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Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

1. Berlin: 2.5-Hour 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: Evening City Sightseeing Cruise

2. Berlin: Evening City Sightseeing Cruise

Discover central Berlin by twilight on a boat cruise along its major waterway, the River Spree. Hop aboard, sit back, relax, and see the main sights of the city from the calm waters in the evening light, feeling the pulse of the bustling city. Start your cruise by Friedrichstraße and pass the Federal Chancellery with its floor-to-ceiling glass walls and modern architecture. Make your way to the pristine white building and manicured garden of Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Victory Column and surrounded by the leafy Tiergarten park. See the Berlin Central Station with its green glass structure and the Interior Ministry in Moabit before continuing to the iconic and rococo Charlottenburg Palace. Once a royal summer residence, the palace today is Berlin's largest and most magnificent one. Then, cruise past Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Hamburger Bahnhof. Finally, head back to Friedrichstraße, where your tour ends.

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

3. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

4. Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

On your beautiful tour of Sanssouci, stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. After meeting at Kurfürstendamm, take a short bus ride and arrive in Potsdam for a guided tour of the city. Your guide will show you all of the city's best sights, and they're sure to tell you a fascinating story or two. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter to admire its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the visit to Sanssouci Palace. A walk through its beautiful park grounds, passing by magnificent Chinese teahouse or the New Palace, are sure to inspire.

Priority Seating: Hard Rock Cafe Berlin

5. Priority Seating: Hard Rock Cafe Berlin

Get the rock star treatment at Hard Rock Cafe Berlin and move straight to the front of the line to enjoy VIP priority seating with this skip-the-line deal. Centrally located on the famous Kurfurstendamm, the venue delights with 2 floors of rock and pop memorabilia. Treat yourself to an authentic American atmosphere and dine on classic selections from the following menus: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (AB)

6. Berlin WelcomeCard: Discounts & Transport Berlin Zones (AB)

Make the most of Berlin’s top sights and transport connections with a Berlin WelcomeCard (AB). It’s the perfect way to travel, especially if you’re staying in the inner city of Berlin. Journey through the city between transport zones A to B in a cost-effective and stress-free manner. Valid for between 48-hours right up to 6 days, the Berlin WelcomeCard is one of the most flexible all-in-one access cards available. You'll also be given a pocket-size travel guide with lots of tour suggestions and insider tips.  Choose from many participating partner attractions, including Madame Tussauds and the TV Tower and receive exclusive discounts of up to 50%. From theaters and museums to city tours and restaurants, the card lets you experience Berlin’s cultural highlights at amazing prices. Each WelcomeCard includes free transport for up to 3 children between 6 and 14 years old and children under the age of 6 generally travel for free. You can also enjoy discounted rates for the following activities and attractions:     • Sightseeing tours • Guided city tours • Bike tours • Boat rides • Various attractions • Museums • Theater/stage performances • Palaces • Restaurants & bars  • Shopping & souvenirs • Fun, sport & relax Visit sights and attractions, such as the following: • AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin • Berlin Dungeon • Olympiastadion Berlin (Olympic Stadium) • Berlin Dom  • German Spy Museum • Madame Tussauds Berlin • Legoland Discovery Centre Berlin • Tierpark Berlin • Anne Frank Center • Charlottenburg Palace • Comedy tour Berlin • German Opera • Friedrichstadt-Palast • TimeRide Berlin • TV Tower • Botanical Garden • German Historical Museum, German Museum of Technology • Asisi Panorama „Die Mauer“ • Panoramapunkt • DDR Museum • Fork & Walk Tours Berlin • and many more! And of course, you should not miss the following free sights and locations when visiting Berlin: • Brandenburg Gate & Unter den Linden • Reichstag & German Parliament (pre-booking required) • Checkpoint Charlie • East Side Gallery • Gendarmenmarkt • Kurfürstendamm • Potsdamer Platz & Alexanderplatz • Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Day Tour in Double-Decker Bus

7. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Day Tour in Double-Decker Bus

