Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin Hauptbahnhof: Our most recommended tours and activities

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

1. Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

2. Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. Enjoy informative audio commentary as you see Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

3. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Listen to facinating stories about the city with live commentary. Have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. Visit top areas like Tiergarten, Gendarmenmarkt, and Potsdamer. One of the stops is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was nothing here other than the Berlin Wall, spring-guns and GDR soldiers. Also, the Legoland Discovery Center is on Potsdamer Platz. From there, continue to Berlin’s other important historical sites. In the Niederkirchner Straße you can find the city parliament, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum with changing exhibitions, the Topography of Terror, which exhibits the history of the Nazis and of the Jews’ suffering under the Nazis, as well as the Ministry of Finance, which was once the Nazi Ministry of Aviation. After the Gendarmenmarkt it’s on to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The stop for these sights is the Neptune Fountain. This used to be the Berlin City Palace. Here you will also have the opportunity to go shopping. The next stop is Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, in front of the Radisson Hotel. From here you can transfer on to a boat if you wish to experience Berlin by boat as well as bus. From here you can also admire the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. The “Hackeschen Höfe” are only a few minutes away. Next you'll go over the glamorous street Unter den Linden to the Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Humboldt University and to the stops Unter den Linden 36 (Friedrichstrasse) at ZDF Capital City Studios and Unter den Linden 74, where one of Berlin’s most important attractions is located: Madame Tussauds Berlin. From here the ride continues to the Brandenburg Gate. On the way you will see the UK, Russia, France and US embassies, followed by the Holocaust Memorial. The stop there is at Platz des 18. März. The road leads on past the Reichstag and the government district. You will soon reach the new Hauptbahnhof. From here you have the world-famous view of the German Chancellery, the Reichstag and – as a special surprise – Berlin’s “Fujiyama”. Finally you will cross Berlin’s ‘green lung’, the Tiergarten. This park is bigger than New York’s Central Park. The tour then brings you past the Congress Hall to the stop at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President of Germany. From here you can also see the Siegessäule with the golden Victoria statue at the top.

Berlin: Boat Tour with Tour Guide

4. Berlin: Boat Tour with Tour Guide

Embark on a 1-hour cruise through the city of Berlin and the government district on a boating vessel optimized for panoramic views of the city. Learn about Berlin from your professional guides and boat operators and explore the city from the unique vantage point of the water. Hop aboard one of the two glass panorama ships in MS Carola and MS Franziska and listen as your tour guide presents the one-hour boat trip. Listen to live explanations and stories about the exciting cityscape of Berlin. Embark on a daily trip from March to December and take in the panoramic view with a beer, cup of coffee, or long drinks. Thanks to the large window areas, everyone is ensured an optimal view when the guides explain the highlights of Berlin, such as the Berlin Cathedral or the Reichstag. In the warmer months the window area will be fully opened however the windows can shut in the event of cold or adverse weather conditions; ensuring your comfort throughout the trip.

Berlin: Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Audioguide

5. Berlin: Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Audioguide

Discover the beauty of central Berlin from the water on a panoramic cruise on the Spree River. Explore the sites along the River Spree. Purchase a drink onboard and sail with a drink in hand. Hop aboard at the activity provider's centrally-located launch site. Settle into the comfortable seat of your choice. Enjoy the boat's glass roof which can be retracted in fine weather or the boat's heating system which keeps you cozy on chilly days. Have access to amenities like restrooms. Capture pictures of Museum Island from the water on both sides. Pass through the reconstructed historical heart of Berlin, the Nikolai Quarter. Take in the hip vibe of Friedrichstrasse and the elegant architecture in the Government Quarter. Dive into the sights along the way with the provided audio guide or a Liveguide in German and English. Return to your launch point at the end of your tour. 

Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour with a Local Guide

6. Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Glide through the streets of Berlin on a city bike tour. Follow your guide through the bustling capital and admire passing landmarks, including Prenzlauer Berg, Museum Island, and the Berlin Wall. Start in the painstakingly restored Kulturbrauerei in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district. From there, ride to the most important highlights and hidden corners in the city. The tour takes you through the Government District, past Berlin Central Station, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial. Pass by the famous Berlin Wall, the Gendarmenmarkt, and the Museum Island. Ride at a relaxed pace and during the brief stops, listen to your guide's explanations. Learn the diverse stages of the history of Berlin, from Prussian pomp and ceremony to the rapid changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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

7. Berlin: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. The Trendy East Berlin & Wall Route gives you the chance to explore Rotes Rathaus, Oranienburger Strabe, East Side Gallery and much more! Classic Tour Stops: 1) Tautzienstrasse 2) KaDeWe 3) Lutzowplatz 4) Potsdamer Platz / Hist. Ampel 5) Gropiusbau 6) Checkpoint Charlie 7) Gendarmenmarkt 8) Neptunbrunnen 9) Alexanderplatz 10) Lustgarten 11) Unter den Linden / Friedrichstrabe 12) Brandenburger Tor 13) Reichstag 14) Hauptbahnhof 15) Siegessaule 16) Zoo / Elefantentor 17) Cafe Kranzler 18) Kurfurstendamm 236 Trendy East Berlin & Wall Tour 1) Rotes Rathaus (Neptune Fountain) 2) Oranienburger Strabe / Krausnickstrasse 3) Bernauer Strabe (Cafe Bar Central) 4) Mauerpark, Bernauer Strabe 45 5) Park Inn Hotel, Alexanderplatz 7 6) Karl-Marx-Allee (Computerspielemuseum) 7) East Side Gallery (Mercedes-Benz Arena) 8) Ostbahnhof (Intercity Hotel)

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

8. Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

9. Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

Suggestion from the Crew: If this activity is sold-out, check one of our other tours. Explore the landmarks along the Spree in Berlin aboard an all-electric motor yacht named Fitzgerald. Have the opportunity to purchase refreshments along the way like chilled drinks, coffee specialties, and snacks from a crew that is happy to take care of your well-being. Be welcomed onboard the boat by a uniformed crew at the jetty that is conveniently located next to the german parliament ("Bundestag"). Choose to sit on comfortable lounge furniture on the sundeck, in a cool shaded area on the aft deck, or in the first row on the foredeck. Have a spacious salon to retreat to in case of rain. Cruise throughout the government district while listening to fascinating commentary. Pass the new Berlin Palace, the Nikolaiviertel, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), the Bundestag, and the German Chancellery. Take in water views of the House of the World´s Cultures and the Bellevue Palace before reaching the Moabit Bridge. Turn around and return to the starting point while listening to chill lounge music.

Berlin: TV Tower Fast View and VR Experience Tickets

10. Berlin: TV Tower Fast View and VR Experience Tickets

Enjoy a ticket with entrance to Berlin’s TV Tower. Keep an eye out for the city's famous icons such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Berlin Central Station. Admire the Olympic Stadium, the famous Museum Island, and Potsdamer Platz. At the base of the TV Tower, try Berlin’s Odyssey with this virtual reality ticket and experience nine centuries of Berlin history. Take in historical reconstructions and hyper-realistic animation. Embark on your virtual trip by flying over the German capital. Watch history evolve in VR from the middle-ages, to the Empire, to the divided Berlin, and finally the city in its present.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof: Our most recommended tours and activities

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Berlin: 1-Hour City Tour by Boat with Guaranteed Seating

Discover some of the key landmarks of Berlin on a sightseeing boat tour. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Spree to take in the sights at the heart of this bustling city.   Depart from Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel. Your 1-hour sightseeing tour will take you past the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), through the new Regierungsviertel (Government Quarter), all the way to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). After turning at the Lutherbrücke (Luther Bridge), keep a look out for Schloss Bellevue (Bellevue Palace), the "Beamtenschlange" (civil servant housing), and the Siegessäule (Victory Column). Marvel at Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Museumsinsel (Museum Island), and the Nikolaiviertal, the oldest residential area in Berlin. Arrive back either Friedrichstraße or Nikolaiviertel to finish the tour.

Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Berlin: Boat Tour Along the River Spree

Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start your roundtrip sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. Enjoy informative audio commentary as you see Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Listen to facinating stories about the city with live commentary. Have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. Visit top areas like Tiergarten, Gendarmenmarkt, and Potsdamer. One of the stops is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was nothing here other than the Berlin Wall, spring-guns and GDR soldiers. Also, the Legoland Discovery Center is on Potsdamer Platz. From there, continue to Berlin’s other important historical sites. In the Niederkirchner Straße you can find the city parliament, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum with changing exhibitions, the Topography of Terror, which exhibits the history of the Nazis and of the Jews’ suffering under the Nazis, as well as the Ministry of Finance, which was once the Nazi Ministry of Aviation. After the Gendarmenmarkt it’s on to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The stop for these sights is the Neptune Fountain. This used to be the Berlin City Palace. Here you will also have the opportunity to go shopping. The next stop is Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, in front of the Radisson Hotel. From here you can transfer on to a boat if you wish to experience Berlin by boat as well as bus. From here you can also admire the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. The “Hackeschen Höfe” are only a few minutes away. Next you'll go over the glamorous street Unter den Linden to the Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Humboldt University and to the stops Unter den Linden 36 (Friedrichstrasse) at ZDF Capital City Studios and Unter den Linden 74, where one of Berlin’s most important attractions is located: Madame Tussauds Berlin. From here the ride continues to the Brandenburg Gate. On the way you will see the UK, Russia, France and US embassies, followed by the Holocaust Memorial. The stop there is at Platz des 18. März. The road leads on past the Reichstag and the government district. You will soon reach the new Hauptbahnhof. From here you have the world-famous view of the German Chancellery, the Reichstag and – as a special surprise – Berlin’s “Fujiyama”. Finally you will cross Berlin’s ‘green lung’, the Tiergarten. This park is bigger than New York’s Central Park. The tour then brings you past the Congress Hall to the stop at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President of Germany. From here you can also see the Siegessäule with the golden Victoria statue at the top.

Berlin: Boat Tour with Tour Guide

Berlin: Boat Tour with Tour Guide

Embark on a 1-hour cruise through the city of Berlin and the government district on a boating vessel optimized for panoramic views of the city. Learn about Berlin from your professional guides and boat operators and explore the city from the unique vantage point of the water. Hop aboard one of the two glass panorama ships in MS Carola and MS Franziska and listen as your tour guide presents the one-hour boat trip. Listen to live explanations and stories about the exciting cityscape of Berlin. Embark on a daily trip from March to December and take in the panoramic view with a beer, cup of coffee, or long drinks. Thanks to the large window areas, everyone is ensured an optimal view when the guides explain the highlights of Berlin, such as the Berlin Cathedral or the Reichstag. In the warmer months the window area will be fully opened however the windows can shut in the event of cold or adverse weather conditions; ensuring your comfort throughout the trip.

Berlin: Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Audioguide

Berlin: Boat Sightseeing Cruise with Audioguide

Discover the beauty of central Berlin from the water on a panoramic cruise on the Spree River. Explore the sites along the River Spree. Purchase a drink onboard and sail with a drink in hand. Hop aboard at the activity provider's centrally-located launch site. Settle into the comfortable seat of your choice. Enjoy the boat's glass roof which can be retracted in fine weather or the boat's heating system which keeps you cozy on chilly days. Have access to amenities like restrooms. Capture pictures of Museum Island from the water on both sides. Pass through the reconstructed historical heart of Berlin, the Nikolai Quarter. Take in the hip vibe of Friedrichstrasse and the elegant architecture in the Government Quarter. Dive into the sights along the way with the provided audio guide or a Liveguide in German and English. Return to your launch point at the end of your tour. 

Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Berlin: Sights and Highlights Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Glide through the streets of Berlin on a city bike tour. Follow your guide through the bustling capital and admire passing landmarks, including Prenzlauer Berg, Museum Island, and the Berlin Wall. Start in the painstakingly restored Kulturbrauerei in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district. From there, ride to the most important highlights and hidden corners in the city. The tour takes you through the Government District, past Berlin Central Station, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust Memorial. Pass by the famous Berlin Wall, the Gendarmenmarkt, and the Museum Island. Ride at a relaxed pace and during the brief stops, listen to your guide's explanations. Learn the diverse stages of the history of Berlin, from Prussian pomp and ceremony to the rapid changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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

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

Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. The Trendy East Berlin & Wall Route gives you the chance to explore Rotes Rathaus, Oranienburger Strabe, East Side Gallery and much more! Classic Tour Stops: 1) Tautzienstrasse 2) KaDeWe 3) Lutzowplatz 4) Potsdamer Platz / Hist. Ampel 5) Gropiusbau 6) Checkpoint Charlie 7) Gendarmenmarkt 8) Neptunbrunnen 9) Alexanderplatz 10) Lustgarten 11) Unter den Linden / Friedrichstrabe 12) Brandenburger Tor 13) Reichstag 14) Hauptbahnhof 15) Siegessaule 16) Zoo / Elefantentor 17) Cafe Kranzler 18) Kurfurstendamm 236 Trendy East Berlin & Wall Tour 1) Rotes Rathaus (Neptune Fountain) 2) Oranienburger Strabe / Krausnickstrasse 3) Bernauer Strabe (Cafe Bar Central) 4) Mauerpark, Bernauer Strabe 45 5) Park Inn Hotel, Alexanderplatz 7 6) Karl-Marx-Allee (Computerspielemuseum) 7) East Side Gallery (Mercedes-Benz Arena) 8) Ostbahnhof (Intercity Hotel)

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

Berlin: Flagship Boat Sightseeing on Electric Motor Yacht

Suggestion from the Crew: If this activity is sold-out, check one of our other tours. Explore the landmarks along the Spree in Berlin aboard an all-electric motor yacht named Fitzgerald. Have the opportunity to purchase refreshments along the way like chilled drinks, coffee specialties, and snacks from a crew that is happy to take care of your well-being. Be welcomed onboard the boat by a uniformed crew at the jetty that is conveniently located next to the german parliament ("Bundestag"). Choose to sit on comfortable lounge furniture on the sundeck, in a cool shaded area on the aft deck, or in the first row on the foredeck. Have a spacious salon to retreat to in case of rain. Cruise throughout the government district while listening to fascinating commentary. Pass the new Berlin Palace, the Nikolaiviertel, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), the Bundestag, and the German Chancellery. Take in water views of the House of the World´s Cultures and the Bellevue Palace before reaching the Moabit Bridge. Turn around and return to the starting point while listening to chill lounge music.

Berlin: TV Tower Fast View and VR Experience Tickets

Berlin: TV Tower Fast View and VR Experience Tickets

Enjoy a ticket with entrance to Berlin’s TV Tower. Keep an eye out for the city's famous icons such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Berlin Central Station. Admire the Olympic Stadium, the famous Museum Island, and Potsdamer Platz. At the base of the TV Tower, try Berlin’s Odyssey with this virtual reality ticket and experience nine centuries of Berlin history. Take in historical reconstructions and hyper-realistic animation. Embark on your virtual trip by flying over the German capital. Watch history evolve in VR from the middle-ages, to the Empire, to the divided Berlin, and finally the city in its present.

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4.4
(28,934 reviews)

The bus drove well and safely through the city. The guide presented everything well and seemed motivated - it was fun to listen to him. The tour was very interesting and a complete 2-hour round trip was perfect. I'd be happy to do it again 😊

We arrived just in time and the guide asked for my first name and I was able to get on the boat with my family without the hassle of checking tickets. Very nice and grateful that we didn't miss the boat👍🏻 Guide told us well and saw a lot!

Pleasant visit - 1 hour is enough - to revisit the monuments visited during the previous week. We would have liked a French audio guide!

We really enjoyed the tour, it was informative and we learned a lot about Berlin

Very relaxing ride, friendly employees and good drinks.