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Bebelplatz Tours

The Bebelplatz is a public square in the central ‘Mitte’ district of Germany’s capital city, Berlin. Today it is best known for being the site where some 20,000 newly banned books were burned by bonfire in 1933 on order of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda minister, because they conflicted with Nazi ideology. The square is surrounded by notable historical buildings, including the German State Opera (Staatsoper); St. Hedwig’s Cathedral (built in 1747 and modeled after Rome’s Pantheon, it was the first Catholic church built in Germany after the Protestant Reformation); and the former Royal Prussian Library (Alte Bibliothek) which is now part of Humboldt University.

All of the buildings on the Bebelplatz were destroyed in World War II and reconstructed afterward. An easily overlooked monument in the center of the square simply contains a pane of glass, which the visitor can look through to see many rows of empty bookshelves underground. A nearby plaque quotes the 19th-century German poet Heinrich Heine with, ‘Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people.’

Practical Info

Be sure to pack your walking shoes, because like many city centers in Germany, the Bebelplatz is a pedestrian­only square. It is located on the south side of Unter den Linden boulevard, a major east­west thoroughfare that traverses Berlin’s city center. The square also has its own stop on public transit. The underground lines that stop there are the U6 (Französische Str.) and the U2 (Hausvogteiplatz). The bus lines going to Bebelplatz are: 100, 147, 200, N2, N6, and TXL.

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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, null
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour in Berlin and discover the German capital with a personal guide. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.04
All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port, Berlin, Walking Tours
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All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

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If you are traveling on a cruise ship to the port of Rostock/Warnemünde and have only one day on shore, let us take you on a fascinating, ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.88
Berlin Bike Tour, Berlin, Ports of Call Tours
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Berlin Bike Tour

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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 $38.04
Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock, Rostock, Bike ... 
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Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock

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

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

From USD $136.72
Berlin Segway Tour, Berlin, Day Trips
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Berlin Segway Tour

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Cruise effortlessly through Berlin's parks and sidewalks as you view the sites by Segway! A self-balancing, personal transportation device that's designed to ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.65
Small-Group Berlin Segway Tour, Berlin, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Berlin Segway Tour

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Explore Berlin on this 1.5- or 2.5 to 3-hour (depending on option selected) guided Segway tour. Cruise through Berlin in a small-group and admire the reunited ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.01
Private Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Berlin with a Private Guide and Driver from Rostock, Rostock, ... 
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Private Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Berlin with a Private Guide and Driver from Rostock

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This 12-hour private shore excursion from Rostock will pick you up directly at your cruise ship docking in Warnemünde and take you on a private tour of ...  Read more

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

From USD $108.18
4-Hour Berlin Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour, Berlin, Ports of Call Tours
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4-Hour Berlin Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Enjoy a 4 hour walking tour in Berlin and get ready to be taken on an unique experience. Turn your obligatory main sights tour of a city into a delicious ...  Read more

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

From USD $67.76
Private Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour: Reichstag, Brandenburger Gate, Pariser Platz, Tiergarten and ... 
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Private Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour: Reichstag, Brandenburger Gate, Pariser Platz, Tiergarten and Jewish Memorial

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Explore the Berlin city with this half-day private walking tour. The tour gives you a great overview of all main sights in the city center including: ...  Read more

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

From USD $427.98
Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Berlin City Highlights Tour, Berlin, City Tours
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Warnemünde Shore Excursion: Berlin City Highlights Tour

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Maximize your sightseeing time with a day-long shore excursion to Berlin from Warnemünde port. From a professional guide, learn all about the German ...  Read more

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

From USD $142.66

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