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Sanssouci Palace Tours

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Sanssouci Palace
Glimpse the lavish days of the aristocracy in 18th-century Prussia at Sanssouci Palace. Built for King Frederik the Great, the palace is a fine example of rococo opulence. Gilded ornaments and priceless antiques fill the interiors, while perfectly manicured grounds with fountains and follies, and even a vineyard, are outdoors.
 
The Basics
Sanssouci is French for “without a care,” and this irreverent spirit can be clearly seen in King Frederik’s summer home and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he came to relax and get away from the pressures of life at court in Berlin.
 
Visitors come to tour the lavish rooms filled with statues and ornaments, including the king’s bedroom, the impressive circular library, and the marble hall. The terraced vineyard leading up to the garden facade of the house—where Frederik himself is buried—is a particular highlight for many. People often come to the palace as part of a half-day or full-day tour from Berlin or choose to spend a few days in the town exploring its sights and surrounding countryside.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Access to the palace is via paid ticket.
  • Reduced price tickets for seniors and students, and family combined tickets are available.
  • The palace and grounds are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a small cafe on-site.
 
How to Get There
Sanssouci Palace is located in Potsdam, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Berlin. It’s possible to drive to the palace or to take the train to Potsdam Sanssouci Park from Berlin. Guided tours visit the palace frequently, with round-trip transport from Berlin provided. From Potsdam town, you can take a local train to the park or catch bus no. 605 to the palace.
 
When to Get There
Sanssouci Palace has seasonal hours. From April to October, it is open 10am–5:30pm Tuesday–Sunday. From November to March, it is open 10am–4:30pm. The palace is closed on Mondays year-round. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. The palace is usually busiest midmorning through lunchtime.
 
Explore the Town of Potsdam
Close to Berlin yet in rolling countryside, Potsdam was the destination of choice for the German aristocracy as a summer hideout. Along with the grand Sanssouci Palace, you can visit the baroque Barberini Palace, recently fully restored after being destroyed in WWII; the delightfully decorative Chinese House pavilion; and the Marmorpalais (built for Frederick the Great’s nephew Frederik Wilhelm).
Address: Sanssouci Park, Potsdam 14469, Germany
Admission: Varies
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Potsdam, City of Emperors Walking Tour

Potsdam, City of Emperors Walking Tour

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Retrace history of Germany’s kings during this 6-hour guided walking excursion in Potsdam with a small group. Explore the distinguished lineage of this royal city of the German ‘Kaisers’ situated at the outskirts of Berlin, discovering its collection of elegant palaces and castles, baroque-style architecture, and its key role in the events following the end of World War II.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Day Trip to Potsdam from Berlin by Train

Private Day Trip to Potsdam from Berlin by Train

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Relieve yourself of the bustle of Berlin for at least a half of a day by heading to enchanting and picturesque Potsdam on this 6-hour guided tour by train. Engulf yourself in the charm of this city by strolling around the red-brick-clad Dutch Quarter, the plus-sized palaces, the eye-pleasing lakes and the manicured leafy gardens. Learn about the long history of Potsdam from your guide, stretching from centuries ago all the way up to the Cold War.
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  • 6 hours
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$269.40
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Day Trip To Potsdam From Berlin

Day Trip To Potsdam From Berlin

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Leave Berlin behind to experience a town that is home to palaces, historic sites, gardens, and enchanting narrow streets. Ride by train with your guide for full-day walking tour to Sanssouci palace and park, a miniature version of Bradenburg Gate and pop in and out of local shops along the way. Enjoy a local lunch at a traditional German restaurant or opt to experience an authentic beer garden.
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  • 8 hours
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$222.88
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Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

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Get to know the best of Potsdam on this private, guided, 7-hour trip from Berlin. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. Learn how this scenic town served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors for three centuries. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Travel past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history and stop in downtown Potsdam for lunch (own expense). Berlin hotel pickup/drop-off included. 
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  • 7 hours
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$897.39
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Private Day Tour to Potsdam from Berlin by Minivan

Private Day Tour to Potsdam from Berlin by Minivan

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Explore Potsdam’s elegant gardens and palaces on a 6-hour, private tour from Berlin with an experienced guide. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, with time to visit the sites that interest you most. See the Glienicke ‘bridge of spies’ and a palace that housed WWI peace conferences, then stroll the manicured park that surrounds Sanssouci Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy tips on the best places to eat in Potsdam’s old city, with plenty of time to browse cafes, boutiques and a local market before returning to Berlin.
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  • 6 hours
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$826.15
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Private Half-Day Trip from Berlin to Potsdam

