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Potsdam, City of Emperors Tour

A stunning day-trip to probably the most beautiful town in Germany

ABOUT THE Potsdam, City of Emperors Tour

This 5-hour day trip to the stunning city of Potsdam is a must for anyone visiting Berlin. Once the home of the German emperors, before being trapped behind the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, Potsdam is a photo-perfect town filled with palaces, lakes and exquisite gardens.

Join us for a beautiful day tour just outside of Berlin in a city that makes you feel like you are a member of the royal family! This tour offers a glimpse into Potsdam's rich history, architectural marvels, and serene natural landscapes. Potsdam is the city of kings, capital of Brandenburg and also a place of great importance to the Soviet Union. Join the SANDEMANs day trip from Berlin - the perfect way to see Potsdam.

Your Potsdam, City of Emperors Tour meets in front of the Starbucks near Zoologischer Garten (S/U-Bahn station, at Joachimsthaler Str. 1-4).


Take the stress out of travel and let your local guide show you the way to Potsdam

Starting at the Zoologischer Garten S-Bahn station, your expert local guide will take you on the train to Potsdam, about 45 minutes away from Berlin. From there, you will take the bus to the Glienicke Bridge, or Bridge of Spies, where spy exchanges took place betwene the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Cosy Dutch Quarter

After that, you’ll take a stroll through the beautiful Dutch Quarter to the Potsdam Brandenburg Gate, weaving between cosy brick houses to hear how Potsdam grew from a small fishing town into the city of Palaces that it is today.

Take in the picture-perfect Sanssouci palace and park

Visit Germany’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, the French-style Park Sanssouci, complete with the picture-perfect Sanssouci Palace. Enjoy a guided walk through the gardens marvelling at the beautiful palace, and learn about the great king Frederick II.

Then take the bus back to Potsdam station where you guide will accompany you back to Berlin.

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The tour to Potsdam starts in front of the Starbucks near the Zoologischer Garten station at Joachimsthaler Str. 1-4, 10623 Berlin.

  • Marvel at the stunning Sanssouci Palace
  • Discover the intrigue of the infamous Bridge of Spies
  • Hear about the decline of Potsdam during it’s time in Communist East Germany
  • Stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens and along the glistening lakes
  • Learn about the famous Potsdam Conference that took place at the end of WWII



This tour doesn‘t run today

Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Expert local guide
  • Break for lunch
What’s not included
  • Train ticket (ABC day pass required)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to palaces
Additional Information
  • You will need to purchase an ABC day transport ticket for this tour and validate it before joining the trip
  • You can stay and explore Potsdam further on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin
  • This tour doesn't include entrance/visit to any museums nor Cecilienhof Palace or Sanssouci Palace
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
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