Berlin, one of the oldest and most storied cities in Europe, offers a variety of local places, attractions, and activities any tourist can enjoy. The city is full of historical attractions, outside cafes, and a nightlife that's hard to beat.…
Things to do in Berlin
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Arrive at the glamorous and grand Friedrichstadt-Palast, located in the East End, a vibrant nightlife district that is essentially Berlin's Broadway. Inside the hall is the largest theater stage in the world at a size of 23,680 square feet (2,200 square meters).
As the lights dim you're transported to a universe at once familiar and otherworldly. You soon meet a resident of Berlin’s landmark TV tower, a sort of celestial Rapunzel who feels closer to extra-terrestrials than she does to her fellow human beings, while tending to her pet poodles that may not be entirely what they seem. Watch as Egyptian goddess Nefertiti—whose iconic bust is permanently exhibited in a Berlin museum—appears to add another layer of mystery to this parallel universe.
With more than 500 eye-catching, space-age costumes dreamed up by Parisian designer Thierry Mugler and over-the-top performances from more than 100 artists, including the tricks, twists, and turns of a BMX bike rider, this Vegas-style production is a futuristic adventure and a timeless love story for the ages.
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Isolated behind the Iron Curtain, West Berlin became a hotbed for radicals seeking an alternative lifestyle. Take a decidedly different approach to sightseeing as you explore the grungy underbelly of Germany’s capital that those radicals helped create.
Visit the area's coolest neighborhoods as you hear about protests and resistance to urban regeneration projects; see pictorial representation of the campaigners' beliefs through street art and graffiti. When the Wall came down, the underground scene migrated east, and tensions developed between the counterculture and those pushing corporate expansion.
Leave the well-trodden tourist trail and enjoy a fresh insight into Berlin’s gritty, controversial side with help from your fervent guide. Read More close
Berlin is known as the city fated always to become and never to be. Witness the transformation the city has been and is going through, and learn how premier architects, artists, and activist citizens continue to change the urban landscape.
Start your tour with a stroll through the new government district, marveling at the modern architecture of the Chancellery and the renovated Reichstag. Continue to Potsdamer Platz and see futuristic buildings that now fill the gaps produced by war and division.
Explore the gorgeous new Park am Gleisdreieck, regenerated from an industrial wasteland. Your tour guide then takes you to the edgy art scene in Kreuzberg where you can view pieces of street art and graffiti and see how old buildings now serve as art studios.
Gain an insight into the local lifestyle and learn how the city is struggling with the effects of the constant changes. The tour ends at the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain where you can see the longest piece of the Berlin Wall still standing. Read More close
The pass also gives you a map to the highlights of central Berlin and unlimited use of Berlin's public transport, including airport transfers, to give you convenient access to the city's sights for as long as your pass is valid.
- Museum Island—Pergamon Museum, New Museum, and Old Museum
- New National Gallery
- Reichstag Dome and roof terrace
- German Museum of Technology
- Museum of Photography, including "Helmut Newton's Private Property"
- Design Museum
- Allied Museum
- Anne Frank Center
- Musical Instrument Museum
- History and Culture Museum
- Gallery of Engravings
- MACHmit! Museum for Children
- German Cathedral
- Nikolai Church
- Hop-on-hop-off bus tour with live commentary
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Begin in Mitte, a warren of passages, a hotbed for new technology business, and a key cog in the cultural development of post-unification Berlin. Continue to Prenzlauer Berg, a former working-class borough now popular with bohemian youth. Admire the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery), a gentrified old brewery representative of the dynamic arts scene.
Friedrichschain and Kreuzberg complete your tour of the suburbs. Learn about the area's changing politics and how left-leaning ideals are coming under attack from new influences, a contentious development. The famous Oberbaum Bridge, which used to connect East and West Berlin, provides an opportunity to observe both sides from an excellent vantage point.
Conclude your tour at the suitably modern and contemporary Potsdamer Platz, a good place to contemplate Berlin's future direction. Read More close
Pedal along Karl-Marx-Allee, a grand socialist boulevard, and observe the postmodern architecture before coming to the East Side Gallery. Here, a 0.6 mile (1 km) stretch of wall still stands, famous for its politically charged graffiti.
Seize the chance to see the Stalinist memorial at Treptower Park, which is ordinarily off the tourist path; but by bike it's easily accessible. Pedal back through the "death strip" to learn about the military defenses once placed there. Refreshingly modern-day town planners are creatively reallocating the land.
Along the way your expert guide provides you with historical context to aid you in your understanding. With the CIA, KGB, and Stasi all having operated in the area, you're sure to hear fascinating anecdotes about one of the most intriguing periods of espionage in history. Read More close
Meet your expert guide and set off to explore the sites that best illustrate the Cold War's divisive effects on the city. First, stroll down Karl-Marx-Allee. Lined with postmodern architecture, this wide boulevard was a tribute to Communist ideology. At former crossing points, learn about the Stasi’s chilling security methods, perhaps best illustrated at Bernauer Strasse—a road separated by the wall.
Continue to Gethsemane Church and hear of the gathering of brave civil rights activists that would eventually lead to Germany’s unification after 28 long years. The Wall Memorial offers a place for rumination as you consider the city's turbulent history, still so recent.
End at centrally located Alexanderplatz, another East German showpiece with the monumental TV Tower. Read More close
Start your tour with a safety briefing and a short lesson on Segway riding techniques. Then head out and glide past the physical remains of the former division between East and West Berlin. Explore the East Side Gallery, the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall and learn about its significance as a dynamic artist space.
Stop at the Cafe Moskau, once a meeting place for communist party officials, now a trendy exhibition space and a classic example of communist-era architecture. At the Spree riverfront, where the river meets the Wall, your knowledgeable guide gives you insight into life in the former East, telling stories about escape attempts and pointing out the political impact the division still has on Berlin. See how the former no man's land at Engelbecken is transformed today into a public space before making your way back to Alexanderplatz. Read More close
Following a quick orientation, you're ready to safely take to Berlin's streets aboard your bike. The possibilities are numerous: embark on your own city tour, see the majestic Reichstag, pedal over the historic Brandenburg Gate, and reflect at the many emotive memorials.
