There is so much to see in Berlin. What we will show you depends on your schedule and your interests.
- Walking tour (or public transport): Euro 70-90€/hour (depends on group size)
- By car (up to 2 persons): 100€/hour
- By mini-van (up to 6 p.): 130€/hour
- By Limo (up to 2 persons, with guide and add. driver): 140€/hour
- By bus (up to 15 people) starting at 650€ for 3 hours
- By bus (up to 40 people) starting at 750€ for 3 hours
- By boat: starting at 450€ (up to 3 persons)
- All-day tour to Dresden (with driver/guide, van seats up to 7 passengers): Euro 850
Longer tours upon request
There are so many sights in Berlin, it’s difficult to list them all: Charlottenburg Castle, Memorial Church, Kurfürstendamm (or Ku-Damm, as we call it), Potsdam Square with the breathtaking Sony Center, the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s Reichstag and all the other government buildings, the World’s greatest food department at KaDeWe, Tiergarten, Victory Column, TV tower, Unter den Linden, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, Gendarmenmarkt with the German and French Cathedrals (our twin towers), Topography of Terror (site of Hitler’s Gestapo and SS headquarters), the beautiful New Synagogue, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie – and of course the Wall!
We don’t stop there though, we like to find out what really interests you. This is why no two tours are ever the same! Here are some examples of things we have included in our tours upon special request: the Bauhaus archives, the linen department at the KaDeWe, Marlene Dietrich’s grave, the house a client used to live in 30 years ago, a river cruise, Goebbel’s Wannsee villa, the Brücke Museum, the Bendler block (where Hitler’s failed assassin Stauffenberg was executed), the Hotel where Michael Jackson almost dropped his baby, the restaurant where Bill Clinton ate when he visited. What would you like to see?
Of course all the obvious sights are included in any Jewish tour: The Holocaust Memorial, the New Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Missing House. If you like, we will also take you through the Jewish Museum. But have you heard of the “Stumbling Stones” enscribed with the names of indivudals who were killed during the Nazi years? You will find them everywhere if you only know where to look. You know of Schindler, but do you also know of Otto Weidt who was able to get most of his blind Jewish workers through the Nazi years alive? Other possible sights to see: The Memorial at Grunewald Station, the Jewish Cemetery in Prenzlauer Berg, the Memorial to the book burning on Bebelplatz, the newly opened Szloma-Albam-House, the largest Jewish Center in Europe! If you have more time, we can also see the former Concentration Camp in Sachsenhausen (about 25 miles north of Berlin), the Wannsee-Villa where the infamous Conference on the “Final Solution” took place (in Berlin’s South), or Max Liebermann’s Villa.
World War II tours
A walking tour could begin at Potsdamer Square, the busiest intersection in the 30s. We would then walk down Niederkirchstraße, formerly called Prinz-Albrecht-Straße. This was where the SS and the Gestapo had their headquarters. Today it is an open-air exhibit called “Topography of Terror”. Across the street you see the former Aviation Ministry commissioned by Hermann Göring. Though it looks virtually unchanged, it is today Germany’s Finance Ministry. A walk along Wilhelmstraße is a walk down the former center of political power - but not much of this is left. Most ministries are gone, and especially Hitler’s Chancellery disappeared without a trace (we will tell you where the stones have gone). However, the place where Hitler and his closest friends committed suicide, is marked. A World War II tour should also include the Reichstag and we’d be happy to arrange for a tour.
Cold War Tours
There are several places where you can still see remains of the Wall, or even a former Watch Tower: The East Side Gallery is the longest stretch of the wall remaining, whereas the Documentation Center Wall allows you to look at the actual “Death Strip” between the two walls. There is Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, and the GDR-museum. Other possibilities are a visit to the former Stasi-headquarter, and a visit to the former prison in Hohenschönhausen which you may have seen in the recent Oscar-winning movie “Life of Others”.
Company tours, Conference Services
Is your company planning an incentive trip or maybe a conference in Berlin? I will help you find the perfect hotel, organize transfers and organize sightseeing tours.
Tour of Berlin for active people
Why not explore Berlin by bike? If that is not actve enough for you, then consider some of these activities: climb the Victory Column for a great view, stroll up Berlin’s only real hill, the Kreuzberg, paddle down the many canals of the Spreewald, try out Potsdam’s amazing new adventure park where you climb, slide and jump between trees some 30 feet from the ground, go swimming in one of Europe’s most popular lakes.
Tours for Architects
See why Berlin is so exciting from an architectural viewpoint. Some of the possible sights: Various embassies, individual buildings on Potsdam Square, GSW- and Rossi buildings, communist architecture, Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park, modern additions to old buildings, Heckmann and Hackesche Höfe, New Main Station, Government Section etc. We will design a tour to your special interests!
Visit a Geman family at home
Enjoy an evening in the house of nice English-speaking people who will meet with you, cook with you, show you their home, and do other fun things. Ask me about this new feature!
If your interest is in museums, modern art and galleries, we have special guides who can design a special day for you!
Kreuzberg is a place that’s “so Berlin”: you will meet Turkish and Arab immigrants, students, alternative life styles, punks, restaurants, night clubs, and “old” Berlin. There are two districts, Kreuzberg 36 and Kreuzberg 61, numbers wich originate from the former Berlin postal codes. We will see district 36: We will start at the Aufbauhaus, walk down the colourful Oranienstrasse with Kebab joints, Bazaars, Coffeehouses, Clubs, Bars and little trendy shops (it was at Hasir’s where the traditional Döner Kebab meal was invented!), visit the Turkish Market, walk over to the Mariannenkiez with the Bethanien Complex, through the Wrangelkiez, one of Berlins most vibrant neighborhoods with the fascinating market hall, and the best Club ‘Edelweiss’.