Social afternoon – Wednesday 12 July

We offer 4 activities for spending a pleasant afternoon exploring Potsdam or Berlin.

Bike tour in Berlin

Meeting point: 15:00 Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstraße 97, 10435 Berlin, 1 h public transport from Potsdam Main Station
A relaxed ride around Berlin’s most important sights and hidden treasures. After we start off at the extensively renovated Kulturbrauerei, we show you Prenzlauer Berg with its housing designed over 100 years ago for poor factory workers, now one of Berlin’s most sought-after areas. We ride into Mitte, through the Government district, past Brandenburg Gates, around Museum Island, across Gendarmenmarkt and many other historic points besides. Throughout the ride we entertain you with fascinating stories and background information.

Boat tour in Berlin

Meeting point: 15:30 Holsteiner Ufer 32, 10557 Berlin, 40 minutes public transport from Potsdam Main Station

A highlight of the chartertour is the ride through the government district and the historic Berlin.
Our “City Tour – Historic Berlin” begins at our dock Holsteiner Ufer 32 (near S- Bahn station Bellevue). The route runs past the Bellevue Palace, the House of World, Government Quarter, Reichstag, historical Berlin Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, Nikolai Quarter, Mühlendammschleuse, Jannowitzbrücke, East Side Gallery/ MB- Arena, Oberbaumbrücke, Osthafen Mediaspree Moleculeman cultures, Treptow Park, isle of Youth, toward Rummelsburg bay and back.
In this trip you go through twice a lock passage. You also see what is above the Mühlendammschleuse. We connect Moabit = formerly West Berlin, Friedrichshain = formerly East Berlin and drive past the original wall, the East Side Gallery / Oberbaumbrücke. We pass the Fischerinsel / Märkisches Ufer opposite the Nikolaiviertel / Alexanderplatz. There is the “Historical Harbour Berlin”, the place for more than 100 years old historical museum ships in Berlin.

Castle tour in Potsdam

Meeting point: 15:00 TBC: Entrance Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein Telegrafenberg, 1 minute walk from conference

The bus tour will show within three hours all of the major sights of Potsdam, and there is a lot to see/discover! Most famous certainly are the palace Sanssouci, the palace Cecilienhof (where the Potsdam Conference took place in 1945) and the most sumptuous one, the New Palais. At those three sights the tour stops and short guided walks will take place. This combination of bus- and walking-tour perfectly fits to the needs of tourists and guests who want to get a quick yet intense personal overview. Besides the walks the tour covers sights as the new-built town palace (parliament), the Mauretanian Mosque, the Glienicker Bridge (bridge of spies), palace Babelsberg, the russian colony Alexandrowka and not to forget the old town center with the Dutch Quarter. The guides speak fluently English and are eager to entertain with stories not only facts.

Walking around in Potsdam (Potsdam zu Fuss)

Meeting point: 15:00 Am Alten Markt Potsdam (in front of Nikolaikirche), 5 minutes walk from Potsdam Main Station

Discover Potsdam and be inspired by the beautiful palaces, gardens and historic quarters.
Major Highlights:

  • Historic centre of Potsdam: Old market with the church of St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche), the Old Townhall (Altes Rathaus), and the newly built Potsdam City Palace (Stadtschloss) – nowadays functioning as the Parliament’s seat.
  • The Dutch Quarter with its lovely shops, cafés and restaurants.
  • Russian Colony “Alexandrovka” and Alexander Nevsky Church – a Russian Orthodox church built in 1829 with rich furnishings from St. Petersburg.
  • Italian renaissance: Belvedere on the Pfingstberg Hill and Pomona temple.
  • Cecilienhof Palace in the style of an English Tudor country house, which was chosen for the Potsdam Conference of August 1945 between the United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom to lay the groundwork for Germany’s postwar fate.

We go where tourist buses don’t go: get insights from a local expert into people, places (hidden gems) and events. You will gain a special impression of the city’s atmosphere and lifestyle. The walking tour finishes in the New Garden (UNESCO world heritage site) with a marvelous view of Potsdam’s lakescape.