The Berlin Wall Trail is a very popular route. Trace the former East German border via the track dedicated to walkers and bikers. Visit notable sites like Checkpoint Charlie and East Side Gallery—an area full of politically charged graffiti. Read More close
Begin your tour at either of the 2 convenient meeting points, which both lead to the same trail. Discover notable sights such as the Brandenburg Gate—a cultural icon for the city—learn about the destructive split of the city at the site of the Berlin Wall, and see Checkpoint Charlie—an allied crossing point at the former border. Stand above Hitler’s bunker and hear of the devastating effect of the Third Reich before some time for reflection at the emotive Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
With almost unlimited landmarks to unearth, continue to marvel at the important historical sites you encounter. Your expert guide provides intriguing tales of the great personalities who have visited and lived here, enhancing this delightful and inspiring introduction to Berlin. Read More close
Your adventure starts at Schönefeld Airport with a ride in a luxurious stretch limousine before you climb aboard your helicopter. Listen to information from the tower and then ascend in a matter of seconds on a helicopter tour offering a unique view of the city center's monuments and squares. While flying at 125 mph (200 km/h) feel like you are standing on air.
Your pilot takes you close to the TV Tower, Victory Column, and the radio tower. Next, soar over the former border at Checkpoint Charlie, admire modern buildings at Potsdamer Platz, and float along Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s well-known shopping promenade. Catch a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium before returning to Schönefeld Airport and receiving your flight certificate.
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Berlin has it all, from grungy underground bars and funky, sophisticated cocktail lounges to thumping nightclubs. Explore the whole range as you party across the city. Safe in the hands of your knowledgeable guide, pick up the best tips for the newest and coolest spots in town.
With excellent offers and free drinks to be had, it’s also a fantastic way to get better value from a night out. Swagger to the front of the queues for quick entry and take advantage of your VIP treatment. Chat with fellow travelers and make new friends as you all come together to create Berlin’s hottest party.
The city is long established on the party map and rightly proud of its nightlife heritage. Engage with the best of it on this vibrant tour of the night's highlights. Read More close
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Board the comfortable, modern vessel and head out on the River Spree. Running though the center of Berlin, it forms just a small section of the wider system of rivers and canals surrounding the city. Glide past the stately Charlottenburg Palace nestled in its picturesque gardens and see the stately sight of Museum Island—home to 5 museums. Marvel at the Reichstag, which boasts a fusion of old and contemporary architecture and is now one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks.
Sit back, relax, and admire the cityscape as you continue on this tranquil trip through the area. Aside from the highlights on the banks of the rivers, there are many bridges that crisscross the watercourses too—here they number more than Venice. Read More close
Following a 30-minute orientation session, feel comfortable enough to safely head out onto the streets and explore with your guide. See one of the last remaining sections of the Berlin Wall and hear anecdotes from your guide. Imagine the challenge of living in a city divided in 2.
Continue to uncover poignant vestiges of the Third Reich. Hear about the dying days of the Nazi party at Hitler's bunker before a moment of contemplation at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe—an emotive monument designed to provoke thought.
There's time to whiz through the city's modern spaces too. The Postdamer Platz is a prime example of the exciting regeneration occurring in the area. With fast transportation and only 8 people in your group, you can enjoy a personal and comprehensive tour experience. Read More close
Upon arrival at Schönefeld Airport, a friendly staff member greets you with a glass of champagne before a stretch limousine whisks you to the helicopter. Listen to your pilot’s welcoming words and information from the tower before takeoff and then fly all the way to Tempelhof Airport. Gaze down on the runway Western Allies used when bringing supplies to West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade.
Before returning to Schönefeld Airport, finish with spectacular views of the skyline including the Brandenburg Gate and the TV Tower while your pilot points out the most important monuments. Receive a flight certificate at the end of this unforgettable experience.
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The magnificent Charlottenburg Palace is a former summer residence for the wife of a former Prussian king; her role as a patron of the arts is honored as the palace now plays host to celebrations of baroque music. Providing a delightful ambiance, the Orangery is a long-standing favorite for holding festivities. Take your seat and settle in for a journey through classical music.
The deeply respected and distinguished Berlin Residence Orchestra takes to the stage in traditional period dress, ready to revive some of the most stirring works from the baroque era. Concertos from Mozart, inspirational solos, and work from the era-defining Johann Sebastian Bach are all aspects of the rousing performances you can expect to hear.
An evening at the Charlottenburg has been a firm favorite on the social calendar in Berlin for centuries; now take your chance to experience the enchanting atmosphere. Read More close
Following WWII, Berlin became the battleground for the Cold War. When the Wall was raised, the city was sliced in half—some guard towers and tank traps are still standing. Life under the Stasi (the Ministry for State Security) was brutal; hear what everyday life was like for East Germans, who lived under constant observation. Those who attempted to escape are now indelibly imprinted into history and legend.
Listen to intriguing and thrilling historical accounts of espionage from an era renowned for its spies. As your guide illuminates this city that the KGB and CIA used as a key battleground, contemplate these troubled times and reflect on the resulting scars that still remain today. Read More close
Contemporary Berlin has earned a reputation as a vibrant hotspot for progressive ideas and creative spirits. Find out about the colliding ambitions of urban planners and learn how Berlin is juggling with massive immigration, gentrification, a booming real estate market, and a rapidly expanding high-tech sector.
Head out to the former grounds of the Tempelhof Airport and cruise along its former runways. Once the important site of supply drops during the Berlin Blockade, the area is now home to one of the city's most impressive green spaces. Continue along flat roads where the Berlin Wall once stood and see how the cherished riverfront space has undergone massive change.
Cycle through the diverse district of Kreuzberg and discuss the pros and cons of the historic guest worker program, which encouraged countless foreign workers to move to the city and forever changed the cultural landscape. Depending on the day of your tour, you can also visit the colorful stalls of a Turkish open-air market or investigate the cafes and restaurants dedicated to perfecting Sunday brunch. Read More close
Home to around 160 nationalities, the cosmopolitan Neukölln borough has transformed into a lively artists' quarter and is well-known internationally for its delightful treats. Begin your tour with a stroll along the Schillerkiez and Tempelhofer Feld, where your guide tells you why this former working-class neighborhood has become so trendy in recent years.
Next, kick off your culinary experience with a crisp German craft-beer aperitif, made in one of the world's oldest breweries, followed by a hearty appetizer and a glass of local beer or wine. Your tour guide then takes you to an authentic German restaurant with contemporary local cuisine. Enjoy your main course while listening to insightful anecdotes about the district's history and culture.
