A visit to a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visiting Potsdam and its surrounding lakes and gardens is a breathtaking experience. Located about 40 km outside of Berlin, roughly 20 palaces survived the bombings of WWII. Because Postdam remained largely spared as compared to Berlin, this was a perfect place to host the planned "Berlin Conference, " held by the victorious powers from July 17 to August 2, 1945 - hence the Potsdam Conference. Churchill, Stalin, and Truman met in Cecilienhof to seal the fate of a divided Europe for the next half-century.
This will be a tour filled with beauty and excitement as we depict the legacy of the Hohenzollern family with an emphasis on Frederick the Great and his carefree summer palace; SanSouci.
After the division of Berlin, Potsdam lies in the former GDR, and a secret village under the KGB will be established. We cover the horrors from the feard Stasi prison and bring to life the thrilling spy stories and spy swaps that took place on and around the Glienicke.
Tour highligts are;
• San Souci
• Cecilienhof Palace
• 18th Century Dutch Quarter
• Former Stasi prison
• The Church of Peace
• Marley garden
• The Glienicke Bridge
• The new gardens
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
End location: End location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
Duration: 6 hours
Walking and public transportation
Private live guide for 6 hours.
Unless specifically requested, we will not be going inside the palaces, but instead focusing on the beautiful gardens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - A bottle of water would cost about €2
Lunch about €10
Travel cost - public transportation is apx €7/person
Any potential taxi rides apx €10
Visit to SanSouci, €25/person
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Thank you Jessica for another wonderful tour. The weather was a bit wild for a while but with your knowledge and skill we were able to make the most of it. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with you. Your broad knowledge across such a range of areas was impressive but your manner and personality enhanced our experience enormously. Thank you so much Diana and Robert Manwarring