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.
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.
Duration: 7 hours
Public transport incl. German railway
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.
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.
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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 .