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Berlin and Potsdam: 5-Hour Tour of Swiss Influences

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Discover the Swiss influences in Berlin and Potsdam, and explore the highlights of both cities along the way. On this 5-hour tour you will find out how the Swiss have significantly influenced the cultural history of Berlin.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up at hotels located within 10 kilometers of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • See the Swiss Embassy, which remained almost intact during the Second World War
  • Enjoy a coffee at the famous Café Josty, which was founded by the Johann Josty, the first Swiss confectioner in Berlin
  • Explore the Swiss colonists’ village of Nattwerder near Potsdam, which was settled by families from Bern in 1685
Full description
Discover the traces of Swiss inventiveness that have significantly influenced Berlin’s cultural history. Start the tour at the Swiss Embassy, which has remained almost unscathed from the bombing raids during the Second World War.

Learn more about the history of Johan Josty, who moved from Oberengadin to Berlin at the end of the 18th century and became the first Swiss confectioner of the city. His brother Daniel also left a Swiss mark on Berlin and founded Berliner Weiße – his brewery still stands today in Berlin-Mitte.

Continue on to Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin. Here you can also see Swiss elements – until 1738 the Swiss cemetery was located where the imposing German Cathedral stands today.

You will then head towards Potsdam. See the Swiss houses from the 1860s shortly before reaching the Glienicke Bridge. They were an expression of the spirit at that time for a natural and social way of life.

The highlight of the tour is the Swiss colonists’ village of Nattwerder, which was settled by 14 families from Berlin in 1685. The church from 1690 is the oldest in Potsdam. Grave stones mark the Dortschy, Kiener, Schweingruber, Garmatter, and Mauerhof families.

The main highlights of a general tour of Berlin and Potsdam are also included in this tour.
  • Transport by VW bus
  • Tour guide
  • Reading material onboard the bus
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees

From £413.86 Per group up to 2

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Terra Incognita Tours

Product ID: 51101