Grand Potsdam Tour (6 hrs)


Grand Potsdam Tour (6 hrs)

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The 6 hours Grand Potsdam Tour will take you back to the time of Prussia's Kings & Gloria. The beautiful city of Potsdam, also known as the beautiful sister of Berlin, is part of an extraordinarily rich and attractive landscape: expansive parks, majestic tree-lined avenues and some 150 buildings from the 18th to the 20th century all combine to make an outstanding cultural treasure. Extended to include architectural monuments in neighbouring Berlin, they have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1990. On our way, we will cross the Glienicke Bridge, the famous exchange point for Soviet spies during the cold war times and the Russian quarter Alexandrowka.

Sanssouci Palace & Cecilienhof Palace
After some sightseeing of the city we will concentrate on the most impressive palace of Potsdam. We will visit the favoured summer residence of Frederick the Great: Sanssouci (translated without worries), originally nothing more than a terraced garden which Frederick the Great had planted in 1744 to cultivate plums, figs and vines on a hill just outside the gates of Potsdam. Because the view was so beautiful, the King had a summer residence built above the terraces just one year later. In the following years even more palaces were built such as the beautiful Orangerie.
In the afternoon we will also visit the Cecilienhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history when discussing how to partition Germany. Cecilienhof was the last palace built by the House of Hohenzollern that ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire until the end of World War I. Cecilienhof has been part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. 

Details

Inclusions

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees and guidance in two palaces

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure point

  • Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Budapester Str. 2, 10787 Berlin

Tour dates & departure time

  • Nov. 15 at 9am, Nov. 18 at 9am

Duration

  • 6 hours (approx.), minimum of 20 participants

Return details

  • Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Budapester Str. 2, 10787 Berlin
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