a sense of wonder.
You will learn about:
Since the Bronze Age
The great migrations of the Germanic peoples
Thirty Years' War
Kingdom of Prussia
Frederick the Great
Province of Brandenburg
If you love palaces you will be spoilt for choice! How many palaces Potsdam has per inhabitant in Germany? You will be pleasantly surprised! Together with your professional local guide, you will discover the historic inner city. You will visit impressive Old Town on the way to the garden Sanssouci. What the Sanssouci Palace is famous for? You will experience the huge expansion of the garden with numerous historical buildings and a relaxed walk between them. Discover the best of Potsdam with the local guide!
Embark on a delightful two-hour couples’ walking tour in Potsdam, exploring the city’s rich history and enchanting landmarks. Start at Alter Markt, a charming square with a vibrant atmosphere, then marvel at St. Nicholas’ Church and the neo-Gothic Catholic Parish Church of St. Peter und Paul. Explore the Dutch Quarter and discover at its unique architecture before heading to the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy serenity at the Church of Peace and stroll through the picturesque Schlosspark Sanssouci, where you can admire the magnificent Sanssouci Palace and the grand Orangery Palace.
Embark on a captivating three-hour walking tour through Potsdam and discover its remarkable landmarks. Begin at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity and history, before strolling through the charming Alter Markt square with its vibrant atmosphere and picturesque architecture. Visit the serene Church of Peace, known for its distinctive octagonal shape, and admire the exquisite St. Nicholas’ Church. Conclude the tour at the majestic Cecilienhof Palace, where history was made during the Potsdam Conference. Along the way, soak in the beauty of Potsdam’s scenic surroundings and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage.
This Experience is provided by a private local.
The group size is up to 8 people.
Discover the most impressive buildings in Potsdam and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk.
Join me on this adventure to discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Germany from my own perspective.
During this walk, you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. You will have the opportunity to recognize among different architectural styles: Rococo, English Gothic and Roman.
Explore Sanssouci Park, it's gardens and landmarks, at your own pace with this affordable walking tour.
• Find out why Frederic II, also known as Frederic the Great, loved this place so much that he built himself the intimate Sanssouci Palace, and spent most of his time there
• Hear from the producer, Jo Eckardt, founder of the tour company, A Friend in Berlin
• Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish.
• Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it.
• Use the virtual tour option at home.
Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under "Before You Go." Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.
The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap Start. Voice Map has automatic GPS playback with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
Step back in time to the days of the Kingdom of Prussia as you explore the stunning streets and palaces of Potsdam. Alongside a private guide, walk past the baroque New Palace and Sanssouci Palace—also known as the “Prussian Versailles”—to hear stories of kings and queens. Then, enjoy a stroll through the city streets to see the Brandenburg Gate, St. Nicholas Church, Old Market, and more.
This shore excursion combines our classic All-in-One Best of Berlin trip with a brief visit to the largest concentration camp near Berlin: Sachsenhausen.
We will pick you up directly at your cruise ship docking in Warnemünde or Rostock, and bring you to Berlin in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. In Berlin you will meet your professional tour guide who will show you the highlights of the city and then take you to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial for a brief visit.
Please be aware, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial is roughly a one hour drive from Berlin, so there is more time spent on the bus on this tour than our regular Berlin shore excursion.
All of our experiences are adjusted to each ship’s docking times and start promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before departure. We have been organizing shore excursions for nearly a decade and have never missed a ship’s departure.
Experience the city’s best on this private full-day guided tour by car. The knowledgeable guide accompanies you, providing insights and commentary. Enjoy car travel’s convenience, with stops for walking at attractions.
Immerse yourself in the allure of each site, discovering their historical and cultural significance. Capture memorable moments as you stroll through remarkable locations, up close and personal. Our itinerary blends iconic landmarks and hidden gems, revealing the city’s diverse charm.
Visit scenic viewpoints for panoramic vistas and recharge at a local eatery for lunch or dinner, savoring delicious cuisine. Tailored to your interests, this exclusive tour ensures a personalized experience, delving into captivating aspects of the city.
Relax and let us take you on an unforgettable journey, discovering the city’s wonders, with leisurely walks and cherished memories.
Comfort, convenience, and immersive experiences await on this exceptional guided tour!
Price varies by group size
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