Explore the unique town of Potsdam, whose palaces and parks were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. Incredibly picturesque with its manicured gardens, palaces, statues and water fountains, it's a symbol of Prussian splendour, new post-WWII borders, and Cold War spy-swapping!
- Old Town and Dutch Quarter
- Church of Peace
- Sanssouci Palace and Gardens
- New Palace and Gardens
- Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate
- Cecilienhof Palace, 1945 Potsdam Conference
- Glienicke 'Bridge of Spies'
- Chinese Tea House
- Alte Markt/Old Market
- Former KGB Forbidden City
- Alexandrowka Colony
This tour includes an expert, professional guide, public transport tickets up to 10 people, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off
It does not include meals or gratuities
Masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
Participants must bring and wear their own masks. Please bring masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. This tour includes an expert, professional guide, public transport tickets up to 10 people, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off. It does not include meals or gratuities.
Before your tour date, we will get in touch with you to let you know who your guide is and give you some info on the guide. On the day of your tour, your guide will meet you in the foyer of your hotel (unless specified otherwise) and will be wearing a yellow name tag on a blue lamyard for easy recognition! If you do not see them, please call us on +49306923149!
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It is easy to see why the palaces and parks of Potsdam were designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990. Not only is the city incredibly picturesque, with its many palaces, lakes, manicured gardens, statues and water fountains dotted over hundreds of green acres, but it is brimming with an equally fascinating history.
Stroll around the Dutch Quarter, an ensemble of red-brick buildings that is unique in Europe. The infamous 'Soldier King', Frederick William I, (renowned for the giant men he collected for his showcase military regiments), had the houses built in the middle of the 18th century to accommodate Potsdam's new community of Dutch artisans.
See the stunning Sanssouci Palace, favourite residence of Frederick the Great, which is set in beautiful parkland scattered with temples, churches and follies.
After crossing the Glienicke 'spy swapping' Bridge we visit Cecilienhof, the manorial residence of Germany's last Crown Prince, which was used to host the Potsdam Conference in 1945. We describe the discussions that took place between Churchill, Truman and Stalin, which were to seal the fate of Cold War Europe for the next half century.