Try the perfect finale—a sweet surprise accompanied by coffee or tea—before your tour ends. With a satisfied stomach in the heart of Neukölln, you can continue your sojourn to suit your own pace and tastes. Read More close
A candlelit lounge welcomes you. First choose from 3 different 4-course menus, then begin your exciting sensory journey into the darkness. An expert team of friendly hosts escorts you to your seats before your taste buds are treated to a deliciously unusual experience. Enjoy your meal and live entertainment in pitch darkness, letting your senses introduce you to a different kind of reality.
The evening finishes in the lounge, or if the weather permits, on the terrace, both discreetly lit. Should you ever feel uncomfortable in the dark during dinner, the team is at your service to lead you to one of these spots. Feel free to ask your waiters questions or discuss the experience with your fellow diners over a drink. Read More close
Leave Berlin behind and journey to one of Germany’s grandest cities. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Baroque,” Dresden was a royal residence for the kings of Saxony; this resulted in a city packed with remarkable architecture. Learn how extensive bombing in WWII virtually obliterated the city and marvel at the subsequent restoration work. The resplendent Semper Opera House and striking Zwinger are 2 fine examples.
Following your informative tour, enjoy some leisure time. Re-visit some of the sites for more details, relax on the banks of Elbe, or delight in the great German pastime of unwinding in a Biergarten (beer garden) and gaze upon the inspiring skyline. Read More close
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Discover Berlin from a unique perspective on this East Harbor stand-up paddleboarding tour. Meet at the Badeschiff to get an introduction to the world of stand-up paddling. Master the skills of navigating and balancing on the board before easing into the waters of the Landwehr Canal. Your guide takes you safely through the East Harbor, explaining the major sights along the way.
Glide easily past street art and the Mediaspree, where companies like MTV and Universal make their home, before arriving at the impressive Oberbaum Bridge. Next, head to the famous Molecule Man, paddling between the 3 men, which represent the areas of Kreuzberg, Treptow, and Friedrichshain. Continue to a historical shipwreck from the era of the German Democratic Republic and marvel at the surrounding street art and graffiti.
After passing the after-hour Club Hoppetosse, located on a ship anchored in the East Harbor, where people dance to electronic music through the night, your adventure concludes back at the Badeschiff. Read More close
After a safety briefing and a lesson on paddling and maneuvering, set off for a unique tour of Berlin’s city center. In your kayak, head west downstream along the legendary line of the U1, Berlin's first elevated railway. Pass the technical museum and see the reminder of the Rosinenbomber used in the Berlin Airlift to supply West Berliners during the blockade by the Soviet Union from 1948 to 1949.
Continue along your scenic route and paddle past Potsdamer Platz, further past the Berlin Zoological Garden, and cross a historic waterlock to meet Spree at the Spree Triangle. Keep your eyes open for a view of old warehouses as well as modern buildings before arriving at your final destination at the Tiergarten. The afternoon tour starts at the Tiergarten and follows the reverse route. Read More close
Explore the streets of Berlin on a thorough tour of the most famous sites. On this 6-mile (10-km) cycle, visit landmarks from all points of history; Hitler and the Third Reich, the Cold War, and the Prussians all had a profound impact on Berlin.
Unique historic sites such as the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and Hitler's bunker are all encountered. The renowned Brandenburg Gate has seen it all, from Napoleon marching into the city to a Ronald Reagan speech to pop concerts; it is a truly iconic place.
With a gentle pace and plenty of stops in a city developed for cycling, this is a tour for all. There's even a chance to refresh, Berlin-style, with a beer. Perhaps quiz your guide further or swap travel tips with your fellow cyclists. Read More close
Your expert tour guide highlights the storied history of the former palace, which housed Prussian kings and German emperors for more than 400 years, as well as the state-of-the-art construction techniques now being used to rebuild it. One exhibit features a large, intricate scale model of Berlin at the start of the 20th century, with the old palace as a central feature.
With models, films, graphics, and sculptures, you can see how the construction site next door will be transformed into the new Humboldt Forum. Learn about the design that replicates the old palace's façade and see examples from the palace construction workshop as the builders explain their progress.
At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a view of the Berlin Dome, Museum Island, and the palace construction site itself as you relax on the panorama terrace. Read More close
Berlin... is spread out over a vast area, and there is hardly any better way to sense its size than from a captive balloon. You are in safe hands with an expert pilot as you quietly ascend over the city, taking in the undisturbed vistas that take your breath away.
From above, admire the German capital’s landmarks: the imposing TV Tower, the mighty dome of Berlin Cathedral, the historical Brandenburg Gate, the completely re-built boulevard of Unter den Linden, and the modern, steel-and-glass high-rises of Potsdamer Platz. This adventure is a great opportunity to take stunning photos as well. Read More close
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Take to the streets and begin a broad walking tour of Berlin’s highlights. Stroll along famous boulevards and observe diverse architecture, from the classical socialist style on Karl-Marx-Allee to the ornate and grandiose work of Prussian palaces such as Charlottenburg.
Discover how the heavy political influences of the 20th century have left their mark on the city. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a poignant place for reflection, and the remnants of the Berlin Wall are a reminder that the scars run deeper than physical geography. Hear these and other detailed narratives from your professional guide.
Finish by witnessing the contemporary side of the city at Potsdamer Platz and learning how current development is shaping its future direction. Read More close
Discover a new perspective of Berlin from the water and with departures every 30 minutes, choose the tour time that fits best in your sightseeing schedule. Embark from the centrally located pier at Friedrichstrasse and cruise along the Spree, passing the Reichstag (German Parliament Building) and the government quarter all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures).
The boat turns around at Luther Bridge offering an incredible view of Bellevue Palace before sailing past the new Central Station, civil servant housing, the Victory Column, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, and the Nikolaiviertel, Berlin's oldest residential area. An informative commentary broadcast over your headset points out places of importance and explains the history of the city. Read More close
With the ultimate freedom to take in the city at your own pace, stroll through the heart of the city. See the KaDeWe department store, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin TV Tower, and Brandenburg Gate, all must-see points in the German capital.
Whatever your idea of the perfect Berlin vacation, this bus pass ensures that you don't have to worry about your transportation. Select your ticket option according to your own must-do list and enjoy this fascinating city. Read More close
With the freedom to move at your own pace, you can stroll through stone-lined alleyways and stop at the city's world-famous attractions, tourist areas, and inviting neighborhoods. Listen to anecdotes about Berlin's past, present, and future and get insider tips about where to shop, dine, or dance the night away.
