Charité

The oldest hospital in Berlin has seen 300 years of revolutionary discoveries and tragic errors.

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Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

The area of the Charité hospital tells some fascinating stories of life and death. It all began in the 18th century with a pestilence house and developed to become what it is now: one of the major university hospitals in Europe and the buildings themselves, relicts of important moments of medical history. Walk in the footsteps of Rudolf Virchow, Robert Koch, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Emil von Behring, and Karl Bonhoeffer. The walking tour begins at the famous Charité high-rise bed building and ends at the Monbijou bridge. You will get to hear stories of the geniuses of Berlin medicine, as well as the dark times of the institution, when doctors cooperated with the Nazi regime.

Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

2. Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

Begin your tour of Berlin's Mitte District on the historic Bornholmer Straße, where the first Berliners from East and West joined arms joyfully on the day the Berlin Wall fell. Discover the impressive New Synagogue and the Old Post Headquarters. See Berlin as a city of contrasts – from the Hauptbahnhof to the Charité. Visit the Government Quarter and the Reichstag, symbol of a united Berlin. Through the much-loved Tiergarten, Berlin's Central Park, you will ride onwards to the most famous landmark in the city: the Brandenburg Gate. Then, passing many historic monuments and interesting places, you will journey to Alexanderplatz, with the Red Town Hall, the TV Tower, the beautiful Neptune Fountain and the unique East German World Clock. Finally, you will cycle through hip Prenzlauerberg back to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Charité

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 767 reviews

The tour around the Charite and the clinics was really great. Susanne explained everything to us really well. Showed us some interesting things left and right of the trail. Too bad you couldn't get on the premises due to covid. But the tour was still very nice. And above all very interesting and instructive. If at some point covid should be over, at least we hope so, we will take part in the tour of the site again.

A great introduction to the city of Berlin.

We took a 4 hour bike tour of Berlin with Markus, starting and finishing at Bornheimerstrasse. Our guide was pleasant, interactive and informative, filling us in on historic, geographical and architectural detail and showing a great variety of sights during our tour. This was a great orientation activity on day one of our visit.

It was an interesting tour, with an infinite amount of information and background information that was available through the exceptionally well-founded knowledge of the guide. It was therefore not surprising that the tour lasted almost an hour longer, which was not disturbed by the tension.

great way to learn about the history of Berlin!

very good guide, perfect way to explore the most interesting sites that represente the history of Berlin. Very interesting, better then just to read it in a book.

Super explained, no time pressure, was longer than planned, everything was great