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City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Potsdam, Germany
City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the most popular places in Potsdam on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of Potsdam’s top attractions—like Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof, the Orangerie, and Potsdam's Gardens to name a few. Select a 1-day pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. Audio guides in French, Spanish, Italian and Russian are also available.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Potsdam tour
  • Spend a full day exploring the historic capital city of the state of Brandenburg
  • Visit top Potsdam attractions including Cecilienhof Palace and Sanssouci Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city as you travel by open-top, double-decker bus
  • Hop off at several stops to explore at your leisure
  • Live and audio commentary available in multiple languages
  • Pass valid for one day from the time of first use
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Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1 Day
Free headphones + on-board audio commentary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Get to know the city of Potsdam and its top attractions in convenient and economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off tour.

It all begins with a hop-on at any of the conveniently located bus stops. Board one of the red, open-top buses and enjoy the view with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Potsdam, the capital city of the German state of Brandenburg, as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Hop-off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. 

Discover the historical city center, the Russian colony Alexandrowka and the Dutch Quarter, and visit popular palaces like Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany; New Palace, the largest and most impressive palace ensemble in Sanssouci; the small, neo-classical Charlottenhof Palace, also in Sanssouci Park; and Orangerie Palace, built in the style of the High Renaissance and commissioned by King Frederick William IV.

Also, visit the Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman, and Stalin wrote world history when discussing how to partition Germany.

