Private ‘Top Ten’ Highlights of Berlin Guided Tour
- Museum Island: Berlin City Palace, Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Cathedral are located at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Gendarmenmarkt Square: Statues, churches, monuments and palaces sit on Berlin’s most magnificent square, which is a site of architectural brilliance.
- Boulevard “Unter den Linden”: Numerous important institutions can be visited along this prestigious street, including Humboldt University and Bebel Square.
- Checkpoint Charlie: Also known as Berlin Wall, this landmark acted as a crossing point separating East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.
About This Berlin Tour
Berlin merges the old with the new. A vibrant city with a dark past, the city’s classical architecture and landmarks represent history, while its ever-changing landscape shows its modern side. Museum Island is a good example of how architecture is transforming, because five buildings that were constructed during a bygone era are being updated and expanded time after time here.
Marvel at awe-inspiring views from the island’s Northern tip once you’ve seen the Bust of Nefertiti at Neues Museum, before taking in the architectural ensemble at Gendarmenmarkt Square. Created at the end of the 17th century by Johann Arnold Nering, the buildings you see here have all been restored since the devastation caused by the war.
A handful of the city’s most famous and historically significant monuments can be accessed from Boulevard “Unter den Linden”. Stretching eastward from Bradenburg Gate, the avenue extends for a mile into the nucleus of Berlin. Pariser Platz, Berlin Cathedral, Victory Column and Reichstag Building give an insight into religion, the Nazi regime and the war.
Bellevue Palace (the President of Germany’s former residence) awaits your visit, as does Potsdam Square. Learn about the square’s tumultuous history ahead of enjoying some retail therapy at KaDeWe department store. Two other sites visited on this tour are Red City Hall and St. Nicholas Quarter.
A country divided
A concrete fortification that divided the East from the West, the Berlin Wall was constructed 15 years into the Cold War. On November 9, 1989, the announcement of immediate travel visa restrictions at a press conference saw panicked groups of people hurdle towards the wall, damaging it severely in the process. Covering a total of 27 miles, 138 people died attempting to cross it, while over 5,000 succeeded in fleeing the East German border.
Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. Be aware that when it's windy, an umbrella might be risky!
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get in and out the transport without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. It is not wheelchair accessible.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 30 days of requested services.
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