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Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

1. Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

Begin your evening getting to know your guide and other like-minded travelers. From there, head out into the Berlin night to your first stop. After you’ve properly loosened up, continue on to three additional venues of bars, pubs, and dance halls. Every night is a new experience on this pub crawl. Get to know Berlin’s nightlife as you make four stops ranging from cocktail lounges, alternative dives, techno bars, bustling dance halls, and more. Enjoy complimentary shots along the way, always concluding your evening at one of the city’s biggest dance clubs where you'll skip the line with VIP entrance. This pub crawl takes you to a variety of bars and pubs in the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Crawl through Berlin with the iconic TV tower as your backdrop and have an unforgettable experience drinking and dancing the night away.

Berlin: "Babylon Berlin" Walking Tour

2. 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: Mysterious Dark Ages Walking Tour

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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: History of Crime Walking Tour

6. Berlin: History of Crime Walking Tour

Dive into the underbelly of Berlin's past as you discover its history of crime on this walking tour. Delve into stories about gangs, political murders, and facinating scandals.   Hear about how Chicago gangs dominated the Berlin entertainment industry in the 1920s. Get details on the underworld's involvement in protection rackets, drug trafficking, kidnappings and prostitution. Learn about how the infamous Glasgow gang terrified the whole of Berlin in the post-war period and hear about the Safe Breakers. Listen as your guide tells you the story behind the gang fight at the Silesian train station. Immerse yourself in the terror at Bülowplatz where the later head of the Ministry for State Security, Erich Mielke, was involved in a political murder. See the former location of the massive Berlin police headquarters and find out how the police won world acclaim through Ernst Gennat.  Finish your tour at the Rotes Rathaus where you can hear the tale of a financial scandal in the 1920s which involved the mayor. 

Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

7. 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: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

8. Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate and journey down the famous Unter den Linden, named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall and broad carriageways on each side. Stop outside the Prussian State Library and Humboldt University, considered one of the finest in Europe and where Marx and Einstein once studied. Enter the Bebelplatz and see the State Opera building and dome of St. Hedwig's Cathedral.  Then, go to the former winter residence of the German Emperors and get a stunning view of Alexanderplatz and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) from Berlin Palace.

Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

9. Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 4-hour walking tour to the top landmarks and destinations of Berlin, in the company of a professional Spanish-speaking guide. Departing from the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, explore the origins of Berlin in the San Nicolas neighborhood, and walk through Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the impressive Berlin Cathedral. Stroll down Kaisers Avenue and see the Unter den Linden. Pass by Humboldt University, the Royal Library, and State Opera on the way to one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt. Pause for a photo opportunity in the picturesque plaza. Then, hear details of Hitler's rise to power and see the remains of the Gestapo Headquarters. Remember the events of the Holocaust at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Learn how the Berlin Wall was born, why it fell, and how local residents lived with it every day. Hear amazing stories of the East Germans who risked their lives to cross to West Berlin. Admire the spectacular modern Potsdamer Platz, before ending your tour at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence.

Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour

10. Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour

Follow the ghost-like trail of the death strip and wall, and discover everything there is to know about the Cold War on a fascinating walking tour around Berlin. Learn about where the cold war powers formerly confronted each other, the routines and duties of border guards, Soviet and allied forces, the Stasi and the CIA. Get an extraordinary insight into what it was like to live in the eastern bloc, and hear about failed escapes, and how the border command was ordered to shoot to kill anyone who would dare attempt the heinous crime of emigration, known as “flight from the Republic.” Learn about how the M16 and the CIA tunnelled under the Wall into the Soviet Zone and tapped into the Red Army’s secret communications, about the methods used by Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell. Discuss the state of the present German society and the plight of former East Germans. Learn about the changes that German society went through, from shopping to daily life and work, and what the future holds. Explore sites such as ghost stations, former guard towers, and hidden areas of the death strip, espionage points of the CIA and KGB, and much more. The tour finishes at Ruschestraße 103.

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What people are saying about Alexanderplatz

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 182 reviews

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!

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.

Very well organized pub crawl. Very fun, it allows you to meet a lot of people from all over the world.

Great guide, and had a fun time. Thanks for the pub crawl