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.…
Top 57 Things to do in Berlin, Germany
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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
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
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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
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
When you enter the historic ballroom at the Hackesche Höfe, leave everyday life behind as the hours of orchestrated magic take the lead. Acrobatics, music, dance, comedy, and drama form a harmony in one of the most exquisite theaters of the city, with bold performances that are not to be missed.
The theater's spectacular shows create an atmosphere that builds a bridge between the past, the present, and the future, enchanting spectators in search of something exceptional and new. Internationally renowned artists create a sensuous, nonverbal display to leave the audience speechless.
Continuous reinvention is the Chamäleon's creative aspiration. After each season, the theater changes its colors in order to blend with the next show that premieres on stage. Your visit gives you a look at a unique environment, created to heighten a moment that will only exist here and now. 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
Get started by following the Wall's remains of the Wall along Bernauer Strasse, where your expert guide weaves together the politics of Cold War Berlin with stories of everyday life on either side of the divided city. Stop at the Berlin Wall Memorial to reflect on this history and get a sense of the security measures designed to prevent East Germans from reaching the West.
At Gethsemane Church, you can learn how courageous activists gathered to protest the East German regime and helped usher in the peaceful revolution that led to Germany's reunification. See where these efforts first led to the breaching of the Wall at Bornholmer Strasse and learn how courageous East Berliners at Stasi headquarters managed to prevent the shredding of files that now provide important insights into the inner workings of the regime.
End your tour at Alexanderplatz, another East German showpiece with the monumental TV Tower, or at a central location of your choice. 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
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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- Charlottenburg, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg, Mitte
- Neukoelln, Potsdam, Prenzlauer Berg, Schoeneberg, Schoenefeld Airport
- Spandau, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Tempelhof, Treptow-Koepenick, Wilmersdorf
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- Charlottenburg, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Lichtenberg, Mitte
- Neukoelln, Potsdam, Prenzlauer Berg, Schoeneberg, Spandau
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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
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
In the renowned Estrel Complex, you have the distinguished pleasure of enjoying a category 1 ticket (the seats and tables right in front of the stage). Having run for more than 15 years and entertained more than 4 million people, this production is nearly impeccable. Expect razzmatazz and light-hearted hyperbole throughout this Vegas-style show.
Marvel at the incredible detail as you see the artists take to the stage, the costume designers make certain your much-loved musicians are instantly recognizable. The show remains fresh with an ever-changing program filled with names like Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Rod Stewart, and Louis Armstrong.
Delight in an evening of fantastic entertainment and see the concert you never thought possible with the world's most famous names brought to life before your eyes. 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 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