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Humboldt Forum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

1. Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

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

Experience a special East Side boat cruise, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, see also the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The roundtrip boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackersche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service (own expense). After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station. Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

3. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: City Center Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Berlin: City Center Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Immerse yourself in Berlin's vibrant culture with an interactive scavenger hunt on your phone. Uncover Berlin's history and discover world-renowned architecture such as Rotes Rathaus, Parochialkirche, and Märkisches Museum, while playing a story-based game full of riddles and puzzles on your phone. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, this interactive tour tests your teamwork and problem-solving skills as you trek through Berlin's city center. Follow the clues from The White Women, also known as the Kunigunde von Orlamünde, who was cursed long ago and needs your help. Read Kunigunde's phone messages, which reveal the mysterious history of Berlin and hint at her own hidden story. Follow the clues and riddles to key landmarks such as the Spreepromenade, where you will walk the banks of the River Spree. Wander by Parochialkirche, Berlin's oldest church, built between 1695 and 1703, and Rotes Rathaus, known for its iconic red clinker bricks. Then it's time to proceed to Märkisches Museum, Nikolaiviertel, and more, to help Kunigunde lift the curse.

Berlin: East Berlin Guided Walking Tour

5. Berlin: East Berlin Guided Walking Tour

Dive into the history of east Berlin on this walking tour. Walk to sights like Bebelplatz square, the Frederik II monument, and the Marx-Engels statue. Choose from a private or a group tour. Meet your guide in Paris square next to the Brandenburg gate. Listen as your guide tells you about why the communist German state was created. Stroll to the Russian embassy and hear about the difficult relationship between the Soviet Union and East Germany. Find out how the East German government used organized political demonstrations in Berlin`s historical quarter at Bebelplatz. Let your guide tell you how Prussian the East German statue was at the monument of Frederik II. Continue to the Humboldt-Forum where your guide will tell you what happened after the surrender of 1945. Finish at the Marx-Engels-Monument in Alexanderplatz square.

Berlin: Museum Island Scavenger Hunt Mobile Game

6. Berlin: Museum Island Scavenger Hunt Mobile Game

Follow the clues laid out by Sir Peter Morgan to see if you’ve got what it takes to join his detective academy. Play around on a tour of Museum Island, Berlin’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, to find fun facts about the Humboldt Forum, the Berlin Palace and Cathedral, and more. Accept challenges that will reveal the island’s history as a grand complex developed by Prussian kinds in the 19th century. Take a detour past the French and German Cathedrals and Checkpoint Charlie and listen to the audio guides that detail Berlin’s rich culture. Take the path set by the app to wander around the area and watch the story of Museum Island unfold. Combine great puzzles with a history lesson and prove yourself as a worthy trainee of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy.

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What people are saying about Humboldt Forum

Despite being debited 3 times - for whatever reason - everything was immediately confirmed on the phone for the return transfer. Super nice staff and the boat trip is really beautiful. Gladly again :)

Was very nice. Lots of interesting information, yet compact and not too long. This is especially important with children.

Very nice experience and beautiful scenery, we will definitely do it again.

Great relaxing way to see the city, narration in German and English.

Enjoyed our river cruise experience, very informative.