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Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast) Tours

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Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast)
Palace of Tears, or Tränenpalast in German, is a building at Berlin's Friedrichstrasse station that was a border crossing point during the time when the city was split between East and West. It was used by people crossing into West Berlin, so those transiting through here were mostly people who lived in West Berlin who were returning home after visiting family in East Berlin. Due to the painful good-byes that took place here, it was dubbed the Palace of Tears. It was built in 1962 and operated until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.
Address: Reichstagufer 17, Berlin 10117, Germany
Hours: Monday closed Tuesday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

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Discover Berlin as the frontier of the Cold War on this guided historical walking tour. After World War II, Berlin changed from the capital city of Nazi Germany into 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 most popular Cold War attractions, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, underground "ghost stations," and more. Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to this divided city of the Cold War.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD22.48
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USD22.48
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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

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Learn the history behind the Cold War while you sightsee on this 4-hour walking tour of East Berlin. Led by a guide, explore the Cold War capital of spies, secret police, and exciting escapes. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial, see the Stasi headquarters, and stand at the place where the Wall fell in 1989. A Berlin city map with museum recommendations and public transportation information is also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD18.93
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Small Group Berlin Segway Tour

Small Group Berlin Segway Tour

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Explore the German capital on two wheels during this small-group Berlin Segway tour. Hop onto your Segway and—following a practice session—spin through Berlin’s bustling streets with a guide. Choose from various routes, and take in top city attractions such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag Building and the Soviet War Memorial. Gain insight into Berlin’s World War II history, stop off along the way for a refreshing drink and soak up the atmosphere in famous squares like Potsdamer Platz.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD41.80
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Private WWII Past and Present Tour with a Local

Private WWII Past and Present Tour with a Local

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Discover Berlin past and present on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. First, learn about the city’s dark past with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Hitler’s Bunker. Then, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Mitte; admire architectural highlights such as Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt; and tuck into a delicious Currywurst.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD79.26
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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

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Experience what life was like ‘behind the Iron Curtain’ during this guided walking tour of East Berlin’s onetime Soviet sector. Join a group as you get a first-hand look at life in Communist East Germany, learning about the regime’s notorious Stasi secret police, daring escape attempts, and exploring sites like embassies of the major Cold War powers, plus much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall, Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie

Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall, Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie

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Gain fascinating insight into Berlin’s turbulent history on a private 3-hour walking tour of the German capital. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, visit prominent locations like Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall while listening to illuminating commentary about the Cold War and Soviet occupation. Peruse the interesting exhibits presented in the Berlin Wall Documentation Center; admire the vibrant street art that now covers the Berlin Wall; and ride one of the subways formerly known as ‘ghost trains’ due to their gloomy atmosphere. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD199.93
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Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour in Small Groups

Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour in Small Groups

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Learn about the history and impact of the Berlin Wall on a bike tour along the former site. With a guide, hear stories and facts about events in Berlin after World War II, why the wall was built, what life was like for people on both sides and what led to the wall’s fall. As you pedal, you’ll pass by sights like Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD37.10
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USD37.10
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Cold War Berlin: Private 4-hour Walking Tour

Cold War Berlin: Private 4-hour Walking Tour

Post-WW2 Berlin was a geopolitical battleground. Socialism and capitalism, dictatorship and democracy, and the United States and the Soviet Union all went head to head in the German capital. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, stood at the frontier of East and West, and people risked their lives trying to escape across it. This tour is designed to immerse you in the divided city – a place of ideological extremes, of espionage and intrigue, and of tyranny and heroism – while also considering the legacy of the division in a Germany that reunified in 1990. Your professional, local guide will present the bigger picture of the Cold War in Germany, while also telling the stories of the individuals who risked it all to escape from the East, and also those that died trying.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD211.03
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USD211.03
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Private Shore Excursion: Cold War and East Berlin from Warnemünde

