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Berlin: DARK MATTER Experience Entry Ticket

1. Berlin: DARK MATTER Experience Entry Ticket

Explore light, movement and sound, merging into expressive choreographies of luminous forms and colors with the DARK MATTER exhibition. Discover the 1,000 square meters of exhibition space and a range of multimedia installations. In the pitch-black rooms of a converted factory, visitors embark on a journey through seven artworks. From breathtakingly intimate light compositions, and interactive walk-in structures to room-encompassing audiovisual performances, become part of a fully immersive experience.

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin: Rooftop Breakfast at Käfer in the Reichstag Dome

3. Berlin: Rooftop Breakfast at Käfer in the Reichstag Dome

Pre-book your reserved entry and breakfast at the Käfer restaurant to enjoy stunning views of Berlin from the glass dome at the top of the Reichstag building, home to the German parliament. Experience the world’s only parliament building with a restaurant open to the public.  Enter Germany’s parliament building and take your seat at a reserved table within the glass cube on the rooftop. Sit back and take in the views as you are served organic bread rolls, wholemeal bread, a danish pastry, and a croissant.  Enjoy homemade jams and butter, a selection of cheeses, and different meats.  Along with scrambled eggs from two organic eggs and fresh seasonal fruit salad, choose between one cup of coffee or tea for your beverage. After your meal, feel free to explore the inside of the glass dome (audio guides are available free of charge).

Berlin: Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour

4. Berlin: Vagabund Brauerei Beer Tasting & Guided Brewery Tour

Take a guided tour of Vagabund Brauerei, a 100-year-old boiler house that has been converted into a brewery in Berlin. Step into the historic Osram Höfe, learn how beer is made, find out the best way to taste beer, and toast to 5 craft beers. Start your tour on the Vagabund brewing floor, a former boiler house that was recently converted into a brewery. Have all your burning beer questions answered by experts as they take you through the entire brewing process, along with its history. See towering stainless steel tanks capable of brewing 4,500 liters of Vagabund beer per batch. Next, head down to the bar and try some beer. Choose 5 of 16 beers on tap, ranging from Vagabund beers to the best local brews from all over Berlin.

Berlin: The Dark Side of The Capital Tour

5. Berlin: The Dark Side of The Capital Tour

Discover a different side to the city with this creepy and scary tour. If you think of Berlin at night, its turbulent nightlife, glittering variety shows and brightly lit streets might come to mind. But where there is a lot of light, there is also a lot of shadow. If you want to see behind the city's evening bustle, this creepy tour can help you bump into Berlin's shady figures.  Witches, ghosts and demons have always been drawn to Berlin, a city full of eerie, gruesome places. After meeting your tour guide, you will first ask Saint Francis to protect you from the dangers lurking in the dark. Then, it is time to set off to visit places where the most horrible things have happened, including cruel witch hunts and terrible executions. If you're lucky (or unlucky!), you might encounter the eerie 'White Woman' and other mysterious creatures of the night. See the locations where the gallows used to stand, and where some innocent souls may still be up to mischief today. As you explore Berlin, hear stories of the great catastrophes that Berlin has withstood from your guide. If you're looking for a unique and spooky experience, then this is a truly unforgettable tour! 

Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Transfer

6. Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Transfer

Discover the history of Berlin and visit the 120-meter-high Teufelsberg. Learn more about the former listening post and stroll through Europe's largest street art gallery. The tour starts at the S-Bahn station Heerstraße (Charlottenburg). Travel by Mercedes V-Class to the Teufelsberg Listening Station in Berlin. During the tour of the area, learn more about the beginnings in 1937 and the development of the former listening station after the Second World War. Today, the field station on Teufelsberg with its US listening station is one of the so-called "Lost Places" in Berlin. After you take some time to explore, head back to the starting point.

Berlin: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

7. Berlin: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Try different types of German culinary delights guaranteed to exercise your taste buds. Meet your local guide and follow them to the RAW Flohrmarkt, where the history of 1865 and 1989 will be revealed. Continue to one of the best kebab shops in the city and sample some freshly roasted meats. See the stunning street art and modern art galleries located in the neighborhood along the way. Next, sample some traditional German fresh cheeses and cured meats in a pub. Select from a choice of local beers (non-alcoholic options available) to get a true taste of Germany. Learn the difference between German and Polish bagels and how they became famous in New York. Hear the urban history of the city and how the wide boulevards were built to impress both residents and visitors alike. Go to a wine shop to taste one of Germany's most famous cheeses, served with 2 German wines (non-alcoholic options available). For something sweet, try some classic German pastries and cakes in a cute boutique bakery. Discover the Turkish influence on the food with some authentic Turkish sweets. Of course, you can't possibly come to Germany and not eat the sausages or try some of the currywurst! End at the most famous site of the Berlin Wall and East Berlin at the East Side Gallery. Get a secret food treat to enjoy on the way.

Gay Berlin Tour: Out in Schöneberg

8. Gay Berlin Tour: Out in Schöneberg

Since the early 1920s, the area round Nollendorfplatz has been one of the most famous gay neighborhoods in the world. Nowhere else in Berlin was there a greater density of simple pubs and dance halls, sophisticated bars and clubs exclusive to the gay community. Come along to tour the remaining traces of this historic world in the north of Schöneberg and learn about the people that thronged this multifaceted gay and lesbian district between the end of World War I and the accession of the Nazi Party. The quarter began to bloom again as West Berlin's only gay district from the end of the 1960s, up to the present day. Schöneberg is still known for its particularly tolerant attitude and its variety, characteristics which, 100 years ago, contributed to the area's fame, notoriety, and attractiveness for the local and international community. Join in with this fascinating tour on a trip through time, and discover the Queer history of Berlin.

Berlin: Gong Bath Session at The Feuerle Collection

9. Berlin: Gong Bath Session at The Feuerle Collection

Relax and recharge with a traditional gong bath session surrounded by beautiful artwork. Lie on a yoga mat in the center of the exhibition space and experience sound waves that will help you reach a state of deep relaxation. Gong baths balance emotions and bio-rhythms with a harmony of relaxing sounds. After the 50-minute session, feel free to explore The Fuerele Collection. Discover a variety of contemporary artworks, Southeast Asian art, and Imperial Chinese furniture.

Berlin: Formula 1 Simulator

10. Berlin: Formula 1 Simulator

Experience the thrilling world of Formula 1 in Berlin's state-of-the-art simulation center. Navigate the twists and turns of a Grand Prix circuit at breakneck speeds for a truly immersive experience. Begin your experience with a quick tutorial from your instructor. Get insightful tips on maneuvering the car for the best results. Create your own racing experience by choosing the track and its difficulty. For level 1, set the foundation for your driving skill, from theory to simulator training, and finally to driving the car. Race in all the stages of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Start at the training circuit, then the qualifying round, and finally the race itself. The full HD 180-degree screen puts you directly into the race as you accelerate on the straights and swing around corners.

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Amazing unique experience that’s bound to make you smile and laugh, as well as everyone else who sees you! Richard the guide was so lovely and knowledgable about all the attractions we stopped at and the history of Berlin, we learnt so much. He also took amazing photos for us to remember this amazing activity. Really a must do in Berlin I couldn’t recommend it enough

Me and my boy had amazing experience on bed bike. It was very unusual but great way to see Berlin’s sites. I can honestly recommend

Fantastic experience!! Something really different, couldn’t recommend it highly enough

It was great fun learning how to tag & experiencing first hand how to paint.

It was most enjoyable tour. I saw so many new parts of Berlin.