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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 EUR - single day ticket for public transport, entrance fee for palaces, short lunch
I don't drive but I can hire a licensed driver for you.
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Hilke was knowledgeable, well prepared, and personable. We enjoyed the tour.