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Free Tour of the historic center of Potsdam
We are a team of guides in love with our profession who want to share the unique beauty of this country and its great history. We have over ten years of experience in tourism and travel planning in Europe. We work at the national level in cooperation with friendly guides and excellent local specialists in the main cities of our country.
In past centuries Potsdam was considered one of the most important Prussian cities. Today, surrounded by 19 lakes and the picturesque river Havel surprises the visitors with history, breathtaking Sanssouci Palaces and numerous gardens and parks.
The damages caused by the allied bombings in 1945 and the subsequent Potsdam Conference held in the city straight after the war, have completely changed its character. During the guided tour of 2.5 hours, we will delve into this fascinating history of ancient splendor, the destruction during the war and the impressive reconstruction in the German reunification era.
Our tour starts Am Alten Markt square next to the 16 m high obelisk devoted to the 4 brilliant Prussian architects, next to the representative St. Nicholas Church (St. Nikolaikirche).This is where we will learn about the Hohenzollern dynasty, under which the city flourished in culture, art, and architecture. Afterwards, we will continue covering the most important points, such as Saint Peters and Paul’s Church, enchanting Dutch Quarter, Brandenburger Street and some historic city gates. We will talk about famous habitants of Potsdam: Voltaire, Humboldt and Einstein. The tour concludes in front of the emblematic Sanssouci Palaces – a great symbol of the affection for art, architecture and nature of its founder Prussian King Frederic the Great.
Meeting point:Potsdamer Stadtschloss, Am Alten Mark...Potsdamer Stadtschloss, Am Alten Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
Our tour starts Am Alten Markt next to the 16 m high obelisk , in front of the representative St. Nikolaikirche. Look for our guides with RED umbrella.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).