About The Potsdam City Tour:
You won't miss a single landmark aboard Potsdam's official open-top bus tour. This hop-on hop-off bus service has 10 stops across a picturesque sightseeing route. 'Hop-on Hop-off' means that you're free to leave and rejoin the buses at any stop.
Starting from Luisenplatz you'll embark on a 1.75 hour journey around the city, encountering top landmarks along the way such as Cecilienhof Palace, Orangery Palace and Alexandrowka. As you travel between the sights you'll be able to listen to the history of Potsdam either from a live English/German speaking guide, or via the bus' on-board audio system.
Due to its legacy as a residence of various Prussian kings and the three Kaisers Potsdam has some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Enjoy the lush greenery of Sanssouci Park and Neuer Garten from the buses' panoramic upper decks.
- April - October, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese.
- Live English and German speaking guides.
Tour Times / Frequency:
- 09:55 to 17:00, every 30 minutes.
- Various, see Map Download.
- 1 hour 45 minutes.
- Adult tickets aged 15-59 years.
- Child tickets aged 6-14 years.
- Reduced fare tickets are purchasable by: Seniors (aged 60+), Students with a valid ID (any country), WelcomeCard owners, Military personnel, Apprentices and the Unemployed.
Children aged 5 years and under travel free.
Potsdam City Tour Highlights:
• Sanssouci Park | • Orangery Palace | • Cecilienhof Palace | • Alexandrowka | • Neues Palais | • Filmmuseum
Besides the sheer beauty of the city, Potsdam has borne witness to some pivotal moments in history, and what's even better is that the location of one the most famous of these is within easy reach of the open-top bus tour. Visit Cecilienhof Palace and view the site where the famous Potsdam Agreement was signed, and where the equally famous picture of the 'Big Three', Churchill, Truman and Stalin was taken.
Hopping off at stop 5 places you within easy walking distance of the Biosphäre, an indoor tropical botanical garden located in the Volkspark. This renowned institution showcases over 20,000 plant species and a huge variety of exotic fauna. Stick around for one of the Biosphäre's hourly indoor thunderstorm displays.
The Potsdam Filmmuseum is a must-visit for any film buff. The museum's signature exhibition is 'The Dream Factory – 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg', which was put together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Babelsberg Studio- the oldest large-scale film studio in the world!
Permanent exhibits explore the history of the studio and its most famous productions, as well as the development of the filmmaking process. Journey from the Golden Age of German Cinema, through the Nazi era, onto the 'new wave' inspired decades of the 60s-80s, and finally into the post-reunification years and current renaissance.
For great café's and bars in Potsdam visit the historic Dutch Quarter. This lovely neighbourhood is lined with 134 red brick buildings, and is considered to house Europe's largest collection of Dutch-style houses outside the Netherlands.