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Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

1. Berlin: 1-Hour City Sightseeing River Cruise

Join a 1-hour round-trip boat tour that starts close to Hackescher Markt. Sit back and relax as you learn about the captivating history of Berlin from the onboard audio guide commentary. First, cruise along the River Spree to the Eastern part of the city, where you will see the Berlin Cathedral, the newly inaugurated Humboldt Forum, and the Marstall concert hall. Turning in front of the Mühlendammschleuse head back westwards past the oldest part of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel. A little bit further down the river, learn more about Museum Island before cruising past Friedrichstraße before entering the Parliament district. See the Reichstag building, the Berlin Central Station, as well as the Federal Chancellery. At the House of World Cultures, the boat will turn around again and bring you back to the pier.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

2. Berlin: 2.5-Hour East Side Boat Cruise with Commentary

Experience a special East Side boat cruise, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besides numerous sights in the old and new center of Berlin, see also the recent changes in the area surrounding the East Side Gallery. The roundtrip boat cruise starts at the pier by the old stock exchange building, near the Hackersche Höfe. Relax onboard the boat as you listen to detailed information in English and German and enjoy a delicious food service (own expense). After passing by the cradle of Berlin – Mühlendamm Lock – the tour continues on past Radialsystem V, an energy forum, Berlin Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes Benz Arena. Pass under the Oberbaum Bridge into the east harbor with its many new residents including Universal Music, MTV, Coca Cola, and Label 1 and 2. You will also pass by the Badeschiff at Arena Treptow and the Molecule Man sculpture. Journey back to Berlin-Mitte and see the Nikolaiviertel, the palace construction site, and the Humboldt Forum. The famous Museum Island begins at the Berlin Cathedral. Pass under the Weidendammer Bridge to reach the area around Friedrichstrasse with the Schiffbauerdamm, the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), and Friedrichstrasse station. Cruise past the government district where you will see the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the most modern railway stations in Europe from the water – Berlin Central Station. Pass by Bellevue Palace – the seat of the Federal President – before heading back to the starting point, the old stock exchange building.

Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

3. Berlin: Historic Center Walking Tour with a Real Berliner

Learn about the exciting history and development of Berlin from the residence city of the Kingdom of Prussia to the capital of a reunited Germany. Meet your city tour guide outside the Nikolaikirche Museum (St. Nicholas' Church Museum) and begin your exploration of the city. See Berlin´s highest building, the Television Tower. Walk along the Spree to the beautiful Museum Island, where you can see the Berlin Cathedral, the Old Museum, and the Humboldt Forum. There, admire the reconstructed Berlin City Palace. Across the Palace Bridge (Schlossbrücke), explore the historical center of Berlin and see impressive buildings from the times of kings and emperors. Take a walk on the oldest boulevard in the city, Unter den Linden, where you can see the Equestrian Statue of Frederick the Great, the State Opera, the Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Brandenburg Gate, the famous symbol of the city and the focal point for reunification in 1990. Hear the moving story of this landmark and its historical importance before, during, and after Berlin's division.

Berlin: City Center Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Berlin: City Center Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Immerse yourself in Berlin's vibrant culture with an interactive scavenger hunt on your phone. Uncover Berlin's history and discover world-renowned architecture such as Rotes Rathaus, Parochialkirche, and Märkisches Museum, while playing a story-based game full of riddles and puzzles on your phone. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, this interactive tour tests your teamwork and problem-solving skills as you trek through Berlin's city center. Follow the clues from The White Women, also known as the Kunigunde von Orlamünde, who was cursed long ago and needs your help. Read Kunigunde's phone messages, which reveal the mysterious history of Berlin and hint at her own hidden story. Follow the clues and riddles to key landmarks such as the Spreepromenade, where you will walk the banks of the River Spree. Wander by Parochialkirche, Berlin's oldest church, built between 1695 and 1703, and Rotes Rathaus, known for its iconic red clinker bricks. Then it's time to proceed to Märkisches Museum, Nikolaiviertel, and more, to help Kunigunde lift the curse.

