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Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Product ID: 16079
Discover Berlin on a convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with live commentary, visiting the most famous and beautiful sights of the city at your leisure. The use of buses with audio guide is also possible.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a Berlin city tour with live commentary
  • See the Kurfürstendamm, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and Humboldt University
  • Check out the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Government District, Holocaust Memorial, and Berlin Central Station
Full description
Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off tour. The complete route will take around 2 hours although you'll have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket.

If, for example, you start your tour at Kurfürstendamm, you will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and reach KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers, through Tauentzienstraße. Next you continue on to Lützowplatz and the embassy district at the Tiergarten and over to the Philarmonic and the West Berlin Kulturforum.

The next stop is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was nothing here other than the Berlin Wall, spring-guns and GDR soldiers. Also, the Legoland Discovery Center is on Potsdamer Platz.

From there, continue to Berlin’s other important historical sites. In the Niederkirchner Straße you can find the city parliament, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, a museum with changing exhibitions, the Topography of Terror, which exhibits the history of the Nazis and of the Jews’ suffering under the Nazis, as well as the Ministry of Finance, which was once the Nazi Ministry of Aviation.
From there you drive on to Checkpoint Charlie, one of the former border crossings between East and West Berlin. A permanent exhibition looks back at the Cold War period.

On Friedrichstraße you come across one of the nicest spots in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt, with two similar buildings, the German and French Cathedrals. The Konzerthaus Berlin is in the middle of the square.

After the Gendarmenmarkt it’s on to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The stop for these sights is the Neptune Fountain. This used to be the Berlin City Palace. Here you will also have the opportunity to go shopping.

The next stop is Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, in front of the Radisson Hotel. From here you can transfer on to a boat if you wish to experience Berlin by boat as well as bus. Also, the Aquadom, Sealife Berlin and the Berlin Dungeon are located at this stop, as well as the Berlin Cathedral, which holds the sarcophagi of the Hohenzollern family. From here you can also admire the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße. The “Hackeschen Höfe” are only a few minutes away.

Next you'll go over the glamorous street Unter den Linden to the Museum Island, Bebelplatz, Humboldt University and to the stops Unter den Linden 36 (Friedrichstrasse) at ZDF Capital City Studios and Unter den Linden 74, where one of Berlin’s most important attractions is located: Madame Tussauds Berlin.

From here the ride continues to the Brandenburg Gate. On the way you will see the UK, Russia, France and US embassies, followed by the Holocaust Memorial. The stop there is at Platz des 18. März.

The road leads on past the Reichstag and the government district. You will soon reach the new Hauptbahnhof. From here you have the world-famous view of the German Chancellery, the Reichstag and – as a special surprise – Berlin’s “Fujiyama”.

Finally you will cross Berlin’s ‘green lung’, the Tiergarten. This park is bigger than New York’s Central Park. The tour then brings you past the Congress Hall to the stop at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of the President of Germany. From here you can also see the Siegessäule with the golden Victoria statue at the top.

On the way back to Kurfürstendamm you will see, for example, the old Hauptbahnhof of former West Berlin, the Technical University and much more.

The stops:
01 - Kurfürstendamm 231 (in front of Karstadt)
02 - KaDeWe (main entrance)
03 - Lützowplatz (opposite Hotel Berlin)
04 - Philharmonic / Kulturforum
05 - Potsdamer Platz (at Kolhoff-Tower)
06 - Potsdamer Platz / Linkstraße
07 - Topography of Terror
08 - Checkpoint Charlie (at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum)
09 - Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafen- / Taubenstraße
10 - Alexanderplatz, Red City Hall, Neptunbrunnen
11 - Karl-Liebknecht Str. 5, (to the boat)
12 - Museumsinsel
13 - Humboldt University / Bebelplatz
14 - Unter den Linden 36 / Friedrichstraße
15 - Unter den Linden 74, Madame Tussauds Berlin
16 - Brandenburg Gate, Ebertstraße
17 - Reichstag, Scheidemannstr.
18 - Hauptbahnhof, exit Rahel-Hirsch-Straße
19 - Haus der Kulturen der Welt
20 - Bellevue Palace / Siegessäule / Tiergarten
21 - Bikini Haus, Budapester Straße
22 - U-/S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten
Includes
  • Day ticket for the hop-on hop-off bus tour with live commentary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can start your hop-on hop-off tour from any of the stops on the route: 01 - Kurfürstendamm 231 (in front of Karstadt) 02 - KaDeWe (main entrance) 03 - Lützowplatz (opposite Hotel Berlin) 04 - Philharmonic / Kulturforum 05 - Potsdamer Platz (at Kolhoff-Tower) 06 - Potsdamer Platz / Linkstraße 07 - Topography of Terror 08 - Checkpoint Charlie (at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum) 09 - Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafen- / Taubenstraße 10 - Alexanderplatz, Red City Hall, Neptunbrunnen 11 - Karl-Liebknecht Str. 5, (to the boat) 12 - Museumsinsel 13 - Humboldt University / Bebelplatz 14 - Unter den Linden 36 / Friedrichstraße 15 - Unter den Linden 74, Madame Tussauds Berlin 16 - Brandenburg Gate, Ebertstraße 17 - Reichstag, Scheidemannstr. 18 - Hauptbahnhof, exit Rahel-Hirsch-Straße 19 - Haus der Kulturen der Welt 20 - Bellevue Palace / Siegessäule / Tiergarten 21 - Bikini Haus, Budapester Straße 22 - U-/S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus measures, on the advice of local authorities, all participants will be required to provide their names, place of residence and telephone number upon attendance. This data will be destroyed as soon as these measures are no longer in place. The confidentiality of all individuals is of utmost importance
• Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected at the bus stop Kurfürstendamm, requiring passengers to disembark from the bus during the trip. We apologize for any inconvenience
• November 1 to March 31, buses run every 20-30 minutes Sunday to Friday (every 15-20 minutes on Saturdays) until 5:00 PM. Start by 2:30 PM so you have time to enjoy all of it
• The route between the stops of Madame Tussauds Berlin and Hauptbahnhof changes
• Depending on traffic, the Brandenburger Tor and Reichstag stops may be skipped. Please use the stop at Madame Tussauds, Unter den Linden 74
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2885 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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We specifically chose this company because they offer live commentary, and we were not disappointed. Our guide was efficient, friendly and informative. She tailored the commentary to the clients and gave us lots of information and related personal experiences which we could never have got from an audio guide. We got a real feeling for Berlin and what it was like to live there in recent times, as well as a professional presentation of all we needed to know about the monuments and places of interest. Thank you Steffi!

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February 20, 2020

I tried to hop on at Alexander Platz, couldn‘t find the station due to the Christmas market. So I tried to call, but only reached your mailbox. Got just in time to an other hop on point. Turns out when I spoke to the staff in the bus that the Alexanderplatz-Station is the only stop of all 22 that ain’t one due to the upcoming Christmas market. Would’ve been nice if you would’ve let me know before as I lost a lot of time because of this.

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November 19, 2019

It’s a real easy way to do all the important stops and choose what you want to look at closer, while getting the most important facts on the bus. After all the walking we did on our holiday we really enjoyed it and it was pretty cheap in comparison to the other ones!

September 29, 2019

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Tempelhofer Sightseeing

Product ID: 16079