Prussian Royal King and Kaiser's Residence
Located near Berlin, Potsdam is the former residence of Prussian kings, and kaisers and is known today primarily for its magnificent palaces and beautiful gardens. They were commissioned between 1730 and 1916 and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The most famous is the Rococo palace of Sanssouci, summer residence of Frederick the Great, with its magnificent park. The Cecilienhof Palace was the site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference involving the UK, Soviet Union, and US leaders: Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Harry Truman.
The historical center has its Brandenburg Gate too, one of the three gates from the original city wall. In Potsdam's historical city centre, the Old Market Square is dominated today by the dome of St. Nicholas' Church, built in 1837 in the Neoclassical style. For three centuries this was the site of the royal City Palace, built in 1662.
Another landmark of Potsdam is the Dutch Quarter, an ensemble of buildings of red brick in the Dutch style that is unique in Europe.
Main Train Station Potsdam
Church of Peace
Old City Center
House the parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg former Royal Palace
Royal Horse Stables
Palace Cecilienhof (with a bus or a taxi)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel
End location: At your hotel or at the rail or bus station
Duration: 8 hours
Professional Tour Guide in Potsdam
Assistance from your hotel in Berlin to Potsdam and back to Berlin
Maps and historical photos of Potsdam
I am licensed to guide at Cecilienhof Palace if wished but not at Sanssouci (you can use audio guide)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 EUR - Day ticket with public transport, Entrance fees for palaces, small lunch and drinks
Public transportation fees
Entrance fees in palaces
Meals and drinks