Potsdam

Length: 6h–7h

Right outside Berlin, just a bit down the river, lies the beautiful town of Potsdam. While Berlin was the capital, Potsdam was the place were the kings of the Hohenzollern dynasty prefered to stay. Here, far away from the noise and dirt of the capital, they build themselves a second residence with beautiful palaces and gardens.

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We meet at the Hauptbahnhof to board the train to Potsdam.

Follow the story line of Friedrich Wilhelm I., the soldier king, and his son Friedrich the Great throughout the 18th century and hear how their conflict shaped the history of Europe of that time.

Discover the old town of Potsdam with the reconstructed city palace, walk through the picturesque Dutch Quarter and see the Brandenburg Gate of Potsdam!

The tour leads up to the Sanssouci palace which can be visited at the end.

The Potsdam tour can be also be expanded to visit the Cecilienhof palace where in 1945 the Potsdam conference decided the fate of Germany for the next decades to come and walk over Glienicker Bridge, known as the 'bridge of spies' of the Cold War.

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Berlin, Germany