Discover the sights of Berlin and experience the city. Get up close to the sights of your choice according to your interests. At 20 stations, take the chance to get on and off the bus. See the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag or Kurfürstendamm, all at your own pace. The buses run every 15 minutes, so you can make a round trip whenever you wish. See the following sights: 1. U Kurfürstendamm / Kranzler: Café Kranzler 2. Kurfürstendamm: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church 3. KaDeWe / Wittenbergplatz 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum: Gemäldegalerie, Berliner Philharmonie, Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), St. Matthäus-Kirche 6. Potsdamer Platz: Sony Center, Berlin State Library, Transfer to PanoramaPunkt 7. Martin-Gropius-Bau: Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, Bundesrat 8. Checkpoint Charlie: Museum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Bebelplatz / Berlin State Opera 11. Rotes Rathaus / TV Tower / Alex: Käthe Kollwitz Museum 12. Karl-Liebknecht-Str.: Sealife 13. Berlin Cathedral / Lustgarten: Altes Museum 14. Unter den Linden / University: City Library Berlin 15. Unter den Linden / Friedrichstr. 16. Holocaust Memorial 17. Brandenburg Gate 18. Reichstag / Tiergarten 19. Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station) 20. Bellevue Palace

Berlin Residence Orchestra: Dinner and Concert

8. Berlin Residence Orchestra: Dinner and Concert

Enjoy an incredible Prussian traditional evening in Berlin with dinner and a concert in the company of the "Berliner Residenz Konzerte." Before the concert, enjoy the Orangery Menu, created on the style of culinary preferences of the Prussian sovereigns, in the Charlottenburg Palace. During the year, guests may enjoy different dishes in accordance with what is seasonal. Dinner is served in the graceful Charlottenburg Palace. After dinner, hear the Berliner Residenz Orchester play beautiful pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Friedrich the Great, Luigi Boccherini, Georg Friedrich Handel, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The ensemble and their soloists wear period costumes and play by candlelight.

Berlin: Ticket for Bar Jeder Vernunft – Theater & Restaurant

9. Berlin: Ticket for Bar Jeder Vernunft – Theater & Restaurant

Discover a hidden place in the Wilmersdorf neighborhood where for twenty years the glamor of Berlin in the 1920s has been kept alive. Come into Bar Jeder Vernunft, a mirror tent — from the outside, it looks inconspicuous but from inside you'll find a glittering party hall covered in numerous mirrors that illuminate and create a magical world where everything seems possible. The mirror tent is the stage for the crème de la crème of Berlin's intelligent small-scale performing arts: chanson, cabaret, theater, and comedy. The performances of the operetta "Das weiße Rößl am Wolfgangssee" with Max Raabe and the Pfister siblings are almost legendary. For the musical "Cabaret", Bar Jeder Vernunft turned into the Kit Kat Klub of the 1920s. In addition to its excellent show program, Bar Jeder Vernunft is also known for its delicious food. Before the show begins, why not take a seat at the elegantly laid tables in the arena or on Logan Platz if you wish. In fine weather, you can enjoy the show in the beer garden.

Berlin: Lights Festival Open Top Night Bus Tour

10. Berlin: Lights Festival Open Top Night Bus Tour

See Berlin’s world-famous Lights Festival from the comfort of a bus. Discover the most famous buildings that are spectacularly staged with light and projections. Take in the unique view and enjoy the setting from an open-top double-decker bus.  Start off at either Ku'damm or Alexanderplatz and enjoy an open-top night tour taking in all of Berlin's main sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, The Berliner Dome, The TV Tower, and much more buildings illuminated at night in a spectacular once-a-year event. Listen to your live guides that will explain the passing panorama in German and English. Embark on an unforgettable experience with a few planned photo stops. As a special extra, enjoy a Berlin Currywurst.

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What people are saying about Charlottenburg

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11,572 reviews

Giro molto carino, con spiegazione in tedesco, ma forniscono appositi cuffie per la propria lingua, non fate come me che ho dimenticato di chiederlo .. consiglio un cappello che 2,30 sotto il sole sono tante, oppure fate come me sono scesa sotto che comunque si vedeva bene,e si stava anche più comodi

My experiences have only been good. Everything went very well and the steamer trip was also a very nice one.

very pleasant cruise, clean ship and nice crew, audio guide also available in Polish. I recommend a cruise

Great excursion for the first visit to Berlin. You see a lot and hear a lot about the history of Berlin.

It's a great option to see all the city. 100% recommended