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Berlin: City Trabi Tour

1. Berlin: City Trabi Tour

Sit behind the wheel or in the passenger seat and drive around Berlin in a Trabant, also known as a Trabi. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy the unique experience of riding aboard the official car of the GDR. Pick up your Trabi, squeeze yourself inside the iconic car, set off to discover the German capital. You’ll zip through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Spree River. Ride past famous sites like the Berlin Wall at the Eastside Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berliner Dom, and of course the stunning Brandenburg Gate for perfect photo opportunities. Make your own driving itinerary or go on one of the suggested tour routes and see the city’s top tourist attractions, historical monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

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Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

2. Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

Start your urban underground tour of Berlin at the Hackescher Markt at the heart of the local cafe scene and then head to a unique courtyard loved by contemporary artists. Hear how it has survived against the odds and get insights into the alternative messages of the art on display. Hear local stories about Berlin's neighborhoods as you continue to the Pink Man graffiti by the famous street artist, Blu. Learn about his protest against the “gentrification” of the town’s alternative side and other ethical projects he’s involved in.  Then, it's time to relax with a drink at a hip beer garden by the Urban Spree and experience how Berliners like to spend their evenings. Pass the East Side Gallery, where artists from around the world have left their mark on the remains of the Berlin Wall. Stop at the smallest cinema in town, popular for showing international movies and its 70's flair. End by the Boxhagener Platz and discover a great place to relax and experience some more urban vibes.

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Berlin: Kreuzberg Street Art and Urban Life Tour

3. Berlin: Kreuzberg Street Art and Urban Life Tour

Get authentic and personal insights into Berlin's urban life and flourishing street art scene on a 2-hour walking tour with a friendly guide. Journey through the Kreuzberg neighborhood to discover one of the city's most vibrant districts. See huge murals by international street artists as you stroll inspiring streets lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. Hear about Kreuzberg's history and how it was once home to squatters and the Turkish community, and why it is now a hotspot on Berlin's nightlife circuit. Get a personal view of this cutting-edge district with guides who are - or have been - part of the graffiti and street art scene and will share their first-hand information about the art you will see.

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Kreuzberg: Walking Tour

4. Kreuzberg: Walking Tour

Discover the alternative side of Berlin on a walking tour through the multicultural and trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood. Learn the rich history of this area and see how different cultures collide to give Kreuzberg its unique charm. Follow your guide as they lead you on a historical walk from Platz der Luftbrücke, past the waterfall in Viktoriapark and through the residential area of western Kreuzberg. Walk by spectacular houses from the beginning of the last century and an imposing housing project referred to as the “Social Palace.” Continue past colorful Turkish markets, Arabic restaurants and bistros, and chic cafes and boutiques. See the heart of the former SO36 postal district, which is now considered Berlin's punk district. Listen and look as your guide points out the hidden treasures found along the route. Go through Heinrich-Platz and reach the Mariannenplatz where the impressive Bethanien building, a former hospital and now a public art space, is found. Next door in an area known as Rauchhaus, you will learn about Berlin's "squatters" history. Finally, walk to the Oberbaumbrücke, which symbolically links East and West Berlin and leads to the East Side Gallery.

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Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

5. Berlin: Scavenger Hunt Through Friedrichshain (in German)

Explore Berlin on your own with the aid of playing cards that will take you to a variety of locations around Friedrichshain. Enjoy a varied tour you can customize yourself while getting to know some funny stories and solving puzzles. Decide for yourself where to spend how much time and enjoy an interesting tour in a playful way. Starting at the old slaughterhouse, continue to the Samariterkirche. Not far from Boxhagener Platz and Simon-Dach-Straße, the Spree River is spanned by the Oberbaumbrücke at the eastern harbor. Right on the river bank, you will also find the East Side Gallery and the O2 World. The tour will end at the impressive Volkspark Friedrichshain with the fairy tale fountain and the Friedhof der Märzgefallenen. The City Game Box will contain 16 sealed and numbered envelopes with puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way on foot through Berlin. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour, and how much time to spend at each location. Embark on an enigmatic and extraordinary tour, and take a break from your City Game Seductive Berlin whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you.

