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Berlin: "Top Secret" Guided Bike Tour

1. Berlin: "Top Secret" Guided Bike Tour

Cycle down quiet pathways, following a beautiful route through Berlin. Explore the city's hidden gens and little-known places with even lesser-known history. The tour begins in the centrally-located Nikolaiviertel, only five minutes on foot from the Fernsehturm, or TV Tower, in Alexanderplatz. Take a ride where Berlin's history first began. On a journey spanning approximately 18 kilometers, experience exactly the opposite of a typical sightseeing tour. Enjoy a colorful mixture of remarkable stories from different centuries, just waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in Berlin's history, as you cycle predominantly down side streets and bikeways, while listening to interesting facts and background information. This combination, together with an ideal route, ensures an exciting and entertaining experience, which will enrich your stay in Berlin and give even long-established Berliners a new view of their city.

East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

2. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Tour on Your Phone

3. Berlin: Self-Guided Audio Tour on Your Phone

Discover Berlin's numerous historic sites with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept and gain insights into the captivating history of Germany's capital. Start your tour from Alexanderplatz, home to some of Berlin’s iconic sights, and continue to explore surrounding local sites. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace this beautiful and historical capital, and find out the hidden corners of it with a captivating audio tour on your phone. Locations: Berlin Cathedral: • Although the history of Berlin Cathedral, or Berliner Dom in German, is the largest protestant church in Germany (started in 1465), its construction was completed in the 19th century. Listen to stories about the cathedral construction, finding out which royal dynasty is buried here. Reichstag Building: • This building, where the German parliament is housed, is the core of the political system and power of Germany. After peripeties and negotiations, the former palace was replaced by the building which became the home of the 19th century General Assembly. Later, its capture by the Soviet army marked the end of WWII and the victory over the Nazis. Brandenburg Gate: • The Brandenburg Gate is not only one of Berlin’s landmarks, but also a symbol of peace and unity. Its neoclassical structure is a reminder of King Frederick William II’s aspirations to construct a new Athens on the river Spree, while the winged victory on its top recalls the arrival of Napoleon in Berlin. Follow the footsteps of the French leader in order to find out how the sculpture was once found in Paris. Checkpoint Charlie: • Today it appears as nothing more than a little shed in the middle of a modern, busy street, but Checkpoint Charlie is the embodiment of the post-war decades that not only shaped Berlin or Germany but the entire world. It is a symbol of the Cold War era, as well as of the time Berlin was divided by the Wall. It served as a single-person crossing-point from West Berlin into East Berlin and vice versa. Listen to the stories about the escapes and how Checkpoint Charlie became the theatre of the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

4. Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

Explore East Berlin up close on a walking tour with a travel book writer. Learn about how East Berliners lived, what the architecture of the GDR looked like, and how life behind the former Berlin Wall looked like. Meet your guide at the Weltzeituhr or World Time Clock at the center of Berlin at Alexanderplatz. Once the heart of the GDR, see East Berlin's showpiece buildings, including the iconic TV Tower. Continue on foot towards Karl-Marx-Allee, a long and imposing stretch of road, and learn all about the history of the GDR - how it was formed, how it functioned, and how it disintegrated with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visit key sights such as Café Moskau, Kino International, and Straussberger Platz, before stopping by the Ostel, a hotel where the German Democratic Republic lives on. Savor a typical Ossi drink, before continuing with the tour, with options to visit a store selling the vanished products of a land no longer in existence or a hidden spot showing East German architecture in its original form.

Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

5. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

6. Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

Explore the most interesting places and beautiful sights of Berlin by personal transporter. Get a practice session on the self-balancing Segway before you set off to ensure you feel confident on the eco-friendly vehicle. Journey back to the days of the Cold War as you look at the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. Glide through the Gendarmenmarkt, see the imperial Berlin Palace and explore the historical heart of the city in the Nikolaiviertel area. Admire the Rotes Rathaus and the regenerated Hackescher Markt, pass Alexanderplatz and Berlin Cathedral, along with the German Chancellery, Reichstag building, and Holocaust Memorial.  Ask your guide any questions you may have, enjoy lots of photo opportunities and more. 