Whether you choose the 1- or the 2-day hop-on hop-off pass, tour-route stops include the TV Tower, Reichstag, Berlin Zoo, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, many other attractions, and the lively bars and shops along the elegant Ku’Damm or the trendy Hackescher Markt area. Read More close
Begin by discovering how the Old Jewish Cemetery is representative of Jewish life in Berlin: Originally the burial place for great Jewish people such as Mendelssohn, the site was all but destroyed by the Nazis. Now, the area has been restored. Observe the resplendent New Synagogue, hear the building's story, and admire its impressive dome.
The most inspiring story of the tour concerns Otto Weidt and his Workshop for the Blind. Here, learn of his selfless struggle to protect Jewish workers and how he saved many lives. As you complete your tour, contemplate how incredible it is that a community, who has endured so much, is able to flourish again in the place of their persecution. Read More close
Begin with a walk around the hidden sites of a bygone era. See the location of the former Old Synagogue, the boys' school founded by Moses Mendelssohn, and in turn, his final resting place in the peaceful Old Jewish Cemetery.
Discover the workshop of Otto Weidt and learn from your guide about his fight for the protection of his Jewish workers, for which he was posthumously recognized. Take a moment for personal reflection at the column commemorating the "Women’s Protest"—a rare moment of successful opposition against the Holocaust.
The beautiful New Synagogue, with its impressive dome, serves as an excellent symbol for the resurgence of Berlin’s Jewish community. Read More close
Meet your group at the Urbanhafen, an inland port where you can launch into the canal as nearby swans look on. Follow the water east to Lohmühlenbrücke, where the canal meets the Spree. Enjoy a short break with some Proviant lemonade before you paddle back in the sunset.
Along the way, enjoy the vivid and colorful scenery in one of Berlin's trendiest neighborhoods. Have a chat with other paddlers and people you meet on the way and get to know others who share the love of stand-up paddling in Berlin. Read More close
Climb atop your board at the Badeschiff and take a few moments to find your balance before you paddle out onto the calm waters of the Landwehr Canal. Choose your own route between the nearby districts of Kreuzberg, Treptow, and Friedrichshain, and set out to see the sights of Berlin from the water.
Your trip can let you glide by the East Harbor, Oberbaumbrücke, the Molecule Man, the Media Spree, and local street art at your own pace, stopping to take a break whenever you like. Once your voyage is complete, paddle back to the Badeschiff with a new perspective on the vibrant city around you. Read More close
Meet your local guide in central Berlin and begin with the short train ride out to Potsdam. Now you're ready for a 10-mile (16-km) cruise around town. The flat terrain and regular photo breaks mean this ride is easily manageable.
With so many palaces to admire it's easy to take them for granted, but be sure to take time to absorb the charms of each individually. Sanssouci Palace is one of the most photogenic, with its yellow exterior dripping with Baroque flair. Cecilienhof Palace played host to the historic Potsdam Conference following World War II. Take in other fine Renaissance-style buildings and pedal paths once walked by Frederick the Great. Read More close
Leave the urban buzz of Berlin behind and take the short train ride to Potsdam—a former playground for the Prussian Royal Family. Their baroque palaces nestle in between green parks and lakes, creating a stunning environment. Admire the regal Sanssouci Palace with its yellow façade and surrounding gardens, full of follies and temples.
Continue to the mock-Tudor Cecilienhof Palace from the Hohenzollern dynasty, renowned for the meeting between Churchill, Truman, and Stalin following WWII. The streets of the alluring Dutch Quarter allow your local guide to provide the narrative of the city’s role in the Cold War. Observe the former KGB jail and stand on Glienicke Bridge—a favorite location for spy swaps between the KGB and CIA.
Relax in the tranquil environment, enjoy some free time at lunch to sample a biergarten (beer garden), and make the most of your time in pretty Potsdam. Read More close
Follow in the footsteps of the renowned Hohenzollern dynasty and discover the charm of Potsdam. Carefully sculpted over the centuries by skilled architects, landscapers, and gardeners, these grand residences are nestled among extensive parks and manicured gardens.
Marvel at the enchanting Babelsberg Palace, the stunning lake-side Marble Palace, and the charming wooden houses of the Russian village. Learn about the role of Cecilienhof Palace in deciding Europe’s fate after WWII before finishing your tour at Sanssouci Palace. Its yellow façade and ostentatious baroque architecture create a grand aura befitting of such regal surroundings.
Your expert guide is always ready to provide valuable information and context for an area saturated with imperial history. Read More close
Meet your guide at Brandenburg Gate and hop on the train to Potsdam, the city of Kings and Kaisers. Follow your knowledgeable guide as you wander through charming districts and down graceful streets lined with grandiose palaces and elegant parks—Sanssouci Palace was the summer residence of Frederick the Great, and is a shining example of decorative, rococo design. The city radiates character and history and large sections of it are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site—this splendor has made it a draw for czars and citizens alike for centuries.
Listen to intriguing stories and anecdotes from your experienced guide. Learn about Potsdam's reign as the crown jewel of the Prussian Empire, hear tales of the generations of rulers that fostered the city's growth and rise to prominence, and get insight into Potsdam's proud role as the capital city of the state of Brandenburg. Read More close
Cosmopolitan Berlin is a foodie’s paradise; tastes and aromas from all corners of the world are present on the scene. Let your guide introduce you to the glamorous buzz of the city. Get the best tables at 4 top locations and learn intriguing details of international food and wine trends.
Join the fashionable crowds as you feast on 4 courses—1 in each restaurant—with drinks, a perfect opportunity to do some serious people watching too. Take a leisurely walk between venues, never more than 10–15 minutes at once, and find out where to party later in the night. Be in the know, and see Berlin’s most stylish and extravagant side. Read More close
Your photographer captures portrait- and documentary-style moments that reflect your personal style and uses creative and professional talents to make you and your group look truly amazing.
Photo sessions are held in some of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods. The most popular itineraries include the gritty Neukölln district, a wander around the gardens of Charlottenburg, or admiring Berlin's most iconic buildings in the Mitte. You're free to choose a location that best suits your style and personality, even if that means an altogether different location.
You receive your beautifully retouched images in a shareable gallery within a week of your experience. Read More close
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Meet your guide at the Fernsehturm, Berlin’s massive television tower and one of the tallest freestanding structures in all of Europe. Skip the long lines and go directly up to the observation deck, poised 666 feet (203 meters) above the city’s streets. As you circle the platform, your guide points out important landmarks and offers fascinating insight about the area.
Descend to the bustling boulevards below and get acquainted with your Segway during a 30-minute orientation session. When you’re ready to roll, head out onto the streets and enjoy a personalized tour.
