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Culture lovers, too, will be rewarded. Headlining the list of discoveries is the drop-dead-gorgeous park and palace of Sanssouci (the 'German Versailles') in Potsdam, a mere half-hour train ride from central Berlin. The Spreewald, one of Germany's most unique landscapes, is home to the indigenous Sorb ethnic minority, who cling to ancient customs and traditions in handsome remote hamlets. A sobering antidote to all that splendour – and no less important or memorable – is the Nazi-era concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, north of Berlin.


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$19.69 Tours & Sightseeing

Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Commentary

From any of the 12 stops around the city, hop aboard the City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus and sit back as you explore the city of Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg and one the most remarkable and historic cities in Germany. As you’ll learn, Potsdam has several claims to national and international fame; most notably, it served as the residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser until 1918. On board, a live guide will provide narration in German and English about the sights you see; there are also audio guides available in French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Learn all about the city of Potsdam on the entire loop, which takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes, or hop off at conveniently located stops around the city to explore at your own pace. Visit Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor Potsdam), which was originally a fortification built to prevent attack on the city. Near the end of the Seven Years' War, Frederick the Great had the old gate demolished and built the current-day Brandenburg Gate as a symbol of his victory. Your onboard guide will point out and explain the interesting design features of the new structure, which resembles a Roman triumphal arch. Explore the Brandenburger Strasse pedestrian zone with its numerous shops and stylish passages fashioned from old courtyards. Nearby is the Dutch Quarter, a neighborhood consisting of 134 renovated red brick buildings in the Dutch style. This interesting area is home to several charming sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs where you can grab a drink or enjoy a classic German meal (own expense). Hop off at Sanssouci Palace (Sanssouci Schloss), Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace and magnificent 600-acre (243-hectare) park. This is the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany. If you see inside the palace chambers or walk around the gardens, you’ll understand why Sanssouci Palace is often called the ‘Prussian Versailles.’ Follow up with another UNESCO World Heritage-listed palace, Cecilienhof Palace (Schloss Cecilienhof), which was the site of the Potsdam Conference, a major post-World War II conference between the victorious Allies. You can also visit the Orangerie Palace, another notable royal palace built in the 1800s. The tour stops along the route include:1 - Luisenplatsz2 - Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station)3 - Filmmuseum 4 - Dutch Quarter5 - Glienicker Brucke6 - Marble Palace 7 - Cecilienhof8 - Alexandrowka9 - New Palais10 - Orangerie11 - Sanssouci12 - Grand Obelisk

$172.58 Walking & Biking Tours

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci

Explore the highlights of the old city center of Potsdam plus the grounds of Sanssouci Palace. The meeting point for the tour is at Potsdam main station, where the city's trains from Berlin arrive. After a walk over the river Havel, you will see the old market with the restored City Palace, St. Nicolas Church and the old town hall. After that, you will have time to visit a typical German market and the picturesque Dutch quarter. A relaxing stroll takes us along Potsdam's main shopping boulevard and to the Brandenburg Gate, the older sister of the famous gate in Berlin. The tour will end in the park of Sanssouci with its water fountains, the golden Chinese Tea House and the tomb of Prussia's legendary king, Frederic the Great, close to his favorite Palace Sanssouci.If you would like to visit the palace after the tour, the guide will check if tickets are available for you.

$100.77 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Transfer From Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport to Potsdam City - One Way

Relax and enjoy while your private driver leads you the way to your location in Potsdam. Don’t worry about any transfer details or specifics as everything will be taken care of. Do not get confused or worried because of language barriers or other problems. Once arrived to the arrival terminal you will find your private driver awaiting you with a sign bearing your name on it. Once you made contact with your driver he will assist and direct you to the vehicle and make sure you arrive to your destination in Potsdam city in comfort and safety. Enjoy a piece of mind knowing that everything is organised and enjoy the views while passing by the famous Sanssouci Palace of Frederick the Great or the iconic City Palace. It is important that when you book you provide us your flight number and the address of destination in Potsdam to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems. Once you booked you will receive a booking confirmation in the form of a travel voucher to present to your private driver.

$25.48 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam Entrance Ticket

Visit: Filmpark BabelsbergProgram: The whole program is in German. In addition there are short explanations at the attractions in English and audio-guides are available (to be paid extra on the spot) Daily Shows: • Stunt Show in the Volcano Arena (daily at 2.30 p.m., 2500 covered seats) • TV-Studio 1 - Making-Of-Show on TV production (once a day, 500 seats) Backlot Tour including: • Original GZSZ-Backlot, • Military Camp (“The Monuments Men”), • The Wall (“The Baader Meinhof Complex”) and • Morrowland (“Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver”) approx. every 15 min., max. 30 people, unsuitable for infants Behind the scenes • Die “Traumwerker” - The Dreamworkers (an exposition on the famed crafts and the creative film departments of film making, as well as a 20-minutes documentary on the history of Studio Babelsberg and the Media City, in German language and English subtitle) • Dock 8 – light- and sound-effects in an old scary submarine on the original set of the 1997 movie “Hostile Waters“ featuring Martin Sheen and Rutger Hauer approx. every 15 minutes, max. 30 persons per ride Outdoor sets: • Western Street; Medieval Town; Garden set of the 1953 DEFA film “The Story of Little Muck” • Panama/Janoschs Traumland - with boat trip through Janoschs Dreamland Action: • 4D-action cinema (animated ride takes 5 min., approx. every 15 min., max. 50 persons per ride) • XD-experience - an interactive motion ride in the Dome of Babelsberg (duration approx. 5 min., every 15 min., max. 24 persons per ride) Note: Admission fee includes all listed shows and attractions. Please be aware that the program depends on ongoing production schedules and weather.

$17.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover the Amazing History of Babelsberg Park Walking Tour

The meeting point is at the foot of the Babelsberg mountain, on whose slopes the magnicifent Park is located. In the next 1.5h you will learn about the dramatic time the Park Babelsberg was created in and which role the Park played in 1945 at the end of World War II. During the Potsdam Conference in summer 1945 the delegations were accomodated next to the Park. The unique park landscape was then shaped by the Berlin Wall. From the Babelsberg Palace you have a stunning view on the world-famous Bridge of Spies - a symbol of the Cold War. The bridge is today connecting Potsdam, the former East with the former West Berlin. Due to the West in the vicinity, the history of the park is also linked to successful and failed escape attempts across the Iron Curtain.After an easy 2-kilometer walk we return to the starting point.

$114.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Discover the Amazing History of Babelsberg Park

The meeting point is at the foot of the Babelsberg mountain, on whose slopes the magnicifent Park is located. In the next 1.5h you will learn about the dramatic time the Park Babelsberg was created in and which role the Park played in 1945 at the end of World War II. During the Potsdam Conference in summer 1945 the delegations were accomodated next to the Park. The unique park landscape was then shaped by the Berlin Wall. From the Babelsberg Palace you have a stunning view on the world-famous Bridge of Spies - a symbol of the Cold War. The bridge is today connecting Potsdam, the former East with the former West Berlin. Due to the West in the vicinity, the history of the park is also linked to successful and failed escape attempts across the Iron Curtain.After an easy 2-kilometer walk we return to the starting point.

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