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Tour Operator: Humboldt Tours Berlin 8 hours Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Berlin

WW2 & the Cold War in Potsdam: Private Day Trip

Potsdam WW2 and Cold War Journey


8 hours

Start & end point:

Pick up from your hotel


• Private Expert Guide
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel
• Entrance or Admission Fees
• Private Driver/Black Van


• Gratitude for your guide
• Food & drinks


This private Potsdam day tour is so much more than your basic history tour. With a local guide who is an expert in WW2 and the Cold War, you'll hear historic anecdotes and thrilling stories — some quaint, some terribly sad, but all

of them critical for understanding Germany's past.

After meeting your private expert guide and your driver at your hotel this Potsdam tour begins with a stop at the Platform 17 Memorial, where Berlin's Jewish population was deported to Nazi Extermination Camps.
You'll then continue onto the industrialist villa used by the SS, where the infamous Wannsee Conference took place and the fate of

Europe's Jewish population was negotiated.

From there, your Potsdam WW2 tour leads you to the former Hohenzollern Castle Cecilienhof, where heads of state negotiated in the summer of 1945 about the future of defeated Nazi Germany — the results of which would have a lasting impact on German history. Your tour includes tickets to go inside and join a guided audio tour.

As a result of the Potsdam Conference, the Cold War left lasting traces in the area. See the Glienicke Bridge, the Isolated Exchange Point for High-Ranking Spies between East and West, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film “Bridge of Spies.” Visit the Soviet War Cemetery and the former prison of the Soviet military counterintelligence, complete with the remains

of former torture cells.

On your way back to Berlin, a visit to Teufelsberg, also known as Devil's Mountain, rounds off your Potsdam tour (time permitting). This hill made of debris covers an unfinished Nazi military college and was the site of a huge U.S. listening station during the Cold War — the ruins of which can still be

seen today.

Never boring or dry, this interactive Potsdam tour is a lively conversation about the events that changed the 20th century, and a must for anyone interested in WW2 and Cold War history.

About Our Guides:

Our Berlin Tour Guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin's history and politics. What's more, many of our guides were eyewitnesses to the Cold War and have personal stories to share with you about their lives during that time.

Tour Flexibility:

This private tour is flexible and customisable — if there are specific sights that you would like to focus on, please let us know and we can adjust the itinerary to suit your interests. A stop for lunch and coffee (at your own expense) is included, but as this is your tour, we can add in stops at any point that you like.

Please note:

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Germany is still a cash country - please bring some cash
Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
Free cancellation until 2 days before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+2 days - No charge
<2 days - 100% of total reservation value
Meeting point
Boxhagenerstraße 116, Berlín, 10245, Berlín
Important information

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

  • Germany is still a cash country - please remember to bring some cash