Splendid royal residence with a private guide
Potsdam is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Berlin city center and is surrounded by numerous beautiful lakes. It is one of the few german cities that enjoys a population growth probably due to its newly found fame as a center for scientific institutions.
Initially a garrison city and residence of the Hohenzollern dynasty it largely maintained its original character.
Places of interest during a visit to Potsdam are the reconstructed Royal Palace (today Landtag), the Royal Horse Stables, Nikolai Church, St. Peter and Paul Church, the Dutch quarter.
The highlight is the group of palaces within park Sanssouci. Especially Sanssouci Palace constructed by order of Frederic II. - remains a Rococo jewel.
Also worthwhile is the Palace Cecilienhof where the famous "Potsdam Conference" took place in the summer of 1945.
Main Station Potsdam
Reconstructed Royal Palace
Royal Horse Stables
St. Peter and Paul Church
(using a taxi we could visit also Cecilienhof where the Potsdam Conference took place in summer 1945, and would pass the russian settlement Alexandrowka)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet in your hotel in Berlin and go together to Potsdam
End location: End of the tour is flexible, normally we go back to Berlin together.
Duration: 8 hours
Traveling assistance from Berlin to Potsdam and back from Potsdam to Berlin
Tour Guide in Potsdam
Attention: Inside the Sanssouci Palace and Neues Palais I'm not allowed to guide, they provide audioguides.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 EUR - single day ticket for public transport, entrance fee for palaces, short lunch
Entrance fees for Sanssouci and/or other palaces (inbetween 6 and 19 Euro)
I don't drive but I can hire a licensed driver for you.
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We are so grateful that Hilke was available to guide us again after the two full days we spent with her in Berlin in October 2017. She was again a brilliant guide - this time to Potsdam- deeply knowledgeable, sensitive to our interests and needs, energetic and warm. We feel we have made a good friend in Germany. Thank you!