Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour

Take a Day Trip to the Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam with our Bike Tour

Potsdam is Berlin’s most popular day-trip destination and for good reason. It’s a veritable playground for biking with many Prussian and Cold War sights tucked deep in parks and along quiet alleyways. Come prepared for an action-filled day!

We start by taking the train from our TV Tower shop for the 25+km journey to Potsdam, where our bikes are waiting for you. Once there, we will ride through the breathtaking city, left mostly untouched by the war to visit it's grand palaces, include the famous Sanssouci, and learn about palace intrigue as we cycle through its beautiful royal gardens. We will visit the dutch quarter of Potsdam & explore the Schloss Cecilienhof, home of the Potsdam Conference that cemented the division of Berlin, Germany and the world at the end of WWII.

Here are some of the many reasons why we think you’ll love our Gardens & Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour:

  • Realizing that with its 20+ palaces, numerous parks and gardens, unique WWII and Cold War history, and distinct present-day flair, Potsdam is far more than the “Versailles of Berlin”, but rather earning of its UNESCO World Heritage status in many ways.
  • Appreciating the power, lifestyle, and grandeur of the Hohenzollern legacy through their various lavish gardens, parks, and palaces.
  • Understanding the impact the Potsdam Agreement (signed at Cecilienhof) had on Europe to close out World War II and foreshadowing an era of tension and distrust in the ensuing Cold War. Entry and audio guide into Cecilienhof Palace are included and we give you plenty of time to explore the interior!
  • Comparing the Potsdam of today - a vibrant university city filled with creative minds and energy - against the backdrop of life under communism behind the Iron Curtain.

At the end of our tour we will journey on the train back to our shop in Alexanderplatz.

Tour Highlights

  • Sanssouci Palace
  • Nikolai Church
  • Old Town Hall
  • Dutch Quarter
  • Nauen Gate
  • Brandenburg Gate Potsdam
  • Chinese Tea House
  • Lunch at traditional restaurant (cost not included)
  • New Palace
  • Orangerie Palace
  • Obelisk
  • Alexandrowka
  • Cecilienhof Palace
  • Glienicke Bridge
    • Cost of round trip train transportation from Berlin to Potsdam
    • Comfortable cruiser or city-style bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Experienced, English-speaking guide
    • Entry and audio guide to Cecilienhof Palace
    • Option to rent a bike in Berlin after tour at discounted rate
    • This tour is conducted in English by our experienced team of guides.
    • Each bike has an easy-to-use luggage rack, perfect for small bags or extra layers.  Larger bags can be locked up in our shop during the tour.
    • We will be stopping for lunch at a great restaurant.  Please note that food is not included in the tour price.
    • We always stop at each site, so there's plenty of time to take great pictures!
    • While we meet for and start the tour at Alexanderplatz, we will take the train to Potsdam where the bikes will be waiting for us (no need to bike from Berlin!).  Train tickets ARE included in the price of the tour.
  • This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required for this tour?

    Reservations are recommended, but not required.  We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a spot on the tour, and also to help us better plan for the day of your tour.  If you do not have a reservation don’t worry, just come on by our shop and we will get you on tour, provided that there is space.

  • Expand/Collapse What do I need to bring with me on tour?

    Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the lunch break.  We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour.  There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.

  • Expand/Collapse Do I need to reserve a bike separately?

    No- the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!

  • Expand/Collapse Do we stop for lunch?

    Yes, we will make a stop for lunch during the tour. Please remember that the cost of food is not included in the tour price, so please be sure to bring Euro cash or Maestro/EC card. Many establishments in Berlin do not accept credit cards.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

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