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Berlin: German Spy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

1. Berlin: German Spy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

Book your flex ticket to Berlin’s German Spy Museum and discover the fascinating world of secret services and spies. Don’t worry about prior registration or reservations: with your flexible ticket, you can visit the museum during opening hours on any day of the week.  Step into the heart of Berlin and experience a unique 3,000-square-meters large exhibition exploring the life and history of spies with the help of modern technology and a multitude of interactive stations.  See the Berlin Spy Map featuring famous places of espionage, join interactive activities like the popular laser maze, and much more. Decide if you’d have what it’d take to be a spy. 

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

2. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

3. Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

Meet your local guide at one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight about this symbolic monument that reunified Germany, and discover why it was isolated for 28 years. Continue the tour along the former border between East and West Berlin and marvel at the remainders of the Berlin Wall. Hear the impressive and gripping stories of escapes from East Berlin as well as other tales from Berlin’s turbulent history. Learn why Berlin was once called the “front city” and uncover its time as an island of freedom during the Cold War. Arrive at the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the official allied border that crossed from West to East Berlin in the time of the partition. Listen to a fascinating story about an altercation that occurred here in 1961, almost igniting World War 3.

Berlin: Jewish History Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Jewish History Walking Tour

Berlin's Jewry has a unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment, through the brutal truths of the Holocaust, up to its present-day revival. Uncover the history of Berlin's re-emerging Jewish community, learn about the people that made its greatest impacts, and see the sites that matter. From Moses Mendelssohn to Albert Einstein, Berlin's Jews have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural development. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination which, after seething for centuries, eventually devastated Europe, and the rest of the world, more recently than many of us would like to think. See the magnificent New Synagogue, and hear its incredible story, which mirrors the tale of Jews in Berlin before, during, and after Nazi persecution. See where non-Jews risked their lives in order to hide their Jewish neighbors, including the Workshop for the Blind, where one courageous Berliner risked his own life to save those of his Jewish employees. See the site of the ancient Jewish-Cemetry where Mendelssohn is still buried, and acquaint yourself with his significance in philosophy and Jewish history. Walk in the footsteps of working-class Jewish immigrants who dreamed of a better world. Hear the stories of women who aspired to be Rabbis, and the rich who desired poverty. Discover what it means, and what it once meant, to be a Jewish Berliner.

Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

5. Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

See historic Berlin on a walking tour through the city's most significant places. Take an informative, thought-provoking journey that brings the history of Berlin alive. Cover all of Berlin's main sights, from the Berlin Wall to the site of Hitler's bunker. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, Palace Square, and much more. Choose to take either a shorter or longer tour with a private guide to fit your schedule. Your guide’s superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-Century Berlin into a detailed narrative, stretching from Berlin’s swampy origins in medieval times, to the controversies over the design of the memorial, to the tragic story of the murdered Jews of Europe. Along the way, meet characters who have left their imprint on the city, including Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and JFK. Stand above the spot where Hitler took his life in April 1945, and see where daring escapes took place across the Berlin Wall before its momentous fall in 1989.

Berlin: World War II & Third Reich Tour

6. Berlin: World War II & Third Reich Tour

Spend 3 hours discovering the fascinating city of Berlin on this fantastic guided tour through the city. This Berlin World War II Tour concentrates on the effects, history, buildings, and stories surrounding Berlin in the Second World War. First, we will explore the Battle of Berlin to explore how Berlin served as the Nazi stronghold in Germany and command center for Hitler and the Third Reich. This will be followed by discovering the Reichstag — a historic building in Berlin which houses the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany's parliament. Then we will proceed to the Russian-German War Museum (Entrance is Free) to understand how Berlin may have played the biggest part of any city during the atrocities that took place in World War II. Next, we will uncover the Flak Tower to see the damage brought on by thousands of allied bombs and the defense structures built to keep them out. Then, we will proceed to the Prenzlauer Berg to look at the scars and battlefields left behind during the Battle of Berlin. Lastly, we will end the tour at the Site of Hitler's Bunker to see the spot where Hitler had his notorious underground lair. This Tour visits many World War II historical sights and memorials. Along the way, our guide will recount historic events and urban legends. Our guides can and will point out many interesting stories and facts that many would just walk over! We cover a lot but expect to be able to stop for drinks along the way and walk at a nice leisurely pace. Come see the streets come alive as we jump back in history and see the effects of the largest conflict the world has ever seen on the Original Berlin World War II Third Reich Tour.

