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Potsdam: 5-Hour-Tour 'Forbidden City' from Berlin by VW-Bus6 Reviews
Discover the “forbidden city” or "Military Station No. 7" and other highlights in the center of Potsdam.
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- Learn about the 'forbidden city,' a Soviet military station within Potsdam
DescriptionDiscover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam on this exciting tour from Berlin. Visit the “Military Town No. 7,” also known as the “forbidden city.” See the last vestiges of the Soviet occupation and discover interesting facts about the history of this place. Explore the remand prison of the Soviet Military Counterintelligence at Leistikowstraße 1, the epitome of torture and torment for thousands of Germans and Soviet military personnel, now a memorial and meeting place. Explore the somewhat remote Bornstedt Cemetery, a place filled with mystery, secrets, and history. See burial vaults, family graves, and private cemetery sections of famous personalities. Cross over the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburbs to the Old Market Square with St. Nicholas' Church, the Old Town Hall, and the new state parliament. Then, drive through the Dutch Quarter to reach the Bornstedt Crown Estate, from where you’ll walk towards Sanssouci Park. Other highlights include the Russian colony Alexandrowka, the New Garden, the Marble Palace, and Cecilienhof Palace. At the end of the tour you can enjoy the view from Belvedere on the Pfingstberg.
IncludesTransportation in an air-conditioned VW bus Tour guide Related reading material aboard the bus Pick-up from hotel (see details)
- Most of the palaces in Potsdam (except the New Palace) are closed on Mondays. Admission to the memorial and meeting place at Leistikowstraße 1 is free (closed on Mondays).