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Haus der Kulturen der Welt: 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: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

2. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

3. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin Hop On - Hop Off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a spree to your experience. You can redeem your boat ticket at any time and add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. During the summer, there is also a guided walking tour available, so you can learn even more in-depth, insider knowledge about the sights and landmarks. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfürstendamm • KaDeWe • Lützowplatz • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Mauerreste • Check Point Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt Line 2 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Frankfurter Allee • East Side Gallery • Ostbahnhof • Alexa • Rotes Rathaus

Berlin: Driving Tour in a Trabant Limousine

4. Berlin: Driving Tour in a Trabant Limousine

Experience an informative and highly entertaining tour of Berlin in a Trabant Limousine. Ride in the unique Trabi-XXL and become the real highlight of the city yourself. Board the stretch Trabant and experience the impressed and excited reactions of passers-by: watch as people take photos of the extra-long Trabi, and wave and smile as you drive by. Explore Berlin like a true VIP in a very special and historical atmosphere in the Trabi, the former people’s car of the GDR. The stretch Trabi picks you up at any location in the city center and takes you and up to 4 friends or other guests on an eventful, entertaining, and fun tour through the city. The route can be tailored to suit your interests. You can either explore the main sights in Berlin or travel to other places that interest you. You can also make stops along the way to take photos or have a closer look at the sights. The tour gives you enough time to see main sights in the city, such as Pariser Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, the Government Quarter, the German Chancellery, the Reichstag building, Berlin Central Station, the House of World Cultures, Bellevue Palace, the Victory Column, Straße des 17. Juni, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichrichstraße, Gendarmenmarkt, Schlossplatz, Humboldtforum, Nikolaiviertel, Mitte, the TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Unter den Linden, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island with the important museums, the State Opera, Humboldt University, and many more. Have great fun and a truly individualized tour through the city. Enjoy that star feeling in a unique Trabi Limousine and see all the top sights Berlin has to offer.

Berlin: Private Sightseeing Tour in Iconic Oldtimer VW Bus

5. 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:E-Scooter Tour or Rental

6. Berlin:E-Scooter Tour or Rental

Discover the best of Berlin from the back of an electric scooter. Ideal for first time visitors, scooter rental allows you to get an overview of the city in a short time. Pass popular attractions from Berlin's complex history, and learn about its role in World War II and the Cold War. Go to Checkpoint Charlie on the border between the former East and West Berlin. Admire the Konzerthaus and the French and German Churches in Gendarmenmarkt. Pass the reconstructed historical heart of the city, Nikolaiviertel. See the green domes and imposing facade of Berlin Cathedral. Glide down the beautiful tree-lined Unter den Linden. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial. Go to the former home of administrative center of the German Empire at the Reichstag Building, and see some of the city's more contemporary architecture such as the House of World Cultures, known as the pregnant oyster. Get between the top attractions in the city center quickly and comfortably on an electric scooter.  Typical attractions and sights include: Museumsinsel – Bebelplatz – Brandenburger Tor – Reichstag – Schloss Bellevue – Siegessäule – Holocaust-Denkmal – Potsdamer Platz – Checkpoint Charlie – Gendarmenmarkt – Alexanderplatz

Berlin 2-Hour Winter River Cruise

7. Berlin 2-Hour Winter River Cruise

Starting from Nikolaiviertel, see most of Berlin's highlights from the water.  Relax on a cozy heated ship and see the sights lit up for the evening. Pass by the Mühlendammschleuse, Nikolaiviertel, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Reichstag, Chancellery, House of World Cultures, and Spreekreuz. Enjoy food and drinks on board for an extra charge. End the tour at the Nikolaiviertel.

Berlin 60 Minute Segway Rental

8. Berlin 60 Minute Segway Rental

Discover the best of Berlin by Segway, and experience the city’s diversity from the comfort of an eco-friendly, self-balancing vehicle. Ideal for 1st time visitors, the “grab and go” Segway tour gives an overview of the city in a short time. Pass popular attractions from Berlin’s complex history, and learn about its role in World War II and the Cold War. Go to Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse) on the border between the former East and West Berlin. Admire the Konzerthaus and French and German Churches on the Gendarmenmarkt. Pass the reconstructed historical heart in the Nikolaiviertel. See the green domes and imposing façade of Berlin Cathedral. Glide down the beautiful tree-lined Unter den Linden. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial. Go to the former home of the Imperial Diet of the German Empire at the Reichstag Building, and see some of the city’s more contemporary architecture such as the “pregnant oyster” of the House of World Cultures.

Berlin: 30 minute Segway Rental

9. Berlin: 30 minute Segway Rental

Discover the best of Berlin by Segway, and experience the city’s diversity from the comfort of an eco-friendly, self-balancing vehicle. Ideal for first time visitors, the “grab and go” Segway tour gives you an overview of the city in a short time. Pass popular attractions from Berlin’s complex history, and learn about its role in World War II and the Cold War. Go to Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse) on the border between the former East and West Berlin. Admire the Konzerthaus and French and German Churches on the Gendarmenmarkt. Pass the reconstructed historical heart in the Nikolaiviertel. See the green domes and imposing façade of the Berlin Cathedral. Glide down the beautiful tree-lined Unter den Linden and pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial. Go to the former home of the Imperial Diet of the German Empire at the Reichstag building, and see some of the city’s more contemporary architecture such as the “pregnant oyster” of the House of World Cultures.

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What people are saying about Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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We really enjoyed Berlin , I love using this app while I am travelling I have so much information and its good to organise my trip ahead .

Simple and basic but everything went well, had a fab time and got to see the more important sites from the river !

Pleasant trip with all the highlights on the Spree. The audio guide is very easy to understand.

very good information and convenient..and very nice supervision I recommend to everyone

A wonderful hour sightseeing, very relaxing and a Berlin beer on route!