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Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

1. 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, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin: Mitte Culinary Food Tour

2. Berlin: Mitte Culinary Food Tour

Begin your guided tour at the Hackesche Höfe, where after a welcome and a short introduction, you will be painted with an impression of the eventful history and extraordinary versatility of Berlin's "center.”  Begin your stroll along lively streets, passing historic buildings and courtyards between tasting 5 different delicacies in 5 different restaurants. During this tour, learn about the real lives of the people behind the highly polished façades. Learn of the dramatic fates of crooks, executioners, martyrs, pioneers, artists and politicians, all of which in the course of time made the cobblestones of Berlin-Mitte into what you nowadays appreciate.  Be entertained and informed by your good-humored guides, with questions and comments always welcome. In a family atmosphere, stroll through the districts whilst listening to strange and bizarre stories at every corner. During this tour, expect a colorful selection of delicious food, as you are introduced to the multi-faceted gastronomic scene of the multicultural district of Mitte.  Eat genuine "kiez" originals, along with current and international food trends. This is a tour that will never provide a dull moment for your stomach or mind.

Bike Tour of the Hidden Berlin

3. Bike Tour of the Hidden Berlin

You will be greeted by your guide at the starting point, where you will be outfitted with a bike and a helmet (if wanted). Then, set off on your 3.5-hour adventure. This tour will take you to see some of Hitler's megalomaniac plans for Germania and also his (almost) finished airport. Experience the boroughs of Neukölln, Kreuzberg, and Tempelhof. See Berlin's diversity and creative beating heart, that gives it that something special that people flock to see.

Gay Berlin Tour: Out in Schöneberg

4. Gay Berlin Tour: Out in Schöneberg

Since the early 1920s, the area round Nollendorfplatz has been one of the most famous gay neighborhoods in the world. Nowhere else in Berlin was there a greater density of simple pubs and dance halls, sophisticated bars and clubs exclusive to the gay community. Come along to tour the remaining traces of this historic world in the north of Schöneberg and learn about the people that thronged this multifaceted gay and lesbian district between the end of World War I and the accession of the Nazi Party. The quarter began to bloom again as West Berlin's only gay district from the end of the 1960s, up to the present day. Schöneberg is still known for its particularly tolerant attitude and its variety, characteristics which, 100 years ago, contributed to the area's fame, notoriety, and attractiveness for the local and international community. Join in with this fascinating tour on a trip through time, and discover the Queer history of Berlin.

Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

5. Prenzlauer Berg Tour: Kulturbrauerei, Kollwitzplatz & More

Experience a refined and relaxing tour through the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where, up until the mid 19th century, there were once far–stretching fields with windmills, now stands one of Berlin's most creative and trendy districts. The tour will travel both east and west of Prenzlauer Berg's most important street, Schönhauser Alle, and through the unique building developments from the post-modernism period in Germany. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the face of this former workers' district has changed dramatically: Learn how this long and rocky history has combined with the district's newfound prosperity and diversity to shape the modern form of Prenzlauer Berg. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness of the incredible parts of the city rarely apparent at first glance. Confront the contrasts and see the secrets. Hear authentic insights and interesting background information. Each tour is an incredible opportunity to experience the city with all the senses and invite dialog.

Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

6. Berlin: "Vibes of Berlin" Bike Tour

Take a bicycle tour through the wild, alternative Berlin and discover what Klaus Wowereit meant when he said, "Berlin is poor, but sexy!" The tour begins in the central Nikolaiviertel, just five minutes from the TV Tower by foot. Start the tour where Berlin's history began, then ride far from the center to experience the city life in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Neukölln, and Treptow. Immerse yourself in the different districts of Berlin and learn how they've changed. On this 17-kilometer ride, take a look at alternative projects and restored buildings as you ride along side streets and bike paths. The tour takes you through diverse areas and lets you see exceptional buildings and innovative ideas. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the Spree and the Landwehr Canal, where the contrasts of Berlin could not be clearer. Stop every 5 to 10 minutes to learn interesting and historical facts. A small group of up to 15 people, an intimate atmosphere, and a relaxed pace make this an unforgettable experience.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

7. Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

Discover all of the important sights in the almost 800-year city of Berlin. Travel the guided route through small but interesting side roads. The chauffeur will tell you about the different eras of Berlin in two hours.  Explore almost forgotten places and discover the city's origins. A photo booklet, tailored to the tour's individual locations, gives you an impression of the past and the interiors of the various sights during the journey.  The route includes like Berlin Cathedral, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin State Opera, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Führer Bunker, Berlin City Palace, Jungfern Bridge, Galgenhaus, Rotes Rathaus, TV Tower, Neptune Fountain, and St. Mary's Church, and many more.

Berlin: Private E-Scooter Highlights Tour

8. Berlin: Private E-Scooter Highlights Tour

Explore the many highlights of Berline in a private setting, while riding a fun and convenient e-scooter on a guided journey. Hear an entertaining and insightful commentary from your guide as you ride along the banks of the Spree River, the city sidewalks, and bike lanes. Begin your tour by meeting your guide, receiving your helmet, and learning how to use your e-scooter. Once you've got the hang of it, head off on your Berlin adventure. Ride around the city through parks and local landmarks, such as the gold Victory Column. See the Reichstag Building and learn about the famous Reichstag fire. Continue to the Brandenburg Gate and the Unter den Linden area. Hear the tragic history of the German Jewish people at the Holocaust Memorial and head over to Checkpoint Charlie to take a classic photo with a soldier.

Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

9. Festival of Lights: Lightseeing XL: Bus & Ship Tour

Board the bus tour in Berlin during the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy the city's colorful spectacle, both on the bus and from the boat, and be enchanted by the most important attractions in Berlin illuminated by spectacular lights. During the bus ride, learn about the illuminations with your English and German-speaking guide. Make several stops to admire the lights at your own pace and to take some lovely photos. After the bus ride, get a different perspective of the same city from the River Spree. Relax on the boat with an included original Berlin Currywurst and a soft drink.

Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour of UNESCO Site and Architecture

10. Potsdam: Guided Walking Tour of UNESCO Site and Architecture

Enjoy the scenery of Potsdam from the northern city center. See parts of the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sanssouci Palace, once the summer home of the Prussian ruler Frederik the Great in traditional Rococo architectural design. Your tour guide will bring you from here to other anecdotal locations in the German city, including the famous Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) with its massive Classicist style dome, modeled after ancient Greek architecture, and completed in the 1830s. Any stop along the way will be dissected in its history and cultural significance in the city as your guide is a historical expert on this small town. Impressive facts and antidotes will lead you along your guided tour and give you precise knowledge of Potsdam.

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based on 2,372 reviews

You have to experience BERLIN! But that only works if you include history. On our tour we had a great guided tour by Susanne Selchow (Secret Tours Berlin). Yes, the courtyards are "steeped in history" and have significantly shaped today's Berlin - we have found that.

Well done and recommended! Informative, exciting, entertaining and entertaining guided tour through the backyards of the Spandau suburb. Our tour guide brought us closer to numerous places in Berlin and their history in a very charming manner and with great dedication.

Our guide Lillian did a wonderful job. You can tell that she puts her heart and soul into it. It was very interesting and great. Always my pleasure. Thank you for this omniscient guide.

I really enjoyed the tour because it took place in places that dabsola would not have visited. The guide spared no effort and was available to explain and answer questions.

Fantastic tour, very knowledgeable about the local street art scene. great pacing.