Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

1. Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

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

2. 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: Driving Tour in a Trabant Limousine

3. 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: 3-Hour Cruise on River Spree from East to West

4. Berlin: 3-Hour Cruise on River Spree from East to West

This city tour along the Spree is the perfect way to feel the pulse of this vibrant city. From Jannowitzbrücke, pass the Frauenhofer Institute, the Spreebogen, see the newly built Ministry of Interiors in the heart of Moabit, the old Bolle-Meierei (dairy farm) and head toward the Reichstag (Parliament Building). Ride right through the government district and past the 'House of World Cultures.' At the Luther Bridge, enjoy perfect views of Bellevue Palace, the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation), and the Victory Column, all of which have borne witness to Berlin’s colorful past. The journey continues past the gigantic new Hauptbahnhof (central station), the fantastically baroque Berlin Cathedral, and Museum Island - the largest museum complex in the world, to Berlin’s oldest residential neighborhood, the Nikolaiviertel, then all the way to Gotzkowsky Bridge in Moabit/Charlottenburg. The journey ends here, from which point you can take the 245 bus to Zoologischer Garten directly from the tour end point, or continue to explore the city by foot.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

5. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. Your friendly chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You will also explore almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarten, Old Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Berlin State Library, Maxim Gorki Theater, German Historical Museum, Neue Wache, Alte Kommandantur, Kronprinzenpalais, Prinzessinnenpalais, Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera, Bebelplatz, Altes Palais, Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Government District, Federal Chancellery, Central Station, Moltke Bridge, Kongresshalle, Bellevue Palace, Siegessäule, Scandinavian Embassies, Zoologischer Garten, Theater des Westens, Savignyplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Gedächtniskirche, Tauentzienstraße, KaDeWe, Embassy District, Berliner Philharmonie, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Niederkirchner Straße, Anhalter Station, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Reich Chancellery, Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church. 

The Best of Berlin: Guided Segway Tour

6. The Best of Berlin: Guided Segway Tour

On this 60-minute tour you’ll cruise through the parks and streets of Berlin on an easy-to-ride segway.  A professional guide will take you to see the highlights of the city, showing you the most photogenic places in Berlin, most of which you’d be lucky to stumble across on your own! You can choose from a standard tour or you can tell your tour guide which places you’d like to see, creating your own itinerary. Typical attractions and sights include: Holocaust Memorial Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz Reichstag Building and Bundestag Berlin Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) Chancellery (Kanzleramt) House of World Culture (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) Soviet Cenotaph (War Memorial in Treptower Park)

Berlin 60 Minute Segway Rental

7. Berlin 60 Minute Segway Rental

Discover the best of Berlin by Segway, and experience the city’s diversity from the comfort of an eco-friendly, self-balancing vehicle. Ideal for 1st time visitors, the “grab and go” Segway tour gives an overview of the city in a short time. Pass popular attractions from Berlin’s complex history, and learn about its role in World War II and the Cold War. Go to Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse) on the border between the former East and West Berlin. Admire the Konzerthaus and French and German Churches on the Gendarmenmarkt. Pass the reconstructed historical heart in the Nikolaiviertel. See the green domes and imposing façade of Berlin Cathedral. Glide down the beautiful tree-lined Unter den Linden. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial. Go to the former home of the Imperial Diet of the German Empire at the Reichstag Building, and see some of the city’s more contemporary architecture such as the “pregnant oyster” of the House of World Cultures.

Berlin: 30 minute Segway Rental

8. Berlin: 30 minute Segway Rental

Discover the best of Berlin by Segway, and experience the city’s diversity from the comfort of an eco-friendly, self-balancing vehicle. Ideal for first time visitors, the “grab and go” Segway tour gives you an overview of the city in a short time. Pass popular attractions from Berlin’s complex history, and learn about its role in World War II and the Cold War. Go to Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse) on the border between the former East and West Berlin. Admire the Konzerthaus and French and German Churches on the Gendarmenmarkt. Pass the reconstructed historical heart in the Nikolaiviertel. See the green domes and imposing façade of the Berlin Cathedral. Glide down the beautiful tree-lined Unter den Linden and pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial. Go to the former home of the Imperial Diet of the German Empire at the Reichstag building, and see some of the city’s more contemporary architecture such as the “pregnant oyster” of the House of World Cultures.

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What people are saying about Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7,293 reviews

a circuit through the great buildings, while you rest on the boat taking what you feel like at that moment, this is a great fast and comfortable way to visit Berlin..

The cruise was very interesting, the timing correct and the possibility of interactive driving (even if it didn't work the first time). Recommended.

Great experience! Great boat tour! Interesting Facts! Great staff! Always happy. See you soon Berlin, we love u

Practical, fast and manageable. Without waiting and on time. Pleasant coworkers. We had fun being there.

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