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  • Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

    1. Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

    Visit the stunning Reichstag building, walk around its iconic glass dome, and explore Berlin’s government and parliament quarter on a captivating tour with a German-speaking guide to get a better understanding of Germany’s unique political history. Follow your guide as you take a stroll through Berlin’s parliament quarter along the banks of the River Spree. Walk by the impressive Brandenburger Gate and Pariser Platz and stop and see important governmental structures. Pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an informative talk in the plenary chamber to learn insightful information about Germany’s parliament and as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building. Find out about the history and architecture of the building and its reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster, which transformed it into one of the most modern and inno...

  • Berlin Gov District Walking Tour & Reichstag Visit with Dome

    2. Berlin Gov District Walking Tour & Reichstag Visit with Dome

    See the impressive buildings of the parliament quarter along the banks of the Spree, while you stroll down the streets to the Reichstag. Marvel at the main studio of the German television station ARD, the Reichstagspräsidentenpalais, the work spaces of the politicians, the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall, the former course of the wall, the parliament library, the federal press conference building, some artworks around the Bundestag and the Republic Square from which the modern building of the German Chancellery can be seen. On this part of the tour with a length of 900 meters, you will learn a lot about the surroundings and history of the headquarter of the German parliament. After this tour you will enjoy a free, unguided presentation in the plenary hall, with a seat under the dome. Learn more about the tasks and duties of the parliament as well as the story behind a buildin...

    Outstanding guide - perfect weather and informative, interesting and humorous tour

  • Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    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 along the red or blue route 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. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big...

    Very informative and great way to see the city. Good value as well as could use throughout the days I was here to get around the city!

  • Berlin: 75-minute Trabi Safari

    4. Berlin: 75-minute Trabi Safari

    No need to queue: just jump into your very own Trabant and chug away through Berlin. Join your fellow cardboard-comrades in convoy, and see the capital like you've never seen it before during this Trabi Safari.

    After a short introduction to the mysteries of the four-stroke and manual gearbox, your adventure can begin. Take a trundle back in time, in your much-loved vehicle, over the cobblestones of Berlin.

    After your second hair-raising corner, you'll have caught the Trabi-fever, and never want to get out again. Though all good things must come to an end, you'll get your very own Trabant driver's license as a souvenir of this unique experience. Pass by popular Berlin sights during your tour, including Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Berlin Cathedral, the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), the TV Tower, East Side Gallery, the Ober...

    A fantastic opportunity to drive a trabant whilst seeing the sites of Berlin! Well organised with a guide speaking by radio in English and German from the front car. Great value for money and a unique way to see Berlin.

  • Berlin: City Trabi Tour

    5. Berlin: City Trabi Tour

    Sit behind the wheel or in the passenger seat and drive around Berlin in a Trabant, also known as a Trabi. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy the unique experience of riding aboard the official car of the GDR. Pick up your Trabi, squeeze yourself inside the iconic car, set off to discover the German capital. You’ll zip through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Spree River. Ride past famous sites like the Berlin Wall at the Eastside Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berliner Dom, and of course the stunning Brandenburg Gate for perfect photo opportunities. Make your own driving itinerary or go on one of the suggested tour routes and see the city’s top tourist attractions, historical monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

  • Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

    6. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

    Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. Tour stops on the Classic Route: 1. Kurfürstendamm 216 2. Tauentzienstraße 3. KaDeWe 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum Tiergarten 6. Potsdamer Platz / Balzac 7. Gropiusbau 8. Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Neptunbrunnen / Rotes Rathaus 11. Alexanderplatz / Park Inn 12. Karl-Marx-Allee 13. Eas...

    Have used this company on all our city breaks and as always this trip didn't disappoint. 2 routes covering the main sights and buildings you would expect. Will be using again.