A sightseeing tour of Potsdam has never been easier —or more fun—than this hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  10:25am - 3:25pm (last tour departure from stop 1) Every 30 minutes. Times subject to change at any time.
S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof Nord
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Dutch Quarter
Glienicker Brücke
Museum Alexandrowka
Neues Palais
An der Orangerie
Park Sanssouci
Points of interest passed by on this route
Schloss Cecilienhof
Potsdam's Gardens
Sanssouci Palace
Orangerie Neuer Garten
Museum Barberini
Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Potsdam's Gardens
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is seasonal and typically operates from May - October each year, dates may vary though.
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Frequency: 30 Minutes
  • Operating Times: 10:25AM - 3:25PM
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - Europe
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Potsdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Firstly, the content of the tour is...
Irene D
, Oct 2017
Firstly, the content of the tour is great. The tour provides a great overview of the main highlights of Potsdam. Potsdam is a great pace to visit . I am reviewing the three stop tour with commentary provided by a guide, firstly in German and then a precis of the information in English. I am giving the tour three stars for the following reasons 1. Confusion at the start as to which tour we should be on. 2. The group was mainly German so the guide spoke mainly in German which meant we were waiting around at each of the three stops to hear the very short English explanation. 3. The bus commentary for English speakers was the same as Hop On Hop Off tour while the German speakers had live commentary and the opportunity to interact with the guide. I felt the English speakers were disadvanataged. I would recommend sticking with the Hop On Hop Off tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Potsdam was great but the tour on...
Melanie I
, Sep 2017
Potsdam was great but the tour on the bus was less than expected. The English audio tour did not match as we were driving past the sights. Would visit Potsdam again but on our own as we found the buses ended too early to see the Palaces properly.
2 travelers found this review helpful
It was a nice tour. The guide was...
, Aug 2016
It was a nice tour. The guide was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the city. Although it is the size of a town, there are quite many things to see and the bus tour is the best way to do it.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Fantastic way to see the gorgeous town...
, Aug 2016
Fantastic way to see the gorgeous town of Potsdam. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
very good trip and absolutely great...
, Jul 2016
very good trip and absolutely great deal for the money
This is a good way to see Potsdam in...
andrew p
, Jul 2016
This is a good way to see Potsdam in a day but unfortunately you need more than a day here as we found out Chicle of where the wwii Potsdam agreement was signed has been retained in its original form an amazing place to visit Charlottenhoff palace is brilliant from end to end We enjoyed a nice lunch at the restaurant Our day ended at sanssouci. It is a short walk back to the start if you want to stay after the last bus
This was a good bus tour. Our only...
, May 2016
This was a good bus tour. Our only regret is that we didn't allow more time to get off and visit the many interesting sites.
Great way to see the sites and to...
Pamela J
, Apr 2016
Great way to see the sites and to get around Potsdam. Good English commentary. Be aware of the days the palaces are open.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Potsdam is a must visit if you are...
Chris C
, Sep 2015
Potsdam is a must visit if you are visiting Berlin and this is a very cheap, easy and convenient way to see Potsdam. Highly recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful
Potsdam is a must-see for any...
Anthony W
, Aug 2015
Potsdam is a must-see for any visitor to Berlin, and this is a very good way to get around to give you a sense of the stops you weant to make to spend more time at. This tour seems to stop at all the must-see palaces, and it's vert reasonably priced. The audio is very informative.
very convenient way to see the...
Alan L
, Aug 2015
very convenient way to see the sights at you own pace. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended for anyway wanting to see the city but not tied down to a structured tour
Loved it! I recommend getting there...
Karin C
, Oct 2014
Loved it! I recommend getting there early and take the bus tour all the way through, then start over and get off where you'd like to spend more time. The tour ends fairly early in the day (5pm) so we used the very convenient local transit to visit the sites we wanted but most of those close fairly early as well. Good value and a good price.
We were not sure how this would go...
, Sep 2014
We were not sure how this would go because we don't normally like the hop-on-hop-off format. Never fear, this is the best hop-on-hop-off we've ever done. Potsdam is a magnificent city. You can't afford not to see this place if you come to Berlin. ...and a tip for all of you who might be reading that it is a bit of an effort to get to Potsdam in order to start the tour. Absolutely not so!. It is a piece of cake. Roughly 30 mins from Alexanderplatz on a regional train. Fast, comfortable and great value public transport. Do it!
The city of Potsdam was beautiful...
Leeta S
, Jul 2014
The city of Potsdam was beautiful! As for this tour, the spot for pick-up is not well marked, so that started the tour off pretty tough. I am English speaking and the audio on this tour was not that great. It was a male and female having a dialogue during part of the tour. When we reached a point of interest there would be facts given, but that was about it. Music played or the two would dialogue some. If you are German speaking, there is a live guide that gives a detailed explanation of every sight. I know it would be better. If I had it to do over again, I would take an all English tour with a live guide, not an audio tour. For the money, just riding and seeing the sights was pretty. I did get off the bus some, but then knowing where to get back on the tour was tough and it only came every 30 minutes. The driver was rude and did not speak English. He told me to speak to the guide who was upstairs. I didn't even realize there was one on the bus. There is no physical location to ask questions before you board. You just have to be ready and watch for the bus. People were all over looking for the correct bus. It was pretty chaotic. I gave it 3 stars because it did take a pretty tour for a decent price.
Da ist noch Luft nach oben
, Jul 2022
Positiv: Informative Tour durch das geschichtsträchtige Potsdam. Verbesserungswürdig: Audioguide etwas sehr oberflächlich und inhaltlich nicht immer korrekt, dazu nicht ganz synchron zu den passierten Orten. Bestuhlung zu eng. Große Menschen haben nicht genug Platz für ihre Beine und sitzen gequetscht. Die Pause von 25 Minuten am Luisenplatz ist zu lang. Wir sind deshalb vorzeitig ausgestiegen, weil wir nicht so lange auf die Weiterfahrt warten wollten.
Die Tour hat uns sehr gut...
, Jul 2022
Die Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Die Informationen des Reiseleiters waren sehr interessant, tiefgründig und trotzdem kurzweilig!
Stadtrundfahrt mit Wartezeiten
, Oct 2021
Grundsätzlich hat uns die Stadtrundfahrt im Oktober 2021 gut gefallen! Nur ein Tipp: Der Busfahrer sagte, dass der Bus alle 1/2-Stunde an den Haltestellen vorbei kommt. Auf dem Prospekt steht das auch! Aber seit Corona kommt der Bus nur noch stündlich (!!!) vorbei. Das kann schon mal für längere Wartezeiten sorgen und wir fanden das auch ärglerlich, dass wir das erst nach mehreren Nachfragen erfahren haben. Wenn man das richtig mitgeteilt bekommt, dann kann man sich auch darauf einstellen.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2021
Alles in allem fanden wir die Idee sehr gut. Leider sind im Oktober nur noch wenige unsere Touris unterwegs, dass die Busse nur im stündlichen Rhythmus fuhren, so dass man immer lange warten musste, bis der nächste Bus kam. Das verplemperte Zeit und letztendlich haben wir durch den verspäteten Start (20min) und die etwas frühe letzte Fahrt nicht die ganze Tour geschafft... Für den 20-minütigen Rhythmus ist die Tour sehr zu empfehlen.
, Oct 2021
Die Tour eignet sich sehr gut, um einen ersten Eindruck von der Garnisions- und Schlösser-Stadt Potsdam zu bekommen.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Die verbotene Stadt....
, Oct 2021
Die verbotene Stadt. Die Möglichkeit 1 Stunde oder mehr an einen Ort zu verweilen. Einen Eindruck von der Stadt zu bekommen.

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