Berlin: Private Soviet Tour in a Russian Minibus

7. Berlin: Private Soviet Tour in a Russian Minibus

Enjoy a 3.5-hour private tour of Berlin in a Russian “Bukhanka” minibus, hitting all the most important historical and cultural highlights. Start with pickup at your accommodation and head across the Spree to the center of the German capital where you’ll see the Reichstag and the monumental Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten, which bore witness to bloody fighting in the spring of 1945.   Passing by the famous Brandenburg Gate, your next stop is the former border crossing Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced each other in the heyday of the Cold War in the early 1960s. Head to Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx Boulevard, impressive urban development projects of the socialist GDR. Between the TV tower, the socialist mosaics, and the Soviet classicism and socialist brutalism, you’ll feel the old splendor of East Berlin.   Next, the “Bukhanka” vintage van will take you back over the Spree River to the kilometer-long Eastside Gallery, which was once part of the insurmountable Berlin Wall. For the grand finale, head towards Treptower Park with its gigantic Soviet War Memorial, combining deep history and impressive architecture.

Berlin: Red Metropolis Walking Tour

8. Berlin: Red Metropolis Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the life of the former socialist metropolis of East Berlin and learn all about the beginnings of socialism in times of Soviet occupation. Start in Berlin-Mitte at Berlin Central Station and then explore the prestige projects of the former socialist urban development. For the Soviet Union, East Berlin was the socialist outpost in the heart of Europe. Also, see two of the monumental Soviet War Memorials that once again underscore why Berlin was so important to the Soviets. During the tour, discover some of Berlin's most famous sights and listen to the exciting history of the Cold War. The tour ends at Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park, one of the largest antifascist monuments in the world.

Berlin: Instagram-Worthy Spots Tour with Photographer

9. Berlin: Instagram-Worthy Spots Tour with Photographer

Travel to Berlin's most photogenic sights like the Brandenburg Gate on this walking tour with a photographer. Learn some facinating history from your guide. Ensure that you get some great shots, as your tour includes some of the photographer's pictures.  Choose from a 2 hour tour option where you meet your guide at a centrally located spot in the city and get 20 processed photos, or a 4 or 6 hour options to more locations. The 4 and 6 hour options also include a pickup and drop-off service and 50 processed photos. Select the basic 2-hours option to have a walking tour of the most photogenic places in the Berlin Old Town. See the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of peace and freedom. Admire its beautiful architecture and pose for a picture. Walk along a charming Unter den Linden boulevard. Visit Bebelplatz square and get a picture in front of the Berlin Cathedral. Go to the 368-meter tall tower, Fernsehturm. Finally, visit the Alexanderplatz, a square with a bunch of instagrammable spots. Extend your tour to 4-hours and travel by a comfortable car with a pickup and drop-off service. Head to the best spots in the Old Town and go to the Berlin Wall Memorial which serves as a memorial to the division of Berlin and the deaths that occurred there. Learn more about this time in Berlin's history at the East Side Gallery which is a permanent open-air gallery that is placed on the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. Take photos of the colorful murals and graffiti. Continue to the Berlin Wall crossing point at Checkpoint Charlie. Finally, see the famous Siegessaule column. Enrich picture taking experience more with a 6-hour tour that includes a trip to the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens. Wander through the charming courtyards and Baroque-styled gardens. This stunning setting is a perfect spot for a picture. Uncover the hidden charm of the Landwehr Canal before returning to your desired drop-off point in Berlin.

East Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in a Russian Van

10. East Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in a Russian Van

Explore the highlights of the former East Berlin in a vintage Soviet “Bukhanka”, also called a “pan loaf” van, on this private 2.5-hour sightseeing tour.   Start your tour at Friedrichstraße train station, where the Palace of Tears was once the central border crossing for Berliners. Many tears flowed here during the division of Berlin, which separated many families.   The next stop will be the famous Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse. This is the only place in the city where you can experience the former inner-city border strip in its entire dimensions.   Then, head to Ernst Thälmann Park, a former prestigious urban development project of the late GDR. Admire the skyscrapers and huge monument to Ernst Thälmann, which was finished only 3 years before the end of the GDR. Continue on to see the former Lenin Square and Karl-Marx Boulevard, which combines Soviet neo-Classicism with socialist Modernism and Brutalism.   Finally, visit Alexanderplatz Square, where you’ll see a huge socialist mosaic and the 365-meter-tall TV tower. Finish the tour back at Friedrichstraße station.

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based on 60 reviews

Very good guided tour which allows you to know the sometimes hidden history of the city, its history and its architecture in connection with the history of the Berlin wall. The guide we had was very friendly and answered all our questions.

It was an amazing experience being to Berlin with an audio tour like that. I recommend it without a doubt!

Vincent was a great guide; it was entertaining and interesting. (Top secret tour) Thanks again

This app really helps you find some interesting parts of the city. Definitely recommended!!

Goud tour. It included the most important sights to see in Berlin.