From the Brandenburg Gate to the Palace of Sanssouci

Brandenburg Gate, Potsdam, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

Hard to believe but true – Potsdam has a Brandenburg Gate as well. Not as famous as the one in Berlin but actually the original one. We will start our tour in the old centre of beautiful Potsdam where you will quickly understand why it is such a popular place for living these days and why the royals back in the days chose it as their hideout from the hustle and bustle in Berlin. After some scenic views on the Brandenburg Gate we will head towards the most famous part of Potsdam – Sanssouci Gardens and Palace where Frederick the Great built himself his personal Versailles to escape the harshness of reality. But he is not the only Frederick we will meet today, just wait and see how many there were. Along the way we will wander the cloister of the Freedom church built here in the 19th century and you will see how the Prussian kings and emperors modelled foreign architecture to suit the local taste. Come and join Arja on this visit to the royal past of Potsdam and get to see at least one of the 17 palaces the Hohenzollern built in Potsdam during their reign.

Meet your local guide


Arja has worked for over 13 years as a full time tour guide in Berlin and all around Europe. She is a studied historian and passionate about all the big and small stories surrounding this beautiful city she calls home. Born and raised in Northwestern Germany she came to Berlin after finishing university in Hamburg with a Masters degree in history and American literature and having travelled the world for 4 years. With her family roots in the city she always felt drawn to the multitude of layers of life you can find in Berlin starting with her own family story. Telling stories is what she loves and meeting people from all over the world is the next best thing to travelling the world herself.

Arja has been guiding since Mar 2007

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Potsdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Potsdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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