Private Half-Day Trip from Berlin to Potsdam

Grab the opportunity and make the most out of your stay in Berlin in a fully customizable tour! At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to share historical facts and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Berliner lifestyle. In less than an hour, you will reach a large network of interconnected lakes, landmarks and palaces that are the main attraction in this city. Walk around old palaces, gardens, fountains and go up the historic Mill that offers beautiful city views. Sanssouci is the prettiest palace of the Potsdam series. It used to be a royal residence and summer home of Prussian kings. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
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Discover Potsdam

Discover Potsdam

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Discover the city of Potsdam, once home to Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, on a full-day walking tour from Berlin. See how royalty left its mark on the city's streets as you wander past Cecilienhof Palace, King Frederick William II’s Marble Palace, the Dutch quarter, and the UNESCO-listed Sanssouci Palace and Gardens. Stop for lunch (own expense) in the city center, learn the regal history behind each site that you pass, and return to your original departure point in Berlin when your tour concludes.
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  • 6 hours
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Potsdam Walking Tour from Berlin

Potsdam Walking Tour from Berlin

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Get out of Berlin for the day by taking this 6-hour day trip from Berlin to picturesque Potsdam. Drink in the sights of the baroque palaces, placid lakes, manicured gardens and spouting water fountains of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed spot. Let your guide steep you in the history of the place regaling you with tales from centuries ago all the way up the Cold War.
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  • 6 hours
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Potsdam: Private Tour with a Vehicle – Time for Palace Entries Included!

Potsdam: Private Tour with a Vehicle – Time for Palace Entries Included!

Potsdam was a city of kings – a German Versaille where the Hohenzollern monarchy of Prussia constructed lavish palaces in which they could spend their summers. It was also the setting for the Potsdam Conference, where geopolitical giants Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill met in the summer of 1945 to seal the post-war fate of Germany and Europe. This 8-hour tour with a car takes you to Potsdam to experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussia and explore the origins of the Cold War. With your own private vehicle, you have the opportunity to explore much more of the UNESCO-listed palace gardens than would be possible by just walking. As part of the tour you will also be able to enter both the Sanssouci and Cecilienhof palaces. Please be aware that palace entry costs are not covered as part of the tour and that you will be supplied with an audio guide for the duration of your visit to each palace.
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  • 8 hours
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$801.23
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Potsdam: Private Walking Tour – Time for Palace Entries Included!

Potsdam: Private Walking Tour – Time for Palace Entries Included!

Potsdam was a city of kings – a German Versaille where the Hohenzollern monarchy of Prussia constructed lavish palaces in which they could spend their summers. It was also the setting for the Potsdam Conference, where geopolitical giants Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill met in the summer of 1945 to seal the post-war fate of Germany and Europe. This 8-hour tour takes you to Potsdam to experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussia and explore the origins of the Cold War in both the historical city centre and the UNESCO-listed palace gardens. Your professional, local guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout. As part of the tour there will be time put aside to enter both the Sanssouci and Cecilienhof palaces. Please be aware that palace entry costs are not included as part of the tour and that during these parts of the tour you will be supplied with an audio guide for the duration of your visit to each palace.
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  • 8 hours
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$428.45
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Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin

Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin

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Get to know the best of Potsdam on a guided, 4.5-hour bike tour around this scenic university town. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Pedal past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history, then stop at a beer garden for lunch (own expense). A train ticket plus the use of a bike and helmet is included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Potsdam city of Prussian kings - Full day private tour from Berlin

Potsdam city of Prussian kings - Full day private tour from Berlin

With its parks, museums, and the palace of Sanssouci, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam is a perfect day trip from Berlin—it's just 18 miles (30 kilometers) from the German capital, on the Havel River.
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  • 8 hours
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The Best of Potsdam Private Tour

The Best of Potsdam Private Tour

Discover the best of Potsdam on this private guided tour from Berlin. Discover the city's beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. Learn how this scenic town and former residence of the Prussian rulers became one of the greatest collection of palaces and gardens in the world. Now the capital of the state of Brandenburg, Potsdam lies 24 kilometers southwest of Berlin in a picturesque area of woodlands and lakes. From a garrison outpost three centuries ago to one of the most magnificent cities in Europe, Potsdam‘s journey has been nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy the historical city center including the Dutch Quarter. See the royal residences and gardens of Sanssouci Palace, one of Germany's largest UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Potsdam Palaces and Berlin Gardens Biking Day Trip Tour

