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As the capital of Germany, Berlin’s many cultural and historical opportunities make it one of the most exciting cities of the world. You can visit Berlin’s top attractions like the Brandenburger Tor or the Berlin Wall, and the city’s abundant museums and galleries. Please contact your hotel concierge for more information or to make your bookings.



Go Art

GoArt! Berlin emerged from its founders desire to bring their years of experience in the art world and the range of contacts they have developed as curators, project organizers and event promoters into a new dynamic form of creative and organizational collaboration. Working as professional mediators among artists, cultural organizations, galleries, collectors, businesses and the public, GoArt uses art projects to develop innovative communications solutions, working in the domain of cultural mediation with special, individually tailored art tours for companies, institutions and private clients. Given Berlin’s extraordinary level of cultural activity and GoArt’s extensive contacts within its large community of artists and cultural producers, GoArt is always familiar with the newest emerging artists, events, and gallery spaces.


Find out more about GoArt and/or refer to the attached document (PDF 52 KB) with more details about GoArt! tours


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Walking Tours in Berlin


Price: Depends on tour’s duration and requested language. For example, a 2-hour tour for 20 people starts at EUR6.00 per person.


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Find out more about Berlin walking tours.


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Berlin by Bike Tour

  • City Bike Tour
  • Wall Bike Tour
  • Potsdam Bike Tour

Price: EUR15.00 per Person


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Find out more about Berlin bike tours.


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Boat Trip

Bridge Tour


One of Berlin’s most popular boat tours, this tour connects historical and modern Berlin with views of more than 60 bridges. Also on offer is a boat trip combined with dinner at van Loon Restaurantschiffe.


Price: EUR10.00 to EUR20.00 per person


Find out more about the Bridge Tour.


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Brandenburger Tor

The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most important monuments—a landmark with over two hundred years of history. A former symbol of the divided city, visitors used to climb an observation platform to get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain, on the other side of the barren “death-strip” that separated east from west Berlin, geographically and politically. It was here on 12 June 1987 that Ronald Regan issued his stern command to his Cold War adversary, admonishing him with the words: “Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall!” The speech delivered to West Berliners was also audible on the east side of the Gate and echoed President von Weizsacker’s words, which translate as: “The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed.”


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Trabi-Safari through Berlin

If you want to get to know the sights of Berlin, then this is the tour for you. Join one of Berlin’s most popular sightseeing tours, where you will pass by the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.


Price: Starts at EUR35.00 per person; EUR45.00 per participant for a 2-person occupancy per Trabi


Find out more about the Trabi-Safari.


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Berliner Unterwelten e.V.

Dark Worlds

 

During World War II, Berlin was the nerve centre of the Third Reich and one of the Allies’ main bombing targets. On this tour, expert guides will lead you in exploring one of the few remaining bunkers, as it was left after the war. There you will learn more about the life of the average Berlin citizen during air raids that destroyed up to 80 percent of the city’s center.


Price: EUR10.00 per person


Find out more about Dark Worlds.


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Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

History of the Berlin Wall


East Germany and the Berlin Wall


Here you can see original boards created by Dr Rainer Hildebrandt in the 1960s, who worked with journalists, escape organizers and protesters to assemble concise outlines of the Berlin Wall’s background and creation, and other key events in East Germany’s history, such as the 17 June 1953 uprisings. You can also examine original artifacts used during many of the infamous escapes from East Germany – from escape cars to hot air balloons, from homemade mini-submarines to deceptively hollow surfboards. This permanent exhibition is a testament to the ingenuity of the human mind when faced with perilous circumstances.


Price: EUR12.50 per person; EUR8.50 per person for groups of 20 or more


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Panorama-View Potsdamer Platz

This viewing platform is one of Berlin’s most famous sights and, from a height of 100 meters, offers the best view of Berlin. Europe’s fastest elevator in Europe takes you to the 24th floor in 20 seconds. The multimedia open air exhibition about the history of the Potsdamer Platz is the perfect way to complete your visit.


Price: EUR5.50 per person; groups of 15 or more can receive a 10% discount by purchasing the tickets online.


Find out more about Potsdamer Platz.


