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Berlin: 3.25-Hour Spree & Landwehrkanal Boat Tour

1. Berlin: 3.25-Hour Spree & Landwehrkanal Boat Tour

Experience Berlin from a new perspective on a sightseeing cruise along the Landwehr Canal and River Spree. See more than 40 bridges and learn about their history, from modern structures to ancient bridges. Take a step aboard the boat at the Jannowitzbrücke (close to Alexanderplatz) and let the fascinating blend of modernity and tradition inspire you on this relaxing and informational cruise through the German capital. With your audio guide (if option booked), learn the history behind each bridge as you sail. See Berlin from the water as you cruise past the German Museum of Technology, the famous Potsdamer Platz, and the interior ministry. Enjoy the unique view from aboard the boat.

Berlin: 2-Hour Evening Kayak Tour on the Landwehr Canal

2. Berlin: 2-Hour Evening Kayak Tour on the Landwehr Canal

Discover Kreuzberg from a different perspective on this kayak tour along the Landwehr Canal. This evening tour starts at the “Van Loon” boat restaurant. After a short introduction to paddling techniques and the rules that you need to follow during the tour, head off in an easterly direction. Along the way, pass by the large grassy area that is a popular place for locals to hang out during the summer months. The Admiralbrücke marks the exit of the Urbanhafen. From here until the Lohmühleninsel, paddle past people relaxing on the waterfront as well as along the boundary between the districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln and towards the former border between East and West Berlin. Relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere on the water while listening to facts about the history of Kreuzberg. The balance between historical facts, casual small talk, and relaxed paddling is customized according to your wishes.

Berlin: 3-Hour Kayak Tour Through East Berlin

3. Berlin: 3-Hour Kayak Tour Through East Berlin

Experience the green oasis of the Urbanhafen in Berlin, and join locals and tourists on their recreational pursuits with a 3-hour kayak tour along the former boundaries of the notorious Iron Curtain. You will be provided with all kayak equipment to paddle with expert guides along the canal. Glide under the Admiralsbrücke, a perfect example of Berlin’s mix of past and present. Experience Kreuzberg’s multi-cultural flair, passing the Jewish commune on one side, and the Maybachufer, famous for its Turkish Market, on the other. Your guide can provide some history about the Landwehrkanal, planned by the royal landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné in the 19th century to simulate the curves of a natural river. Glide under the Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin’s most beautiful bridge, with the iconic TV Tower in the background. Kayak around the Osthafen (East Harbor) to experience Berlin’s creative industries. You will also go to the Badeschiff, a pool in the River Spree. You will kayak to the famous Molecule Man sculpture and then turn around to return to the departure point of the tour in Kreuzberg.

Berlin: Guided Tour by Canoe

4. Berlin: Guided Tour by Canoe

Experience Berlin from a different perspective on a guided tour by canoe and paddle through the artistic Kreuzberg district to see highlights on the banks of the Landwehr Canal. Depart from the grasslands at Urbanhafen port and paddle towards the historic Admiralbrücke (Admiral Bridge). Admire the flea market on the shores of Maybachufer as you make your way towards the Wagenburg Lohmühle. Get a feel for the open-minded atmosphere of tolerant and multicultural Berlin and learn about the city's history. Hear amusing anecdotes about the most colorful parts of the city center as you paddle alongside famous attractions such as the Oberbaum Bridge, Molecule Man aluminum sculptures and Badeschiff beach bar. See the remains of the old border control of the Osthafen port, dating back to when the city was divided into East and West Berlin.

Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

5. Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

Take a bicycle tour through the wild, alternative Berlin and discover what the former mayor Klaus Wowereit meant when he said, "Berlin is poor, but sexy!" The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Start the tour where Berlin's history began, through the green city center, not far to experience the city life in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow. Immerse yourself in the different and alternative districts of Berlin and learn how they've changed. On this 15-kilometer ride, take a look at alternative projects and restored buildings as you ride on side streets and bike paths. The tour takes you through diverse areas and lets you see exceptional buildings and innovative ideas. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal, where the contrasts of Berlin could not be clearer. Stop every 5 to 10 minutes to learn about interesting stories and historical facts. A small group of up to 15 people, an intimate atmosphere, and a relaxed pace make this an unforgettable experience. The Free-Berlin-concept: The guide can design his tour freely. Route plan may differ.

Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

6. Berlin: Kayaking Tour Through the City

Set off on an exciting, unique kayak trip. The tour begins or ends in the Berlin Kreuzberg district at the docks of the van Loon boat restaurant. For the trip you'll have an expert on hand to greet you before the tour beings. The guide will then help you to deploy. While you warm up for the trip, you will have the opportunity to learn a little about the interesting history of the Landwehr Canal. The journey heads westward downstream along the legendary railway line of the U1. The first train line to be built in Berlin runs above your head up until the point where, above and below the ground, a number of different traffic routes cross paths. A reminder of the so called "Rosinenbomber" (Raisin Bombers) from the Berlin blockade of 1948/1949 can be found on the roof of the German Museum of Technology. Continue by following this unique, scenic route next to the Spree, past Potsdamer Platz and the Ministry of Defence. Learn about the poignant history of the area and Stauffenberg's failed execution attempt of Hitler. You'll then paddle further past Tiergarten and Zoologischer Garten. Next up, cross one of the best–known Berlin locks and the city's widest bridge, a fun part and unique adventure especially for older children. The Tour ends in here in Charlottenburg. Your belongings arrived with the kayak-truck and you are just a short walk away from Tiergarten Station from where you can reach your next Berlin adventure. During the afternoon tour, the sights will be toured in the reverse order.

Berlin: Tiergarten and West Berlin Self Guided Audio Tour

7. Berlin: Tiergarten and West Berlin Self Guided Audio Tour

Explore the biggest and most monumental park of Berlin, along with the affluent West Berlin district. Discover palaces, rich shopping areas and the scars left behind by the Second World War whilst strolling through the famous streets once inhabited by personalities like David Bowie. Highlights included in the route include Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Berlin Zoo, KaDeWe, Olof Palme Platz, Tiergargten’s Park, Victory Column, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt among many more.

Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

8. Berlin Reunited and Revived! 3-Hour Alternative Tour

Discover how the once dilapidated and divided German capital became the “poor but sexy” capital of cool. Visit 4 very different neighborhoods to see Berlin's gentrification, growing corporate culture, and thriving alternative scene. Begin with the once neglected buildings of Mitte which were quickly restored to their former glory after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Then head to Prenzlauer Berg. The artistic hub of Berlin in the 90s, Prenzlauer Berg now attracts an influx of upwardly mobile young professionals and families. Visit the Kulturbrauerei; an old brewery that has been refurbished into a center for culture and the arts, mirroring the metamorphosis that continues in East Berlin today. Head to the alternative districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where left-wing residents continue to stave off attacks from corporate businesses and rent-raising landlords. Visit the East Side Gallery, a colorful section of the Berlin Wall that's now the largest open-air gallery in the world, and discuss the origins and political overtones of Berlin's famous street art scene. The tour ends with a crescendo at the infamous Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal. The weekly market has grown beyond its origins of fresh produce, authentic Turkish cuisine and bolts of brightly patterned fabric, today you can find Berlin artisans, local farmers and impromptu live music too, truly a representation of city's diverse population.

Berlin: Guided Canoe Tour on the Spree

9. Berlin: Guided Canoe Tour on the Spree

An exciting route over the Spree with a lock in the Landwehr Canal. At the Osthafen we see the remains of the former border control system from the GDR era, which have been preserved to this day. A shipwreck lies nearby and we hear the incredible story of why it was sunk there. From Treptower Park we paddle towards the city, past well-known sights such as Oberbaumbrücke, Molecule Men and Badeschiff. A shore leave with a refreshment break in the beer garden is on the program in the heart of Kreuzberg.

Kreuzberg, Wrangelkiez Gastro Tour mit Klaus

10. Kreuzberg, Wrangelkiez Gastro Tour mit Klaus

My "Kiez", my favourite restaurants: Join me on this gastro tour through the buzzing ‘Wrangelkiez’ in Kreuzberg. Experience the culinary diversity of the Kiez and discover new flavours from traditional German delicacies to vibrant international street food. The walk is a mix of stops and tastings at some of my tried and tested favourite restaurants with history and anecdotes from the area. We will stop at five different restaurants and street food stalls. The changing programme may include Turkish, Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Peruvian, Austrian and German specialities. A "snack" is a small portion - definitely more than a praline-sized bite: you can expect to have a full meal over the course of the tour. Drinks are not included in the price. Berliner Döner Kebap and/or Currywurst are not plan of the regular schedule but can of course be accomodated for private tours on request. Most dietary requirements can also be accommodated! Possible stops are: Oberbaumbrücke, Schlesische Straße / U-Bahn station Schlesisches Tor, Landwehrkanal, Lohmühleninsel, Wrangelstraße, Markthalle IX. The tour starts near the Oberbaumbrücke and the route is adjusted depending on the day of the week and the season. This gastro walk focusses on a relatively small area of the neighbourhood and is therefore not a comprehensive "Kreuzberg tour". It is also interesting for Berliners who have no experience of the Kiez. My Kiez, my favourite restaurants! I speak fluent German and English.

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Great trip, fabulous sightseeing and very informative commentary. I learnt a lot about Berlin and enjoyed every minute of the trip.

the early bird catches the worm. be there early enough for the dream spot, then nothing stands in the way of a comfortable ride

The food was good, but it took a long time from ordering to serving a cup of coffee, 35 minutes

The experience is once in a life time, definitely worth every minute

Nice tour on the Landwehr Canal and via lock on the Spree ..