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Berlin: ARISE Grand Show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

1. Berlin: ARISE Grand Show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

Start by admiring the glitzy exterior and foyer of Berlin's most impressive theater, the Friedrichstadt-Palast. Grab a drink and then take your seat facing one of the largest stages in the world, where you will watch an enthralling story come to life. Follow the adventures of the photographer and artist Cameron as he discovers love, loss, and everything in between. This new Grand Show will spark a torrent of emotions that will tug on your heartstrings. Poignant and moving, the show overflows with hope, happiness, and the joy of living.

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Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

2. Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

Take a break from the real world and step into the Illuseum Berlin. Located in the center of Berlin, the Illuseum is a place where nothing is as it seems and where fun, entertainment, and interactivity for visitors of all ages is the focus. Whether it's slate space or infinite space, baffling holograms, or an impressive tunnel, anyone can immerse themselves for a moment in a world full of illusions, allowing themselves to fall under the spell of their senses. Experience a one-of-a-kind museum where you will defy gravity, lose the ground under your feet, see yourself grow and shrink, and become inspired by optical illusions. As a special treat, check out clever play-areas made of sustainable wooden toys with many impressive 3D puzzles and riddles that are not only fun but also train your logical skills. It's easy to waste a day at this tricky fitness center for the brain.

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Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

3. Reichstag: Tour with Plenary Chamber and Dome in German

Visit the stunning Reichstag building, walk around its iconic glass dome, and explore Berlin’s government and parliament quarter on a captivating tour with a German-speaking guide to get a better understanding of Germany’s unique political history. Follow your guide as you take a stroll through Berlin’s parliament quarter along the banks of the River Spree. Walk by the impressive Brandenburger Gate and Pariser Platz and stop and see important governmental structures. Pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an informative talk in the plenary chamber to learn insightful information about Germany’s parliament and as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building. Find out about the history and architecture of the building and its reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster, which transformed it into one of the most modern and innovative parliament buildings in the world. Head up to the top of the Reichstag to experience the highlight of the tour; a visit to the roof terrace and the glass dome of the building. From here you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Berlin.

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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

4. 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: Neue Nationalgalerie Entry Ticket

5. Berlin: Neue Nationalgalerie Entry Ticket

With this entry ticket to Neue Nationalgalerie, you'll gain access to the museum’s special exhibitions as well as audio guides at most exhibitions. Simply show your ticket at the museum entrance, then enjoy your added perks during your visit. Come prepared to immediately start enjoying the artwork and architecture featured at Neue Nationalgalerie. After 6 years of closure for renovations, the museum will once again present major works of Classical Modernism from the Nationalgalerie Collection. Admire works by artists such as Otto Dix, Hannah Höch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Lotte Laserstein and Renée Sintenis. The works of art assembled in the museum reflect the social processes of a turbulent time, among them the German Empire’s reform movements, the First World War, the Weimar Republic’s Golden Twenties, the Second World War, and the Holocaust.

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Berlin: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

6. Berlin: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

Feel the music, feel like a supermodel, feel like a legend! Madame Tussauds Berlin is more than just wax! You’ll come up closer than ever to celebrities and famous characters. Interactive sets, elaborate outfits, and the latest technology let you immerse deeply into the world of your idols. More than 100 lifelike wax figures in multiple themed areas provide an extraordinary experience and unique WOW moments for everyone! Find the perfect spot for your family photo or Instagram selfie. Become part of the music video of Shawn Mendes, hit the catwalk in front of Ana Wintour, or date George Clooney at the most exclusive VIP party in town! Anything is possible at Madame Tussauds Berlin! · New as of 24th of June 2021: Experience the most defining moments of the last 100 years of Berlin history exclusively at Madame Tussauds Berlin. In the brand-new interactive area with over 200m2, wax figures of personalities and immersive sets that have shaped Berlin await you. Immerse yourself in the most iconic moments of the capital's history that have made Berlin what it is today: the city of freedom and tolerance. This is our declaration of love for the capital city!