Private Shore Excursion: Cold War and East Berlin from Warnemünde

The Berlin Wall, Kruschev & Kennedy, the Airlift, spies, escapes and “the end of history” – it’s fair to say that Berlin defined the Cold War. This tour is a deep dive into a divided city – a time when it felt like World War Three was just around the corner, when one side of the city lived under Soviet-style communism, and the other was occupied by not one, not two, but three Western powers! In air-conditioned comfort, in your luxury German car, you'll be taken from West to East across the German capital, criss-crossing where the Berlin Wall once stood, to get the closest possible look at what life was like back when Berlin was the centre of the Cold War. From famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie, to lesser-known memorials and stories that you would never find on your own, this tour is far and away the best way to get to know Cold War Berlin.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD827.53
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Berlin Wall And Cold War Walking Tour in Berlin

Berlin Wall And Cold War Walking Tour in Berlin

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Delve deep into Germany’s rich history on this 2-hour Berlin Wall and Cold War walking tour in Berlin. Follow a guide from the Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast) along the line where the infamous Berlin Wall once stood. Along the way, discover bridges leading nowhere and ghost stations fallen into disuse. Explore the new government district straddling the border between Eastern Germany and West Berlin, and admire famous landmarks including the Brandenburg Gate. Then, visit Potsdamer Platz and touch the small section of the Berlin Wall still standing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD159.88
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USD159.88

East Berlin History Experience

East Berlin History Experience

Learn about East Berlin’s history and experience the city’s modern-day activity and culture during this half-day, guided walking tour that is private and customizable. Follow your guide through the time from the Cold War to WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and onward to the contemporary street culture of today’s Berlin.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.83
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Small Group East Berlin Stories with a Unique Virtual Reality Experience

Small Group East Berlin Stories with a Unique Virtual Reality Experience

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Get to know Berlin beyond the main tourist attractions on this walking tour of the city’s interesting off-the-beaten-path sites. With a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into Berlin’s history and present-day culture as you check out locations like Humboldt University, the Jewish Quarter and Museum Island. Explore back streets to see old tenements, and end at the Berlin Wall for a peek at a hidden spot. Limited to 12 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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USD87.97
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USD87.97
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Hop on-Hop off Bus+Boat in Berlin with Stromma

Hop on-Hop off Bus+Boat in Berlin with Stromma

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Discover Berlin with our combination tickets. Get access to all our hop-on hop-off buses and boats for 24 or 48 hours to see all of the German capital’s top sights and attractions. Experience absolute freedom and flexibility during your stay with this unique offer that shows you Berlin from the land and from the water.. On 2 bus routes and 5 boat routes with a total of 38 stops, you are able to explore the city at your own pace. Visit Brandenburg Gate, East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Kurfürstendamm, Bellevue Palace, Reichstag and much much more.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.79
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Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

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Take a deep dive into some of the most famous places and moments of the Cold War during this laid-back half-day bike excursion in East Berlin. Cycle at a relaxed pace to a number of sites located alongside or near the iconic Berlin Wall, including the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. Hear insightful stories about Cold War Berlin from your guide, featuring tales of espionage, communism, daring escapes and a famous airlift. This Cold War-themed Berlin bike tour also includes a beach cruiser bike and helmet.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD35.49
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USD35.49
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Private Half-Day Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War Sites

Private Half-Day Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War Sites

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Get an up close and personal view of the Berlin Wall with this informative and entertaining 4-hour guided bicycle tour along the Wall route. Ride through the Brandenburg Gate, closed for 28 years, along the Berlin Wall Memorial and to the Palace of Tears. Hear the history of the Wall along the way and learn the stories of people who tried to escape to West Berlin.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD294.58
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Private Tour: East and West Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Host

Private Tour: East and West Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Host

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Immerse yourself in the Cold War history of Berlin during this private, customizable walking tour. Learn from a passionate local historian about this once-divided city as you explore landmarks such as Bernauer Strasse, the former East German ‘Tränenpalast,’ and Hauptbahnof (Berlin’s central station).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD72.17
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USD72.17
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Private Walking Tour: Behind the Berlin Wall

Private Walking Tour: Behind the Berlin Wall

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The Cold War split the capital of Germany, as well as the country, into two separate nations for 45 years. During this half-day private tour, learn about the city during the time of the Berlin Wall as you tour important landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Palace of Tears, the Berlin Wall Memorial, and the graffiti-covered East Side Gallery.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD230.69
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USD230.69
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Berlin History Experience

