Potsdam, City of Emperors Walking Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Germany, Berlin, Berlin

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  • 6 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore the stunning city of Potsdam on this half-day walking tour from Berlin. With your guide, you will take a train ride to the city of German Kaisers. Discover the stories of Potsdam’s generations of royalty, survival through two World Wars and its role in the espionage of the Cold War. Highlights include Sanssouci palace and park, Frederick the Great, Cecilienhof and the 1945 Potsdam Conference, the Bridge of Spies. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the city’s long history, and faithful restoration. Your tour will last approximately 6 hours, including travel time.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meet your guide at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, from where you'll take a train to Potsdam (around 45 mins away from Berlin).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Der Obelisk auf dem Alten Markt, Alter Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

Once you arrive to Potsdam, stroll to the Old Market Square - the historical centre of the city. See the St/ Nicholas Church, the Old City Hall and the Gate of Fortune, while you learn about the square's destruction in WWII and later reconstruction.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Luisenpl., 14471 Potsdam, Germany

Stop by Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate, where your tour guide will tell the stories of Potsdam’s dramatic growth, thanks to the efforts of four generations of exceptional kings, through to the two World Wars that sealed the fate of Europe and the world in 1945.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Babelsberg Palace, Park Babelsberg 10, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

Take a tram to the Babelsberg Palace, a formal royal residence and now home to the Babelsbers film studios.

Learn why Potsdam was the city of the German Kaisers, having housed their infamous army as well as being home to their most famous palaces.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Cecilienhof, Im Neuen Garten 11, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

See the beautiful Neuer Garten (New Garden) and find yourself at the beautiful Cecilienhof Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Your guide will tell you how the German Crown Prince lived there before the royal family abdicated at the end of WWII.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bassinplatz, Innenstadt, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

Take a short bus ride to Potsdam town centre and explore Germany's largest Unesco World Heritage side.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sanssouci Palace, Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg Germany

The tour ends at Potsdam’s famous Sanssouci Palace, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Take in the amazing views of the palace, while you learn about its history and architecture.

After your tour finishes, you can stay and explore Potsdam further on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Local guide
  • Break for lunch

  • Transportation to/from Potsdam - an ABC travel ticket (single trip ABC €3.40) should be purchased before joining the tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (Sanssoucie Castle €12)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 13 may join free
  • You can stay and explore Potsdam further on your own, or return with your guide on the train to central Berlin
  • Please note that Sanssouci Castle is closed on Mondays
  • This tour requires a train journey – an ABC travel ticket must be purchased before joining the tour
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 6 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable shoes – tour covers 5-6km of walking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Departure Point

Berlin Free Walking Tour, Departure Point, Unter den Linden 80, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Berlin Central Station, Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ian M

26 Jul, 2018

Great tour guide and great experience - but you need to be fit!

Claire F

17 Mar, 2018

It was a small group with only myself and one other traveller in attendance. Susan was an excellent tour guide. She guided us with a wealth of knowledge and insights. Her personality made the history feel close and accessible. By the end of the tour it felt like I'd spent the day with good friends. Everything I learned about Potsdam and the Prussians felt exciting and intriguing. This was everything I wanted in a walking tour.

Philip S

04 Jan, 2018

Very informative tour with some fantastic aspects. Shame the statues are covered over in San Soucci in the winter but a great day nonetheless. Alice was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to ensure everyone was well looked after.

Rita F

15 Aug, 2017

Rochelle was superb! We covered a lot of ground, both on our walk and in the information she provided. Fantastic tour and excellent guide!

martin c

11 Aug, 2017

We saw all the palaces of the Prussian emperors, the Bridge of Spies and where the Potsdam conference was held at the end of WW2 with a great tour guide.

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