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Karl-Marx-Allee: Our most recommended tours and activities

Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with River Cruise Option

1. Berlin: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with River Cruise Option

Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Follow your guide from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie with highlights including the Holocaust Memorial, the location of Hitler’s Bunker, and captivating stories of the divided Berlin. There are main stops on the red route from Ku’Damm and the KaDeWe Department Store. You can also hop on or off and enjoy the blue route with amazing views from Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee.

Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

2. Alternative Berlin by Bike: Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

A guided bicycle tour is the best way to discover Berlin. Cycling is not only an easy way to get around the city but also brings you close to the action! Even visitors who already know Berlin well are amazed at the new perspectives they see on this tour. This tour usually runs on bike paths and safe, quiet roads. Start at the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and cycle toward Volkspark Friedrichshain and Karl-Marx-Allee. In Friedrichshain, bike around Boxhagener Platz and the RAW Tempel. This area is home of great nightlife, but there's still plenty to see during the day! Continue along the East Side Gallery and over the Oberbaumbrücke to Kreuzberg. Discover back courtyards, explore beautiful parks, and ride along the banks of the River Spree. See Görlitzer Park, and experience the alternative way of life in the colorful SO36 district of Kreuzberg. You’ll not only learn many interesting facts but hear various anecdotes about the city and insider tips.

East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

3. East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

Learn about the daily life of divided Berlin and how east Berliners lived the existence and the fall of their country, the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Visit the most iconic places of the former capital of the GDR using public transport, including the memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall on Bernauer Strasse. Next, hit Alexanderplatz and the Karl-Marx-Allee, the monumental Communist avenue. The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, where your guide can help you find a typical restaurant or take transportation to the next part of your adventure.

Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

4. Berlin: Karl-Marx-Allee 2-Hour Tour

Visit Berlin and explore the fascinating Karl-Marx-Allee. Listen to how it changed from Frankfurter Allee to Stalinallee and then finally received its current name. Admire the almost 2-kilometer long boulevard that forms the largest monument in the German capital. Admire the architecture along the street, one of the most important examples of urban development during the post-war period in Germany. You’ll discover an architectural highlight: Frankfurter Tor with its distinctive towers. Explore the apartment buildings in Friedrichshain with their arcades, see the Kosmos cinema designed by Josef Kaiser, and discover the high-rise building “Hochhaus an der Weberweise”. Admire the partial ruins of the Church of the Resurrection and stroll through Strausberger Platz with its distinctive high-rise buildings that served as a gateway to the socialist city center.

Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

5. Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

Explore East Berlin up close on a walking tour with a travel book writer. Learn about how East Berliners lived, what the architecture of the GDR looked like, and how life behind the former Berlin Wall looked like. Meet your guide at the Weltzeituhr or World Time Clock at the center of Berlin at Alexanderplatz. Once the heart of the GDR, see East Berlin's showpiece buildings, including the iconic TV Tower. Continue on foot towards Karl-Marx-Allee, a long and imposing stretch of road, and learn all about the history of the GDR - how it was formed, how it functioned, and how it disintegrated with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visit key sights such as Café Moskau, Kino International, and Straussberger Platz, before stopping by the Ostel, a hotel where the German Democratic Republic lives on. Savor a typical Ossi drink, before continuing with the tour, with options to visit a store selling the vanished products of a land no longer in existence or a hidden spot showing East German architecture in its original form.

Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

6. Berlin: 3-Hour Segway Tour

Explore the most interesting places and beautiful sights of Berlin by personal transporter. Get a practice session on the self-balancing Segway before you set off to ensure you feel confident on the eco-friendly vehicle. Journey back to the days of the Cold War as you look at the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing. Glide through the Gendarmenmarkt, see the imperial Berlin Palace and explore the historical heart of the city in the Nikolaiviertel area. Admire the Rotes Rathaus and the regenerated Hackescher Markt, pass Alexanderplatz and Berlin Cathedral, along with the German Chancellery, Reichstag building, and Holocaust Memorial.  Ask your guide any questions you may have, enjoy lots of photo opportunities and more. 

Red Berlin: Secrets of the Communist Capital

7. Red Berlin: Secrets of the Communist Capital

Take the Cold War and Communist Berlin walking tour and learn about the city before the days of reunification. Hear how Berlin existed on the front line of the Cold War, and learn of the people, places, and secrets that kept 2 worlds on the brink of World War III, along with the wall that separated them. You will be strolling through Berlin's former Soviet Sector, a Cold War battleground and foundation of Communist East Berlin. Learn about life behind the Iron Curtain, and see how the Stasi, the largest spy network the world has ever seen, kept an entire population under observation.

Berlin: Friedrichshain Guided Walking Tour & Karl-Marx-Allee

8. Berlin: Friedrichshain Guided Walking Tour & Karl-Marx-Allee

Soak in the alternative vibes of Berlin’s Friedrichshain on a guided walking tour of Karl-Marx-Allee. Listen to stories about the history of the buildings which make this area part of Germany’s architectural heritage. Follow your guide through Friedrichshain and experience the atmosphere of Berlin’s busy city life. Imagine the tenants who used to come and go in the buildings that you pass. Discover Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard of Berlin’s history. Learn about the phases of architectural design which happened in this area, aligning a street with an ideology.

Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

9. Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

This tour follows in the history of the Cold War and takes you on a discovery of an important period that shaped the city of Berlin. Explore the places that defined Berlin during the Cold War, including the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial, the Soviet Memorial in Tiergarten, and the Reichstag. Discover what it was like to live in a divided city and explore the former ghost stations of the underground lines. Visit the Stasi Museum and find out what methods the secret service used to control the population of East Berlin. See what remains of the Berlin Wall and the infamous Death Strip, learn about why the wall was built, and discover the ingenious ways some Berliners tried to cross the Berlin Wall. You will also learn about why the wall eventually came down, how the city has developed itself since, and what has changed in the lives of Berliners.

Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

10. Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour

The Berlin Wall and Cold War tour delves deep into the darker side of Berlin‘s history. These tours go out further to reach extraordinarily impressive sites otherwise left out on bus, walking, and boat tours. This half-day tour is perfect for anyone interested in the Cold War. Head away from the Mitte district and the pedestrian Cold War sites to take in more of the former East, more of the Wall, and more of what makes Berlin the unique city it is today. Return through the former no-man’s-land death strip to visit former checkpoints and hear tales of espionage and escape attempts. Explore the contrasts between East and West Berlin on the tour.

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What people are saying about Karl-Marx-Allee

Overall rating

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based on 2,878 reviews

A must do… Riding in the City is all fun! Well organised, simply choose on site your bike, helmet, and follow the guide. Our guide Lauren is first class for giving us an overview of Berlin, and out of the common path.

The best way to get to know Berlin. Its history, its curiosities and a pleasant trip on the river Spree. And I won't tell you about the tasty surprise!!!

Our guide ( the American guy ) was awesome . He explains everything really well and happy to answer any questions . Highly recommended

Muy bueno uno conoce de la historia de la ciudad sin necesidad de bajarse del bus…

Very interesting and eston is great guy and guide :))))