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Discover Berlin Walking Tour

1. 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, to the 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: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Historic Center

2. 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: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Women of Berlin Walking Tour

Find out all about feminism, fascism, resistance, and the fight for equality through the lives of the women of Berlin. Start your tour at Hackescher Markt, in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district. Cross over Museum Island and walk through the charming city center streets as you learn about Berlin's many extraordinary women. Discover the known and lesser known stories of feminist May Ayim, the world's first female Rabbi Regina Jonas, hear about Rosa Luxemburg and Marlene Dietrich, and learn how German women were left to remove the rubble from post-WWII Berlin’s streets by hand in 1945. Hear the story of how one girl that grew up in East Germany became one of the most powerful and respected world leaders of the modern age. Discuss the differing politics of feminism in East and West Germany, and take a hard look at the inequality which is still present in Berlin today.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

4. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: Small Group Walking Tour

5. Berlin: Small Group Walking Tour

On this Berlin tour, you will journey in a bit different way than most other tours. Starting at the Alexanderplatz at one side of the historical center of Berlin, you will see the TV Tower and the original, medieval remnants of the small town that Berlin was for most of its history. You will then pass by the controversial, reconstructed former Royal Palace of the Hohenzollern and enjoy the ambiance of Museum Island with a great view of Berlin Cathedral. After passing by the Humboldt University you will walk through the maze of the central streets to marvel at the prettiest of the German capital's squares, the Gendarmenmarkt. Then you will learn the history of the infamous Berlin Wall at the Checkpoint Charlie. Passing by the place where Hitler's Bunker formerly stood you will learn about the country's dark past. The final, symbolic stop is the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of unity of Germany and Europe, with its open, classical archways.

Berlin: Sightseeing City Tour of the Top 20 Attractions

6. Berlin: Sightseeing City Tour of the Top 20 Attractions

Follow the traces of German history, from the time of Prussia to the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and Nazi Germany up to the German division, the GDR and the reunification. Discover the government district with the Reichstag and the Chancellery. See the Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column and the Holocaust Memorial. Take a look at the Sony Center, stroll along the former wall and discover the former National Socialist buildings on Wilhelmstrasse. On Gendarmenmarkt you can see the historic Checkpoint Charly and admire the German Cathedral, the French Cathedral, and the Concert Hall. See the magnificent boulevard Unter den Linden, discover the Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island. Learn all about the development of Berlin in the Nikolai quarter.

Berlin: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

7. Berlin: Sayings, Legends and Myths Mystical Walking Tour

Tour a different side of Berlin, on a mystical guided walk through all the capital's mythical and legendary locations. Learn of Berlin's foundation at the St. George monument, hear the legend of the Berlin pancake, and meet the muses of Zeus. See the city sights and allow yourself to wonder. Meet your guide at the statue of St. George, the dragon slayer, and learn his epic tale. Admire the place where Berlin was founded and listen to the legend of Abrecht the Bear. Discover the ways that myths of fire-breathing dragons came to be in Berlin and why some still believe it today. Take a short walk to marvel at Berlin's Nikolai Quarter and hear about the most powerful craftsmen's association in the city. There, get introduced to the legend of the Berlin pancake and what the Muses of Zeus have to do with Berlin. At the Fountain of Neptune, the God Neptune is believed to be the protector of Berlin. Discuss why Kaiser Wilhelm II amused an entire nation over a fountain and whether these legends are just myths or the real thing. End the experience in the Lustgarten at the Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

8. Berlin: 4-Hour Guided Highlights Tour in Spanish

Enjoy a 4-hour walking tour to the top landmarks and destinations of Berlin, in the company of a professional Spanish-speaking guide. Departing from the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, explore the origins of Berlin in the San Nicolas neighborhood, and walk through Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the impressive Berlin Cathedral. Stroll down Kaisers Avenue and see the Unter den Linden. Pass by Humboldt University, the Royal Library, and State Opera on the way to one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt. Pause for a photo opportunity in the picturesque plaza. Then, hear details of Hitler's rise to power and see the remains of the Gestapo Headquarters. Remember the events of the Holocaust at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Learn how the Berlin Wall was born, why it fell, and how local residents lived with it every day. Hear amazing stories of the East Germans who risked their lives to cross to West Berlin. Admire the spectacular modern Potsdamer Platz, before ending your tour at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence.

Berlin: Top Classic Tour with Cathedral and Palace

9. Berlin: Top Classic Tour with Cathedral and Palace

Experience an overview tour in the historic center of Berlin. See grandiose buildings on the famous Museum Island around the Humboldt Forum. Hear amusing anecdotes and interesting background information about the Berlin City Palace and sites on the Spree. Follow your guide and get to know the most important sites of the new and old Berlin Mitte. See the new Humboldt Forum with reconstructed palace facades is an absolute highlight. Other sites on the tour are the Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island with the National Gallery, Neues Museum, James Simon Gallery, Spreeufer with views of the TV Tower, to the Synagogue, and more.  The tour is ideal to be combined with other activities as the most popular museums, river cruise docks, and many more sites are just a short stroll away. 

Berlin Historical Highlights Walking Tour

10. Berlin Historical Highlights Walking Tour

This 3-hour walking tour weaves through Berlin’s history by visiting landmarks such as the impressive Brandenburg Gate, the notorious Berlin Wall and the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt. You will visit the Reichstag building and see Museums island. Along the way your guide will tell you stories from Berlin’s history that will bring the city alive. Hear anecdotes about a city that has seen kings and emperors, and housed fascists and witnessed the devastation of war. Learn how the city was split in 2 before being pieced back together again. Stroll through the center and see sights from different eras, be it the beautiful Brandenburg Gate from the 18th-Century, the Reichstag from the 19th-century, the area of Hitler's bunker from Word War 2, parts of the Berlin Wall from the time of the division, or modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz. You will be traveling in a small group, with dedicated guides who will share their passion and give you a more personal service to help you appreciate what makes Berlin so special.

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What people are saying about Museum Island

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 1,577 reviews

It was so good. Jonathan K was amazing. The best tour guide ever. He was so knowledgable. There was almost nothing he didn’t know. We caught him out with one question about something in Hamburg, so not even relevant, and he even googled it for us! He was brilliant. He was very funny and kept us interested throughout. He told such good stories about the different areas. I was so engrossed in everything he had to say. His English was brilliant, better than mine! 10/10 would recommend!

Cian was my tour guide and I had a great experience the tour was really interesting highlighting all the main history points and covering all the main sights I wanted to see while in the city for a short time. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting.

Carlo was very likeable, had an amazing knowledge + a huge enthusiasm for this topic. A super storyteller who even extended 40 minutes. We can warmly recommend the tour.

Our guide Rob was great. He explained us the history of the city beautifully. He was articulate and funny.

The tour was very interesting and totally enjoyable!