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Address: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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Very disappointing - waste of time

We were solicited at the Potsdam main station by a very nice , convincing gentleman to go on the tour which was supposed to be done in German and English in a bobble decker bus... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2015
Pine07
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Oakville, Canada
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richmond
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Agree with a lot of the previous posts here; this tour is sold as appropriate for English or German speaking tourists, but unfortunately the tour is really only for German speaking visitors The guide speaks in German on the bus, and English tourists listen through headphones. This would usually be ok, but it was difficult to concentrate/understand the commentary when... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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183 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were solicited at the Potsdam main station by a very nice , convincing gentleman to go on the tour which was supposed to be done in German and English in a bobble decker bus , as in Berlin tours. After paying and rushing to make the 12 noon tour we encountered that we had to stay in the very... More 

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Thank Pine07
Geervliet, The Netherlands
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169 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

The tour was sold to us when arriving on the train station and seemed like a good idea................But that proved to be a disappointment. Though it advertises 'live' English commentary, the guide mainly gave long explanations in German, and at the start a very brief English version, but he completely stopped this when some passengers complained. The English version on... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyable two and a half tour of the main three schloss of the city, the tour guide commented mostly in German but kept changing to English to keep non German speakers informed. There is also other languages on a headset available. Although the tour started from the main rail station, it terminated in the town centre to allow customers to... More 

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Thank Brian B
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The 2.5 hour bus tour is designed for those that want to see nothing and are German. The live commentry is in German and it drowns out the audio tour in other languages, especially if you are unfortunately in the back of the bus by the speakers for the live commentary. The audio commentary was not in sinc with where... More 

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2 Thank Alister B
Miami, Florida
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The brochure says this is 'hop on-hop off' but it isn't. It is a guided tour - you have to get off and on when they tell you. They shuffle you quickly from one place to another without enough time to see anything properly. There isn't even enough time for a toilet stop. The guide we had was very friendly... More 

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1 Thank esrubilsky
Perth
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92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2015

This tour redeamed itself near the end, when we visited the location of the Potsdam Conference, but the "quirky" bus is very uncomfortable, you can only sit down stairs if you need another language apart from German, because that's where the headphones are, and the headphone sound quality was so bad, we gave up in the end. Also, the English... More 

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1 Thank Tiff85
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband & I had arrived at Potsdam train station and were immediately approached by several tourist information guides. The guide with best English gave the whole spiel about their tour as opposed to doing it yourself on the free transport bus. We asked was it in English and was assured it was. There was no mention of the English... More 

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2 Thank Janelle M
Paris, France
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

€13.50 with the Berlin Welcome card for a 2.5 hour tour yet I think it is a waste of money. We were not given the option to choose our seats on the tour bus thus we were placed downstairs, the layout of the ceiling limits your view of the window, you basically see the ceiling and other people heads. We... More 

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4 Thank ibgdrgnxxxx
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346 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

we were told by the tourist information office at the station that this was the only tour available and that it would be suitable for English language. The English language passengers were shoved in seats facing inwards at the back of the top, and given headphones. I tried 4 pairs before giving up. The verbal commentary from the guide was... More 

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