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Berlin History Experience

Discover the history of Berlin through the eyes of a local, on this private walking tour. Your guide will show you both well-known, big-name sights as well as lesser-known places that you may miss without local help. You’ll hear stories about Berlin’s eventful past, which will help you better understand its present. An informative and fun trip for active travelers who like to learn new things when they travel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD84.08
USD105.10
USD21.02 savings
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USD84.08
USD105.10
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Hop on-Hop off Boat in Berlin with Stromma

Hop on-Hop off Boat in Berlin with Stromma

A unique sightseeing tours down the Spree river. Discover Berlin from a whole new perspective! Whether it’s your first time visiting or you’re an old hand at it: Gliding on the Spree river and Berlin's canals aboard one of our many Hop On – Hop Off boats will show you the German capital in an exciting new way. You can use one ticket to reach all lines by Riedel boat.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.39
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USD28.39

Private tour of the Cold War Era In Berlin - Soviets, wall and espionage

Private tour of the Cold War Era In Berlin - Soviets, wall and espionage

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Step back in time and discover Berlin through the lens of the Cold War. This 3.5-hour private tour covers all the major Cold War sights in the city including Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery, and the Stasi headquarters. Learn about the history of the Cold War and its effects on Berlin from your informative guide as you traverse the city on foot.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD274.58
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USD274.58
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The Berlin Wall / Cold War Berlin (Private 3 Hours Tour)

The Berlin Wall / Cold War Berlin (Private 3 Hours Tour)

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No other city in the world represented the Cold War and the division of Europe like the city of Berlin. In no other place were the Free World and the Communist World so close to one another. We shall visit the Berlin Wall Memorial with original pieces of the Wall and the No-Man's-Land. You shall have a chance to visit the most authentic places where history happened and discuss the events with an expert private guide. The tour can be customized to your interests and adjusted accordingly.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD283.93
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USD283.93
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Private Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Historian - Ideal for History Buffs

Private Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Historian - Ideal for History Buffs

Soak in the Cold War history of Berlin during this private, personalized tour on foot. Hear all the historic stories about this once-divided city from a passionate local historian while exploring sightseeings such as Bernauer Strasse, the former East German ‘Tränenpalast,’ and Hauptbahnof (Berlin’s central station). The adventure offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, cultures and history. • Immerse yourself into Berlin's Cold War history on this private walking tour • Visit the best spots of Cold War in Berlin like Bernauer Strasse, Tränenpalast, and Hauptbahnof • Step back in history wandering charming landmarks of Berlin • Opportunity to customize your itinerary considering all of your preferences • This trip will be perfect for history lovers
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD275.00
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USD275.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Berlin WWII and Cold War History Tour with Local Expert Guide

Private Berlin WWII and Cold War History Tour with Local Expert Guide

Explore Berlin past and present on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about all the city’s dark secrets of past with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Hitler’s Bunker. And wander around the vibrant neighborhood of Mitte; admire architectural highlights such as Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt; and taste a delicious Currywurst. Discover the history and romance of Germany. • Find out about the past and present of Berlin in a 4-hour private tour • Discover more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War history from a historic expert • Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Palace of Tears, and Hitler’s Bunker • Try a yummy Currywurst, Berlin’s most famous street food • Immerse yourself in wonders of Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt • Attend less-known attractions and local haunts in Mitte • This private tour can be customized to all of you preferences and receive an undivided attention from your guide
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD265.00
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USD265.00
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Berlin 24h or 48h Hop on-Hop off Bus and 1h River Cruise

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Berlin 24h or 48h Hop on-Hop off Bus and 1h River Cruise

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Get access to our pet- friendly Hop On - Hop Off bus tours with our 24 or 48 hours tickets and discover Berlin at your own pace and take the 1 hour river cruise on the Spree river to experience the German capital´ s top landmarks. Discover Berlin from land and from the water with absolute freedom and flexibility with this great offer. Visit one of the 14 gates of the Medieval Customs Wall, the Brandenburg Gate or amble along the East Side Gallery. Berlin is waiting for you!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD41.52
USD46.14
USD4.62 savings
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What are Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast) hours of operation?
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Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast) hours of operation: Monday closed Tuesday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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