Private Tour: Potsdam without a coach.Historic city center and the landscape Garden of the -Potsdam Conference- Palace

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Tour Number

Activity Level

170873


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. childrens age should be up from 14

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), German (fluent)

For the Berlin visitors who still want to find time for Potsdams "quieter" park side


For the journey to Potsdam offers the German Railways regional trains at 30 min. of tact which need only 30 min. to Potsdam. On the way to the " new garden " we cross the historical " Dutch quarter " (about 1725) and reach the garden entrance (I am an owner of a valid guiding license for the garden and castles Cecilienhof and Marble Palais). Lying on the „Heiligen See", the garden is a jewel with various buildings, first to mention the "Marble Palace" of 1787, the small Orangery lying besides, a "pyramid", actually, a cold room, as well as at the upper end by the Castle Cecilienhof, which become famous as the place of the"Potsdam Conference" in 1945. From here our walk leads us over on the restored area of the „Whitsun Mountain" (Pfingstberg). Along historical villas of famous majority industrialist families past, we reach on top the impressive "Belvedere" from 1850.
From the observation tower one can overlook the "Prussian Arkadien". Back we take the bus to the central station from Potsdam.

Itinerary

We start by train from Berlin and then we visit the inner historic city center of Potsdam. Afterwards we walk into the New Garden where we see a plenty of English Garden style and several buildings of the 18th towards late 19th cent.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: We can meet at the train station Berlin-Friedrichstrasse, outside. There is an entrance on the southern site (Georgenstrasse) also a Metro staircase and a sculptural Monument about the deportation trains. A good place to find each other.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Public transport incl. German railway

What’s Included

Other: My qualified DIN-EN Tour Guiding as a member of several licenses of the Prussian Garden and Palaces Assoc.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 EUR - For something to eat and drink on the way. For a visitors ticket of a palace in the garden.

What’s Extra

Other: Each person will need a BVG-ABC Day Ticket for the transport. It works for the Potsdam services as well. (7,60€ at the moment)

Restrictions

In Germany its not allowed to drive a car and give sightseeing-informations by the same person.This services must be done by two different personas.

A Recent Review of this tour

Amazing tour of Potsdam . Gerhard was an amazing guide with great knowledge and passion for German history. We had 3 kids with us and he was very kind and took time to attend to their needs. We had a inside tour of Nueue Palais and saw all the other palaces and gardens from outside , despite being a very hot day everything went very smoothly and I will strongly recommend him for anyone that is interested in private tours while in Berlin .
Imran Ahmed

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    170873


    Categories

    City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. childrens age should be up from 14

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), German (fluent)

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