Berlin: Museum Island Quest Smartphone App Game

5. Berlin: Museum Island Quest Smartphone App Game

Follow the clues laid out by Sir Peter Morgan to see if you’ve got what it takes to join his detective academy. Play around on a tour of Museum Island, Berlin’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, to find fun facts about the Humboldt Forum, the Berlin Palace and Cathedral, and more. Accept challenges that will reveal the island’s history as a grand complex developed by Prussian kinds in the 19th century. Take a detour past the French and German Cathedrals and Checkpoint Charlie and listen to the audio guides that detail Berlin’s rich culture. Take the path set by the app to wander around the area and watch the story of Museum Island unfold. Combine great puzzles with a history lesson and prove yourself as a worthy trainee of the Sir Peter Morgan Academy.

Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

6. Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Catch sight of spectacular art and light installations during Berlin's Festival of Lights with a private tour by car. Zip around town to discover the visual transformation of historical attractions like the Humboldt Forum and the Berlin Victory Column while learning about the city's history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, your tour of Berlin's Festival of Lights begins with a pick-up in a private car from your hotel. Drive into the city center to Brandenburg Gate, an iconic 18th-century neoclassical monument built by the order of Prussian king Frederick William II. Walk to the nearby Embassy of the United States and feast your eyes on the brilliant lights displayed across this diplomatic building. Then, hop back into the car and drive to Potsdamer Platz, a commercial shopping location, and then to the Berlin Victory Column towering over the Tiergarten. Return to the city center and marvel at the sound and light displays at Konzerthaus Berlin, Humboldt University, the Berlin State Opera, and Bebelplatz, all conveniently located within walking distance from Gendarmenmarkt, a quaint square offering music, snacks, and drinks. Continue to the Nikolaiviertel, a quaint quarter founded in 1200, and then to the Berlin Cathedral and Hakeschermarkt. Stop at the Bode Museum, home to some of Berlin's most iconic sculptures, before continuing to Friedrichstadt-Palast. Enjoy one last city view before driving back to your hotel.

Berlin: East Berlin Guided Walking Tour

7. Berlin: East Berlin Guided Walking Tour

Dive into the history of east Berlin on this walking tour. Walk to sights like Bebelplatz square, the Frederik II monument, and the Marx-Engels statue. Choose from a private or a group tour. Meet your guide in Paris square next to the Brandenburg gate. Listen as your guide tells you about why the communist German state was created. Stroll to the Russian embassy and hear about the difficult relationship between the Soviet Union and East Germany. Find out how the East German government used organized political demonstrations in Berlin`s historical quarter at Bebelplatz. Let your guide tell you how Prussian the East German statue was at the monument of Frederik II. Continue to the Humboldt-Forum where your guide will tell you what happened after the surrender of 1945. Finish at the Marx-Engels-Monument in Alexanderplatz square.

Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn, & Helsinki: Carnival Pride Package

8. Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn, & Helsinki: Carnival Pride Package

This package is designed specifically for Carnival Pride cruise ship passengers. The package includes a 10% discount on the total price and encompasses: - a 12-hour tour to Berlin from the port of Warnemüde - a 7-8 hour tour to Hamburg from the port of Kiel - a 7-hour tour of Helsinki and Porvoo - a 5-hour tour of Tallinn. Each of the tours is conducted with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking tour guide. The details for each of these tours can be found under our Get Your Guide profile: https://www.getyourguide.com/essence-of-berlin-s60953/

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What people are saying about Humboldt Forum

We were lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the sunset on the Spree on the upper deck. The ride and the information from the speakers is great.

It was very informative and beautiful. Some sights are much more beautiful from the water than from land. There are quite cheap drinks on board.

An interesting, relaxing cruise along all the most interesting sights in Berlin, I recommend it!

A wonderful hour sightseeing, very relaxing and a Berlin beer on route!

With nice weather and friendly service, we got a good overview.