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Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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 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. Follow your guide 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. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Queer Berlin Walking Tour

2. Queer Berlin Walking Tour

Berlin is the queer capital of Europe and on this fascinating and fun tour, you will explore Schöneberg, the city’s gay neighborhood, and walk through the Tiergarten, it’s best-known gay meeting spot. The city has been a pioneer of gay and lesbian rights since the late 19th-Century, despite the notorious “Section 175” of the German penal code, which criminalized male homosexuality for decades after World War 2. In Schöneberg, see where Marlene Dietrich lived and worked and where Christopher Isherwood and Otto Dix chronicled the city’s fantastic cabaret and nightlife scene. Visit the Eldorado, one of Berlin’s oldest gay and transvestite bars, and stop at the poignant memorial to all the homosexuals persecuted by the Nazis and sent to the concentration camps. Find out how openly queer and transgendered individuals found assistance and support from Magnus Hirschfeld, whose ground-breaking Institute for Sexual Science was shut down in 1933, and had its library destroyed during the notorious Nazi book-burnings. Walk through the Tiergarten, the city’s best-known gay meeting spot, located in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Find out how queer figures, from the Prussian King Friedrich the Great to today’s openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit, have shaped the history of Berlin.

Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

3. Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

Meet your local guide at one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight about this symbolic monument that reunified Germany, and discover why it was isolated for 28 years. Continue the tour along the former border between East and West Berlin and marvel at the remainders of the Berlin Wall. Hear the impressive and gripping stories of escapes from East Berlin as well as other tales from Berlin’s turbulent history. Learn why Berlin was once called the “front city” and uncover its time as an island of freedom during the Cold War. Arrive at the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the official allied border that crossed from West to East Berlin in the time of the partition. Listen to a fascinating story about an altercation that occurred here in 1961, almost igniting World War 3.

Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Take a step back in Berlin's history and explore the heart of the city on a private guided walking tour. Discover the city's rich story as you walk from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, stopping at various famous historical sights along the way. Get an overview of Berlin and see, among other things, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the shiny Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz, the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and much more. As you walk along, learn about the fall of the Berlin Wall, the history of the Third Reich and its influence on the city, and how the modern architecture that bursts out in between historical buildings came to be.

Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

5. Berlin: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

Set off from the Brandenburg Gate and journey down the famous Unter den Linden, named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall and broad carriageways on each side. Stop outside the Prussian State Library and Humboldt University, considered one of the finest in Europe and where Marx and Einstein once studied. Enter the Bebelplatz and see the State Opera building and dome of St. Hedwig's Cathedral.  Then, go to the former winter residence of the German Emperors and get a stunning view of Alexanderplatz and the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) from Berlin Palace.

Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

6. Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

The tour concentrates on the devastating Battle of Berlin, which occurred in April & May 1945. The battle was very much the dramatic conclusion to the Second World War in Europe, but it also played a huge part in the post-war situation of Berlin and the world. The tour takes us through central Berlin - known as 'Z Sector' during the battle. Here we will see many of the major battle sites and learn what the soldiers and civilians experienced during the battle. Your guide will discuss the war in general and the aftermath including its division into East and West, showcasing how the city recovered, changed, and became the city that would epitomize the Cold War.

Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

7. Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

Our Berlin guided walking tours will introduce you to its most famous (and infamous) landmarks. After discovering its architectural and historical highlights, you’ll deep dive into 20th-century Berlin, reliving the city’s pivotal moments in more recent years. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is flexible from the first use. These fascinating walking tours piece together Berlin’s perilous past by guiding you through those places that changed the course of history. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Berlin and its incredible history. Historic Berlin includes: Gendarmenmarkt Hausvogteiplatz Friedrichswerder Church DDR Museum Museum Island Marx and Engels Forum Alexander Platz Berlin Television Tower Traces of the Cold War includes: Potsdamer Platz Holocaust Memorial Brandenburg Gate French cathedral Topography of Terror Pariser Platz Konzerthaus Berlin The German Church Rausch Chocolate House Main sights in Berlin self-guided routes: Great wall Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie Pergamon Museum Berliner Dom Soviet War Memorial St. George and the Dragon statue St. Mary's Church Marienviertel and Potsdam: Friendship Island Potsdam city Palace Unity Square Barberini palace City canal St. Nicolas Church Old guard house Luisenplatz ...and many more!

Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

8. Berlin: Jewish Heritage and History Private Guided Tour

The Jews were spread worldwide after being exiled from their land. Many settled in central Europe, and still others came after the "The Spanish Expulsion", staying steadfast in keeping their old faith and customs amid constant persecutions. Germany, including Berlin, excluded the Jews from normal life, but the Jews were persistent in the face of attacks and eventually received full rights as citizens. From isolated ghettos and communities, the Jews climbed to an influential social position in economy, science, culture and the new emerging democratic politics of Germany until the Nazis took power. The tour will tell the amazing story of Jews in Germany and the Nazi attempt to eradicate them from Europe.

Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

9. Berlin: Historical WWII City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Berlin while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind its WWII monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of downtown's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are a nurse working in a retirement home. Your favorite patient Lilly has always talked about a lover who she used to have during WWII. Because of her dementia, she can't seem to remember their name or even where they are now. You decide that today is the day, and you are finally going to help find her lost love..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

Explore Berlin's history during the Third Reich and learn all about the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party on a private guided walking tour. Walk through the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe, see an open-air exhibition on the former site of the Secret State Police, and more. Start your tour by walking through the former government district of the National Socialists. Then move on to see the site of the former New Reich Chancellery, the former Reich Aviation Ministry built for Göring, as well as the site on which the SS and Secret State Police buildings once stood. Walk past several memorials on the way, including the one dedicated to the murdered Jews and the murdered Roma and Sinti. Finally, see the site where Hitler's bunker used to be and where he spent the last days of his life, and where the Third Reich ended. En route, learn about Berlin's history from the time of the Teutonic Knights to the Nazi Socialist Party, and from the Cold War to the unified Germany of today from your local guide.

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What people are saying about Holocaust Memorial

This was a great tour. It was informative and the pacing was good. Walid made learning fun. He included some of his own stories from his time living in Berlin that really helped to personalize some of the locations. I definitely recommend this tour.

It was very easy to find the meeting point. And you can take any of the red or green buses with these tickets because they have a partnership, as a friendly member of the staff told us when we arrived to the bus stop.

I have already done a few tours with the company BIG BUS; I think the app with the tours with the stops in the individual cities is great. I can only recommend BIG BUS to you.

Excellent tour led by such an engaging, warm, knowledgeable, and wonderful guide! We learned a great deal and truly appreciated this experience. Deep thanks~

It's a great option to see all the city. 100% recommended