Potsdam City and Castles Tour

Overview

Discover Potsdam’s beauty and history on this scenic City and Castles Tour in the footsteps of “Old Fritz” Frederick the Great. Drive through the Dutch Quarter and see the Glienicker Bridge. Learn about the “Forbidden City” and explore Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed.

Visit “Little Siberia”, the Russian wooden house colony of Alexandrowka. Stroll through the gardens of Sanssouci Palace and see Frederick the Great’s grave. Marvel at the grand New Palace, Potsdam’s largest.

Highlight

Take a delightful tour of the city of Potsdam to see the top attractions. Marvel at the splendid castles of Sanssouci, Cecilienhof, and the New Palace. Wander through the Baroque-style old town center and trace the legacy of Frederick the Great, known affectionately as “Old Fritz.”

  • Explore the beautiful Baroque old town of Potsdam and admire the imposing castles with their lovingly landscaped gardens
  • Visit the famous terraces of Sanssouci, discover the Dutch Quarter and explore the Russian settlement of Alexandrowka
  • See the grave of Frederick II, learn everything about the “Forbidden City” and hear entertaining anecdotes

Included/Excluded

  • Bus and walking tour
  • Audio guide and booklets
  • Entry fees
  • San Sanci access can only be purchased on the tour day

Tour Plan

What to expect

Explore Potsdam by driving through downtown and the Dutch Quarter en route to the famous Glienicker Bridge. Discover the history behind the intriguing "Forbidden City" and meander through the grounds of Cecilienhof Castle. Make your way to Alexandrowka, a colony of traditional Russian timber houses endearingly nicknamed "Little Siberia." Then behold the renowned gardens and terraces of the spectacular Sanssouci Palace before paying respects at the burial site of Frederick the Great.

Meeting point

The meeting point is at Potsdam central station.

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Additional information

Know before you go

  • This activity involves both a bus and a walking tour
  • The live commentary is primarily given in German, whilst the audio guide is offered in different languages
  • During the walks, the guides are able and willing to give explanations in English
  • Informative booklets made for the walks will be given to non-German-speaking guests
Cancellation policy

Free cancelation 

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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