Potsdam City Bike Tour
Potsdam, the city of Prussian kings, is famous for its gardens, parks and lakes – what could be better than exploring this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site by bike? The beautiful old town, the magnificent palaces of Sanssouci and Potsdam´s own Brandenburg Gate await you. At Cecilienhof Palace you can see where Truman, Churchill and Stalin met in 1945 to decide on Germany´s future. Unique and picturesque views will reward your pedaling efforts, not to mention the well-deserved rest in a restaurant with outdoor seating. A tour to be remembered!
- Private tour
- Local tour guide
- Including bike rental
- Including gardens of Sanssouci Palace
Date and time:
Tours are offered between April and October
Meeting and Ending Point:
At Potsdam Central Station
(take the city train from Berlin to Potsdam, we will advise)
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes):
Small groups of up to 9 travelers € 179 per group
Groups of 10 or more travelers € 18 per person
Groups of 20 or more travelers € 15 per person
Groups of 40 or more travelers: please request an offer
Plus bike rental € 11 per person.
Offer and Booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time).
In case of heavy raining the tour will take place by foot. Cancellations and changes – including a change of the number of participants – are free of charge, provided that they are made not later than 48 hours before the start of the tour – payments alread made will be reimbursed. If you have your own bikes, the tour may start at your hotel or at any other central location in Berlin and no bike rentals will be charged.
If there are more than 15 people, the group will be split and a second guide will be assigned at no extra charge. The tour can be customized according to your individual needs. If you notify the guide at the beginning of the tour and if you leave your passport at the bike rental station, the bikes can be used after the tour throughout the day and later returned to the main train station.
The tour starts at Potsdam´s Central Railway Station where you will meet the guide and collect your bikes. After a short safety introduction, the tour starts with a ride across the river Havel into the old town with the reconstructed City Palace and the marvelous St. Nicholas Church. The tour takes you to the Dutch Quarter and the Russian village Alexandrovka, to the palaces of Sanssouci and through the splendor of the palace gardens. You will see the former KGB prison, where political prisoners were held when Potsdam was part of the East German socialist state GDR, Glienicke Bridge, where spies were exchanged during the Cold War, and Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Conference was held after the end of World War II. It also includes an extensive lunch break, for example, at Gutshof Bornstedt, at the Mövenpick Cafe next to Sanssouci Palace or at one of the charming cafes in the old town. The tour ends back at the Central Railway Station where the bikes can be returned.
During this tour you will see:
- Alter Markt and Neuer Markt in the old town with their representative architecture li>
- Potsdam´s Brandenburg Gate with its golden crown li>
- Glienicke Bridge, the “Bridge of Spies” starring famously in Steven Spielberg´s movie li>
- Cecilienhof Palace where Truman, Stalin and Churchill made history li>
- Magnificent views of Potsdam´s palaces and gardens along the riverbanks of the Havel< li>
- Alexandrovka, a village in the Russian log house style li>
- Postcard view of Sanssouci Palace with its world famous terraced vineyards li>
- Sanssouci Gardens with the golden Chinese House, the Dragon House and Orangery Palace li>
- New Palace, the largest and most beautiful of Potsdam´s numerous palaces li>