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Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

1. Berlin: All-in-One Famous Landmarks Guided Bus Tour

See all of the German capital’s iconic landmarks on this day tour on an air-conditioned bus. Learn about the city’s unique history from your passionate local tour guide on a whirlwind trip which includes the Alexanderplatz TV Tower, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Museum Island. Your adventure through Berlin’s past and present will begin in front of the Charlottenburg Palace in west Berlin, where your local tour guide will give you a brief introduction to the capital of Germany before you board the bus and head east. First, travel through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - Kurfürstendamm - past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Then, continue east past the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag. At the iconic Brandenburg Gate, get off the bus to stroll through the historic arch and admire the sprawling Tiergarten. See the capital’s majestic Victory Column and a memorial to soviet soldiers. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After some free time for lunch, journey to the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter: the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, and the Berlin Cathedral. Then, discover Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Continue south to the city’s Mitte district and visit  Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Afterwards, pass through Potsdamer Platz on your way to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall. Finish your tour with a poignant visit to the former site of the headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. You can choose to end your tour here and continue to explore the city alone or to be dropped off at your hotel.

Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

2. Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 4-hour walking tour to the top landmarks and destinations of Berlin, in the company of a professional Spanish-speaking guide. Departing from the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, explore the origins of Berlin in the San Nicolas neighborhood, and walk through Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the impressive Berlin Cathedral. Stroll down Kaisers Avenue and see the Unter den Linden. Pass by Humboldt University, the Royal Library, and State Opera on the way to one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt. Pause for a photo opportunity in the picturesque plaza. Then, hear details of Hitler's rise to power and see the remains of the Gestapo Headquarters. Remember the events of the Holocaust at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Learn how the Berlin Wall was born, why it fell, and how local residents lived with it every day. Hear amazing stories of the East Germans who risked their lives to cross to West Berlin. Admire the spectacular modern Potsdamer Platz, before ending your tour at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence.

Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

3. Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

Make the most of your time in Berlin with a guided tour of the hotspots and discover the rich culture of the German capital. Get picked up at your hotel and visit sights as old as Gendarmenmarkt and recent as the Berlin Wall. Spend time in the central district of Mitte and see how life has changed. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup for an introduction to Germany and Berlin's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Drive by world-famous locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the former Jewish Quarter with its impressive New Synagogue. Stretch your legs at areas like Museum Island or Unter den Linden to find historical gems that are worth seeing up-close. Deepen your understanding of Berlin’s controversial past as you pass Checkpoint Charlie, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the former Nazi Government Quarter, and Bebelplatz where the ceremonial burning of Nazi books took place. Take in the solemn atmosphere at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism. Learn from your guide about the importance of these memorials to modern Berliners and international tourists. Opt for the 6-hour tour and add a trip to former West Berlin. See the majestic Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and stop at the legendary Berlin chocolatiers: Rausch. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least 2 breaks in each tour. Be sure to let your guide know what sights are on the top of your lists and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Berlin: Private Soviet Tour in a Russian Minibus

4. Berlin: Private Soviet Tour in a Russian Minibus

Enjoy a 3.5-hour private tour of Berlin in a Russian “Bukhanka” minibus, hitting all the most important historical and cultural highlights. Start with pickup at your accommodation and head across the Spree to the center of the German capital where you’ll see the Reichstag and the monumental Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten, which bore witness to bloody fighting in the spring of 1945.   Passing by the famous Brandenburg Gate, your next stop is the former border crossing Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced each other in the heyday of the Cold War in the early 1960s. Head to Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx Boulevard, impressive urban development projects of the socialist GDR. Between the TV tower, the socialist mosaics, and the Soviet classicism and socialist brutalism, you’ll feel the old splendor of East Berlin.   Next, the “Bukhanka” vintage van will take you back over the Spree River to the kilometer-long Eastside Gallery, which was once part of the insurmountable Berlin Wall. For the grand finale, head towards Treptower Park with its gigantic Soviet War Memorial, combining deep history and impressive architecture.

