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Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket

1. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket

Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. Tour stops on the Classic Route: 1. Kurfürstendamm 216 2. Tauentzienstraße 3. KaDeWe 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum Tiergarten 6. Potsdamer Platz / Balzac 7. Gropiusbau 8. Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Neptunbrunnen / Rotes Rathaus 11. Alexanderplatz / Park Inn 12. Karl-Marx-Allee 13. East Side Gallery 14. Ostbahnhof 15. DomAquarée 16. Lustgarten 17. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße 18. Brandenburger Tor 19. Hauptbahnhof 20. Siegessäule / Hofjägerallee 21. Elefantentor 22. Café Kranzler

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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

2. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city along the red or blue route with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big Bus Berlin walking tours: 1) Walking Tour Government District: On this 60-minute walk, you’ll discover the interesting architecture of Berlin’s modern Government District, built after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tour begins at stop #13: Brandenburg Gate. Operates daily at 11:30 AM in English and German. 2) Walking Tour Berlin History: Your guide will take you on a 90-minute walking tour from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. Tour begins at stop #13: Brandenburg Gate. Operates daily at 1:00 PM in English and German River cruise included with deluxe ticket: experience Berlin from a different perspective on a 1-hour river cruise on the River Spree right in the heart of the city. Admire unbeatable views of the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral, Nikolai Quarter, and Museum Island. Location: BWSG Pier ‘Alte Börse‘, Burgstrasse 27. 5 minutes’ walk from stop #11: Museumsinsel Red Route (tour duration 2 hours): combines iconic landmarks and opportunities to appreciate the arts, with the greener side of this city and the explosive food scene. Bus stops include: • Ku’Damm • KaDeWe Department Store • Brandenburg Gate • Reichstag • Victory Column • Checkpoint Charlie • Berlin Wall • Holocaust Memorial • Gendarmenmarkt Square • Potsdamer Platz • Topography of Terror • Alexanderplatz • Alexa Shopping Centre • Neptune Fountain • Museum Island • Madame Tussauds • Central Station • Bellevue Palace Blue route (tour duration: 40 minutes): experience old berlin, stopping at the monumental boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee and the most symbolic landmark of unified Berlin, the East Side Gallery. Bus stops include: • Alexanderplatz • Karl-Marx-Allee • Ostbahnhof • East Side Gallery

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Berlin: Red Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

3. Berlin: Red Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Boat Option

Discover Berlin from the roof of a double-decker bus. This route covers the must-see attractions around the city, making it an ideal way to get an overview of Berlin. With departures every 8 to 15 minutes during high season (April to October) and every 20 minutes during low season (November to March), the hop-on hop-off bus is the ideal way to get around the city in a safe way at your own pace. Hop on and off as you please to discover the city at your own pace. While on board, listen to entertaining and interesting stories about this historically important city in the heart of Europe.  Here are the bus stops for your tour: 1. Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 216) 2. Kurfürstendamm/Meinekestraße 3. Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 234) 4. Tauentzienstraße (Tauentzienstraße 15) 5. KaDeWe (Tauentzienstraße 21-24) 6. Lützowplatz (Kulturforum Tiergarten) 7. Potsdamer Platz/Kolhoff-Hochhaus 8. Balzac Coffee (Potsdamer Platz 10) 9. Gropiusbau 10. Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstraße 45) 11. Gendarmenmarkt 12. Neptune Fontaine, Neptunbrunnen/Rotes Rathaus (Rathausstraße 1) 13. Alexanderplatz/Park Inn 14. Karl-Marx-Allee 15. East Side Gallery 16. Ostbahnhof 17. Neptune Fontaine, Neptunbrunnen/Rotes Rathaus (Rathausstraße 1) 18. DomAquarée (Karl-Liebknecht-Straße) 19. Lustgarten (Unter den Linden 1) 20. Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße 21. Brandenburg Gate, Brandenburger Tor (Ebertstraße/Pariser Platz) 22. Berlin Central Station, Hauptbahnhof (Ella-Trebe-Straße/Washington Pl) 23. Victory Column, Siegessäule/Bundespräsidialamt 24. Victory Column, Siegessäule/ Hofjägerallee 25. Zoo/Elephant Gate, Elefantentor 26. Café Kranzler (Kurfürstendamm 21-24) Want to see the city from the water, too? Upgrade your hop-on hop-off bus ticket to include a river cruise on the Spree. Glide around Berlin’s river and admire architecture from a different point of view.

