Alexanderplatz Tours

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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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Address: Alexanderplatz, Berlin 10178, Germany
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Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike

Experience the dynamic cultural and culinary landscape of Berlin on this 4.5-hour, small-group, evening bike and food tour. Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg with an expert guide and learn about Berlin’s fascinating history and culture along the way, with stops at three of the best locally owned restaurants in the area. Enjoy a progressive 3-course meal, featuring a variety of flavors, including Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine, then watch a beautiful sunset from the Oberbaum Bridge. Use of a bike and helmet (if desired) is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$56.67 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

Explore Berlin’s divided past with a local historian on a 3-hour, small-group tour of the city’s key communist-era sites. Start your tour at the Brandenburg Gate that divided East and West Berlin, and learn how families were separated as they tried to pass through the Friedrichstrasse train station. Visit a moving memorial to murdered East Berliners at the once-notorious ‘death strip.’ See an expansive Soviet housing complex and the headquarters of East Germany’s secret police, then finish your tour at Alexanderplatz, where fierce demonstrations helped end Communist rule.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$105.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance

Dive deep into the history of Berlin with this 3-hour tour, led by a scholar-guide. Cover the last three hundred years of the city's history, from the capital of Prussia to the center of tyranny and fascism to the capital of the re-united Germany where tolerance is practiced. Get an insider's view of Nazi Berlin and the spots that became flashpoints during the Cold War.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$390.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City

East Germany may have died in November 1989 when the Wall came tumbling down but the eastern portion of Berlin is still a fascinating monument to the city's strange and intriguing 20th-century history. This Private 3-hour tour immerses you in the East Germany of the Cold War, taking you to the headquarter of the Stasi (the state police), the wide Stalinist building-flanked Karl Marx Boulevard and Berlin Wall, among many other sites. Learn from the guide about the history of the GDR, German Democratic Republic (AKA East Germany) and about Communist rule and East Germans’ growing discontent and their government’s brutal suppression.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$390.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the best Berlin has to offer on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from two different routes and visit many of Berlin’s top attractions, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass, and then board at any of the stops and get to know the city with live on-board commentary, hopping off whenever you'd like. You can also upgrade to add an additional boat cruise.
  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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$25.45 USD
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  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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Private Tour: Berlin by Trabant Stretch-Limousine

Tour the German capital from inside your own personal East-German ‘Trabant’ limousine during this flexible-length private tour. Travel in style aboard this throwback vehicle turned luxury cruiser as you explore Berlin sights including Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin TV Tower, the UNESCO-listed ‘Museum Island,’ and much more. 1-, 2-, and 3-hour trip lengths are available.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Berlin 1- or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour: Berlin's Landmarks and Monuments

Get a comprehensive look at Berlin during a hop-on hop-off bus tour with guided commentary provided via audio headsets. Double-decker buses offer convenient transportation to Berlin’s famous landmarks, such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Cathedral. Stay on board throughout the circle tour, which takes roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes, or travel at your own pace with your choice of a 1- or 2-day ticket.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$25.45 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Semi-Private Berlin Highlights Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Spend your shore time exploring Germany’s capital on this full-day tour. Take a shared bus to Berlin and then enjoy a private tour of the city’s landmarks such as the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, and more. Learn about the city’s rich and vibrant history from your tour guide as you traverse this hip and alternative city by private vehicle.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$85.59 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Discover the best of Berlin on this all-in-one shore excursion from Warnemunde Port. Head to Germany’s capital and visit some of its key landmarks such as Charlottenburg Palace, the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and much more. Learn about the city’s history from your informative guide as you traverse every corner of this alternative city before heading back to your ship.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$115.66 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Shore Excursion: Best of Berlin Tour from Warnemünde

Explore Berlin’s highlights on this full-day bus tour from the cruise port of Warnemünde. Once arriving in Berlin, take a 5.5-hour tour of significant landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag, and the Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy informative commentary from your onboard guide and learn about the history of the German capital.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$135.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$135.00 USD

Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise

See the best of Berlin on this 1 or 2 day, hop-on hop-off bus tour with an optional 1-hour river boat cruise during the summer months. Discover the city’s top sights, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral and more. Hop off at any of the 18 stops around Berlin to explore on foot, or stay on board the open-air, double decker bus to enjoy insightful commentary along the 2.5-hour loop. Upgrade your ticket to include a 1-hour boat ride along the River Spree.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$25.45 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Shore Excursion: Best of Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

Make the most of your time at shore on a tour through Berlin’s highlights and a trip to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Learn about Germany’s dark history from your informative guide as you walk through the former concentration camp. Then hop aboard the bus and head to Berlin to explore the city and visit key landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag, and Potsdamer Platz.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Berlin Bike Tour

Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided, 4.5-hour bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more. Ride along the Spree River, through Tiergarten Park and stop at a beer garden for lunch (own expense). Use of a bike and helmet is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$37.01 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock

When your cruise ship drops anchor in Germany, tick off the historic highlights of east and west Berlin on a 5.5-hour shore excursion from Rostock or Warnemünde port, ideal for travelers short on time. Following port pickup, take a whistle-stop tour of top west Berlin attractions including Tiergarten Park, Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), the Berlin Wall, and the Holocaust Memorial. Then, tick off east Berlin gems including Postdamer Platz, Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), and Museumsinsel. Port drop-off is also included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$133.01 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Berlin Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer

Capture the beauty of Berlin after the sun sets on a 3-hour private photography walking tour. Snap photos of famous landmarks such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag building as the city starts to come alive. Learn night photography techniques from your guide and create beautiful, long-lasting memories with this Berlin photoshoot.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$86.75 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Berlin City Tour with Hotel pick up and Drop off

If visiting Berlin for the first time, check off all the city’s must-see landmarks in just a half day with a small-group tour that starts and ends right at the door of your hotel. The sprawling capital can be intimidating to navigate, but a driver and guide makes it easy to take in all the top sights, from wartime and Communist relics to leafy boulevards and modern cultural complexes. Take a break to digest what you’ve seen with a lunch stop at a hand-picked German restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$86.75 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Red Buses Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore the bustling city of Berlin on a double-decker bus tour. This hop-on hop-off tour covers all the highlights of the city and allows you to create your own itinerary based on your interests. Hop on board and listen to informative commentary available in 13 languages and conveniently discover sites such as Potsdamer Platz, the Berliner Dom, the Reichstag, and more with this 24-hour travel pass.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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$23.13 USD
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  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Red Buses Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off by Bus including Boat Tour

Maximize your time in the heart of Berlin with this hop-on hop-off day tour by double decker bus. Enjoy views of the city from the roof of the bus. Cover your bases with 18 conveniently located stops, from Checkpoint Charlie to Berlin Zoologischer Garten. Your pass is good for 24 hours, so you can go at your own pace. Combine this tour with a 1 hour boat ride along the Spree Canal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$34.70 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Berlin City Highlights

Explore the best of Berlin on this private, 3-hour sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit many of Berlin’s top attractions on this guided tour — sites like Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz, Museum Island and Olympic Stadium, to name just a few. Discover the best places to dine and shop and enjoy a detailed commentary abut Berlin’s history and culture from the expert driver/guide. Customize the tour for any specific interests and feel free to ask as many questions as desired along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$82.21 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall

Discover Berlin as the center of the Cold War on this private, guided, 4-hour historical walking tour. After World War II, Berlin became the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Visit some of Berlin’s relevant Cold War locations, like the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, Karl-Marx-Allee, Gethsemane Church, Bornholmer Strasse and much more. Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to a divided city of the Cold War.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$41.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$41.00 USD

Berlin Private City Tour for Kids and Families

Discover the alternative city of Berlin on a private family-friendly tour. Get the children involved with games, activities, and treasure hunts as you traverse the city. Visit some of Berlin’s key landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, Charlottenburg Palace, and more. This 2-hour tour is completely customizable to the guests’ preferences and interests, just let the guide know beforehand.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$45.11 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Berlin Pub Crawl And Night Life Tour

Sample Berlin’s legendary nightlife with an unforgettable pub-crawl around the hip neighborhoods of East Berlin. Join your local guide and a group of like-minded party-goers on a tour of some of the city’s coolest bars and get the inside scoop on the hottest new nightlife hubs. Visit at least three bars, where you’ll enjoy free entrance and shots, plus plenty of special offers on drinks. The party doesn’t end when the bars close though – you’ll also enjoy VIP entrance to one of Berlin’s biggest clubs, where you can dance until the early hours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$20.82 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Berlin Bike Rental

Explore the German capital at your own pace with this 1-day independent Berlin bike rental. With your Berlin city map to hand, hop on your bike in Alexanderplatz and spin through the city streets in comfort. Choose the route to take in the landmarks and attractions of most interest, and cover the ground with ease by bike. Perhaps spin through Leipziger Platz and Potsdamer Platz to the iconic Brandenburg Gate, and take in famous sites such as Checkpoint Charlie, the German Historical Museum, the Holocaust Memorial and St Nicholas’ Church.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$12.72 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$12.72 USD

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Berlin Historical and Cultural walking tour with Private Guide FROM YOUR HOTEL

WE START AT YOUR HOTEL LOBBY! So forget about founding meeting points!Enjoy and understand Berlin and its amazing history, culture and architecture on a 3.5 hour walking tour with a private guide. Avoid the crowds and feel relaxed walking around the most important historical sites in Berlin with an insider.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$69.40 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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