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Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

1. Berlin: Skip-the-line Pergamon Museum and Museum Island Tour

Enjoy expert live commentary on a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum at the Museum Island in Berlin. Learn all about ancient civilizations, from Egypt to the Near East, with extended tour options to visit other museums in the area. If you choose the standard option, take a guided tour of the Pergamon Museum. See ancient architecture, German post-antiquity art, and Middle Eastern and Islamic art housed under one roof. Your private guide will help you to navigate the museum while providing expert commentary on the exhibits of art and antiques from ancient Rome, Greece, Babylon, Persia art, and beyond. Among the museum’s highlights, you will find the famous Pergamon Altar built during the reign of the Ancient Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC, a 17-meter-high Market Gate of Miletus, and the Babylonian Ishtar Gate. Choose the 3-hour option for the same guided tour of the Pergamon Museum with additional private transport. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin. Choose the 4-hour option to enhance your visit to the Pergamon Museum with a guided tour of the Museum Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See highlights such as Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berliner Schloss, State Opera, and the Bebelplatz. Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to the Berlin Cathedral. Admire awe-inspiring Baroque and Renaissance style interiors with beautiful works of art and views from the dome. Choose the 5-hour option to add private transport to the 4-hour itinerary. This option includes a reliable pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Berlin.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

2. 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. The chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in two hours.  Explore almost forgotten places and discover the city's origins. A photo booklet, tailored to the tour's individual locations, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes like Berlin Cathedral, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin State Opera, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church, and many more.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

3. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

4. Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

Stay active while on vacation in Berlin on an e-bike tour. Cycle to famous sites linked to the Berlin Wall and iconic Berlin landmarks, including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Learn about Berlin's rich and sometimes dark history from your local guide en route. Explore Berlin's central Mitte district, where most of the city's historical landmarks are based, and cycle to important locations linked to the former Berlin Wall. Start your tour near the iconic ex-border crossing on Bornholmer Strasse, where East and West Berliners jubilantly stormed through the opened gates at the fall of the wall on the night of November 9, 1989. Cycle on to Mauerpark, where the wall used to divide the park in two between East and West Berlin. Continue down Bernauer Strasse to the Wall Memorial and the Chapel of Reconciliation before heading to a former ghost train station, Nordbahnhof. Head into the Mitte neighborhood to see Berlin's famous and long-standing Charité hospital, the government quarter with its imposing Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and leafy Tiergarten. Pause at the Holocaust Memorial to pay your respects to the fallen Jews of Europe during WWII before making your way to the historical and imposing Gendarmenmarkt, and Bebelplatz. Cycle down the large and long Unter den Linden allee to see the Berlin Cathedral, the renovated Berlin Palace, and the charming streets of Nikolaiviertel — the original village that constituted Berlin. End your tour in the modern central district to see the iconic TV Tower, Marien Church, Rotes Rathaus, Alexanderplatz, and the World Clock.

Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

5. Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

Find out all about feminism, fascism, resistance, and the fight for equality through the lives of the women of Berlin. Start your tour at Hackescher Markt, in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district. Cross over Museum Island and walk through the charming city center streets as you learn about Berlin's many extraordinary women. Discover the known and lesser known stories of feminist May Ayim, the world's first female Rabbi Regina Jonas, hear about Rosa Luxemburg and Marlene Dietrich, and learn how German women were left to remove the rubble from post-WWII Berlin’s streets by hand in 1945. Hear the story of how one girl that grew up in East Germany became one of the most powerful and respected world leaders of the modern age. Discuss the differing politics of feminism in East and West Germany, and take a hard look at the inequality which is still present in Berlin today.

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

6. 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: Small Group Walking Tour

7. Berlin: Small Group Walking Tour

On this Berlin tour, you will journey in a bit different way than most other tours. Starting at the Alexanderplatz at one side of the historical center of Berlin, you will see the TV Tower and the original, medieval remnants of the small town that Berlin was for most of its history. You will then pass by the controversial, reconstructed former Royal Palace of the Hohenzollern and enjoy the ambiance of Museum Island with a great view of Berlin Cathedral. After passing by the Humboldt University you will walk through the maze of the central streets to marvel at the prettiest of the German capital's squares, the Gendarmenmarkt. Then you will learn the history of the infamous Berlin Wall at the Checkpoint Charlie. Passing by the place where Hitler's Bunker formerly stood you will learn about the country's dark past. The final, symbolic stop is the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity of Germany and Europe, with its open, classical archways.

