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Berlin: Golden Twenties Walking Tour with Cremant

1. Berlin: Golden Twenties Walking Tour with Cremant

Walk in the footsteps of icons, such as Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker as you explore the glitzy ballrooms and theaters that epitomized Berlin's roaring Weimar Republic. Join historian Arne Krasting on a walking tour of Berlin's Golden Twenties and toast with a glass of Cremant. Meet Arne at Delphi Filmpalast and enter a world of Art Nouveau, glamour, and silent film stars. Gain insight into the lives of Berlin's most prominent entertainers as you discover where Marlene Dietrich rose to fame and how Josephine Baker left Berliners starstruck. Take a stroll along the Kurfürstendamm and admire the lavish apartment of a silent film star at Hotel-Pension Funk. As you walk, listen to fascinating stories about the short-lived Weimar Republic and the political instability that would soon unravel it. Marvel at historic hotspots where the night never ended and visualize the venues and streets as they were with the aid of images and films presented on an iPad. See an original bank bill from the era and round off your experience with a well-deserved glass of Cremant. Arne Krasting is a historian, podcaster, author, and official partner of "Babylon Berlin." Passionate about Berlin and the ephemeral Weimar Republic, Arne pulls back the curtain on Berlin's most exciting decade along with the people and venues that played a starring role.

Berlin: Government Quarter Tour and Reichstag Dome Visit

2. Berlin: Government Quarter Tour and Reichstag Dome Visit

Discover the highlights in Berlin's government district on a guided tour. Hear a local guide tell you exciting stories about the history and politics of Berlin. See modern buildings, important monuments, and landmarks of the city. After the tour, visit the Reichstag on your own. There will be an ID check at the entrance to the Reichstag building. The guide ends the tour at the security checkpoint at the Reichstag entrance. You will be asked to provide your details in advance. You will receive all the information and a link to a time slot. Then you can visit the dome. You can also visit the plenary hall below the dome. The visit is free of charge. Enjoy breathtaking views from the roof terrace and dome. See the Parliamentary Quarters, the German Chancellery, modern Potsdamer Platz, and the iconic Brandenburg Gate.  See the Berlin Cathedral from a completely different perspective and keep an eye out for the Rathaus (City Hall) and the famous TV tower. 

Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

3. Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

On this guided tour of the parliament and government district of Berlin, you will get acquainted with some of Germany's political history. Begin your journey at Pariser Platz and continue to the parliament and government district. Learn more about famous buildings such as Hotel Adlon or Brandenburg Gate and see the sights from a different perspective. Cross the historical sector border at Brandenburg Gate and get interesting information on the Reichstag building and its complicated location at the Berlin Wall. Next, climb the dome of the Reichstag to learn more about the tasks and duties of the Bundestag. Hear the fascinating story behind the Reichstag building, its transformation into a modern landmark designed by Lord Foster, and about the interesting ecological concept Foster's work was built upon. Experience Berlin from above, enjoy the city's skyline, and learn more about the history of the city.

Berlin: Reichstag, Plenary Chamber, Cupola & Government Tour

4. Berlin: Reichstag, Plenary Chamber, Cupola & Government Tour

Join a guided walk through the government district. Visit the plenary chamber and dome of the Reichstag building and gain insight into the history of the district on this 60-minute walk along the River Spree. See the old government buildings as well as the modern government and parliament buildings built after 1995. See Jakob-Kaiser-Haus, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, and the Federal Chancellery. Pass through the security check to get into the Reichstag building. Listen to an interesting talk in the plenary chamber, and learn about German parliamentary history as well as interesting details about the Reichstag building itself. Hear about the history and architecture of the building as well as the reconstruction by British architect Sir Norman Foster that transformed it into one of the most modern and innovative parliament buildings in the world. Step onto the roof terrace and witness the glass dome of the Reichstag building. From here, enjoy the breathtaking views of Berlin. Stay up on top of the Reichstag for as long as you like, as long as it is not after closing time at midnight.

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Walking Tour in German

5. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Walking Tour in German

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit some of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today. Make your way to sights like the Schwarzenberg house, the Rose Courts, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, and the Heckmann courtyards. Follow the traces of Jewish life in Berlin towards Oranienburger Strasse.

Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

6. Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

Listen to the fascinating stories of life and death that the Berlin Charité has to tell. Hear about its history, starting in the 18th century with a plague house that would later develop into what it is today: one of the most important university hospitals in Europe. Join your guide and learn about famous doctors, scientists, and Nobel Prize winners, such as Rudolf Virchow, Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Ferdinand Sauerbruch. Learn interesting facts about the geniuses of Berlin medicine and the dark times of the institution, when doctors collaborated with the Nazi regime. Visit a mysterious "medicine temple", Berlin's oldest surviving teaching building, hidden in a backyard. Start your tour at the Charité Bed House, which you'll view from the outside. Then walk along Luisenstraße, and across the university campus. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the hospital grounds (Charité Campus Mitte) are no longer open to the public. Finally, visit Berlin's oldest surviving teaching building from the inside.

Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

7. 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. Hear tales about 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: Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry

8. Berlin: Pub Crawl with Skip-the-Line Club Entry

Begin your evening by getting to know your guide and other like-minded travelers. From there, head out into the Berlin night to your first stop. After you’ve properly loosened up, continue on to three additional venues of bars, pubs, and dance halls. Every night is a new experience on this pub crawl. Get to know Berlin’s nightlife as you make four stops ranging from cocktail lounges, alternative dives, techno bars, bustling dance halls, and more. Enjoy complimentary shots along the way, always concluding your evening at one of the city’s biggest dance clubs where you'll skip the line with VIP entrance. This pub crawl takes you to a variety of bars and pubs in the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Crawl through Berlin with the iconic tv tower as your backdrop and have an unforgettable experience drinking and dancing the night away.