From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

7. From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

After meeting your guide, travel to the town of Seelow, approximately 1.5 hours from Berlin. Visit the Seelow Heights War Museum where your guide will provide a detailed overview of the Berlin-Seelow offensive operation and highlight key exhibitions, including a 3D model of the Soviet 1st Belorussian Front bunker and the trench network which will be visited later in the tour. Explore the museum at your own leisure following the introduction. After the museum, it is a short drive to the next town of Reitwein. Discover this small and unassuming town which played a vital role in the Soviet advance and was the starting point for the 1st Belorussian Front assault on Seelow and the future advance on Berlin. Learn how Marshal Zhukov set up his command post in this town and visit the remnants of the bunker and trench network systems located in the nearby forest. See the remains of Marshal Zhukov’s observation point where he commanded the battle. Following a small excursion through the trench network, continue to Dolgelin Railway station. Learn about the German defensive positions and the immense difficulties that the Russian and Polish troops faced in crossing the aptly named "shooting gallery". Begin the journey back to Berlin following the original route of the Soviet advance. Pass through the town of Lietzen and stop at the German field cemetery. Make a final stop at the town of Jahnsfelde, which you will discover the brutality and desperation of the fighting. Now host to a sports field, see the site of a German field hospital which was attacked by Soviet aircraft during the final days of the war.  Once back in Berlin be dropped off at the Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel.

Berlin: Private E-Rickshaw Tour with Hotel Pickup Service

8. Berlin: Private E-Rickshaw Tour with Hotel Pickup Service

Take a ride on one of Berlin’s comfortable e-rickshaws with your own personal tour guide! Relax in the electrically-assisted cycle rickshaw and experience Berlin from a new perspective. Construction, events, and demonstrations can stall traffic - your three-wheeled taxi outpaces this and offers comfortable spots for two adults and one child. Explore Berlin in a personal and individual way with your own tour guide. Stop along the way to take memorable photos and listen to interesting facts about the history of the capital city. Choose from a wide range of topics or put together your own personalized tour. Get an overview of Berlin or discover everything there is to know about the city’s history, Old Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich, or the city when it was divided into two.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

9. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

Explore the most important places in the history of Berlin's Jewish community on this 2.5-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter with a Spanish-speaking guide. The tour takes you round the interesting places in the district, from the Hackesche Höfe and Hackescher Markt to Tacheles, the New Synagogue, Rosenstrasse, and the Museum Otto Weidt. Learn about the infamous “Night of Broken Glass," the Wannsee Conference, and the miracle of the women on Rosenstrasse, and the effect they each had on the Jewish population of Berlin. Learn about the troubled history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Since the founding of the city, there has always been a Jewish presence that has been forced to live through good and bad times. In the times since their expulsion during the Prussian Monarchy, the Jewish population were alternately allowed and disallowed to stay in Berlin, until Nazism wrote the saddest chapter of their history.

Berlin: Hohenschönhausen Memorial Guided Tour & Transfers

10. Berlin: Hohenschönhausen Memorial Guided Tour & Transfers

Join a group tour of the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial to learn about the political persecution in post-war East Germany. Explore the site of the main remand prison for people detained by the Ministry State Security (Stasi). Hear the untold story of Berlin during the Cold War era. Your group will be guided by a former inmate or a historian, giving you the most authentic account of the prison between 1951 and 1989. Still shrouded in mystery, the tour of the original prison buildings and exhibits will offer a reliable impression of the horrific and absurd life of the prison. You'll find that the permanent exhibition displays personal objects and photographs of the former political prisoners, revealing their personal memories of the physical violence and psychological torture of the ‘House of Horror’. Gain an insight into the lives and motives of Stasi, the largest secret police in the world at that time. It will be a great lesson on the importance of freedom and democracy. The 3-hour tour includes a pickup and drop-off by a private vehicle, so you can avoid public transport and get to the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial in time for your experience to begin. After the tour, the driver will take you back to your accommodation.

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The walking tour in Berlin was very nice and informative. We learned a lot about the history of the city and visited a lot of nice spots, which we would have never found alone. Our tour guide, Caro, was a very kind and funny woman, which encouraged us to ask a lot of questions about the city and answered them perfectly well. She also gave us a lot of good ideas to eat and shopping recommendations. After the tour we had a bunch of new ideas what to do and what to visit in Berlin. Thank you!

Caro is a genius! A very entertaining walk through the city center and with a luxury guide who has put a lot of energy into it!

Our tour guide was perfect. From the first minute he managed to gain our interest. Congratulations !!!

Jacob was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and friendly

Very informative tour from the carismatic guide Paul!