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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

1. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. Enjoy informative audio commentary as you see Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

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Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket

2. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket

Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. Tour stops on the Classic Route: 1. Kurfürstendamm 216 2. Tauentzienstraße 3. KaDeWe 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum Tiergarten 6. Potsdamer Platz / Balzac 7. Gropiusbau 8. Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Neptunbrunnen / Rotes Rathaus 11. Alexanderplatz / Park Inn 12. Karl-Marx-Allee 13. East Side Gallery 14. Ostbahnhof 15. DomAquarée 16. Lustgarten 17. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße 18. Brandenburger Tor 19. Hauptbahnhof 20. Siegessäule / Hofjägerallee 21. Elefantentor 22. Café Kranzler

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

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

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city along the red or blue route with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big Bus Berlin walking tours: 1) Walking Tour Government District: On this 60-minute walk, you’ll discover the interesting architecture of Berlin’s modern Government District, built after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tour begins at stop #13: Brandenburg Gate. Operates daily at 11:30 AM in English and German. 2) Walking Tour Berlin History: Your guide will take you on a 90-minute walking tour from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. Tour begins at stop #13: Brandenburg Gate. Operates daily at 1:00 PM in English and German River cruise included with deluxe ticket: experience Berlin from a different perspective on a 1-hour river cruise on the River Spree right in the heart of the city. Admire unbeatable views of the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, Nikolai Quarter, and Museum Island. Location: BWSG Pier ‘Alte Börse‘, Burgstrasse 27. 5 minutes’ walk from stop #11: Museumsinsel Red Route (tour duration 2 hours): combines iconic landmarks and opportunities to appreciate the arts, with the greener side of this city and the explosive food scene. Bus stops include: • Ku’Damm • KaDeWe Department Store • Brandenburg Gate • Reichstag • Victory Column • Checkpoint Charlie • Berlin Wall • Holocaust Memorial • Gendarmenmarkt Square • Potsdamer Platz • Topography of Terror • Alexanderplatz • Alexa Shopping Centre • Neptune Fountain • Museum Island • Madame Tussauds • Central Station • Bellevue Palace Blue route (tour duration: 40 minutes): experience old berlin, stopping at the monumental boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee and the most symbolic landmark of unified Berlin, the East Side Gallery. Bus stops include: • Alexanderplatz • Karl-Marx-Allee • Ostbahnhof • East Side Gallery

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Berlin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in classic VW Bus

4. Berlin: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in classic VW Bus

Discover all the important sights from the almost 800-year city history of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads, so that your friendly chauffeur can tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You also get to know almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an exciting impression of the past and the interior of the various sights during the journey, thus completing the overall picture. The route includes: • Berlin Cathedral • Lustgarten • Old museum • Alte Nationalgalerie • Neues Museum • Pergamon Museum • Bode Museum • Berlin State Library • Maxim Gorki Theater • German Historical Museum • Neue Wache • Alte Kommandantur • Kronprinzenpalais • Prinzessinnenpalais • Humboldt University • Berlin State Opera • Bebelplatz • Altes Palais • Unter den Linden • Pariser Platz • Brandenburg Gate • Reichstag • Government district • Federal Chancellery • Central Station • Moltke Bridge • Kongresshalle • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule • Scandinavian embassies • Zoologischer Garten • Theater des Westens • Savignyplatz • Kurfürstendamm • Gedächtniskirche • Tauentzienstraße • KaDeWe • Embassy district • Berliner Philharmonie • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Berlin Wall • Niederkirchner Straße • Anhalter Station • Holocaust Memorial • Führer Bunker • Reich Chancellery • Friedrichstraße • Checkpoint Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt • Berlin City Palace • Jungfern Bridge • Galgenhaus • Rotes Rathaus • TV Tower • Neptune Fountain • St. Mary's Church

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Priority Seating: Hard Rock Cafe Berlin

5. Priority Seating: Hard Rock Cafe Berlin

Get the rock star treatment at Hard Rock Cafe Berlin and move straight to the front of the line to enjoy VIP priority seating with this skip-the-line deal. Centrally located on the famous Kurfurstendamm, the venue delights with 2 floors of rock and pop memorabilia. Treat yourself to an authentic American atmosphere and dine on classic selections from the following menus: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

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Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

6. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. Your friendly chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in just two hours. You will also explore almost forgotten places and discover the origins of the city. A photo booklet, which is tailored to the individual locations of the tour, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarten, Old Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Berlin State Library, Maxim Gorki Theater, German Historical Museum, Neue Wache, Alte Kommandantur, Kronprinzenpalais, Prinzessinnenpalais, Humboldt University, Berlin State Opera, Bebelplatz, Altes Palais, Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Government District, Federal Chancellery, Central Station, Moltke Bridge, Kongresshalle, Bellevue Palace, Siegessäule, Scandinavian Embassies, Zoologischer Garten, Theater des Westens, Savignyplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Gedächtniskirche, Tauentzienstraße, KaDeWe, Embassy District, Berliner Philharmonie, Kulturforum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Niederkirchner Straße, Anhalter Station, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Reich Chancellery, Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church. 

