Potsdam Bike Tour with Rail Transport from Berlin

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  • 6.5 hr

Take a day-trip from Berlin and discover UNESCO World Heritage listed Potsdam, all by the seat of your bike! From park lands to alleyways, you're English-speaking guide will recount historical anecdotes as you explore an array of Prussian and Cold War sites.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Fat Tire Tours Berlin

You'll travel to Potsdam by train with bike's in-tow before embarking on a leisurely ride covering approximately 10 miles (16km) over 4.5 hours. After all that exertion, break for lunch (not included) at a great beer garden that used to be the old royal dairy.

Stop At: Sanssouci Palace

See the magnificent Sansssouci Palace from the outside and talk about the early life of Frederick the Great. Great photo spot.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Orangerie im Park Sanssouci

Explore the windmill and gardens.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Potsdam's Gardens

Ride through the gardens and parks of Potsdam

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Cecilienhof

View the fantastic Marble Palace from the outside where Truman, Stalin and Churchill concluded the Potsdam Agreement. (Entry included) site of the Post-WWII conference

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate

See Potsdam´s Brandeburg Gate and discuss Potsdam as garrison town and the beginnings of Prussia’s mighty army

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Glienicke Bridge

Listen to an explanation about the historic "Bridge of Spies", infamous site of 1962 spy exchanges (well-known for Rudolf Abel and Gary Powers) during the Cold War

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Marmorpalais

See the Marble Palace of Frederich-Wilhelm II. The Marmorpalais is a former royal residence in Potsdam, near Berlin in Germany, built on the grounds of the extensive Neuer Garten on the shores of the Heiliger See

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A beautiful part of the Sanssouci Gardens

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Rebuilt in honor of mill that used to stand here.

Stop At: Old Market Square

Alter Markt. Discuss Prussia and its royal family in this centrally located square in downtown Potsdam, including the area around St. Nicholas' Church, which forms the historical center of the city

Duration: 10 minutes

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Stop for photos and explanation of this historical center of Potsdam

Duration: 10 minutes

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Initially adorned with faces of Prussian electors and early Hohenzollern Kings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Altes Rathaus

Old Town Hall of Potsdam

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Museum Barberini

Modelled after Palazzo Barbarini in Rome, now houses the part of the private collection of Hasso Plattner

Stop At: Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House)

Chinese Teahouse. See this intriguing garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park, buillt by Frederick the Great. Photo stop and historical explanation

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Neues Palais

Neues Palais (New Palace) built to commemorate Frederick the Great’s victory in the Seven Years War

Duration: 10 minutes

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Built by Frederick-Wilhelm IV (Romantic on the Throne). Called the Orangerie because inside there is a greenhouse where he could grow exotic fruits like oranges and lemons.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Stop of lunch in this iconic German restaurant

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Nauen Gate

Ride by Jägertor (Hunters’ Gate) and Nauener Tor (Nauen Gate, built 1755).

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Named after Queen Louise (Queen Consort of Frederick-Wilhelm III), most popular and best-known queen of Prussia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Market Square

Ride through the old town of Potsdam, stop for lunch

Duration: 45 minutes

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Enjoy a ride and lunch break in the historic Dutch quarter (still in its original state, not destroyed in the war). This section of Potsdam dates to Frederick-Wilhelm I (Soldier King) who had 134 ‘Dutch’ houses built to help lure Dutch craftsmen (also stone workers and linen weavers) so the new immigrants will feel at home.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Alexandrowka

Hear about the Russian colony in Potsdam, originally built on the orders of Frederick-Wilhelm in the 1820s

Pass By: Heiliger See

Holy Lake. Cycle along Potsdam's Heiliger See, and perhaps see the local FKK scene

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Cycle along Potsdam's Jungfernsee/ Virgin Lake

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Cycle along the Havel River

Pass By: Potsdamer Platz

Ride along the Berlin Wall (in Potsdam) and see site of former No Man's Land/ Death Strip

Stop At: Grosse Orangerie Schloss Charlottenburg

Built by Frederick-Wilhelm IV (Romantic on the Throne). Called the Orangerie because inside there is a greenhouse where he could grow exotic fruits like oranges and lemons.

Duration: 5 minutes
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