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Tram tours for tourists in Potsdam

Tram and bus tours for tourists in Potsdam

Tram stop © Archive photos TMB Hoffmann

Potsdam´s trams and busses take you across the World Cultural Heritage sites. A bus or tram ride with the tourist lines brings you closer to the world-renowned palaces, parks, and gardens of Potsdam.

Available are six lines following different themes.
All tourist lines go via the main train station of Potsdam and depart every 20 minutes during the day.

 

An individual discovery tour of Potsdam by tram and bus

Schloss Sanssouci © SPSG / Roland Handrick

The "Palaces line" to Sanssouci Park (bus 695 and X15)

The "Palaces line" takes you from the main train station to Sanssouci Park and Palace. For those curious to explore the entire park, the other palaces like Orangery, the New Palace, or the Roman Baths are in easy reach from the bus stops of line 695. Line X15 operates Easter to October (Sat, Sun & public holidays).
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Exterior view of Crown Estate Bornstedt © Laggner Gruppe

The "Crown Estate line" to Bornstedt (tram 92)

The "Crown Estate line" takes you from the main station through the historic city centre to the Crown Estate of Bornstedt. Today, the former royal demesne of Emperor Frederick III accommodates a brewery, a court bakery, arts & crafts, and a lot more to discover.
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Biosphere Potsdam © Biosphere Potsdam

The "Tropics line" to "Volkspark Potsdam" and the Biosphere (tram 96)

The "Tropics line" takes you to the "Volkspark Potsdam" and the Biosphere hall. A nice counterpoint to the historic gardens of Sanssouci forms the adjacent park formerly designed for the 2001 Federal Horticultural Show Potsdam ("BUGA"), guaranteeing leisure activities and fun for the whole family.
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Belvedere on Pfingstberg in Potsdam © Katja Hube

The "Cecilienhof line" to the New Garden and Pfingstberg Hill (bus 603)

The "Cecilienhof line" takes you from Platz der Einheit/West (Easter to Oct: Sat, Sun & public holidays also from main train station) to the New Garden with its Palace Cecilienhof, Marble Palace, and the craft brewery and restaurant "Alte Meierei". From the final destination you can reach the Belvedere within walking distance. Information for download

Filmpark Babelsberg entrance area © Filmpark Babelsberg GmbH

The "City of Film line" to Babelsberg Park and the villa colony Babelsberg (bus 694)

The "City of Film-line" takes you via the old district of Babelsberg to its park and palace, the Flatow Tower, and the "Matrosenhaus" (Sailor’s House). A path brings you to the famous Glienicke Bridge. Attention, on weekends this line only departs from the station S-Babelsberg.

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Light beams in front of Hans Otto Theater © Hans Otto Theater/Kehren

The "Culture line" to Potsdam’s cultural meeting place on "Schiffbauergasse" (Tram 93)

The "Culture line" takes you directly from the main station to the cultural quarter at the Shipbuilder’s Lane or "Schiffbauergasse" with its theatre "Hans Otto Theater" and many other cultural highlights. The tour continues up to Berlin’s border where the notorious "Glienicke Bridge" is situated.
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A group discovery tour by tram

A completely different Potsdam city round tour

Sanssouci Palace © TMB picture archive Wieck/SPSG

In addition to the public "tourist lines" operated by Potsdam’s transportation network there are "TRAMtours" for groups (theme round tours) and "party trams". The historic vehicles (2 "Gotha-trams", the first reconstructed German model of the Czech tramcar "KT4D Tatra" with the series number 001) are ideal for celebrations and party events. Tram tour requests can be made at michael.hellwig‎@‎vip-potsdam.de, party tram inquiries at Party-Tram‎@‎vip-potsdam.de.

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