  • Berlin: DDR Museum Tickets

    7. Berlin: DDR Museum Tickets

    Visit the DDR Museum, where the history of East Germany (often called by its German acronym, DDR, instead of the English, GDR) is made tangible. See reconstructions of DDR apartments and learn about daily life under the communist regime. The items in the museum are not hidden away in cases, but wait to be properly discovered. You can pull out drawers, open cupboards, reach inside and browse. Climb into an original Trabant, turn the ignition – and off it goes. Experience an exciting simulated voyage through the prefabricated districts accompanied by the typical Trabant noises. Turn on the television in a typical East German living-room and rifle through the Karat wall-cupboard, one of the most evocative home-furnishings of the GDR era. Smell the spices on the shelf and see the pressure-cooker on the stove. Watch news-reports sitting in an original cinema stall, or dance to Lipsi, East G...

    Hatalmas élmény volt, a gyermekkorunkat idézte. Interaktív a kiállítás. Sokan látogatják.

  • THE WALL: asisi Panorama Berlin Ticket

    8. THE WALL: asisi Panorama Berlin Ticket

    Visit the Panorama, an artistic representation of what life was like in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Experience Kreuzberg on a fictitious autumn day in the 1980s. With your day ticket, take in the scenes of everyday life. View the alternative life of SO 36 in West Berlin, separated from East Berlin and yet only a stone's throw away. See the so-called Death Strip and border facilities. From the visitor’s platform, experience how mundane, and yet how gruesome life was in the shadow of the Wall. The exhibition also features a documentary on the artist, Yadegar Asisi from his early ideas to the creation of the Panorama.

    The installation was so real and awesome. However, I do feel that I would have enjoyed it even more if I had a guide to explain some of the German aspect of the tour

  • Berlin: Luxury Solar Catamaran River Tour

    9. Berlin: Luxury Solar Catamaran River Tour

    Admire Berlin's waterways from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour luxury solar catamaran cruise sailing down the Spree River. Start your trip at the bridge Jannowitzbrücke where you can get views of hidden clubs like "Kater Blau" and the last original part of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery. Pass the oberbaumbrücke and head towards Treptow Park. Here you can see a very green part of Berlin. Enjoy scenic views of the harbor of Treptow and the small island "Insel der Jugend". After, relax on your way back to Jannowitzbrücke.

    Went with a group of my friends for a birthday and we found it very awesome. It also showed the beautiful parts of the city.

  • Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

    10. Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

    25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall you can experience a special East Side boat cruise. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, you will also see the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackesche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service. After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaivi...

    Good route that allows to see different Berlin districts. But we were confused: "Live Guide" in our case was loudspeakers, not a person who could answer questions.

Planning Your Visit

  • Where is it now?

    Most of the wall has been demolished, but tourists can still visit preserved segments, such as the Eastside Gallery (so-called for its large graffiti murals running along the Spree River's east bank between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain). A notable section is also visible at the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. City tours should cover most of the sites, including Checkpoint Charlie – the famous American checkpoint on Friedrichstrasse.

  • When to visit?

    Berlin is a true summer city and there are few better ways to spend a sun-soaked visit than to tour its sights by foot or by bike! If your visit has been cursed by cold or rainy weather, however, visit the segment at the Berlin Wall Memorial. It can be viewed from the top floor of its Visitors' Center, which also provides fascinating insights into life behind the wall.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Outdoor areas are always open, but the Visitors' Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    The open areas and Visitors' Center are free to visit, but the Center does accept donations.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A tour is definitely worth it! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Depending on the exhibit you wish to see, directions will vary, but the wall is easily reachable!
  • Additional information
    ** Remember to remain respectful during your visit. | Check the weather! Berlin can get windy quickly so plan ahead.*

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What people are saying about Berlin Wall

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24,606 reviews

Very good guidance and explanations. Very entertaining, I can only recommend it to everyone. The event in the plenary hall was not so good. Since we had promised more of, or other ideas.

Great and very informative tour! Kathrin is a great tour guide with lots of personal insights. Highly recommend this tour

I found out lots of interesting information and enjoyed the walking tour a lot.

It was value for time and money. Easy to locate meeting point and tour guide

I enjoyed the experience. It is surprising how huge the piece of art is.