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Berlin: Cold War Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Cold War Walking Tour

Go back and time and learn about what life was like in Berlin during the Cold War. Join an exciting and informative walking tour that takes you to see important sites of the time and gives you an insider's look at the life of the residents of this once divided city. See the Friedrichstrasse station, the single border station during the Cold War. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district, whose buildings were situated partly along the border strip. Visit the famous Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. From the Holocaust memorial at the former "death strip", proceed to Potsdamer Platz, where the split is particularly visible in the former Tiergarten triangle. See the longest remaining stretch of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the wall into the Soviet Zone, the methods used by the Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Hear about the changes that German society went through, the plight of former East Germans, and how the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.

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Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

5. Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

Visit Berlin and explore the fascinating Karl-Marx-Allee. Listen to how it changed from Frankfurter Allee to Stalinallee and then finally received its current name. Admire the almost 2-kilometer long boulevard that forms the largest monument in the German capital. Admire the architecture along the street, one of the most important examples of urban development during the post-war period in Germany. You’ll discover an architectural highlight: Frankfurter Tor with its distinctive towers. Explore the apartment buildings in Friedrichshain with their arcades, see the Kosmos cinema designed by Josef Kaiser, and discover the high-rise building “Hochhaus an der Weberweise”. Admire the partial ruins of the Church of the Resurrection and stroll through Strausberger Platz with its distinctive high-rise buildings that served as a gateway to the socialist city center.

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Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

6. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

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East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

7. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

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Berlin: English Private Berlin Wall Tour by Minivan

8. Berlin: English Private Berlin Wall Tour by Minivan

On this historical private tour of East Berlin, you’ll learn about the Cold War as you see the area’s top sites, including the Berlin Wall. Learn about the city that remained divided for 40 years after WWII. On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 7 participants you’ll hear stories of how the Allies divided Berlin into 4 sectors at the end of WWII and see where 3 of those sectors converged. Today Potsdamer Platz boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and has become a symbol of the new Berlin. Visit the crossing point known as Checkpoint Charlie and the Stasi archives, where you’ll learn about the secret police. Head down Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly known as Stalinallee, and learn how this boulevard’s wedding cake-like architecture was designed to showcase Communist power during the Cold War. Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the security arrangements designed to prevent GDR citizens from reaching West Berlin. Learn from your guide about the risks that many people took to escape the notorious state security service, the Stasi, and how many lost their lives in the attempt. Continue on to the East Side Gallery, where the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall stands, still intact. This historic site has now been turned into an impressive open-air art installation with more than 100 contributions from artists from around the world. Your private tour ends with a drive to the western part of the city, so you are able to feel the contrast between the 2 sides.

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Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

9. Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

This tour follows in the history of the Cold War and takes you on a discovery of an important period that shaped the city of Berlin. Explore the places that defined Berlin during the Cold War, including the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial, the Soviet Memorial in Tiergarten, and the Reichstag. Discover what it was like to live in a divided city and explore the former ghost stations of the underground lines. Visit the Stasi Museum and find out what methods the secret service used to control the population of East Berlin. See what remains of the Berlin Wall and the infamous Death Strip, learn about why the wall was built, and discover the ingenious ways some Berliners tried to cross the Berlin Wall. You will also learn about why the wall eventually came down, how the city has developed itself since, and what has changed in the lives of Berliners.

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Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

10. Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

The Berlin Wall and Cold War tour delves deep into the darker side of Berlin‘s history. These tours go out further to reach extraordinarily impressive sites otherwise left out on bus, walking, and boat tours. This half-day tour is perfect for anyone interested in the Cold War. Head away from the Mitte district and the pedestrian Cold War sites to take in more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today. Return through the former no-man’s-land death strip to visit former checkpoints and hear tales of espionage and escape attempts. Explore the contrasts between East and West Berlin on the tour.

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What people are saying about Karl-Marx-Allee

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,568 reviews

The walking tour of 90 minutes was amazing. Our guide Fredy told us exciting stories from Berlin past with such a pasionate and entuzisth voice and tone, that we were absolutly faisnated. We really could feel The atmosfere from old Berlin

It is worth choosing the premium package. The guided tour is very good and the currywurst is delicious too.

The guide Dominic ( Dom) was great - the stories were super interesting- like going through a movie

Really good tour to learn about the history of the Cold War, guide with excellent and informative

We had a 2 hour walking tour with Freddy who gave us a very good overview of the city!