Bookable Tours

In the context of their volunteer activities, members of the association will bring Prussian history and stories to life for you, while featuring the restoration of the Pfingstberg ensemble.

Public Tours

On the first Sunday of the month from April to October, members of the association give guided tours through the historical Pfingstberg ensemble. Not only are facts conveyed, personal anecdotes are also told.

Audio Guides

Make use of the audio guides during your visit to the Belvedere. Among other subjects, let the the grandson of the last castellan (caretaker) of the Belvedere tell you about his grandparents who actually lived here. Frederick William IV and the small Pegasus accompany children on an exploratory tour through the palace.

Group Offers

Individual Bookable Tours

For groups of 10 or more, per person: 10,00 €
This tour, intended for a general audience, explains the history and origins of the Temple Pomona and Belvedere, their decline and reconstruction from 1945 to the present, as well as their architectural designs and uses today.

Duration: approx. 90 mins.

For groups of 15 or more, per pupil: 4,00 €
The association also offers guided tours about the Pfingstberg for school groups, in which information is conveyed about Pfingstberg, its buildings and its history.

Duration: approx. 90 mins.

(free admission for two accompanying persons)

For groups of 15-30, per person: 45,00 €
“Italian lightness and ease, an off-limit military base and Russian colonists on Pfingstberg”

Accompanied by a tour guide, you’ll walk through Lenné’s park grounds to the Belvedere ‒ Pfingstberg. And a visit to the palace ‒ that shows traces of diverse layers in time from the Prussian monarchy up to the Cold War ‒ is not complete without experiencing Potsdam’s most beautiful view from one of the observation towers.
You’ll take a break and have a picnic on the benches surrounding the reflecting pool in the inner courtyard or in the garden in front of the palace.
Afterward, on a walking tour through the former “Soviet Military Camp No. 7” (Militärstädtchen Nr. 7) at the foot of Pfingstberg hill, you’ll learn more about the eventful history of Potsdam’s Nauener Vorstadt district, which was partially off-limits following World War II and during the country’s division into East and West Germany. It served as one of the headquarters and prisons of the KGB, the Soviet secret service. Along the way you’ll pass the Gedenkstätte Leistikowstraße (a prison memorial site) and numerous representative villas. Then, you’ll reach the Russian colony Alexandrowka, where you’ll visit the museum inside House 2, an architectural monument dating from 1826. At the conclusion of the tour, you can relax and enjoy a delicious specialty coffee and a piece of cake in the museum garden.

Duration: approx. 6 hours

(available April 1 – October 31)

Special opening fee 75,00 €
We may also be able to accommodate your group’s visit to the Belvedere outside of regular opening hours.

(Subject to a suitable weather conditions during the winter season)

Book guided tours

We look forward to your request!

The business offices of the Förderverein Pfingstberg is responsible for all reservations, bookings and arrangements. If possible, please book your guided tour well in advance, at least four weeks before your preferred date.

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