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Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

1. Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

Discover the history of Berlin and visit the 120 meter high Teufelsberg. Learn more about the former listening station and stroll through Europe's biggest street art gallery. Lean back in a comfortable minivan and drive from Potsdamer Platz directly to Teufelsberg. Listen to the interesting story of this unique building. Learn more about the beginning in 1937 and the development of the former listening station after World War II. Today, the Field Station on Teufelsberg with its US listening station belongs to the so-called 'Lost Places' in Berlin.

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Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue, and how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

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Berlin: Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Art and Graffiti Walking Tour

Discover Berlin from a unique perspective on an art and graffiti themed walking tour. Experience breathtaking colors and hear stories of Berlin’s past, present, and future through inspiring and provocative urban art works. See the areas visited by the best artists, where they paint, and where they admire the work of their peers. Some of the places are off the radar of casual observers and tourist groups. Learn about the cultures, the politics, and other driving forces that inspires the art on the city’s walls. Admire how the walls transform into canvases for “paintings” and the streets are transformed into art galleries. Take in large volumes of work, from tiny to gigantic, sprouting between buildings, wedged into corners, hidden in the courtyards, and along the streets of the Mitte, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain districts.

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Berlin: City Trabi Tour

4. Berlin: City Trabi Tour

Sit behind the wheel or in the passenger seat and drive around Berlin in a Trabant, also known as a Trabi. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy the unique experience of riding aboard the official car of the GDR. Pick up your Trabi, squeeze yourself inside the iconic car, set off to discover the German capital. You’ll zip through popular avenues and historic bridges over the Spree River. Ride past famous sites like the Berlin Wall at the Eastside Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berliner Dom, and of course the stunning Brandenburg Gate for perfect photo opportunities. Make your own driving itinerary or go on one of the suggested tour routes and see the city’s top tourist attractions, historical monuments, and popular neighborhoods.

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Berlin: Haunted Guided Live Theatre Tour in German

5. Berlin: Haunted Guided Live Theatre Tour in German

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the dark secrets of Berlin? Then dare to take a scary and mystical city tour! This tour takes you back in time, shows you places away from the normal tourist attractions, and reveals some dark realities. Find out which murderer has processed people into canned meat here, why death is supposed to be around and where an uncanny curse emanates from mummies - right in the middle of Berlin. You see, unlike normal city tours in Berlin, you dive deep into the dark history of the city with your guide. Maybe you have already heard of a Ghost Walk or a Ghost Tour and you want to go on such a night walk? Then you are absolutely right with the Gruseltour Berlin!

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Berlin: Pub Crawl

6. Berlin: Pub Crawl

Immerse yourself in Berlin’s legendary nightlife on a pub crawl alongside an enthusiastic local guide. Visit some of the best local haunts, taste quality German beer and local spirits, and experience the unique vibe in some of the city’s most exciting clubs. See the city come alive at night as you visit all sides of its vibrant nocturnal scene, from underground bars that only locals know about, to cool and funky cocktail lounges, to thumping house and techno clubs. Enjoy drink specials throughout the evening and meet other travelers looking to party. See a side of Berlin with a party guide that you wouldn't find on your own. You will also get VIP entry to nightclubs. At the end of the tour you are free to dance the night away for as long as you dare.

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Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

7. Berlin's Alternative Side: The Urban Jungle Tour

Start your urban underground tour of Berlin at the Hackescher Markt at the heart of the local cafe scene and then head to a unique courtyard loved by contemporary artists. Hear how it has survived against the odds and get insights into the alternative messages of the art on display. Hear local stories about Berlin's neighborhoods as you continue to the Pink Man graffiti by the famous street artist, Blu. Learn about his protest against the “gentrification” of the town’s alternative side and other ethical projects he’s involved in.  Then, it's time to relax with a drink at a hip beer garden by the Urban Spree and experience how Berliners like to spend their evenings. Pass the East Side Gallery, where artists from around the world have left their mark on the remains of the Berlin Wall. Stop at the smallest cinema in town, popular for showing international movies and its 70's flair. End by the Boxhagener Platz and discover a great place to relax and experience some more urban vibes.

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Berlin: Kreuzberg Street Art and Urban Life Tour

8. Berlin: Kreuzberg Street Art and Urban Life Tour

Get authentic and personal insights into Berlin's urban life and flourishing street art scene on a 2-hour walking tour with a friendly guide. Journey through the Kreuzberg neighborhood to discover one of the city's most vibrant districts. See huge murals by international street artists as you stroll inspiring streets lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. Hear about Kreuzberg's history and how it was once home to squatters and the Turkish community, and why it is now a hotspot on Berlin's nightlife circuit. Get a personal view of this cutting-edge district with guides who are - or have been - part of the graffiti and street art scene and will share their first-hand information about the art you will see.

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Alternative Berlin Experience

9. Alternative Berlin Experience

Take a 4-hour walking tour and discover Berlin's dynamic culture and lifestyle, and see why it fascinates so many visitors year after year. Creative, tolerant, multi-cultural, and liberal; no other city balances tradition and trends, density and open space, underground and cosmopolitan areas, quite like UNESCO's first "City of Design." On this premier alternative tour you will step off the tourist trail and explore the entire cultural landscape from a local perspective. From alternative underground, to urban and cosmopolitan, your guide will compare the many flavors, colors, and vibes of the East and West Berlin neighborhoods. Stroll through landmarks of the city's subcultural and countercultural history, and see some of the world's most breathtaking street art and graffiti up close. Stop at the Turkish neighborhoods in Kreuzberg, and visit Berlin's African and former Jewish communities. Take a peek at the city's colorful gay community, with a stop at one of Berlin's extravagant neighborhoods. Then, find out more about Berlin's hiphop and reggae scene at a delightful African beach bar and market. Listen to some amazing stories of the many different cultural movements that have taken hold in this unique city over the years, and discover the true identity of the city as you explore and experience the real Berlin.

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Berlin: "Babylon Berlin" Walking Tour

10. Berlin: "Babylon Berlin" Walking Tour

Begin a 3-hour tour of the most exciting locations as you enter the world of Gereon Rath. At each location, watch exclusive film excerpts from the series and fascinating original footage from the 1920s on iPads. Learn background stories about the shooting, the actors, and the 1920s in Berlin. Discover where Gereon Rath eats his lunch, which sights replace the Berlin police headquarters, and why Alexanderplatz become such a central part of the series. Find out where the dead were examined and exhibited and in which bars and clubs the actors from the series go to dance. Learn about what the nightlife was like in the 1920s as you travel back in time to the late Weimar Republic. The tour takes place mainly in Berlin-Mitte between Rosa-Luxemburg Platz and Potsdamer Platz. The tour will be moderated by Arne Krasting, a historian and expert on the Weimar Republic.

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What people are saying about Berlin

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My grandfather owned a Trabi and I’ve always been fascinated with the DDR history, thus I found this experience truly fantastic! I enjoy every single moment driving the Trabi!

Trabi toe t is a must do in Berlin, great way to get to know the city!

Learned a lot of interesting things from the past of the backyards.

Big up for Magda, SO36 und den Typen auf dem Fahrrad. Good times !

Interesting short tour through the history of the Spandau suburb.