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Alexanderplatz Tours

Alexanderplatz remains the largest urban square in all of Germany and is a central meeting place in Berlin, located in the Mitte District.  At its center is the large railway station (Alexanderplatz) with connections to many subway (U-Bahn), tramway (Strassenbahn), city trains (S-Bahn) and buses.

Named after the Russian Czar Alexander I, who visited the capital of Prussia in 1805, "Alex" became a traffic hub when a train station was established there in 1882.

Alexanderplatz took on its present form in the 1960’s after being ravaged in World War II. After the war it became the center of East-Berlin and used as a showcase of socialist architecture. This resulted in some unattractive buildings like the former Centrum department store and the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower). In 1969 two more monuments were added to the square, the Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock) by Erich John and the Fountain of International Friendship.

The Fountain of International Friendship is a circular fountain; at its center is a modern structure that consists of a series of basins along which water flows down.

The square was known to be one of the least attractive from an architectural point of view, so the city of Berlin commissioned an architectural competition which was won by Hans Kohlhoff (one of the architects who designed Potsdamer Platz). The plan resulted in a complete redevelopment of the square, as well as the renovation and reconstruction of surrounding buildings.

If you look up, socialist art adorns a number of the buildings surrounding the square, created by artist Walter Womacka.

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Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance, Berlin, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance

Embark on a 3-hour history tour with a scholar guide, that considers the 300-year evolution of Berlin from Prussia’s cultural capital, to the bustling ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike, Berlin, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

See Berlin by night and get to know its cutting-edge restaurant scene on a 4.5-hour bike tour, led by an expert local guide. You’ll see all the city's ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.89
Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin, Berlin, Food Tours
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

This 3­ hour tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. A historian will reveal ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City

This 3-hour private guided tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. Your ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise, Berlin, Historical & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise

Get around Berlin while seeing the sights with the purchase of a 1- or 2-day Berlin City Circle bus ticket. See Berlin's main sights like the Brandenburg Gate, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.94
Half-Day Berlin Historical Sites And Architecture Walking Tour With a Private Guide, Berlin, Hop-on ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Berlin Historical Sites And Architecture Walking Tour With a Private Guide

Enjoy and understand Berlin and its amazing history and architecture on a 4-hour walking tour with a private guide. Avoid the crowds and feel relaxed walking ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.21
City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Berlin, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Discover the sights of Berlin aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus with a 1-day or 2-day hop on hop off ticket! With two routes, the ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $24.00
Shore Excursion: Best of Berlin Tour from Warnemünde, Berlin, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Shore Excursion: Best of Berlin Tour from Warnemünde

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Make the most of your day in Berlin on this full day tour. With round-trip transfers from your cruise port in Warnemunde, explore Berlin comfortably by bus ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock, Rostock, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

This tour is the best way for cruise passengers to experience Berlin. You will be picked up directly at the port (either Rostock or Warnemünde), drive to ...  Read more

Location: Rostock, Germany
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.25
Berlin Bike Tour, Berlin, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Berlin Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 562 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Berlin than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.37

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