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Potsdam: Private Soviet History Walking Tour

Potsdam: Private Soviet History Walking Tour

From £153 per group up to 15

Learn about the Soviet history of the former Prussian capital city on a 3.5-hour city tour through Potsdam. Dive into the time of the Cold War and enjoy the impressive highlights of the city.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Experience a new and interesting tour through the exciting Potsdam and learn all about the Soviet history of this region
  • See some of Potsdam's well-known highlights such as the Old Market, Cecilienhof Palace in the New Garden and the Glienicke Bridge
  • Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the time of the Cold War and the occupation by the Allies
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Explore the small but extremely historical city of Potsdam, which together with Berlin was the Prussian center of power. Learn about the connections of Soviet history in 3.5 hours and enjoy the highlights of the city. Learn about the enormous importance of Potsdam to the Soviets and hear interesting facts about the Allied victorious conference in 1945. See one of the most important intelligence sites of the Soviets in East Germany and visit the world-famous Glienicke Bridge, Bridge of Spies, used for agent exchange. Start at Potsdam Central Station and walk to the Old Market. The city center of Potsdam was destroyed in World War II. You will learn more about the reconstruction of the city in socialist East Germany and current reconstructional projects. Then head for the city´s Soviet War cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of Red Army soldiers. Then take the bus and go to Cecilienhof Palace, the venue for the Potsdam Conference in summer 1945. After visiting the former KGB district you eventually go to the Bridge of Spies. The bridge once was the border between the East and the West, hence the iron bridge was part of the Iron Curtain.
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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The tour starts at the central station of Potsdam, exit Babelsberger Straße north side. The Babelsberger Straße exit is just opposite the main exit where trams and buses leave. Once you come out of the station, cross the street and the meeting point is on the left.

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a city tour of a different kind, gladly again

Our guide was very open-minded and everyone quickly got into conversation. In addition to the locations directly in Potsdam, which were reached on foot and by bus and for which the guide always had an interesting history, the own experiences and experiences of all tourers also flowed in. This way, every tour will be unique. As you can see, we like to remember the different kind of city tour, in which, despite the fluctuating weather between wet and dry, the time flew by and we would recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in our history. It was also an experience for our younger daughter, although she did not experience this time herself. The guide had always been aware of this, with questioning eyes he went out again and with the help of small attentions the time at that time even came within reach. Gladly again!

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30 March 2018

Best Guided walk in Berlin - and many other places, too.

Over the past couple of weeks, my wife and I have done a number of guided walks in several European capitals. Holger Raschke, founder of Berlins Taiga, was easily the best of the bunch. We picked him to talk to us about life in the former E. Germany and guide us through East Berlin - the Red Metropolis, as he calls it. Holger's knowledge is encyclopaedic and personal: he grew up in Potsdam and can talk from memory about things like receiving gift parcels from relatives in the West. Where was he on the night the Wall came down? What were his parents doing? It's a very different perspective from the run-of-the-mill young tour guides used by the big companies. Along the way we also visited several places that ordinary tours don't bother with but which are spectacular, culminating in the Russian War Memorial at Treptower Park. Truly remarkable and I was humbled to have visited. Holger is personable and attentive, making sure that my 70-year old wife was comfortable at all times.

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27 May 2017

Wer von Potsdam mehr kennen lernen möchte als die Schlösser, ist hier richtig. Es geht mehrere Kilometer zu Fuß vorbei an Gebäuden und Orten der Geschichte Potsdams ab 1945. Der Tourguide hat eine interessante Tour zusammengestellt. Die Informationen zu den einzelnen Punkten waren interessant und wurden von ihm ohne eine Wertung der Nachkriegsgeschicht vermittelt, was sehr angenehm war.

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20 October 2017

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