Discover important sites, such as Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Reichstag, Hitler’s Bunker, and the Topography of Terror. Along the way, hear stories about the significance of these solemn memorials and historic buildings before wrapping up your day in the city center. Read More close
As night falls in Berlin, revelers from all over the world gather in lively bars and clubs. Your night starts in the trendy Hackescher Markt district with a chilled pint of German lager. Once the merry mood is set, you are in for a treat.
Visit 4 bars, including chic cocktail haunts, and bohemian, velvet-draped watering holes, and enjoy free shots all night. Finish on a high and feel the beat on the dance floor as top DJs play the hottest tunes in one of the city’s infamous clubs. Read More close
Start your walking tour in Schöneberg and learn about Berlin's eras of sexual experimentation as well as cruel repression and persecution. Along the way linger at one of the city's oldest gay and transvestite bars, the Eldorado, frequented by the openly gay Nazi SA leader Ernst Röhm and featured regular performances by Marlene Dietrich.
Then, stop at the poignant memorial for gay and lesbian victims persecuted and sent to the concentration camps by the Nazis. Walk through Tiergarten, a park known as the gay meadow hidden behind the Berlin Wall, and end your adventure with a tour of the Gay Museum in Kreuzberg, which houses one of the world's most comprehensive archives on gay and lesbian culture. Read More close
Berlin’s significant role as a Cold War battleground has left deep scars. Visit important historical monuments as you journey through the former Communist half of the city. Stroll down Karl-Marx-Allee and observe the striking postmodern architecture so emblematic of the Soviet era.
Listen to your guide describe life behind the Iron Curtain, under the Stasi's watchful eye. This era also produced many tales of espionage. Hear about the competing campaigns of the KGB and the CIA.
Imagine the emotional moments in the "Palace of Tears," the border crossing where families were torn apart, some forced to remain in East Berlin. At the East Side Gallery, one of the last remaining stretches of wall still standing, admire the 100 or so pieces of politically charged graffiti.
An informative and poignant tour with your knowledgeable guide allows you to reflect on the difficulties faced by the city and its inhabitants not so long ago. Read More close
Meet your guide at Brandenburg Gate and begin your tour in the city's historic heart. As you meander through the modern-day traces of ancient settlements and by neoclassical architecture, listen as your guide discusses the culture and art that thrived here over the centuries and the well-known figures who once called this city home, from Frederick the Great to Otto von Bismarck. Pass by noteworthy landmarks like the sprawling Gendermenmarkt plaza with its stately, restored cathedrals, the colonnaded façade of the Neue Wache guardhouse building, and the tree-lined boulevard of Unter den Linden.
As you tour, gain insight into Berlin as it was before the World Wars. Listen to stories about the city's role in bringing peace and stability to Central Europe and the various artistic and intellectual achievements that took place in the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. Read More close
On the fringes of a national park lies the infamous site of Sachsenhausen. Incarcerating primarily political prisoners, the camp saw the deaths of 30,000 people. Witness its preserved barracks and sparse living conditions, observe the remains of the hugely emotive execution facilities, and begin to grasp the magnitude of the crimes committed here.
Learn about the daily life of its prisoners and about its counterfeit currency operation, the largest ever seen and a Nazi strategy to affect the economies of the allied forces. Hear how the horrors continued after WWII as the Soviets commandeered it for their own undesirable means.
Pause for thought at the memorial, contemplating the harrowing sights and remembering the tens of thousands of lives lost in the pursuit of one man’s perverse ideal. Read More close
Take the short train ride out of Berlin to Sachsenhausen—one of Himmler’s first established camps. Understand the camp's layout with a moving walk around the facilities; see the punishment cells, execution grounds, and the hospital where medical experiments were carried out upon prisoners.
Discover how, post-WWII, the camp came under Soviet control and how, mainly through neglect, many thousands more would lose their lives during those bleak times. Pause at the memorials that stand today honoring the swaths of men, women, and children who were imprisoned here—especially those who lost their lives as 1 man chased a horrifying vision. Read More close
Meet your guide at Brandenburg Gate and hop on the train to Oranienburg, home to one of the largest concentration camps in the Third Reich. Follow your knowledgeable guide as you wander through the camp's grounds, and learn how around 200,000 people were held captive, abused, and forced into slave labor.
The remaining surroundings and on-site exhibitions provide you with vivid insight into the inhumane living conditions of the captives and corrupt behavior of the SS guards.
Your experience is bought to life as your expert guide tells you heart-wrenching stories of brutality, torture, gas chambers, and mass executions of the detainees. In the present day, the recently renovated Sachsenhausen Memorial is the heart of Berlin's tribute to the tragedy of the last century. Read More close
Your walk begins at Heidereutgasse, the first synagogue in the city. Learn facts and anecdotes about the Jewish population during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Your tour then moves toward the Scheunenviertel, or Barn Quarter, a neighborhood in the center of Berlin, and the center of Berlin Jewish life from the 18th century on.
See numerous sites of historical relevance, like various synagogues and an old Jewish cemetery, while you learn about the successes of many of Berlin's Jews—including Max Reinhardt, Arnold Schoenberg, Kurt Weill, Max Liebermann, and Lesser Ury.
Your guide's discussion also covers the dark side of Berlin history, like anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and the Nuremberg Laws—which methodically stripped Jews of various human, political, and economic rights. Finally, you can study the efforts of contemporary Germany to commemorate this community.
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From products blazed with the iconic ampelmann to restaurants dishing up Soviet-era cuisine, there has been a recent trend in Berlin of Ostalgie—nostalgia for life in East Germany. Now, though, the pendulum appears to be swinging back in favor of the west side of town. Largely untouched by tourism so far, West Berlin offers a wealth of history and culture to explore. Begin at Steinplatz—in Germany's Golden Age of the 1920s, this was the place to see and be seen. Stroll past the neighborhood's museums and colorful cafes as you learn about the area's one-time role as a major artistic hub.
Wander through the cobbled streets of Charlottenburg—a historically affluent neighborhood, this area suffered decline under the Nazi regime and is now returning to its former glory. As you explore, your guide points out landmarks and architecture and discusses West Berlin's current place in the world economy. You end your tour with a new outlook on the modern metropolis as well as a deeper understanding of the different roles it has played through history, including, as John F. Kennedy famously described it, that of "an island of freedom in a communist sea." Read More close
Berlin is widely regarded as a cultural and creative capital of Europe. Follow your guide, an expert participant in the local scene, to find out why. Meander through Auguststrasse—the core of the city's artistic community in the 1990s—where thriving artists turned abandoned factories into workshops, many of which are now the capital's finest galleries.
