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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

1. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin hop-on hop-off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a spree to your experience. You can redeem your boat ticket at any time and add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. During the summer, there is also a guided walking tour available, so you can learn even more in-depth, insider knowledge about the sights and landmarks. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfürstendamm • KaDeWe • Lützowplatz • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Mauerreste • Check Point Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt Line 2 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Frankfurter Allee • East Side Gallery • Ostbahnhof • Alexa • Rotes Rathaus

Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with River Cruise Option

2. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with River Cruise Option

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Berlin: "Top Secret" Guided Bike Tour

3. 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.

Berlin: "Babylon Berlin" Walking Tour

4. Berlin: "Babylon Berlin" Walking Tour

Begin a 3-hour tour of the most exciting locations as you enter the world of Gereon Rath. At each location, watch exclusive film excerpts from the series and fascinating original footage from the 1920s on iPads. Learn background stories about the shooting, the actors, and the 1920s in Berlin. Discover where Gereon Rath eats his lunch, which sights replace the Berlin police headquarters, and why Alexanderplatz become such a central part of the series. Find out where the dead were examined and exhibited and in which bars and clubs the actors from the series go to dance. Learn about what the nightlife was like in the 1920s as you travel back in time to the late Weimar Republic. The tour takes place mainly in Berlin-Mitte between Rosa-Luxemburg Platz and Potsdamer Platz. The tour will be moderated by Arne Krasting, a historian and expert on the Weimar Republic.

Berlin: Driving Tour in a Trabant Limousine

5. Berlin: Driving Tour in a Trabant Limousine

Experience an informative and highly entertaining tour of Berlin in a Trabant Limousine. Ride in the unique Trabi-XXL and become the real highlight of the city yourself. Board the stretch Trabant and experience the impressed and excited reactions of passers-by: watch as people take photos of the extra-long Trabi, and wave and smile as you drive by. Explore Berlin like a true VIP in a very special and historical atmosphere in the Trabi, the former people’s car of the GDR. The stretch Trabi picks you up at any location in the city center and takes you and up to 4 friends or other guests on an eventful, entertaining, and fun tour through the city. The route can be tailored to suit your interests. You can either explore the main sights in Berlin or travel to other places that interest you. You can also make stops along the way to take photos or have a closer look at the sights. The tour gives you enough time to see main sights in the city, such as Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, the Government Quarter, the German Chancellery, the Reichstag building, Berlin Central Station, the House of World Cultures, Bellevue Palace, the Victory Column, Straße des 17. Juni, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichrichstraße, Gendarmenmarkt, Schlossplatz, Humboldtforum, Nikolaiviertel, Mitte, the TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Unter den Linden, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island with the important museums, the State Opera, Humboldt University, and many more. Have great fun and a truly individualized tour through the city. Enjoy that star feeling in a unique Trabi Limousine and see all the top sights Berlin has to offer.

Berlin: Festival of Lights LightSeeing Bike Taxi Tour

6. Berlin: Festival of Lights LightSeeing Bike Taxi Tour

Start your tour either in Alexanderplatz or Potsdamer Platz. Meet your driver at an easy-to-find location within these bustling squares. During the tour, check out illuminations and video mappings on Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz, Schlossplatz, Berliner Dom, and the TV Tower.  Tours beginning in Alexanderplatz will end at Potsdamer Platz, and tours beginning in Potsdamer Platz will end in Alexanderplatz, ensuring you’ll never cross the same path twice. Let your driver know whenever you want to step out of the bike and snap some photos, or stop at other locations.  Please dress warmly, as October nights in Berlin are sometimes chilly. For extra comfort, there are blankets you can use onboard. Each bike taxi has space for 2 adults and a day pack. The tour can be booked in German, English, or Spanish.

Berlin: TV Tower Fast Track Entry with Dinner and Concert

7. Berlin: TV Tower Fast Track Entry with Dinner and Concert

Experience a night out in the Sphere restaurant in Berlin's TV Tower. Skip the long lines and head up 1,207.45 feet above the city to enjoy a 3-course dinner with a must-see view. Listen to live music, sip on a drink, and see iconic sites like the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. Enter the TV tower, skip the queues and take the high-speed lift to the Sphere restaurant. Take a seat on the comfortable burgundy chairs and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Soak up the panoramic views of Berlin as you sip your welcome drink.  Sit back and relax and enjoy the sound of live music playing. Choose between 2 different ticket options, a window seat with a view of an inner seat, the choice is yours. Depending on what night you go, there is a variety of live music in different genres.  Discover the best pop music from Berlin's singer and songwriter Diane Weigmann on March 23, 2022. Like soul music? No worries, enjoy the high-test soul night with Esther Filly Ridstyle playing on March 9, 2022, May 11, 2022, July 27, 2022, October 26, 2022, and December 1, 2022. Listen to the iconic Frank Sinatra's Story with Jens Sörensen if you go on April 27, 2022, June 22, 2022, August 10, 2022, September 22, 2022, and December 7, 2022. If classical is more your thing, there's music and singing from pianist Alex Parker on June 7, 2022, September 7, 2022, and October 12, 2022. Perhaps you love gospel soul music, then there's singing from Kirk Smith on July 13, 2022. However, if you would rather hear some classic Cuban beats, then a night of Cuba feels with Diógenes Nodarse is the night for you. See her perform on May 25, 2022. Enjoy a night out like no other from up in the sky, tucking into a special 3-course meal, what better way to see the whole of Berlin with an unforgettable 360 ° view.

Berlin: Mysterious Dark Ages Walking Tour

8. Berlin: Mysterious Dark Ages Walking Tour

Step back in time to the middle ages on this walking tour of Berlin. Hear about executions and see where these sentences were carried out. Discover what happened to the Jewish population that lived at Große Jüdenhof.  Meet your guide in Alexanderplatz and start your walking tour. Let your guide explain to you why Alexanderplatz is also known as the "Teufels Lustgarten" (the Devil's Pleasure Garden).  Immerse yourself in stories about German witchhunts where the accused needed to confess before being convicted. Learn about the methods used to extract these confessions. Be regaled by legends about werewolves and demons.  Unlock the truth behind a mysterious event that happened in Klosterstrasse in the 1980s. See how it is related to the secret burial chamber in a parochial church in Berlin.  Continue to Große Jüdenhof to find out how a simple theft led to a cruel Jewish pogrom in the Middle Ages. Finish your tour at Alexanderplatz.

East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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Our guide, Jim, was outstanding. He was clear and concise and very informative. It was a wonderful varied selected points of interest. It was very well organised and seamless in the movement from one location to another. I particlulary liked each particular aspects of Berlin’s history highlighted. Jim spoke so clearly and with great enthusiasm which was a joy to listen to. He also answered all my questions with additional information I didnt know. I always like to hear information and stories that are not widely known.

A great entertaining informative evening. Many thanks to the guide, who gave us a lot of knowledge and many stories from Berlin's underworld in such an exciting way. He did it so well that we still have a lot of data and facts in our heads today. Many thanks, gladly again!

It was our first hop on hop off experience and everything went well, the weather was good and the start stop was walking distance. It was very interesting but time passed quickly.

We had a 3,5 hrs cold war tour on a sunny day in May. Jim was our host and did an excellent job. He's very enthusiastic and knows a lot of the history details.

The best way how to get to know the Berlin and it’s places what you want to explore more.