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The history of Berlin has seen it broken and divided, fashioning a city that's nightlife and neighborhoods are as much of a draw as its bountiful museums and jarring architecture. Every corner has a story to tell, but here are a few worth starting with!


This holyland of 20's cabaret emerged as a Soviet showpiece in the Cold War. Central, accessible, and close to other key sights, Alexanderplatz is the perfect launchpad for a jaunt around town.

TV Tower

As the highest point in Berlin it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. TV Tower tickets start at €13 for adults─a bargain for Berlin's best view!

Brandenburg Gate

Situated at the bottom of Unter den Linden, close to the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate is a monument to triumph, once in war, now in unity.


Germany's parliament is an icon of Berlin architecture. The modern glass dome crowning the Neo-Baroque building is open to visitors. From the dome of the Reichstag building you can experience an outstanding view of the city.

Government District

The Reichstag isn't all the Government District has to offer. At the north-eastern corner of Tiergarten Park, it's home to some of the best modern architecture in Berlin.

Madame Tussauds Berlin

Madame Tussauds is relatively new to the city but already has a colorful history. On opening day a visitor tore off Hitler's waxwork head! Only in Berlin!

Berlin Dungeon

See out a rainy day at the Berlin dungeon for a reminder of the city's nasty past. Large groups get generous discounts.

Potsdamer Platz

Once a post-war wasteland, Potsdamer Platz is now the spot for top-class hotels and film premieres (including the IMAX). The Berliner Philharmonie is just around the corner.


Known locally as Ku'Damm, this 2-mile boulevard forms Berlin's shopping district. KaDeWe─the continent's largest department store─marks its easternmost point near Wittenbergplatz.


In the historic Gendarmenmarkt the Berlin Concert House stands flanked by 2 cathedrals. Entrance to the German Cathedral is free, but the older French Cathedral costs €3 a ticket.

Planning Your Berlin Visit

When to go?

Unless you're averse to crowds, visit Berlin over the summer, when the city's relaxed street-life is at its most contagious. Include a Sunday to experience one of the bustling flea markets.

Where to stay?

Every Berlin neighborhood has its own character. Charlottenburg is relatively flash, with Mitte a trendier alternative. Prenzlauer Berg is the city's café-culture capital, populated by young families. Schoeneberg is renowned for its gay clubs and bars, while Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg also provide plenty of nightlife options─most a little rough around the edges!

How to get around?

Berlin is covered by trains, trams, taxis, and buses. Train stations are largely unmanned with machines to buy tickets from. Many tourists mistakenly think the trains are free before being fined €60 by inspectors! The Berlin WelcomeCard covers public transport in Berlin and Potsdam for 2-5 days, and also provides discounts at many restaurants and attractions, including the Berlin Dungeon.

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    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    May through September the weather is ideal.

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What People Are Saying About Berlin

Definitely a must see tour! Lizzy our perfect guide, thanks.

Very upsetting to see how cruel human could be. Berlin visitors must see to understand the concept of cruelty and how fascism kills the human inside us. Our guide Lizzy was really perfect with her knowledge and manner and she made the best.

Great tour,with interesting history, art & archicteture informations

I apreciated too much the tour, cause I learned a lot of important things about the history , art and archicteture of Berlin. The guide Ben is the best , very processional and haver a lot of knowledge about the subjects.

The Free Original Historical Berlin Walking Tour Reviewed by Monica, 10/13/2017

Great city tour! A must do when visiting Berlin!

Lovely, pleasant, simply AMAZING! We really enjoyed it, it's a full one hour trip in boat with the explanation of each monument history in the surrounding! A must do !!! Don't miss it ....

1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating Reviewed by Sameer, 10/10/2017

Fantastic tour by Stephen whose knowledge was interesting and engaging

Stephen's Third Reich Tour was very informative and he was amusing as well making it a very interesting tour. We had come from Munich were we did a Third Reich tour there, and the information was the same but more expansive. Thoroughly recommend his Tour.

Third Reich Half-Day Walking Tour of Berlin Reviewed by Jennifer, 10/10/2017

Just the right length and very informative!

We booked the tour for a press trip to Berlin and everyone enjoyed themselves until the end. The tour guide is very flexible in terms of requirements, meeting points etc. and has a good knowledge of the area. Would recommend!

Experience Street Art & Urban Life, Berlin Kreuzberg Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/05/2017