Along the way, visit many art galleries, including the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Eigen \ Art, the exclusive Neugerriemschneider, and other, lesser-known galleries. As you venture further into the city's contemporary and historical artwork, learn more about the dynamic structures and the creative landscapes built by these artists' initiatives. Read More close
With your guide, analyze the rise and fall of the Nazi Party. Look down from Brandenburg Gate on the lengthy Strasse des 17 Juni, one of the major boulevards in Albert Speer's plan for the new center of World Capital Germania—what Nazi Berlin was to be renamed. Then continue your stroll toward Peter Eisenman's Memorial.
As you walk through Wilhemstrasse, the government center of Berlin up until 1945, you can see other sites, memorials, and structures that played an important role during Hitler's regime. Your last stop is the Topography of Terror exhibition, located where the Gestapo and SS Headquarters once stood. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the affects of the Nazi legacy on today's Berlin. Read More close
Begin your tour at the Visitor Center of the Berlin Wall Memorial and trace the former route of the wall through the city's center. Hear about the beginning of its construction, which took place in August of 1961.
It was called the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart by the East German government and the Wall of Shame in the West. Discuss how this infamous "death strip" cleaved the German capital, and consider the physical realities of life in the city it divided.
Pause at exhibits, memorials, artwork, and historic sites along the way, including the Ghost Stations exhibit at Nordbahnhof, that help you put the city's division into perspective. Read More close
Choose the car—limo, hatchback, or convertible Trabant—and the route. Either way, lots of fun is guaranteed on this extraordinary tour. Experienced guides accompany the small convoy of vehicles in a leading car, giving you tips and directions while you navigate the streets on this joyride. Strike a pose during one of the photo stops and hear insider tips and background stories about the city’s past and present.
"The Wall Ride" drives along the former buffer zone between the Eastern and Western blocs, including the Berlin Wall and Charlie’s Check Point.
The "Wild East Route" visits off-the-beaten-path areas, where you still can glimpse how people lived under Communism, before arriving at the now-thriving, cosmopolitan district of Kreuzberg, home to plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs.
The "Berlin Classic" gives you a general overview of the German capital, with slightly more emphasis on the historical sites located mostly in the Western part of the city. See the elegant shops of Ku’Damm and the sleek high rises of Potsdamer Platz. Read More close
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Discover why this restaurant chain has been so popular since its inception in the early 1970s. Utilize the skip-the-line feature and pass the queues that often extend out of the door as you're shown straight to your table. Sit back and admire the variety of memorabilia decorating the walls while you soak up the vibrant and funky atmosphere.
Take your menu choices from the Gold Menu. Choices include an entree (salad), 1 main (cheeseburger, veggie burger, Caesar Salad, barbecue chicken, chicken sandwich, or mac ‘n' cheese), Hard Rock’s signature ice cream for dessert, and 1 soft drink.
While you feast, pick out your favorite pieces from the walls. Perhaps the famous Trabi from U2’s Zoo TV Tour, a Hendrix guitar, a letter in Elvis’ own handwriting, or even the famous Clapton guitar. Take the opportunity to browse the shop and pick up a memento to remind you of your rock fix in Berlin. Read More close
Ever wondered how you dance the Lipsi? You can learn this and many other lessons from the DDR Museum's interactive exhibits. This journey into Germany's Socialist past gives you a unique look at everyday life: you can explore a reconstructed East German apartment, walk through its authentically furbished kitchen, and rummage through drawers and closets.
Climb into an original Trabant, the iconic East German automobile. Turn the ignition and drive the Trabi around a simulated housing estate for a little trip through history. Replay the famous 1974 World Cup match between East and West Germany on a classic football table, or see local programs from the communist era broadcast on an old TV.
As you stroll through the museum's exhibition spaces at your leisure, press buttons and pull levers to access a wealth of information, pictures, and objects. A wide range of exhibits gives insight into the reality of Stasi surveillance, the Berlin Wall, and everyday life in East Germany. Read More close
Your day of ocean exploration begins as soon as you arrive at the SEA LIFE Centre, breezing past the entry lines and walking straight through the doors. Upon entering, you get your first glimpse of the magnificent tanks and hypnotizing swimming sea creatures.
Follow the loop that winds around the aquarium until you reach the freshwater River Spree and Lake Wannsee. Be on the lookout for the eels peeking out from their caves, the bashful octopus—most likely snoozing in a dark corner—and the gracefully dancing jellyfish as you head to the main attraction, the AquaDom.
Containing over a million liters of water, this cylindrical tank is the largest of its kind in the world. Get a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree view of the 97 fish species and coral reefs contained inside with an unforgettable ride in the glass elevator that rises through the AquaDom’s center. Read More close
Enter the Dungeon and meet the Black Jester who takes you down in the Elevator of Doom. Down in the depths you enter the Old Library, where the mad monk Pater Roderich waits to tell you of the plague, the early tribes, and Emperor Otto.
Head to the Raft of Rebellion to escape the plague by crossing the River Spree, only to find yourself face-to-face with the Plague Doctor on the diseased streets of 16th-century Berlin. The Torturer tells you about his tools of the trade in the Torture Chamber, before you head to the witch trials of The Secret Court.
Wander the Lost Catacombs and encounter the ghostly White Lady and meet Carl Grossman, the Butcher of Berlin, known for grinding his victims into sausages. Finally, emerge back into the light of day, having lived to tell the tale.
If you want more Berlin entertainment, choose the optional combination ticket to the legendary Madame Tussauds to see wax replicas of everyone from historical figures like Albert Einstein to modern celebrities like Miley Cyrus. Read More close
Take a tour of the LEGO® Factory, where helpful workers show off the noisy machines that turn raw plastic into real LEGO® bricks. The little ones even get to take home their own colorful souvenir LEGO® Factory Building Block.
Next, climb onto a LEGO® dragon and wander inside the enchanted castle. Explore its hidden inner workings, including the distinguished royal banquet room. Be on the lookout for the dangerous dragon, who seems to pop out when you expect it the least.
Continue to the Build & Test Center to construct and race your own LEGO® car. Once your speed machine is completed, feel the rush as you compete in a race, cheering it on as it takes the checkered flag.
