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  1. Natascha
    January 24, 2023 @ 8:37 pm

    This was super helpful, I’m going to Berlin in March! Thank you!


    • Ali
      January 25, 2023 @ 8:31 pm

      Glad to help!


  2. Deon
    February 28, 2024 @ 10:29 am

    Uber helpful! I shall definitely visit Potsdam when I’m there in August.

    Please advise if it’s possible to buy a day trip in person at a tourist information/sales office rather than in advance over the Internet. I’m reluctant to book and pay so many months in advance as things could change given factors such as mood on the day, prevailing weather, being tired from the previous day’s travels/outings etc. etc.

    I would like to able to decide a day or two before – on a day trip – and head out to buy a tour ticket and join the group, which I’m aware will be affected by availability etc. However, given that I will have 2 weeks in Berlin, I’ll be able to plan around such factors.

    I look forward to your advice, Ali. Thank you.


    • Ali Garland, Berlin expert & long term resident
      March 1, 2024 @ 2:57 pm

      Hi Deon, it’s probably possible to book a tour or day trip in person, but I haven’t done it in many, many years, and not in Berlin. I’m pretty used to booking everything online these days, so I’m not sure how to go about it in person. If you know of a particular tour company you want to use, you can email them and ask how likely it is to book last minute. I’m sure it also depends on what time of year since summer is busy but November, for example, is a slow period. And since you have a good amount of time here, you could look at the availability for the next few days and decide based on that.


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