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Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

1. Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

Berlin Dungeon is a unique thrilling experience that will wisk you back into the city's dark past. Professional actors, 360 sets and special effects bring the chillingly amusing characters to live. Get to know the frightenly true stories and become part in history yourself! First, experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers. Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet Berlin’s most notorious serial killer Carl Großmann. Then, comes face to face with the Plague Doctor who is delighted to demonstrate the effects of the plague. Defend yourself in front of the High Court and escape through the secret tunnels. Finally, take one of the darkest drops into the unknown with Berlin‘s highest indoor freefall tower Exitus. Conclude your experience of 600 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century when 360° sets come to life.

Berlin: Madame Tussauds Museum & Berlin Dungeon Combo Ticket

2. Berlin: Madame Tussauds Museum & Berlin Dungeon Combo Ticket

Combine your visit to Madame Tussauds Berlin with a visit to Berlin Dungeon and discover two fascinating attractions. Experience your one-of-a-kind wow moment at Madame Tussauds Berlin. T Immerse yourself into the universe of your idols with totally interactive sets, amazing costumes, exciting music, and modern techniques. Go on stage with Taylor Swift, become a top model in the fashion area, and date Leonardo DiCaprio at the most exclusive VIP party in town. Experience the most iconic moments from the golden 20s to the divided city to the modern metropolis. Dance the Charleston with famous dancer Josephine Baker, meet John F. Kennedy and sing with David Hasselhoff until the wall comes down. Berlin Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back into the city’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel, and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days' as they come to life before you. Uncover the legend of the dreaded white lady, escape the revenge of the witch, and meet the city’s most notorious serial killer. Come face to face with the plague doctor and defend yourself in front of the high court before you must escape through the secret tunnels. Also, enjoy Berlin's unique indoor free-fall tower Exitus.

Boat tour | Christmas Highlight Tour with Audio Guide

3. Boat tour | Christmas Highlight Tour with Audio Guide

This Tour is barrier free! Experience Berlin on our Christmas decorated solar catamaran. On an environmentally friendly boat tour on the emission-free solar catamaran. Glide silently on the Spree through the capital. The solar ship combines the exclusive ambience of a yacht with eco-friendliness. Let Berlin's highlights pass you by in a relaxed way. The tour starts directly at the Oberbaumbrücke at the harbour of Solarwaterworld AG, in Friedrichshain Kreuzberg, Stralauer Allee 3, 10245 Berlin behind the nhow Hotel. Experience the highlights of the city in an exclusive atmosphere. On the approx. 2.5 hour tour we pass all the sights of the city that can be seen from the water and treat you to information, drinks and snacks. We pass the imposing Oberbaumbrücke, glide past the world-famous Eastside Gallery and head to our next and only stop at the historic harbour on Fischerinsel in the Nikolaiviertel. Immediately after that comes a highlight of the trip, the lockage of the through the Mühlendammschleuse. The next leg of the journey takes the solar ship further west down the Spree. Here the world-famous cultural heritage Museum Island and the government quarter of Berlin with the Reichstag and the Federal Chancellery are revealed. Not much further on, the main railway station, Berlin's architectural showpiece, becomes visible. The catamaran continues westwards to the House of World Cultures, or as Berliners say "Schwangere Auster " (pregnant Oyster). The ship turns around there and returns to the starting point, the harbour of Solarwaterworld AG. There is no public address system on the ship, as is usual for city tours; you will learn everything worth knowing via audio guides. It is available in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. No loud engine noise will disturb you as you explore Berlin by water. The solar catamaran is barrier-free. Solarwaterworld AG reserves the right to use all of its vessels for this tour, or to exchange vessels. All our ships are solar electric catamarans.

Berlin: Christmas Markets & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

4. Berlin: Christmas Markets & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Discover Germany's Christmas markets during the holiday season with a private tour, including transportation between locations. Visit the markets at Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz, and more, depending on your interests. Sample German sweets and wine while learning about the city's rich history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, begin your tour of Berlin's Christmas markets with a hotel pick-up in a private car. Along with your local guide, curate and personalize your tour to visit a variety of markets including Alexanderplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, and Potsdamer Platz. At Alexanderplatz, enjoy mulled wine while walking by the Fernsehturm or further to the Rotes Rathaus and Nikolaiviertel. At Gendarmenmarkt, marvel at the French and German churches, savor a cheese ball, or walk to Brandenburg Gate. Nearby at Potsdamer Platz, take a toboggan ride or go ice skating. While driving between locations, listen closely as your guide details fascinating facts about Berlin's history and points out important monuments and locations such as Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, and Humboldt University. Then it's time to return by car to your hotel and end the tour.