Visit Berlin in miniature at MINILAND®, where over 2 million LEGO® bricks recreate major city sights like the Brandenburger Tor. And before leaving, catch a movie in the 4-D movie theater, where you're part of the action. Feel gusts of wind and cold rain rush past you as lightning cracks overhead. Read More close
Stroll past the line with your fast-track ticket and head straight into the museum. Stand before stunning Sandra Bullock, and pretend to pose under Leonardo DiCaprio’s arm. Sting like a bee in front of Muhammad Ali, or practice that backstroke beside record-breaking Tiger Woods. Featuring celebrities, sports stars, and famed historic icons alike, Madame Tussauds offers plenty of material for your mini photography shoot.
Should you opt for the combination ticket, enjoy the world of wax, as well as Berlin’s AquaDom and SEA LIFE, Berlin’s premier marine life park. Complete with 5,000 marine creatures and the AquaDom, the largest cylindrical fish tank in the world, this aquarium is suited for sealife-lovers of all ages.
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For decades, the TV Tower was praised as a symbol of strength of the socialist government. Today, the tower shapes the skyline and is a landmark of a unified Berlin, attracting a large number of visitors. With your early bird or late-night ticket you skip the line and go directly to the elevator, taking you to the top in just 40 seconds.
From the visitor platform you’re offered a magnificent view of the city’s well-known monuments. As you circle around the observation deck you get a bird’s-eye view of famous landmarks like the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, and Museum Island. Stay as long as you like at the tower’s summit, and then linger over a drink in the city’s highest bar. Read More close
Meet your guide at Alexanderplatz for a quick briefing to get familiar with your easy-to-use electric bike. Then set out for a smooth, fast, and comfortable tour of the city. On your ride you can focus on seeing many of Berlin’s top attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, as well as thought-provoking memorials and monuments to the city's turbulent past.
Breathe the fresh air as you cruise through the Tiergarten before arriving at Kurfüstendamm, the center of old West Berlin. Your guide also takes you to sites off the beaten track such as Bergmannkiez and Bebelplatz—site of a Nazi book burning. Venture farther to Tempelhof Airport, cycle along its old runways, and then wind down with a cold and refreshing German brew at a beer garden before dropping off your bike. Read More close
Head out of Berlin's Mitte borough and cruise the streets of Prenzlauer Berg at a relaxed pace on a comfortable city bike. Your guide stops numerous times to show you area landmarks such as the Wasserturm, Berlin's oldest water tower, and shares anecdotes to give you a sense of what life in the district is like.
The highlight of your tour is a visit to 3 handpicked restaurants where you can taste the multicultural cuisine. The venues vary, but food options typically include meaty German dishes, Austrian and Lebanese treats, a wine bar, and a café. Bring an appetite—the portions are generous.
Experience the nightlife of Kreuzberg and cap off the tour by watching the sunset over the waters of the Spree from the impressive Oberbaum Bridge before you cycle back to Berlin Mitte and your tour comes to an end. Read More close
Start your tour with a grand overview of the Berlin skyline from the famous Oberbaum Bridge, then follow your guide into the bustling streets of Kreuzberg. Pause at a favorite haunt for a delicious currywurst, ideal for boosting energy levels.
Continue the stroll through the charming streets as you smell the fragrant spice shops and freshly roasted nuts from street vendors. You can even try some rollmops, the well-known finger food.
Aside from its culinary heritage, the district is also a hub for street art. See the walls and façades that are adorned with mostly anonymous pieces that add character to the locality. Take some refreshment at the all-important beer stop and quiz your guide for further recommendations across the diverse and vibrant city. Read More close
What better way to get to know a local community than by meeting its residents? Listen to fascinating narratives as your guide introduces you to intriguing locals as you encounter people from all walks of life.
Next, don those dancing shoes and pick up a few steps from a distinctive dance, developed in East Germany in response to the rock 'n roll movement in the States.
All that dancing is thirsty work, so take a seat in one of Berlin's oldest movie theaters and sample a Herrengedeck, a popular local drink specialty including home-brewed beer.
Conclude your tour with a trip on the local tram and pick up a few tips on the hippest hangouts in town before heading off, complete with your own souvenir. Read More close
Meet up with your guide and small group and visit the Palace of Tears, a former Cold War border crossing between East and West Berlin. Next, see the harrowing sites where Jewish children were either rescued or taken to concentration camps.
Continue on and explore Humboldt University and discover contemporary Berlin as you learn about current student life. Even this impressive campus has a link to the past as the site of the 1933 Nazi book burning. Afterwards, amble by Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Jewish Quarter. View the 19th-century New Synagogue and learn about the tragic history of Berlin's Jewish population.
Now it's time for a sweet treat at one of the oldest city bakeries. The aroma of pastries fills the air as you bite into a Berliner, a traditional German snack similar to a doughnut. Navigate through the backstreets past old tenement houses to reach the Berlin Wall, the final stop of the tour. A symbol of the Cold War and the city's division, this graffitied concrete wall now serves as an infamous artifact. Read More close
The tour begins on the westside of the grand Reichstag building. Originally opened in 1894 and home to the German parliament, the building's huge glass dome allows for a stunning 360-degree view of the Berlin skyline.
Your guide leads you around this bustling city's famous landmarks like Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate—the neoclassical arch that to many is the most indelible symbol of Berlin.
Visit some of Berlin's World War II related sites. Observe a solemn moment of remembrance at the 2,711 concrete slabs that make up the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. A visit to the site of the bunker where Adolf Hitler spent the last days of the war follows.
Stories about the division of Berlin during the Cold War are told as you are taken to the site of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, the best known crossing point between East and West Berlin.
Berlin's beauty is on display when passing Gendarmenmarkt, a square lined with stately French and German cathedrals, while on your way to one of Berlin's oldest chocolate makers. Enjoy a piece of authentic German chocolate as the tour concludes next to the imposing Berlin Cathedral. Read More close
Your cruise starts at the centrally located Weidendamm Pier and explores the city center on Berlin's major waterway, the Spree. Pass by the Federal Chancellery, Bellevue Palace, and the Victory Column. Then sail by Central Station and the Interior Ministry to reach the splendid Charlottenburg Palace.
Make your way back via Landwehrkanal with excellent views of Hamburger Bahnhof and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Next admire the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, and Museum Island—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—from the river. Choose from a lunch menu with a selection of 3 local dishes and listen to important facts about the city and its landmarks via your audio-guide. Read More close
After you check in at Schönefeld Airport, your pilot welcomes you with a champagne toast and a Lincoln stretch limousine whisks you away to the helicopter. Lift off and enjoy a scenic 15-minute flight with impressive aerial views of Adlershof, Friedrichshagen, and Müggelsee—the largest of Berlin's lakes—while listening to commentary about the sights from your pilot.
