Excursion to Potsdam

Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam -

Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam -
Image Credit: Wolfgang Staudt/flickr.com

New Palace, Potsdam -

New Palace, Potsdam -
Image Credit: Wolfgang Staudt / commons.wikimedia.org

A popular excursion destination outside of Berlin is the capital of Brandenburg, Potsdam. Towards the end of the Second World War, it was heavily damaged by an allied air raid.

A bus tour with integrated walks is the ideal way to explore this historically rich city. We immerse in the baroque atmosphere of the rebuilt old-town with its small cafés and picturesque house facades. A more recent past can be experienced at the palace Cecilienhof, scene of the Potsdam Conference after the Second World War where Germany was divided into four occupation sectors. On the Glienicker Brücke, the “Bridge of Spies”, we relive Potsdam’s intelligence past: On this bridge, East and West exchanged captured spies during the Cold War. Another walk leads us through the Park of Sanssouci towards Sanssouci Palace showing us Potsdam as former royal capital of Prussia. As the name “without worry” implies, the large park and the loving design of the gardens make the visit worthwhile.