Albert Einstein in Berlin Private Guided Tour

8. Albert Einstein in Berlin Private Guided Tour

"Travel back in time to pre-war Berlin to follow in the footsteps of one of its most distinguished citizens, Albert Einstein. Learn about his personal life, greatest scientific achievements, and escape from the rising anti-Semitism in the German National Socialist Party. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of one of the greatest geniuses in history. Choose the 2-hour option to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin, where he lived from 1914 to 1932. Your walking tour will begin in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Peace and Freedom, and continue down Unter den Linden to the historic center. You will pass one of the branches of the popular Einstein coffee shop, and stop at the Memorial to May 10, 1933 Nazi Book Burning at Bebelplatz. Einstein forever left Berlin only a few months prior to this event, lucky escaping the Nazi persecution of Jewish people. You will see Humboldt University, previously known as the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, where on 25 November 1915 Einstein presented his field equations of general relativity. Another point of interest will be the beautiful New Synagogue, where Albert was the first violin of the Jewish orchestra. Choose the 3-hour option to learn more about Einstein's Jewish roots on a guided tour of the New Synagogue - Centrum Judaicum. This synagogue was built in the mid-19th century as the main place of worship for Berlin’s Jewish community, and has been reconstructed after being badly damaged during Kristallnacht. A visit inside will help you understand what it meant for Einstein to be Jewish in Germany at the time when Adolf Hitler and Nazi party were rising in power. Choose the 7-hour opton to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin and Potsdam. This option includes a walking tour of Berlin, including the New Synagogue - Centrum Judaicum, with a round-trip train ticket to Potsdam, where you will visit the Albert Einstein Science Park. It’s a great place to learn more about Einstein's life and work and see the famous Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm), an architectural symbol of modernism. It was built by Erich Mendelsohn to prove Einstein's theory of relativity, and the great man visited once. If time permits, you will also discover Einstein's Forum and other highlights of Potsdam before boarding the return train to Berlin. "

Berlin Musical Sightseeing Walking Tour

9. Berlin Musical Sightseeing Walking Tour

Enjoy the atmosphere of Berlin, its music, architecture, find out how historical events and music are connected. How did music become the engine of history? From classical oratorios to hip-hop, from the 18th century to the 21st. You will see Berlin through the eyes of a music lover and hear its polyphony. Museum Island, Berliner Dom, Humboldt University, Gendarmenmarkt, Trabi-Museum, Check Point Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag will be a cultural event for you! Listen to the real voice of Berlin, get to know it personally, and the ancient city will gladly open its soul to you!

Berlin: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

10. Berlin: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Visit a modern metropolis with a rich history on a walking tour of Berlin. Let your private guide show you the city's top sights, including the Berlin Cathedral, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and many more. Meet your guide in the heart of Berlin and set out to explore the German capital. This remarkable city offers visitors a mix of modern glamour and a richly textured history. Discover important sights as you make your way around Berlin. See the State Opera, St. Hedwig's Cathedral, the Crown Prince's Palace, the Schloss Bridge, Humboldt University, the Berlin Wall, and much more. This private tour is also customizable, allowing you to decide on which sights you most want to see with your guide on the day.

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What people are saying about Humboldt University of Berlin

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Really great, varied - also child-friendly - guided tour through the Pergamon Museum, the entire Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral (including the viewing platform = wonderful) and the Humboldt Forum. Thank you for the 4 unforgettable hours Mr. Kristiansen! It was great!

Very individual guidance by Mr. Kristiansen. It was possible to do justice to the entire area including Pergamon, Cathedral and Humboldt Forum from different perspectives. 4 hours flew by.

The private vintage car tour was great. The car is a dream, we got a lot of exciting information about Berlin. We can unreservedly recommend it.

The supervisor was an East German, fled himself and was very well read and could tell the history with many stories.

I can only recommend getting to know Berlin by bike... the guide was great....