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“We got lost”

Potsdam per Pedales
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Owner description: Bike & Kajak Rental, Guided Tours in Potsdam and BerlinDiscover Potsdam with its famous gardens and palaces on bike or by kayak! Two bike rental offices and one kayak station are at your service every day from april until october. Go on your own or join one of our guided bike or kayak tours!The bicycle rental at Potsdam Central Station is located directly on the S-Bahn-platform and offers 90 bikes, for both young an old, child seats and everything you need for a relaxed Potsdam tour starting next to the city. The bicycle and kayak station at Griebnitzsee Station is the entrance to Potsdams most famous and beautiful mansion district, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin lived during the Potsdam Conference. So it's on your choice how and where to enter Potsdam.For those who want to get to know Potsdams diverse history we recommend either the Audio Guide for cyclists (available anytime) or a guided tour (booking in advance).In Berlin we run a Bike rental directly at Potsdamer Platz.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“We got lost”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The idea of renting a bike from the Griebnitzsee Station sounded good, because we would spend some additional time riding. But that additional time took away from the time we could have spent in Sansouci Park or in Potsdam town. So, I would recommend getting bikes at the train station. Also, the bike ride to Potsdam was pleasant and easy to follow, but coming back, we got confused and lost and it really spoiled the day. The map they provide is not great. The audio tour is NOT worth it. After we listened to a few, we just gave up. The English speaker is horribly boring. We also had to wait a while for our bikes, and they weren't in the best shape. On the other hand, biking is a great way to see Sansouci.

Visited June 2013
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Tom S, Manager at Potsdam per Pedales, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We are running a second bicycle rental at Potsdam main station directly on the city-train platform for all guests who just want to see the old town of Potsdam and Sanssouci. Our rental service at Griebnitzsee station is designed for an additional visit of the Truman Villa and the first buildings of Mies van der Rohe who made his first architectural steps here in the so named mansion district Neubabelsberg.
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“Potsdam by Kayak = wonderful”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The rental station is right at the Griebnitzsee Station, and the dock just across the street. Our boat was in great shape, and there's no shortage of beautiful waterways and foliage around Potsdam -- plus you get great views of many of the castles, churches and bridges that make the area famous. Our tour guide was informative, spoke great English (and German and Spanish), and was good at shepherding along the group without being in a rush.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A great way to see Potsdam”
Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

I did this tour by bus but the bike is much more fun.
Get the audio and listen to the tour guide you.
The guys at the train station are friendly and the rental Is half price after 2pm.
Worth the effort. Make sure to get there early as they only have a limited number of bikes.

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Tyler, Alabama
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“Great rental in an extraordinary location”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We've been renting kayaks in autumn last year. The kayaks have been very clean and in a good shape. You actually have to carry the boats down to the lake, but since we were a group of 4 guys this wasn't an obstacle at all. The employees were absolutely friendly and courteous and could speak a proper english, which was very helpful as well. We can absolutely recommend this rental station to anyone who is up to some fun on the water.

Visited September 2011
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“Great way to discover Postdam”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

It was an easy way to see the main sights of Postdam - at your own pace. They provide an audio guide and map to follow. The narrator is quite dull but the information is good. I loved cycling around and felt quite safe. Drivers are courteous and there are lots of bike paths.

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Tom S, Inhaber at Potsdam per Pedales, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Great to read, that you enjoyed it - sorry for the dull audioguide narrator - we will work on it. We update right now the information about the Old Market, where the city palace will be soon completed. Then we will do a new record. Best wishes! Tom
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