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Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour

Highlights / General details 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 bikes from our TV Tower shop with us on the train for the 25+km journey to Potsdam. In 6.5 - 7 hours, including transport time, our tour covers about 16 km (10 miles) so there is a bit more biking than our other Berlin tours. However, Potsdam is also quite flat with lots of sights and stops. 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 role in history, and distinct present-day flair, that 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 at Cecilienhof had on Europe to close out World War II 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 - within the backdrop of life under communism behind the Iron Curtain. At the end of our tour route we take our bikes back on the train with us from a different station in order to get back to the TV Tower. Inclusion Bike rental; English speaking guide; Taxes; Admission and audio guide into Cecilienhof Palace; Roundtrip train ticket between Berlin and Potsdam. Exclusion Food and Beverages; Gratuities. Hours of operation Available: Wednesdays, Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays (April 1 – October 31); Departs at 9:45am. Duration Approximately 6.5 hours. Distance: Approx. 10 miles/16 km. Location Meeting Point: the main entrance of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz. Policies Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. Kids should be strong bikers if they wish to participate. The museum curators at the Cecilienhof Palace discourage kids under 12 years old from participating because of the serious nature of the content. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**