Potsdam Palaces and Berlin Gardens Biking Day Trip Tour

Explore the royal palaces of Potsdam on a full-day bike tour from Berlin. Pedal past famous landmarks such as Sanssouci Palace, the New Palace, and the Glienicke Bridge—also known as the ‘Bridge of Spies.’ Learn about the history of this UNESCO-listed city and its important role in the Cold War from your informative guide. Snap some photos and take in the beautiful scenery as you bike through the city.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$71.19
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Individual city tour to Potsdam from Berlin

Individual city tour to Potsdam from Berlin

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Enjoy an individual tour of Potsdam with your own guide. You will see the unique park landscape with the castles Sanssouci and Cecilienhof, the Dutch quarter and the old town of Potsdam. Price plus entrance fees if inside inspection desired. Individual city tour Potsdam from / to Berlin for small groups up to 8 persons with own driver-guide. You can combine this tour with a Berlin city tour. All our vehicles are Business Class and equipped with air conditioning and microphone.
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  • 4 hours
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Potsdam, City of Kings: Private Tour with a Vehicle

Potsdam, City of Kings: Private Tour with a Vehicle

Potsdam was a city of kings – a German Versaille where the Hohenzollern monarchy of Prussia constructed lavish palaces in which they could spend their summers. It was also the setting for the Potsdam Conference, where geopolitical giants Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill met in the summer of 1945 to seal the post-war fate of Germany and Europe. This 6-hour tour with a car takes you to Potsdam to experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussia and explore the origins of the Cold War. With your own private vehicle, you have the opportunity to explore much more of the UNESCO-listed palace gardens than would be possible by just walking. Your professional, local guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout and lead you to the heart of German royalty, past myriad architectural gems, over the 'Bridge of Spies', and much more.
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  • 6 hours
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4 hours private tour to Potsdam and Wansee with a van

4 hours private tour to Potsdam and Wansee with a van

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I am one of the longest working and most experienced jewish Berlin guides. Already in 1987 I came to live in Berlin as to Alumni of the Film & Television department of the Tel Aviv University. 20 years ago I started guiding friends and kept the personal touch while becoming highly professional about the Jewish history and the history of Berlin. Those 20 years so gave the experience to customize your itinerary. I know every corner, street, building, place in the jewish quarters and I have detailed historical and cultural knowledge for all these and many other stories about individuals or their families living in Berlin. My clients are in a hurry, they have enough space to fit 6 clients and they are still quite roomy and comfortable when full. If you wish and the weather permits it, we can also do walking tours
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  • 4 hours
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Europe’s Greatest Christmas Markets Tour

Europe’s Greatest Christmas Markets Tour

This is a great opportunity to discover the most incredible what the Central Europe has to offer in the winter time. Great atmosphere, several Christmas markets, experienced guide, and local experts, great history and breathtaking sights, make this tour an unforgettable experience in this winter seen in 2020.
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Potsdam Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

Potsdam Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

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Excursion to Potsdam from Berlin

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If you are a Rococo style lover, Potsdam will be a wonderful walk! Your promenade will take place in Sanssouci Park and its magnificent nature. Inside are hidden several Baroque and Rococo architecture; the Orangery Palace with its Italian Renaissance style, the astonishing Chinese House, the antique Roman Baths, the New Palace and the extraordinary Sanssouci Palace. As the park's name means "without worry" in French, this tour will be carefree: take a breath and enjoy this Rococo experience.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour from Berlin to Potsdam with Expert Local Guide - All Must-See Sites

Private Tour from Berlin to Potsdam with Expert Local Guide - All Must-See Sites

Introduce yourself to Potsdam on this extensive private day tour from Berlin. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter, see the Sanssouci Palace, and visit all of the other major attractions. Listen to your guide's commentary on the local history, customized for only your interests. This action-packed tour of Potsdam’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Also an added bonus for you – your private guide knows this place so well, you’ll discover stuff not even the locals know. • Private tour just for you and your party • Guide gives you undivided attention • Enjoy a flexibility of the itinerary • Commentary built only on your interests
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  • 4 hours
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$320.00
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