Potsdam Tourist Traps

  • Christmas Market in Potsdam
    Christmas Market in Potsdam
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  • Sanssouci palace
    Sanssouci palace
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    It is still possible to see it itself

    by Raimix Written Jan 13, 2013

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    Lithuanian travel agencies organize excursions to Berlin, also Potsdam. So, as I heard before, 'it is very hard to visit whole Potsdam yourself'. Possible it was a trick, as it is really not hard to make a day trip here, to see all the main sights.

    Anyway, some of my comments: it is better to get up earlier and go to Potsdam not in weekend, as it is truly a place, also visited by Berliners or locals and could be crowded. Also to spread your day till later evening if you visit any of bigger museums, as it looks that day enough just for sightseeing.

    I used simple advertisement type map, that I took from tourist office in U-Bahn station, it was enough, but not really clear.

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    Badly commercial!!

    by MD2nd Updated Nov 8, 2011

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    Christmas Market in Potsdam

    This Christmas Market in Potsdam around Brandenburger Strasse, Jaegerstrasse and along pedestrian zone was the ugliest one I've ever been to. I couldn't tell whether there yes or no was anything related to Christmas but one big shopping event, offering jewleries, gucci handbags, make up, toiletries, parfum, clothes, dvds, cds, and cheap computer stuff. If there yet was magic, then it was the magic of a mall. One thing nice to me, was a Polish boot with Polish cooking (Krakauer sausages etc).

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    Sanssouci rip-off

    by Pijlmans Written Jan 10, 2009

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    Sanssouci palace

    Although we really enjoyed the palaces and gardens of Potsdam from the outside, we wanted to see at least one palace from the inside as well. We unfortunately chose the palace of Sanssouci.

    We paid 8 euros for a tour of just 30 minutes. You are not allowed to go alone into the palace, instead you have go with a group. Tours with a real guide were in German only, the rest of the world has to use an audio-guide. Our group just fitted in the rooms, it was almost impossible to walk around and have a look at something. And the few rooms we visited (about 9) were not even that interesting.

    Unique Suggestions: Just stay outside and enjoy the gardens.

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    • Castles and Palaces

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    The Nueue Palais

    by DrewV Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    Looks nice, but truth be told...

    The Nueue Palais isn't a tourist trap, but it's a great example of East German restoration techniques. From a distance, it looks like a fine brick palace. Up close, however, you can tell that the 'bricks' are prefab sheets of concrete painted to look like bricks. Pretty questionable, in my book.

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    Potsdam Souvenirs

    by barryg23 Updated May 22, 2003

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    Given that Potsdam was very difficult for visitors to get to until German reunification, it's interesting how the tourist industry has developed so quickly. Where tourists go, the tourists traps follow! The streets leading into Park Sansocui were full of all the possible souvenirs a visitor to Potsdam might want (and plenty more he wouldn't want!)

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    This weekend I was at 'Krongut...

    by alexberlin Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This weekend I was at 'Krongut Bornstedt' it is just behind the Sansoussi Palace - It is a real Touri-Trap many things sold there are produced all over Germany - prices are high and quality is not realy good......
    I'm missing a real concept at this former royal farm - like prince Charles does it on his farms.......
    Krongut Bornstedt Parkgesellschaft mbH, Ribbeckstrasse 6/7, D-14469 Potsdam

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