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Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

7. Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

Join an informative walking tour to explore the tumultuous history of Berlin during Hitler’s regime. Hear about the rise and fall of the Nazi party, visit memorials for the victims of the Third Reich, and see where Hitler and his henchmen made the decisions that would shake the world. Stand in front of Brandenburg Gate and listen to expert commentary about the last days of the Second World War and how the gate came to be a symbol of division after the war and later reunification in Germany after 1989. Learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Here you’ll delve deep into the key events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Continue over to see artillery-pieces and tanks adorning the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten commemorating the Battle of Berlin, which helped liberate the country from Nazism yet claimed over 80,000 Soviet soldiers' lives. From here, move onto the impactful Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Progress onto Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building, which remains as one of the few last standing examples of Third Reich architecture. Next, head to an outdoor and indoor museum complex referred to as the Topography of Terror where the SS and the Gestapo institutions were located. End this tour by seeing the site of the Reich Chancellery and Hitler’s infamous Bunker.

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Berlin: 2-Hour Evening City Cruise

8. Berlin: 2-Hour Evening City Cruise

Discover central Berlin on a 2.5-hour boat cruise along its major waterway, the River Spree. See the main sights of the city from the water in the evening light, and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start by Friedrichstraße and pass the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Victory Column. See Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing to Charlottenburg Palace. Cruise past Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Hamburger Bahnhof. Then head back to Friedrichstraße, where your tour will end.

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Berlin: Museum of Photography Entry Ticket

9. Berlin: Museum of Photography Entry Ticket

Visit The Museum of Photography in Berlin which contains a vast collection of photographs from the 19th century to the present day. Opened in 2004, the Museum is divided into 5 main sections, each reflecting different aspects of the collection of work. Wander through the photographic archive, the collection of artistic photography, the personal archive, the photogrammetric holdings, and historical postcards. See pictures that were taken in the early days of photography and pictures that reflect current events.  Explore the permanent Helmut Newton exhibition. A Berlin native and an iconic figure in modern photography, Newtown was known for his provocative work in the world of fashion. Find his cameras, his art collection, the famous Newton-mobile, and many more artifacts from his life. Enjoy the current temporary exhibitions on display such as Body Performance and Post-War Modern Photography.

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Berlin: Entry to the Berggruen Museum and Scharf-Gerstenberg

10. Berlin: Entry to the Berggruen Museum and Scharf-Gerstenberg

Discover the art of the Berggruen Museum, which is part of the National Gallery in Berlin. See an impressive collection of Picasso's pieces of art including his works as a teenager, a series of works from his cubist period, and works from his later years. Some other notable artists featured in this collection are Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, and Alberto Giacometti. Discover Klee's mysterious, lyrical drawings, Matisse's "Nude Skipping Rope" and the sculptures of Giacometti. Apart from the permanent collections, you can also visit the temporary ones such as Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz or Picasso and his Time, both on display for 2019 and 2020. Explore the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection which will teach you about Surrealism and Symbolism through some of the most iconic names of these two periods. Learn about the works of Salvador Dali, Victor Hugo, and Jean Dubuffet at the collection which is adjacent to the Berggruen Museum.

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What people are saying about Charlottenburg

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9,552 reviews

To be recommended for English speakers. Campbell is an Australian and a historian, so he knows a lot about the subject and of course his English is impeccable. He is also nice and has humour which makes the tragic events of the Drittes Reich easier to listen to. Moreover, furing the tour you will never be bored.

The walking tour of 90 minutes was amazing. Our guide Fredy told us exciting stories from Berlin past with such a pasionate and entuzisth voice and tone, that we were absolutly faisnated. We really could feel The atmosfere from old Berlin

Absolutely recommended! We only had one day in Berlin and thanks to this guided tour we got to experience the most of Berlin and get a very good impression of the city in all it's different area's and historical remarkable moments.

The tour guide was extremely nice and the tour is obviously nice. Berlin speaks for itself

We had a 2 hour walking tour with Freddy who gave us a very good overview of the city!