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The oldest hospital in Berlin has seen 300 years of revolutionary discoveries and tragic errors.

Charité: Our most recommended tours and activities

Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

Listen to the fascinating stories of life and death that the Berlin Charité has to tell. Hear about its history, starting in the 18th century with a plague house that would later develop into what it is today: one of the most important university hospitals in Europe. Join your guide and learn about famous doctors, scientists, and Nobel Prize winners, such as Rudolf Virchow, Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Ferdinand Sauerbruch. Learn interesting facts about the geniuses of Berlin medicine and the dark times of the institution, when doctors collaborated with the Nazi regime. Visit a mysterious "medicine temple", Berlin's oldest surviving teaching building, hidden in a backyard. Start your tour at the Charité Bed House, which you'll view from the outside. Then walk along Luisenstraße, and across the university campus. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the hospital grounds (Charité Campus Mitte) are no longer open to the public. Finally, visit Berlin's oldest surviving teaching building from the inside.

Berlin: Charité Campus Self-Guided Walk

2. Berlin: Charité Campus Self-Guided Walk

This tour is only available in German. On this tour you will explore the places where exciting stories of research and medical history have taken place. On the venerable campus of one of the most famous hospitals in the world: the Charité in Berlin Mitte. At the tour stops there are entertaining tasks to solve and exciting questions to answer. Who knows, for example, that the soldier king Friedrich Wilhelm I even donated a skeleton of one of his revered "Tall Guys" (“Langen Kerls”) to the Charité for research purposes? The tour is a great way to get outdoors and discover new things with family friends or even on your own. It's like being shown around campus by a good friend. The tour can be started at any time, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Berlin Mitte! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

3. Berlin: Small Group Bike Tour Through City Center

Begin your tour of Berlin's Mitte District on the historic Bornholmer Straße, where the first Berliners from East and West joined arms joyfully on the day the Berlin Wall fell. Discover the impressive New Synagogue and the Old Post Headquarters. See Berlin as a city of contrasts – from the Hauptbahnhof to the Charité. Visit the Government Quarter and the Reichstag, symbol of a united Berlin. Through the much-loved Tiergarten, Berlin's Central Park, you will ride onwards to the most famous landmark in the city: the Brandenburg Gate. Then, passing many historic monuments and interesting places, you will journey to Alexanderplatz, with the Red Town Hall, the TV Tower, the beautiful Neptune Fountain and the unique East German World Clock. Finally, you will cycle through hip Prenzlauerberg back to your starting point.

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4.1 / 5

based on 527 reviews

Suzanna was an incredible tour guide - I genuinely thought she had worked in administration at the Charité she was so knowledgable. She took us through the entire history, focusing on famous medical professionals (if you've watched Charité on Netflix you'd know) and always provided interesting and fair historical context. The tour was in German but very understandable for a non-native speaker. Full of jokes and reality, she makes the entire 2 hours fascinating.

The tour was well organized. The city guide Susanne did the tour at the Charité very well, she has outstanding knowledge. Unfortunately, the Charité could only be viewed from the outside, which was a pity. But we all know the reasons. Perhaps it would be an advantage if this were known in advance. So the disappointment was written all over the face of all participants when Susanne told us at the beginning.

A wonderful guided tour in the footsteps of the pioneers of modern medicine, such as Virchow, Behring, Sauerbruch, just to name a few. Our guide Susanne made it very lively with lots of wit and great expertise. Very interesting the visit to the animal anatomy theater and anatomy. Thank you very much, I will unreservedly recommend this tour.

Great guide who explained the history of the Charite in a knowledgeable and witty manner using various buildings.

The tour was very interesting. You learned and learned a lot about the history of the Charité.