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Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

1. Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

3. Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

The Berlin Dungeon takes you on a journey through 800 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century. Experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers, brought to life by actors, special effects, and authentic 360° sceneries. Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet the serial killer Carl Großmann. The highlight is a ride on Berlin’s only freefall tower, Exitus. Take a 12-meter drop into the unknown in total darkness. The newest show is The Curse of the Witch. You’ll find yourself in the depths of the dark dungeon, where the alleged witch Catarina Selchow waits for her condemnation. Will you escape her revenge or will you join her?

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

4. 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

5. 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: Private Guided E-Rickshaw Tour

6. Berlin: Private Guided E-Rickshaw Tour

Discover Berlin’s past and present with the comfort and convenience of an e-rickshaw. Relax as your driver takes you past the main sights of central Berlin, making stops for photos or a famous Currywurst whenever you like. Drive around famous avenues such as Unter den Linden, see Cold War remnants at Checkpoint Charlie and go past historic Brandenburg Gate. See nightlife around Orienburger Str and lively Hackescher Markt, where the tour ends. Choose a 3-hour tour to visit the graffiti at East Side Gallery and Tiergarten. The e-rickshaw is protected from rain and sunshine - perfect for any time of year.

Half-Day Best of Berlin Segway Tour

7. Half-Day Best of Berlin Segway Tour

Cruise through the parks and streets of Berlin on an easy-to-ride Segway with a professional guide. See the highlights of the city during a standard tour or tell your tour guide which sights you want to see, and they'll create your own itinerary. Meet your guide and learn how to ride a Segway. Then, follow your guide through the parks and streets of the German capital, taking in the key highlights. Let your guide show you the most photogenic places in Berlin, most of which you'd be lucky to stumble across on your own. Have your own personalized itinerary created for you, or follow the standard route. Typical attractions and sights include: Hackescher Markt– Neue Synagoge – Berliner Dom – Hauptbahnhof – Kanzleramt – Reichstag – Siegessäule – Brandenburger Tor – Holocaust-Mahnmal – Potsdamer Platz – Checkpoint Charlie – Gendarmenmarkt – Nikolaiviertel – Rothes Rathaus – Alexanderplatz

Berlin: East Side Gallery and Cold War Segway Tour

8. Berlin: East Side Gallery and Cold War Segway Tour

Learn about Berlin's history on a Segway tour that visits the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. Hear about the tumultuous history of Germany's capital and visit Alexanderplatz, Hackescher Markt, Nikolaiviertel, and more. Meet your guide in the center of Berlin and set out to explore this vibrant city on the back of a Segway. Cruise through important neighborhoods and past iconic sites as you make your way to the highlight of this tour, the East Side Gallery. Once part of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is now the longest open-air gallery in the world. This intact piece of the wall that divided Germany in the past is 1.3 kilometers long and sits along the banks of the Spree River. In 1990, when the wall finally came down, more than 100 artists from over 20 countries decorated this stretch of wall with their art, a lot of which acted as a commentary on the political upheaval between 1989 and 1990. Be sure to bring your camera along to capture this striking piece of history. Popular paintings include Dmitri Vrubel’s Fraternal Kiss and Birgit Kinders' Trabant breaking through the wall.

Berlin Combo Package: City Tour & Spree Boat Tour

9. Berlin Combo Package: City Tour & Spree Boat Tour

Discover Berlin's most interesting sights on this practical hop-on hop-off bus tour combined with a boat trip on the Spree. Simply hop on at the first stop, sit back, and explore the city. Get on and off as often as you like and take as much time as you want at each sight.  Stroll along Kurfürstendamm, learn more about the historical background of Checkpoint Charlie, admire the Brandenburg Gate and enjoy the Gendarmenmarkt. Enjoy a one-hour boat tour on the Spree. Discover Berlin from a different perspective as you glide past the city center's iconic attractions. The buses stop at the following stops:• Kurfürstendamm• KaDeWe• Lützow Square• Cultural Forum• Potsdamer Square• Checkpoint Charlie• Gendarmenmarkt• Neptune Fountain/Red City Hall• Alexanderplatz near Fix Bus Café• Karl-Marx-Allee• East Side Gallery• East Side Gallery/East Station• Neptune Fountain• DomAquarée – change here for boat tour: Pier Nikolaiviertel• Berlin Cathedral/Humboldt Forum• Unter den Linden – change here for boat tour: Pier Friedrichstraße• Brandenburg Gate/Reichstag• Berlin Central Station• Victory Column/Bellevue Palace• Zoo and Aquarium/Elephant Gate entrance• Kurfürstendamm/Memorial Church Shuttle to Charlottenburg Palace:• Kurfürstendamm• Charlottenburg Palace• Exhibition grounds

Berlin: Mitte Historic Backyards Self-Guided Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Mitte Historic Backyards Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights and hidden secrets of Berlin's historic Mitte neighborhood on a walking tour. Follow your smartphone as it guides you around the city center, taking in Hackesche Höfe, Hackescher Markt, the KunstHof, and more. Learn interesting facts and solve riddles as you explore. Download the tour to your smartphone using the link provided. Head to the starting point in Mitte and follow the guidance on your smartphone. Head across the Spandauer Vorstadt with the KunstHof, the Heckmann- and Sophienhöfe, as well as the Hackeschen Höfe, where the passing of time can be seen. Next, head towards Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn station and Hackescher Markt, stopping at hidden backyards, idyllic gems, and listed buildings in the old town's narrow streets. Learn of their lively past and discover lesser-known events. Answer questions and complete tasks at each stop.

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What people are saying about Hackescher Markt

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4.4 / 5

based on 8,410 reviews

Despite the grim weather, our boarding was efficient and we were made welcome. We appreciated the opportunity to have a warming drink on board

The boat trip was a great and relaxed experience, you had a great view of both banks and the information was exciting and not too much.

Everything booked was excellent!! Small group walking tour highly recommended

It was most enjoyable tour. I saw so many new parts of Berlin.

Great commentary, easy to book and helpful attendants