Berlin Reichstag and Glass Dome Private Tour

9. Berlin Reichstag and Glass Dome Private Tour

See some of Berlin's most impressive modern architecture on a private tour of the parliamentary quarter in your choice of language. Learn how the German capital has changed in recent years. Learn interesting facts behind the historic edifice of the Reichstag building, now transformed with an iconic glass dome. Enjoy stunning views from the roof of the building where parliament sits and the government has its offices. See landmark attractions, such as Berlin Cathedral, Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate from a completely different perspective. Look out too for the TV Tower and iconic ruins of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

Berlin: Guided Brewery Tour and Craft Beer Tasting

10. Berlin: Guided Brewery Tour and Craft Beer Tasting

Immerse yourself in the world of beer and learn all about this popular drink on a guided tour of the BRLO brewery in Berlin. Explore the premises with your guide before sitting down to a tasting of 5 beers paired with a tasting snack. Meet your guide and set out to discover the tradition of beermaking as you go behind the scenes of this microbrewery. Learn about the exciting and creative craft movement and discover how the brewery brings together ingredients and flavors to create its beers. Conclude your tour with a guided tasting of beers brewed right on the BRLO Brwhouse premises. The tasting flight includes 5 beers, each one carefully paired with a small snack to highlight its flavor. 

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Frequently asked questions about Berlin

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Berlin?

The best day trips and excursions from Berlin are:

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Berlin walking tours: Everything you need to know

The largest city in Germany, Berlin has something for you to enjoy. If you mention Berlin, most people will automatically think of the Berlin Wall. However, you’ll see that the German capital has much more to offer. It has a great art collection at its Pergamon museum and boasts eclectic buildings and historical architecture. Don’t miss your chance to have a taste of Berlin’s culinary selections. While visiting the local markets, you’ll be tempted by a food vendor selling a pretzel or a berliner (a sweet pastry). Don’t worry, you can diet later.

As the capital of Germany, it doesn’t lack in theater and culture. You can visit a famous opera house, ballet company, many art galleries, and several public parks. Tour some of Berlin’s most notable neighborhoods like Friedrichshain and Pankow. What will you find there? An open-air movie theater, several trendy cafes, and stylish boutiques for shopping in these communities.

What can you expect on a Berlin walking tour?

Along with its rich past, Berlin has a new generation that embraces the popular world culture. That said, you can stop by numerous hip neighborhoods, like Kreuzberg, where you can move to the beat or try a German cocktail. Many of these hotspots can be your stops along a Berlin walking tour. If you’re interested in visiting trendy bars, consider booking a pub crawl or a beer tasting tour. 

Each Berlin tour has a guide that will provide you with a wealth of information about the sight or neighborhood that you are visiting. You can even ask questions as you walk along. You’ll have many chances to stop and rest or grab a bite to eat, and more than one when you’re on a longer tour.

History walking tours in Berlin

Berlin has a rich history - some good, some bad, and some even uglier. You’ll leave the historical walking tours with a better understanding of it all. Some of the historical sights and landmarks you can see include Sachsenhausen Communist Concentration Camp, the Holocaust Memorial, and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin food tours

Taste the culinary specialties of Berlin on one of its food walking tours. You’ll get a chance to sample many different foods, like currywurst and schnitzel, at a variety of local cafes and restaurants. You can be confident from the first bite that it will be delicious. Why? Because all the eateries on the list are popular with the locals and some of the best places to dine in Berlin.

Must-see attractions on Berlin walking tours


Berlin is a really large city, but if you have limited time, you can see a lot in just one day. On a top attraction tour, you’ll spend half the day touring some of Berlin’s most famous attractions like Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie. On this tour you’ll see both East and West Berlin, and along the way you’ll also visit several neighborhoods, including Friedrichshain.

Potsdam walking tours

Indulge yourself in Potsdam and all of its magnificence for a day. As you stroll along, you’ll see all the grandeur of the palaces, castles, courtyards, and gardens.

Walking tours at night in Berlin

Explore the sights of Berlin after dark with a night tour. See the city all lit up on a night stroll. You can also go on popular night pub crawls if they are more your thing. On this tour you’ll be treated like a celebrity as you hit the hottest nightclubs. Along with complimentary drinks, you’ll get VIP entry. As with other walking tours, you’ll have a guide who can help you. In this case, they might have to help you find a dance partner.

Are there added extras with Berlin walking tours?

Berlin is large, so you might have to take a train on your walking tour. However, don’t fret because the fare is typically a part of your tour package. A printed, souvenir guide might also be given to you to keep. If you participate in a walking tour, you often get another benefit - immediate admission into a park or attraction. What does that mean for you? No waiting in line!


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What people are saying about Berlin

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4.7 / 5

based on 23,366 reviews

Suzanna was an incredible tour guide - I genuinely thought she had worked in administration at the Charité she was so knowledgable. She took us through the entire history, focusing on famous medical professionals (if you've watched Charité on Netflix you'd know) and always provided interesting and fair historical context. The tour was in German but very understandable for a non-native speaker. Full of jokes and reality, she makes the entire 2 hours fascinating.

We had just taken the Charité tour on Friday so when we strolled up for this one and saw the same tour guide, we knew we were in for another treat. Susanne is such a dynamic presenter and it's crazy how much information she knows and delivers. This is one of the coolest parts of the city so a little behind-the-scenes is worth seeing!

Our guide Paul was fantastic. He gave us a great tour and was very informative giving us a really good overview of Berlin and some of its history. Paul made the tour for us all and was an all round top man.

Paul was excellent and was friendly and very accommodating, answering and questions we had. He had a tonne of information to share with the group. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to anyone!

A perfect way to get years of history told and shown in a couple of hours