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Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

6. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

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East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

7. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

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Berlin: 3-Hour Kreuzberg Food and Street Art Tour

8. Berlin: 3-Hour Kreuzberg Food and Street Art Tour

Start this 3-hour food and street art tour of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district with panoramic views of the city from the Oberbaum Bridge, from where the last remains of the Berlin Wall can be seen. Then, head into the heart of Kreuzberg to sample a Berlin all-time favorite of hearty currywurst at a local currywurst spot. Wander the streets of Wrangelkiez, full of charming spätis (convenience stores) and small grocery stores. Soak up the aroma of a typical Turkish spice shop and nibble on some freshly roasted nuts, dried fruits, or - for those that dare - authentic Berlin rollmops. Delight in a unique sampling of locally brewed beer from one of Berlin’s first craft beer bars and dive with us into the wonders of Markthalle Neun. Built in the 1890s to ensure that Berliners had access to fresh produce, this beautiful market hall has evolved to be at the heart of Berlin’s street food scene and appeals to locals for its array of exquisite delicacies on offer from far and wide. Throughout the tour, you’ll pass countless street murals, tags and bombings, including some pieces by famous artists, such as Blu's “Leviathan” or the wicked animals of ROA. And for those who want to dive into Berlin's nightlife at the end, you're in the right area! Your guide will point you in the direction of some of Berlin’s best club and bar venues.

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Berlin: English Private Berlin Wall Tour by Minivan

9. Berlin: English Private Berlin Wall Tour by Minivan

On this historical private tour of East Berlin, you’ll learn about the Cold War as you see the area’s top sites, including the Berlin Wall. Learn about the city that remained divided for 40 years after WWII. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 7 participants you’ll hear stories of how the Allies divided Berlin into 4 sectors at the end of WWII and see where 3 of those sectors converged. Today Potsdamer Platz boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and has become a symbol of the new Berlin. Visit the crossing point known as Checkpoint Charlie and the Stasi archives, where you’ll learn about the secret police. Head down Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly known as Stalinallee, and learn how this boulevard’s wedding cake-like architecture was designed to showcase Communist power during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the security arrangements designed to prevent GDR citizens from reaching West Berlin. Learn from your guide about the risks that many people took to escape the notorious state security service, the Stasi, and how many lost their lives in the attempt. Continue on to the East Side Gallery, where the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall stands, still intact. This historic site has now been turned into an impressive open-air art installation with more than 100 contributions from artists from around the world. Your private tour ends with a drive to the western part of the city, so you are able to feel the contrast between the 2 sides.

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Berlin: 75-minute Trabi Safari

10. Berlin: 75-minute Trabi Safari

No need to queue: just jump into your very own Trabant and chug away through Berlin. Join your fellow cardboard-comrades in convoy, and see the capital like you've never seen it before during this Trabi Safari. After a short introduction to the mysteries of the four-stroke and manual gearbox, your adventure can begin. Take a trundle back in time, in your much-loved vehicle, over the cobblestones of Berlin. After your second hair-raising corner, you'll have caught the Trabi-fever, and never want to get out again. Though all good things must come to an end, you'll get your very own Trabant driver's license as a souvenir of this unique experience. Pass by popular Berlin sights during your tour, including Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Berlin Cathedral, the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), the TV Tower, East Side Gallery, the Oberbaum Bridge, and Checkpoint Charlie. Tip: Why not follow up your tour with a trip to the Trabi Museum at Trabi World.

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What people are saying about Oberbaumbrücke

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My grandfather owned a Trabi and I’ve always been fascinated with the DDR history, thus I found this experience truly fantastic! I enjoy every single moment driving the Trabi!

We had the absolute best time on this tour! The guide is very informative on the art in the area and as a bonus we got great family pictures! Thanks again Tatiana.

Great way to drive around Berlin, driving a Trabi is fun :-), you'll be on lots of pictures while driving this car.

Trabi toe t is a must do in Berlin, great way to get to know the city!

This is absolutely the most fun way to see Berlin! So fun!