Discovery Tours Potsdam

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The secret of the Kellertor (cellar gate)

Potsdam and its city canal, a story of father and son:
the Soldier king Friedrich Wilhelm I. and Friedrich the Great.
Find out what happened to the city canal, and what Loriot and Günther Jauch have to do with it.

Tour length: approx. 2 km, duration: approx. 2 hrs.

Meeting point: former Volkshochschule (VHS; Adult education centre: Breite Straße / Dortustraße)
Bus stop: Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History; Bus line 606)

 

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The secret of the Big Fountain in the Park of Sanssouci

Friedrich the Great had a dream: he wanted to create his own Versailles in Potsdam. A lot of money was spent on many ideas.

What happened to his dream?

Why are we able to experience the fountains since 1842 only?
Disclose the secret of Friedrich´s  dream on my tour.

Tour length: approx. 2.5 km, duration: approx. 2 hrs.

Meeting point: entrance to the Park of Sanssouci, Am Grünen Gitter (Green Gate)
Bus stop: Luisenplatz Süd / Park Sanssouci (Tram lines 91, 94, 98; Bus lines 605, 631)

 

On tour with guests

On tour with guests

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The secret of the telegraph station no. 4

In 1832 king Friedrich Wilhelm III. ordered to erect an optical telegraph line from the Berlin observatory to Koblenz on the river Rhine.
This line had many stations, no. 4 was located on top of the therefore so called “telegraph hill” in Potsdam.

Why did Prussian telegraph officials work only when weather was fine?
What happened when the new electricity began to triumph?
Let us solve this and other riddles around the telegraph station no. 4 on my tour.

Tour (one way only), length: approx. 2.5 km, duration: approx. 2.5 hrs.

Meeting point: taxi stand at the southern exit of Potsdam central station, (Friedrich-Engels-Straße)
(Bus line 691 connects central station and the end of the line “Telegrafenberg“)