Hello! I am Rodrigo, originally from Buenos Aires, and living in Berlin for 2 years. Throughout my life I've also lived in Dublin, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, and different parts of Norway (I have a passion for good weather...) I have been a tour guide for 7 years and across 3 cities (Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Berlin, always in English) and I really enjoy what I ...
Hello! I am Rodrigo, originally from Buenos Aires, and living in Berlin for 2 years. Throughout my life I've also lived in Dublin, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, and different parts of Norway (I have a passion for good weather...) I have been a tour guide for 7 years and across 3 cities (Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and Berlin, always in English) and I really enjoy what I do. I studied political science and journalism and I also write. I try and mix all three on my tours so I can tell you a story and make you feel as if you were actually watching it happen. I am enthusiastic, outgoing and love telling stories, anecdotes and sharing my knowledge of the city I live in. And I also like to have fun, so it is not all about history... ask what you want to know! Can do tours in English and Spanish, so get in touch in any of these 2 languages if you have any questions or want a tailor made tour.
Once the home of the German emperors, before being trapped behind the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, Potsdam is a photo-perfect town filled with palaces, lakes and exquisite gardens.
We will start at Berlin Central station (remodelled for the 2006 World Cup) and take a train to Potsdam Park Sans Souci (transportation ticket is not included, I can help you sort that out at the station of course), where the tour will start with the astonishing Neues Palais (baroque style, 255 metres wide, 50 metres high). From there will walk through the park, Germany’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, to the the French-style Park Sanssouci, complete with the picture-perfect Sanssouci Palace.
After that we will head to Potsdam centre for a lunch break in this beautiful looking town. There are many options of food so it will be up to what you want to try. We will take a 35-45 mins lunch break.
We will then take a short bus ride to Cecilienhof Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will learn how the German Crown Prince lived there before the royal family abdicated at the end of WWI, and how in 1945, Stalin, Truman and Churchill (later Atlee) decided the fate of post-war Europe at the famous Potsdam Conference.
Then, you’ll stroll through the stunning Neuer Garten (New Garden) to the infamous Bridge of Spies, where spy swaps took place during the Cold War. Finishing by the beautiful Havel river, where you’ll look across the water to take in sites like the Babelsberg Palace (now home to the famous Babelsberg film studios).
The tour will end by the bridge, giving you the chance to stay and take a walk around Babelsberg Park, or jump on a tram to go back to the town centre (15 mins ride) or we can all come back to Berlin together.
Meeting point: Open in Google Maps
How to find me: At the entrance of the Central Station on Invalidenstrasse. By the city map. The enthusiastic moustache wearer.
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Great tour! Lots of information about the history around Potsdam, walking, sunshine and an awesome tourguide. These 5 hours and 12 kms don't feel that long at all. Would highly recommend this tour!
Great tour! Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and presented the history of the places in a fun way.
Great tour. We visited all the of palaces and few gardens. BEST TOUR ever. Potsdam is a wonderful and beautiful place. Without this tour I never would have realised just what a hidden gem this is. Thank you yet again Rodrigo not only for the tour but for all the history and historiography. FANTASTIC
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