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Free Tour of the historic center of Potsdam

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 05, 2018

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.

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Tour description

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. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Potsdamer Stadtschloss, Am Alten Mark...
    Potsdamer Stadtschloss, Am Alten Markt 1, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
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    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).

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Carlos 19 May 2024
Castelar

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excelente guía María. Nos explico todos a nivel de detalle
Cecilia 18 May 2024
San Isidro

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy buen recorrido, muy bien explicado y con humor
Silvia 18 May 2024
Mar del Plata

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
EXELENTE .MUY BUEN GUÍA ! UN 10 !!!
FABIAN 11 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Maria Alejandra fue una gran guía que nos hizo conocer los puntos principales de Postdam
Luisa Fernanda 09 May 2024
Bogotá

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Max es un excelente guía, con un carisma estupendo.
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Who is this tour for?

Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.

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A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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