Due to guiding restrictions at the palace, visits to Sanssouci Palace are only possible as audio-guided tours. Timed tickets to enter the palace can be booked in advance. We suggest booking timed entry for the end time of your walk and the guide will arrange to finish the tour at the palace.
Most of the main venues visited on this itinerary are fully wheelchair accessible. The terrain in the Dutch Quarter is not suitable for wheelchair but can be navigated by those walking with canes. Sanssouci Palace has rudimentary wheelchair access at the main entrance but should be approached with care. Please notify us in advance if you have any mobility concerns so that our guide can prepared an adjusted itinerary.
Yes, absolutely! This is a great way to visit Potsdam in the summer and allows you to see even more of the city and surrounding area. Let us know in the Trip Notes when you place your booking that you'd like to use bikes, or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the itinerary.
After completing studies in archaeology at Bournemouth University, England, in 2004, Aaron has worked as an archaeologist in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, London, and all over southern England. Holding the position of Senior Archaeologist at the Museum of London Archaeology Service from 2006–2012, he supervised numerous site excavations dating from the Neolithic period (5000BC) through to the Second World War. Since arriving in Germany, he has continued his archaeological career through excavations in Bavaria, Brandenburg, and Berlin, Mitte. Aaron was more recently involved in an excavation in Klosterstrasse which was determined to be the oldest medieval remains in the city, and he holds the distinction of finding the “oldest medieval pig in Berlin" at this site. It could be said that he operates at the ‘coal face,' helping to rewrite and refine the known histories of places through his archaeological work. Aaron also has had a lifelong passion for military history, particularly that of the Second World War, and finds Berlin an ideal landscape for digging into that history.
Sven was born in Germany and grew up in Spain, where he attended the German School. After receiving his MA in industrial design he returned to Germany, working for several design and architecture studios, including the renowned post disciplinary studio El Último Grito, and established himself as a freelancer. In 2011, he began to lead guided tours in Berlin and its surroundings, which has inspired him to further his education in philosophy and history at the University of Potsdam.
Finn grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to England to study and later teach in the department of Film and Literature at the University of Warwick. He completed his doctoral study on German folklore and popular cinema in 2012, and has published extensively in the fields of Film Studies and Gender Studies. Since 2008, he has been living and guiding in Berlin. He now works as a historical advisor for television and film productions set in Berlin, particularly during the Weimar era or Third Reich. He is a journalist for the 'Siegessauele', Europe's foremost Queer magazine, and organises events at Berlin's English-language bookstore 'Another Country'. Finn works for Berlin's Schwules Museum as a guide and curator. He is currently Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Council on International Educational Exchange.
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