Mauerpark

Mauerpark: Our most recommended tours and activities

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. Tauentzienstraße 2. KaDeWe 3. Lützowplatz 4. Kulturforum 5. Potsdamer Platz 6. Gropiusbau 7. Checkpoint Charlie 8. Gendarmenmarkt 9. Neptunbrunnen 10. Alexanderplatz 11. Karl-Marx-Allee 12. East Side Gallery 13. Ostbahnhof 14. Neptunbrunnen 15. Lustgarten 16. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße 17. Brandenburger Tor 18. Reichstag 19. Hauptbahnhof 20. Schloss Bellevue 21. Siegessäule 22. Zoo / Elefantentor 22. Café Kranzler 23. Kurfurstendamm 236

Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

2. Berlin: Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

Discover Berlin by bike on a guided tour that explores the city’s experience during the Cold War. Ride along the former East and West border and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, one of the last watch towers, hidden military sites, and other traces left by the division of the city. Bike to Friedrichstraße station and Bornholmer Straße to see former border crossing locations. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district and arrive at Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. Ride past areas where the ‘death strips’ were located and see watchtowers left behind after the fall of the wall. Stop to look at remaining stretches of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Learn about the changes that German society went through and how the WWII and the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.

Berlin: Create Your Own Spin Painting at Jans Echternacht

3. Berlin: Create Your Own Spin Painting at Jans Echternacht

Take a break from browsing Mauerpark's many booths and design and create your own spin art in a private session at Jans Echternacht. Create a piece on your own or work with friends to develop a spin art masterpiece as a reminder of your time in Berlin. Begin with a blank circular canvas stretched out to 80 centimeters. With the help of an instructor, start the spin art machine. Use a different color to create unique motives and color combinations. Every so often, stop the spinning to check how your work is progressing. Once you've decided your next move, start the spin machine up again. After a few rounds of spinning, your work is complete. Leave the work with your instructor for a day to let it fully dry, and return the next day to pick it up. For ease of travel, add on a 5 EUR roll to keep your artwork safe on the plane. If you want to create one work of art with several people, you only need to pay for one piece. If each member of your group prefers to create their own work, book for as many works as you like.

Berlin Wall: Small Group Guided Tour

4. Berlin Wall: Small Group Guided Tour

Dive right into the history of Berlin. Take a walking tour of the Berlin Wall, starting from Bornholmer Straße, a place steeped in history: it was here that the first Berliners from East and West met and rejoiced together on the day the wall fell and the unified German nation was reborn. Walking along the former death strip, you will see traces of the wall, sometimes only detectable by experts. Discover how these traces are being documented, and learn the strange history of the cherry trees that grew the length of the wall. Visit the wall memorials, and the Mauerpark – today one of the capital's liveliest cultural and social centers. Relax over coffee along the way and make tracks finally to the Nordbahnhof, a former ghost station, where the tour ends.

Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

5. Berlin Wall & Cold War Bike Tour

Discover the German capital by bike on this fantastic 3.5-hour tour. Ride along the former border between East and West Berlin, and see the remains of the Berlin Wall, former border crossings, one of the last watch towers, and other traces left by the division of the city. The tour starts at the Kulturbrauerei, a remarkable old brewery site in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. Along the way, discover interesting facts about why the city became divided and how this affected its residents. Hear about successful and fatal escape attempts, how the Berlin Wall came down overnight after almost 30 years, and how the city has changed since. The route runs from Mauerpark, over Bernauerstraße, all the way to the Brandenburg Gate. Checkpoint Charlie, the former boarder crossing, and Bornholmerstraße also be covered during the tour.

Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

6. Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

Experience a refined and relaxing tour through the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where, up until the mid 19th century, there were once far–stretching fields with windmills, now stands one of Berlin's most creative and trendy districts. The tour will travel both east and west of Prenzlauer Berg's most important street, Schönhauser Alle, and through the unique building developments from the post-modernism period in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the face of this former workers' district has changed dramatically: Learn how this long and rocky history has combined with the district's newfound prosperity and diversity to shape the modern form of Prenzlauer Berg. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the incredible parts of the city rarely apparent at first glance. Confront the contrasts and see the secrets. Hear authentic insights and interesting background information. Each tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the city with all the senses and invite dialog.

Berlin: Graffiti Workshop at the Berlin Wall

7. Berlin: Graffiti Workshop at the Berlin Wall

Join a graffiti workshop to understand graffiti culture and learn how to create graffiti art with spray paints. Your instructor will provide interesting insight and helpful guidance as you leave your mark on the Berlin Wall. Meet at Mauerpark, where a part of the original Berlin Wall is located, and join your instructor and other participants. Your workshop begins with a fascinating discussion about graffiti culture. Ask your instructor questions and get answers you wouldn't find elsewhere. Afterward, decide with the instructor what you'll paint on the wall. Whether it's a sentence, expression, or slogan, your instructor will trace your choice and then explain how to use spray paints, step by step, to create your graffiti. The entire group will paint together. While you paint, a professional photographer will also take pictures of you during the activity and send you a selection of edited pictures. Once the painting is finished, pose for a group picture in front of your graffiti on the original Berlin Wall.

Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

8. Berlin: E-Bike Tour of the Berlin Wall and Mitte Highlights

Stay active while on vacation in Berlin on an e-bike tour. Cycle to famous sites linked to the Berlin Wall and iconic Berlin landmarks, including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Learn about Berlin's rich and sometimes dark history from your local guide en route. Explore Berlin's central Mitte district, where most of the city's historical landmarks are based, and cycle to important locations linked to the former Berlin Wall. Start your tour near the iconic ex-border crossing on Bornholmer Strasse, where East and West Berliners jubilantly stormed through the opened gates at the fall of the wall on the night of November 9, 1989. Cycle on to Mauerpark, where the wall used to divide the park in two between East and West Berlin. Continue down Bernauer Strasse to the Wall Memorial and the Chapel of Reconciliation before heading to a former ghost train station, Nordbahnhof. Head into the Mitte neighborhood to see Berlin's famous and long-standing Charité hospital, the government quarter with its imposing Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and leafy Tiergarten. Pause at the Holocaust Memorial to pay your respects to the fallen Jews of Europe during WWII before making your way to the historical and imposing Gendarmenmarkt, and Bebelplatz. Cycle down the large and long Unter den Linden allee to see the Berlin Cathedral, the renovated Berlin Palace, and the charming streets of Nikolaiviertel — the original village that constituted Berlin. End your tour in the modern central district to see the iconic TV Tower, Marien Church, Rotes Rathaus, Alexanderplatz, and the World Clock.

Berlin Wall History Small Group Cycling Tour

9. Berlin Wall History Small Group Cycling Tour

Experience an interesting and informative cycle-tour of Berlin following the route of the Berlin Wall – the Mauerweg. Although very little of the wall is left today, some traces can still be found between the former border control stations at Bornholmer Straße and Checkpoint Charlie. You will begin your journey through history in the place where it all ended: on the Square of the 9th November 1989 – where the first East German citizens crossed the border. Discover how the cherry trees came to be grown on Bornholmer Straße and see the original watchtower and the death-strip. Follow the pictures of rabbits on the ground, to the Brandenburg Gate and on through it to the Tränenpalast, "Palace of Tears," on Friedrichstraße. Ride past the Friedrichstadt Palace, the Museum Island, the New Synagogue and the Old Berlin Post Office.

Hidden Berlin Walking Tour with a Local

10. Hidden Berlin Walking Tour with a Local

Discover the hidden Berlin on this 4-hour walking tour. Meet at the entrance of the Melia Hotel at Friedrichstraße 103. This is a small grouped tour of no more than 12 people and led by a knowledgeable guide, ensuring you a personalized experience. The first place you will visit is the Palace of Tears. Your guide will teach you about the turbulent events which gave this place its name. Visit the sites where Jewish children were rescued in the Kindertransport system. From here you will go on to visit the famous Humboldt University. Next is the Museum Island. Boasting world-class museums, this is a UNESCO world heritage site. Glimpse the impressive Neoclassical architecture of the Neueus and Altes Museums. If you get a little closer you will see the scars that haunt these building from the Second World War even today. The New Synagogue is a site not to be missed in Berlin. You will hear stories of the “Reichkristallnacht” from your guide. Delving deeper into the Jewish identity of this city, you will visit the grave of one of the most famous Jews – Moses Mendelssohn. You will learn more about this man including how he made a career as a baker during the war, and you can visit the bakery, too. Perhaps the most famous of Berlin’s monuments due to its relatively recent collapse, is the Berlin Wall. Learn about the mechanism of the Wall and how it became a potent symbol of the Cold War. Through original documents, maps and images, you will learn how Berlin has transformed to the city it is today. You’ll finish the tour with a mind-blowing, exclusive experience at the notorious Berlin Wall, where you will see the wall through virtual reality headsets. Your guide will take you back in time to when the wall was built, until its demolition from an east and a west perspective. This is a unique experience that’s not being offered by any other tour company at the moment. This local supplier offers you a truly unique insight into the incredible German capital. Your local guide will be full of insider knowledge that they will share with you all along the way, giving you an exclusive look into the transformation of Berlin over the last century.

Other Sightseeing Options in Mauerpark

Want to discover all there is to do in Mauerpark? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Mauerpark

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,393 reviews

The bus was easy to find, the driver was friendly and the tour from the assembly line was informative and entertaining. Even the kids did well. The app that you can download is perfect for following the route at all times. This also makes it easier to decide where you might want to get off.

I highly recommend this activity for all different age groups. We are 7 adults for team building and all of us enjoyed it so much. The finished piece will be displayed in our office.

Great for seeing around Berlin in the easiest way with lots of information and all the spots we wanted to see. Absolutely brilliant, definitely recommend. Best way to see the sites

Fastest way to get to know the city... ...and then return to the area you liked best....take the Classic Route initially

It was excellent, especially on a rainy day, excellent translation