top of page


Excursion to the palaces and parks of Potsdam, including Sanssouci Palace - this half day tour starts and ends in Berlin.

Tour information

See the beautiful parks, castles and lakes of Potsdam on a tour that begins and ends in Berlin. In Potsdam, you will experience why Frederick the Great preferred Potsdam to Berlin as his residential city, why Sanssouci Palace is called the “German Versailles” and where the Allied powers decided on Germany’s status after the end of World War II. The lovely old town with the picturesque Dutch Quarter and the Russian-style village Alexandrovka are just two other highlights on this tour.

Tour description

On this tour you will see all the attractions that make Potsdam so special for visitors from all over the world. The beautiful palaces of the park Sanssouci are protected as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage as they show the grandeur and ambition of Prussian royals in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cecilienhof Palace was the location of the Potsdam Conference in 1945 that decided on Germany’s future. Potsdam’s old town features a Dutch quarter, a Russian village, a rebuilt city castle and even another Brandenburg Gate! On your way to Potsdam and back to Berlin you will see the beautiful lakes and parks surrounding Potsdam – and you will cross the Glienicke Bridge where the USA and the Soviet Union used to exchange spies during the Cold War.

You will see:

Glienicke Palace with its famous golden lion statues at its entrance
the Wannsee lake, the Berliner's “bathtub” and exclusive residential area
Glienicke Bridge, formerly divided by the Iron Curtain and used for the exchange of spies
Sanssouci Palace, the retreat of the famous Prussian king Frederick the Great
Cecilienhof Palace, a Tudor-style palace that hosted the Potsdam Conference
Orangery Palace, built by Frederick William IV, the “Romantic king on the throne”
the New Palace, a representative palace where Prussian kings accommodated their guests
the Dragon House with a Chinese pagoda
the well-preserved old town with just another Brandenburg Gate
the Dutch Quarter – a unique ensemble of buildings in Dutch style
the reconstructed Potsdam City Palace
site of the former KGB prison
the Russian village Alexandrovka
Photo stops and walks at Sanssouci Gardens and Cecilienhof Palace are also included in the tour.

If you are planning an interior visit of castles in Potsdam outside our tour, please note that the castles are closed on Mondays.

bottom of page