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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
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Please understand that, to cover costs or loss of income, the following fees will be charged if a client cancels a tour or does not show up as agreed or reschedules it (all changes will have to be confirmed in writing):

• Private Walking & Van Tours (up to 6 Pax): up to 48 hours free of charge; less than 48 hours 100% charge
• Private Bus Tours (more than 7 Pax):
• more than 30 Days before the tour is scheduled: no cancellation fees are charged except for
paypal costs or bank transaction fees or any other costs that unavoidably arise.
• 30-14 Days before the tour is scheduled: before the tour is scheduled, or if the client does
not show up: 20% of the tour price.
• Less than 14 Days before the tour is scheduled, or if the client does not show up: 100% of the
tour price.

• Complex Services incl. special arrangements e.g. Afterhours Museums; Multiday Trips:
• Special Conditions apply case by case

• If the client wants to reschedule his tour we will try and find a solution free of charge. In case we can not comply with a rescheduling wish the above-mentioned conditions apply. In case of a rescheduling on the day of the tour the agreed payment is due 100 %, even if only a part of the tour can be given within the agreed time-slot; or else, if the guide can and will have to use more time, the time will have to be paid at the agreed hourly rate. Our guide will wait at the agreed meeting-point for 30 minutes; if the client does not show up or give notice the guide will leave and the payment is due 100 %.

• Regarding service-partners (e.g. transportation) their terms & conditions apply. If events that were unforeseeable on the day of the tour-agreement will make it impossible or very difficult to conduct the tour, Humboldt Tours Berlin will inform the guest as soon as we know and can and will do everything we can to provide an alternative. Unforeseeable events are also, if a service-partner (e.g. transportation) will reschedule the tour or does not show up. Humboldt Tours Berlin or the guest may cancel the tour, if an appropriate solution cannot be found. If HTB cancels, we will transfer back any deposit for the tour; if the guest cancels HTB will charge 15 % for a normal tour and 30 % for an individually planned tour. For the service-partners their terms and conditions apply.
Meeting point
Boxhagenerstraße 116, Berlin, 10245, Germany
Important information

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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