Our city tour to Potsdam takes you to one of the most beautiful cities in Germany: As the summer residence of many Hohenzollern kings and emperors, Potsdam became the city of palaces and parks. In addition, a city tour of Potsdam will fascinate you with the enormous number of baroque town houses and palaces to be discovered.
In 993 "Poztupimi" was mentioned for the first time, in 1662-1674 it received the first castle building under the Great Elector, the soldier king Friedich Wilhelm I. formed it into a garrison town and Frederick II. created his Arcadia here. Especially through King Frederick II, Potsdam became a kind of Versailles of Prussia. So it is not surprising that the king even managed to lure Voltaire to Potsdam for his Round Table. 100 years later - under Frederick William IV - the parks and the city of Potsdam were given a classicist character by the architects Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Ludwig Persius. And the family of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II, who very often lived in the New Palace of Sanssouci and celebrated Christmas here every year, went into exile from here.
In 1933 Hitler had himself officially appointed Chancellor of the Reich in Potsdam (Potsdam Day) and after the end of the Second World War the famous "Potsdam Conference" with Truman, Stalin and Churchill (later replaced by Attlee) took place here.
Our City Tour Potsdam leads from Berlin over the Kurfürstendamm, through the Grunewald, over the AVUS, to the Wannsee and finally to the Glienicker Bridge, which first connected and then separated Potsdam and Berlin and which had become the famous Agents' Bridge since the first exchange of agents (1962, Captain Francis Gary Powers against Colonel Rudolf Ivanowitsch Abel). From here we look over the Deep Lake to Babelsberg Castle, which had been built for Wilhelm I. Through Potsdam's Berlin suburbs we reach the Hans-Otto-Theater, which imitates the Sydney Opera House, the New Garden with the classicistic Marble Palace (Fr.W.II.) and the Cecilienhof, where Truman, Stalin and Churchill (or Attlee) met at the Potsdam Conference.
At the Belvedere and the Russian colony Alexandrowka your tour leads you through the Nauen suburb and Jägervorstadt to the park Sanssouci. There you will visit with us the rococo castle of Frederick II with its marble hall. We show you the tomb of Frederick II and his picture gallery with works by Rubens, Caravaggio, van Dyck, Régnier, Reni, etc.
Through the park we walk past the large fountain to the Chinese teahouse and on to the Orangery Castle (Fr.W.IV.).
Further destinations are : The New Palace, the Friedenskirche, the Brandenburg Gate (also available in Potsdam !), the Steam Engine House, the Marstall, the Nikolaikirche on the old market, the new market and of course the unique Dutch Quarter.
We recommend booking at least 4 hours (from/to Berlin) for the Potsdam city tour.
The price for the city tour is in a limousine or minibus (up to 8 persons), each with driver guide:
3 hours city tour --> Euro 325
4 hours city tour --> Euro 400,-, every additional hour : Euro 90,00
The Potsdam city tour with a guide and a limousine or van with chauffeur:
3 hours city tour --> Euro 360
4 hours city tour --> Euro 475, every additional hour : Euro 100,00
The prices are gross, including incidental expenses, but excluding entrance fees for castles, parks or museums.
Let us guide you...
to the Cecilenhof, to the park and palace Sanssouci, to the baroque old town with the Holländerviertel and to many other special features of Potsdam. Above all, learn more about the intellectual world from which Frederick II designed and created his favorite place.