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Berlin: 'Hitler, How Could It Happen' & Berlin Story Museum

7. Berlin: 'Hitler, How Could It Happen' & Berlin Story Museum

Immerse yourself in Berlin's eventful history and follow the audio guide's vivid explanations about the past from Imperial times to the fall of the Berlin Wall in a real bunker from the Second World War. Step back in time to the period of National Socialism and discover a piece of contemporary history. Learn everything about Hitler's rise to power and his reign of terror. Visit the award-winning Berlin Story Museum in the huge Berlin Story Bunker near Anhalter Bahnhof and Potsdamer Platz. Learn more about Berlin's eventful history at 30 stations with large installations, informative photos, and short films.

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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

8. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin hop-on hop-off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat tour ticket that you can redeem at any time. Or, add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfürstendamm • KaDeWe • Lützowplatz • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Mauerreste • Check Point Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt Line 2 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Frankfurter Allee • East Side Gallery • Ostbahnhof • Alexa • Rotes Rathaus

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Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

9. Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

Come and join a journey of discovery that begins by following the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin and takes you all the way to the modern-day explorers of life on earth. Every day, the approximately 200 scientists working at the Museum für Naturkunde look for answers to the great problems and challenges the future holds, relying on their scientific collections, comprising over 30 million items. Their insights shape the various permanent and special exhibitions and many special events. Some of the best-known exhibits are to be found in the Dinosaur Hall, which shows life as it might have been in the Upper Jurassic period, 150 million years ago. Giraffatitan brancai, the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, impressively welcomes all visitors in the center of the exhibition hall. The precious Archaeopteryx lithographica, the Mona Lisa of natural history, is elegantly displayed in a safety showcase in the back of the hall. The most prominent addition to the dinosaur collections is Tristan Otto, Europe's first original skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which has only been on display since December 2015. All of the fossil objects – and the dinosaurs in particular – still yield new secrets to scientists and researchers from all over the world. The museum offers much more than extinct fossils - the East Wing allows visitors to see a genuine scientific research collection that has received many accolades. This collection is home to about a million animals stored in 80 tonnes of alcohol. The Biodiversity Wall fascinates visitors, displaying 3,000 species in one glance. This thought-provoking installation opens up a discussion on biodiversity and its loss – a theme that remains at the heart of the museum’s research efforts. With changing temporary exhibitions and a diversified education programme including guided tours, lectures and workshops, the Museum für Naturkunde is always worth a visit.

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Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

10. Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

Discover the history of Berlin and visit the 120 meter high Teufelsberg. Learn more about the former listening station and stroll through Europe's biggest street art gallery. Lean back in a comfortable minivan and drive from Potsdamer Platz directly to Teufelsberg. Listen to the interesting story of this unique building. Learn more about the beginning in 1937 and the development of the former listening station after World War II. Today, the Field Station on Teufelsberg with its US listening station belongs to the so-called 'Lost Places' in Berlin.

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What people are saying about Berlin

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Unfortunately we don't know the name of our guide anymore. But his expertise was huge. We got a great insight into the time after WWII, the division of Germany, the time in the GDR and after the fall of the Wall. The focus was on historical backgrounds, economic aspects and (private) stories and anecdotes. It was terrifying to hear how the Stasi worked ..

The guide Jamie was superb! He shared a lot of historical facts about the spots we visited and made the entire tour incredibly entertaining. I absolutely recommend the tour to all those who love to learn how the past impacts our present.

Seamless process, the staff at the exhibition knew about getyourguide and was very helpful and informative. A very good experience and interesting exhibition, you need 2 hours to go through everything

Experience was very straightforward and seamless, especially with the GetYourGuide app. Made it handy to present tickets at every section of the exhibition we were entering. Would 110% recommend.

Great tour, with enthusiastic and very competent guide Jamie. Highly recommended!