Berlin: Private Christmas Market Tour

5. Berlin: Private Christmas Market Tour

If you are in Berlin for the Holidays, come for a walk from the centre to the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market. Starting at the Brandenburger Gate, we will take you on a Christmas journey through the city centre, letting you know about the Christmas traditions in Germany, and how it was to spend the holidays on both sides of the wall. But today’s Holiday mood in Berlin is breathtaking. This means getting warm and cosy with Glühwein (mulled wine), trying the local candied almonds, sinking your teeth into Lebkuchen (gingerbread), running your lips on chocolate-covered fruits, eating some Currywurst (a sausage served with a tomato and curry sauce that stems from the post-war period). All together with the lingering aroma of cinnamon and spices in the air will capture your senses and in a delightful ambience that could melt even the Grinch.

Berlin: 1.5-Hour Winter Lights Tour by Trabi Limousine

6. Berlin: 1.5-Hour Winter Lights Tour by Trabi Limousine

Be enchanted by the festive spirit of wintry Berlin. Drive in a Trabi stretch limousine through the beautifully decorated and illuminated capital and become one of the attractions yourself in the entertaining vehicle. Bring up to 4 friends with you and make yourselves comfortable in the heated Trabi with a glass of sparkling wine. Determine the route yourselves and enjoy the views of the city’s main attractions. See the magic of winter at Gendarmenmarkt, the winter world at Potsdamer Platz, and the Christmas market at Alexanderplatz. In addition, you can also visit other great locations along the way such as the Brandenburg Gate, Schlossplatz, the Nikolaiviertel, Museum Island, and many more.

Berlin: Residence Orchestra Christmas Concert

7. Berlin: Residence Orchestra Christmas Concert

Easter, the ultimate celebration of life, has moved generations of composers to create inspired works. Once again this year, the Berlin Residence Orchestra is pleased to present a festive and elegant Easter concert in the Great Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace. Musical director Alexandra Rossman has chosen a selection of sensitive, devotional, and celebratory pieces from the pens of G.B. Pergolesi, J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel. Celebrate the spring with an exquisite gala and classical concert at one of the most beautiful locations in the capital city.

Berlin: Mysterious Dark Ages Walking Tour

8. Berlin: Mysterious Dark Ages Walking Tour

In the dark ages of the Middle Ages, wolves threatened our beautiful city of Berlin and stories were told about witches, werewolves, demons and the devil himself. Mummies are said to have risen in Berlin and scared the Berliners to death.... The "Reaper" (also called Grim Reaper) was a personified allegory of death and people in the Middle Ages believed in life after death. The three-headed hellhound "Cerberus" guards the entrance to the underworld so that no living person enters and no mortal escapes. What is hidden in the underworld and why does this thought still fascinate us today....??? In the Berlin City Palace, an eerie figure is said to have terrified the electors and kings in the Middle Ages. Did such a sinister figure really exist and where has it gone today? The witch hunts and torture are among the darkest chapters in German history. Find out today how such "madness" could spread in a country of intelligentsia and poets. Executions were carried out publicly in the Middle Ages because they were intended to create a kind of "deterrent". This turned into true folk festivals. Today you will visit "the devil's pleasure garden" and find out what cruel madness took place in the 16th century. Don't miss out on this entertaining evening walk.

Berlin: Guided Christmas Tour with Gendarmenmarkt

9. Berlin: Guided Christmas Tour with Gendarmenmarkt

The exclusive tour is only available at Christmastime! Berlin is a magical place during Christmastime. You and your expert local guide will see all the sights at the most aesthetically pleasing locations. The streets have a special magic about them at this time of year, and it will leave you in a daze. Where did the tradition of the Christmas tree originate? Who decorated it for the first time in history? Which fantastic occurrences are possible throughout the Christmas season? The city's traditional Christmas Market, located most prominently on Gendarmenmarkt, will be a highlight of the tour. And why exactly does that make it so well-liked? During the holiday season, what local specialties shouldn't be missed? Get your fill of Berlin's enchantment and let your heart sing with happiness. You will get to experience the following attractions: - Berlin Cathedral, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany - Friedrichswerdersche Kirche - Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany - Pariser Platz - Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany - Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany

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What people are saying about Berlin

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4.1 / 5

based on 432 reviews

Fantastic possibility how to know the most important places of Berlin in 1,5 hour. Retro Trabi but in XXL version is really funny, we had roof open whole trip! So many fotos. Sebastian was excellent guide.

Loved it, the actors and the activity were super fun and I would go again with friends

Such fun! Would highly recommend. Might be a bit too scary for younger children.

Definitely worth the money! Genuine jump scares - the actors were great

Actors were very good and it was very entertaining