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: City Center Walking Tour

6. Berlin: City Center Walking Tour

Discover Berlin on this easy-going walking tour. You will start at the World Clock on Alexanderplatz, the place where all Berliners traditionally meet up. From here, there is an excellent view of some of the best-loved sights in the city, from the Red Town Hall to Berlin's towering Fernsehturm (TV Tower). Visit the exciting and many-faceted Nikolaiviertel and walk across the Schlossplatz to Berlin Cathedral. Wander down the famous Unter den Linden and see the intimately beautiful garden of the Prinzessinnenpalais, the princesses' palace, on Bebelplatz. Enjoy a coffee break on the Gendarmenmarkt and see places steeped in history, such as the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin: Red Metropolis Walking Tour

7. Berlin: Red Metropolis Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the life of the former socialist metropolis of East Berlin and learn all about the beginnings of socialism in times of Soviet occupation. Start in Berlin-Mitte at Berlin Central Station and then explore the prestige projects of the former socialist urban development. For the Soviet Union, East Berlin was the socialist outpost in the heart of Europe. Also, see two of the monumental Soviet War Memorials that once again underscore why Berlin was so important to the Soviets. During the tour, discover some of Berlin's most famous sights and listen to the exciting history of the Cold War. The tour ends at Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park, one of the largest antifascist monuments in the world.

East Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in a Russian Van

8. East Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in a Russian Van

Explore the highlights of the former East Berlin in a vintage Soviet “Bukhanka”, also called a “pan loaf” van, on this private 2.5-hour sightseeing tour.   Start your tour at Friedrichstraße train station, where the Palace of Tears was once the central border crossing for Berliners. Many tears flowed here during the division of Berlin, which separated many families.   The next stop will be the famous Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse. This is the only place in the city where you can experience the former inner-city border strip in its entire dimensions.   Then, head to Ernst Thälmann Park, a former prestigious urban development project of the late GDR. Admire the skyscrapers and huge monument to Ernst Thälmann, which was finished only 3 years before the end of the GDR. Continue on to see the former Lenin Square and Karl-Marx Boulevard, which combines Soviet neo-Classicism with socialist Modernism and Brutalism.   Finally, visit Alexanderplatz Square, where you’ll see a huge socialist mosaic and the 365-meter-tall TV tower. Finish the tour back at Friedrichstraße station.

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What people are saying about Alexanderplatz

Brilliant excursion thanks to a great city guide (Axel)

In March my husband and I were in Berlin for 3 days. My husband booked this city walk against my initial skepticism. Despite the hazy and cold weather, the 3.5 hours were a real experience. But this was mainly due to our brilliant city guide Axel. We also enjoyed a "private tour", since we were both the only ones who wanted to walk through Berlin in this weather. For us, a blessing. Axel managed to cast a spell over Berlin with his well-founded knowledge. The walking pace was very pleasant, so we could see everything in peace. Axel knew interesting things to report on all the sights and he was also able to help with his specialist knowledge when asked. One had the impression that he does his work with passion and not just downed by heart details. So it was a lot of fun. Thank you for the insights into this great city.

Great and informative tour with Kathrin

We hiked through Berlin - Zentrum - in a small group and were provided with a lot of information about Berlin from yesterday and today. Kathrin our guide made the three hours extremely entertaining. Time passed far too quickly. Thank you Kathrin for the great tour.

Was a fantastic way to see Berlin from a different angle! Excellent guide with the right mix of knowledge, passion and understanding for our needs. A must do tour when visiting Berlin! Tx - Holger

My husband and I weren't a group. So we had a private tour. Our guide Markus did it great, very detailed and still entertaining. We saw corners that we would otherwise have passed.

Steffen guided us competently through his Berlin. There was no question. We had two and a half entertaining hours in old and new Berlin. The tour can be fully recommended.