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Museumsinsel Berlin

Museum Island is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree River in the center of Mitte in Berlin. UNESCO added the museum complex to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.


Find out more about Museumsinsel Berlin.


Among the island’s museums are:


  • Altes Museum (Old Museum)
  • Neues Museum (New Museum)
  • Pergamon Museum

Find out more about Berlin's museums.


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Berliner Dom at the Museum Island in Berlin

The cathedral of Berlin is the city’s largest church, and it serves a vital centre for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.


Price: EUR7.00 per person


Find out more about Berliner Dom.


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Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin was opened in 2001. In founding this Jewish museum in West Berlin, the road from conception to creation was long and winding, and fraught with controversies that reflect the change perceptions of Jewish history against the backdrop of the Holocaust. The Jewish Museum Berlin is the outcome of the political initiative and commitment of individuals, and many sponsors and donors contributed to the collection’s establishment.


Price: EUR5.00 per person


Find out more about Jewish Museum Berlin.


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Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Comprising 126 acres, the Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem is one of the world´s largest and most important gardens. About 22,000 different species of plants are cultivated here. In the 39 acres of the plant-geography section—one of the biggest of its kind in the world—you can travel all the way around the Northern Hemisphere, while the 42-acre Arboretum and taxonomy section offers insight into the relationships between woody and herbaceous plants.


The museum specializes in the display of botanical exhibits and is the only one of its kind in Central Europe. It complements the botanic garden with models highlighting details that are not easily visible on living objects, including highly magnified algae and other cryptogams as well as the flowers, fruits, and seeds of higher plants.


Price:


  • Guided tours of garden and/or museum: EUR40.00 per group (max. 25 persons; garden and museum admission not included)
  • Admission to garden and museum: EUR6.00 per person; EUR20.00 for groups

Find out more about Botanischer Garten.


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Government Quarter – political buildings

A walk through this district takes you from the Pariser Platz to the embassies of Austria, India, Egypt and South Africa, as well as the state representatives of Baden-Württemberg and Nordrhein-Westfalen. There, in the Tiergarten triangle, a new “city in the city” has come to life. Next to the CDU Federal Office and many luxury apartments, you will come across the five Nordic embassies in a building ensemble that is encased by an enormous copper band.


The skyline over Berlin is impossible to imagine without the glass dome of the Berliner Reichstag, which was extensively modified and rehabilitated by the English architect Sir Norman Foster. Constructed between 1884 and 189 by the architect Paul Wallots, the building is a mirror of German history. The history was also adopted by the architects Axel Schulte and Charlotte Frank’s urban planning overall concept, “bond of the federation”.


Price: Free


Find out more about the Government Quarter – political buildings.


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Potsdam City

Potsdam is undoubtedly one of Germany's most beautiful cities. Nestled in a charming cultural landscape and dotted with palaces and historic gardens that have been on the UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list since 1990, the capital of the Federal State of Brandenburg is a great travel destination that suits all sorts of interests and demands.


Find out more about Potsdam.


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Humboldt-box

Humboldt-Forum and Humboldt-Box: Two landmarks for a changing Berlin


The Humboldt-Box and Exhibition Berlin invite you to come and see, use and explore a world of experiences. But its purpose is temporary: The Humboldt-Box will be dismantled when it has fulfilled its task once the Humboldt-Forum is completed, presumably in 2019. The concept’s luminosity and impact will live on, however, as a guide for innovative architecture, public information and metropolitan development.


Price: EUR4.00


Find out more about Humboldt-Box.


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Charlottenburg Castle

Charlottenburg Castle is the largest and most important remaining Hohenzollern residence in Berlin. The magnificent palace complex is surrounded by a unique, Baroque garden that merges into a landscape park—the perfect location to stroll around and relax in the pulsating capital. Built in the 17th century, the palace was a summer residence for the Prussian Queen, Sophie Charlotte, and the palace and garden were expanded by later rulers.


Price: EUR10.00 per person


Find out more about Charlottenburg Castle.


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Holocaust memorial

The Holocaust memorial and exhibition commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.


Find out more about the Holocaust memorial.


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