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Potsdam, Germany
Beautiful Potsdam is a city of elegant UNESCO palaces and parks in the Baroque and Rococo styles. The former Prussian royal seat is set on the banks of the Haver River, 25 km (15 miles) from central Berlin and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world annually.

Being the largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg, Potsdam is known worldwide for the pomp and splendor of its architecture. All in all, about 150 objects of cultural and historical importance in Potsdam are inscribed in the list of Unesco World Heritage.

The most famous landmark and the symbol of Potsdam is the Palace of Sanssouci (Schloss Sanssouci). Considered a unique example of European court architecture of the 18th century, the complex served as the summer residence of Frederick the Great and is often referred to as the “Prussian Versailles”. The calling card of iconic Sanssouci is its beautiful vineyard terraces, now representing an unusual landscape park.

Apart from gorgeous Sanssouci, Potsdam boasts the following palaces worth visiting:
 
  • New Palace
  • Cecilienhof
  • Charlottenhof Palace
  • Orangery Palace
  • Marmorpalais (Marble Palace)

While exploring Potsdam, you should stop by the New Market, a well-preserved baroque square, as well as the Old Market, which forms the historical center of the city.

See it on following tours

Private tour | Classic

Best of Berlin & Munich
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7 days

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Berlin | Potsdam | Munich

Set off on an exploration of Germany from the capital city Berlin, the splendid attractions of Potsdam, the top sites of Munich as well as the most popular fairy-tale castle in Europe, Neuschwanstein!

Private tour | Classic, Easy Pace

Berlin Explorer
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6 days

3 cities

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Berlin | Potsdam | Dresden

Feel the impeccable atmosphere of the capital of Germany as you explore its main sights with your local private guide. Day trips to Potsdam and Dresden are sure to spice up your vacation as well! Best hotels and airport transfers included.

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Northern Germany Explorer
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10 days

7 cities

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Dusseldorf | Hamburg | Bremen | Berlin | Potsdam | Dresden | Leipzig

Experience the dazzling beauty of the German north as you explore the top unmissable sights with a private local guide. Airport transfers, top centrally-located hotels, and all the planning tailored to your wants and needs included.

Private tour | Classic

Definitive Germany
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12 days

7 cities

1 country

Munich | Stuttgart | Heidelberg | Cologne | Dusseldorf | Berlin | Potsdam

Treat yourself to a comprehensive exploration of southern and western Germany as well as its bustling capital! Enjoy all must-see sights with your local guides, with included stays at hotels to your liking and all the hard planning done for you.

E.g., Nov 16 2018