Your pilot lands at Strausberg where you savor a glass of champagne by the glossy waters of the Straussee. Then take a short walk to a castle-like restaurant by the lake—the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner. Enjoy delicious gourmet delights before flying back in the evening sky with stunning views of Berlin at sunset and receive a flight certificate at the end of the tour. Read More close
For a city like Berlin—alive with many tours and attractions to discover—enjoy a pass that offers a convenient and affordable way to see the sights. With more than 50 of the hottest spots covered, the possibilities are considerable. Whether your tastes are for the arts, ancient history, contemporary history, or nearly anything else, there’s a museum for you. Getting around town is also taken care of and simple—use your pass on any public transport method in zones A, B, or C.
Venture out on one of the guided tours or a hop-on hop-off bus, and give yourself a grand overview of the German capital. Armed with your informative guidebook, you are primed to absorb the best of city at your own pace and personalized to your preferences. Read More close
The world-famous story is about the desperate Wilhelm Voigt who struggles against the vicious cycles and windmills of absurd public service culture. After procuring a captain's uniform, he comes to a mischievous conclusion. As Captain of Köpenick, he finally beats the law and his authority-abiding opponents at their own game.
The director and composer Heiko Stang, a graduate of the renowned Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, developed a real Berlin musical from the winking satire that Thomas Mann once described as "the best comedy of literature."
Under the direction of Frank Hollmann, 8 musicians of the Symphonic Pop Orchestra perform catchy songs in the finest Berlin jazz sound. For a look at history, visit the complimentary Captain exhibition on the ground floor of the town hall, the original vault.
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Begin your insight into the city's turbulent past by pedaling through the former Jewish Quarter. Here, admire how the New Synagogue has been magnificently restored and take some time to reflect at 2 notable memorials.
Continue with your guide to observe buildings of Nazi significance, like the Third Reich military headquarters, Bebelplatz—the site of the infamous book burning as well as Hitler's demise at his bunker.
Gaze upon the Reichstag, hugely impressive architecturally, before finishing your tour at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. This emotive place helps you contemplate how Germany has had to address this dark period in its history. Read More close
The severe impact of the Third Reich is visible across the city, but you begin by seeing the effect of extensive Allied bombing at the Memorial Church. Continue on and hear of the Soviet advancement toward the Reichstag. Then pause at the Soviet War Memorial now flanked by tanks.
Observe the important administrative buildings and learn about the power of Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry and the effectiveness of Goering’s Luftwaffe (Air Force). Stand atop the site of Hitler’s bunker as you consider his closing days.
Complete your tour at Bendlerblock. The location of the German resistance movement, it now stands a memorial to those who lost their lives to its admirable and brave cause. Read More close
Having once stood as the capital of Nazi Germany, this city is still littered with remnants of a dark past, though many buildings have been destroyed and street names changed. Discover the former SS and Gestapo Headquarters, once scenes of torture and suffering for those who opposed the brutal establishment.
See the location of a former commanding administrative building, the New Reich Chancellery, and imagine the devastating influence Goebbels's Ministry of Propaganda once had. Stand atop the site of Hitler's bunker, the place of his death in 1945.
Using the latest historical research from your guide, consider the monumental effect Hitler and his administration had on humanity. Reflect on how Germany and the rest of the world now cope with the crimes of yesterday.
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Follow your local guide and listen to shocking tales and gruesome realities of life under Nazi rule. Visit what were once 2 of the most feared buildings in Germany, the SS “Schutzstaffel” Protection Squadron headquarters and those of the Gestapo, the German Secret Police Service. Now part of the Topography of Terror complex, these 2 buildings were seriously damaged during the WWII bombings. Today, their remnants house an impressive exhibition on Nazi history.
Next, your tour moves toward the old Jewish district. Delve into the legacy of the successful Jewish community that prospered here prior to Nazi intervention, and learn how the local community is once again emerging as a thriving part of Berlin society. Read More close
Discover Berlin, Germany’s fascinating capital and one of the cultural, shopping, and nightlife centers of Europe, with a WelcomeCard. Get discounts up to 50% at top attractions and museums, such as Checkpoint Charlie, The Wall Museum, Berlin TV Tower, and even the opulent Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, just to name a few. You also receive reduced prices for sightseeing buses, walking and biking tours, bars, restaurants, and shops all around the city.
Move from 1 neighborhood to another at your pace by using the extensive public transport network of metro, overground trains, buses, and trams. Zone AB includes Berlin and Tegel Airport, whereas Zone ABC gets you to Potsdam and Schönefeld Airport, too. Read More close
The Berlin WelcomeCard Premium enables you to save time with fast-track entry at top attractions, such as the Pergamon Museum, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and many others. It also provides you complimentary sightseeing cruises and hop-on hop-off tours.
For the duration of your pass, access the city's public transport system—zone AB includes Berlin and Tegel Airport, whereas the Zone ABC card gets you to Potsdam and Schönefeld Airport as well. Find insider tips about your shopping and entertainment options in the city guidebook. Locate places to eat out and browse for discounted souvenirs with the help of the enclosed map. Read More close
One of the finest venues for a night out, Wintergarten is a jewel of the Berlin scene. Opulent interiors, decorated with sumptuous velvet, shiny wood, glass, and gleaming brass, pay tribute to the glory days of the stage. During its pre-war years, Berlin was the undoubted party capital of Europe.
Join in the spirit and celebrate a fun evening with imaginative comedians, illusionists, slapstick artists, jugglers, dancers, and singers providing vaudevillian entertainment. Make sure to grab a cocktail in the bar, a place to be and to be seen while in town. Read More close
Leave Berlin behind on this day trip to Wittenberg, just over an hour's train ride from Berlin, and follow Luther's footsteps as your tour guide shows you the original sites of the 16th-century Reformation movement. See the doors of All Saints' Church, where Luther was thought to have nailed his famous Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.
Take a leisurely stroll to the oldest building in town, the imposing 12th-century Church of St. Mary's, where Martin Luther preached more than 2,000 times. A guided visit of Luther House offers you a look at daily life during the Reformation, with your guide pointing out original exhibits and their influence on history.
You can wind down with a glass of locally brewed beer or stroll through the meticulously preserved medieval old town at your own pace before heading back to Berlin. Read More close