Anyone looking for a personalized take on the city needs to know that having the right tour guide can make all the difference. Berlin offers an array of tours to cover the many historic and renovated districts throughout the city. Whether you've got an interest in exploring the city by foot, bus, or even bicycle, you'll find great Berlin tours hosted by ex-pats and Germans alike. Insider tours and bike tours are perhaps the most popular approaches to Berlin's expansive and eclectic cultural scene. By choosing a subject or particular interest to focus on, you'll be far better off than trying to tackle the whole gamut of this complex German metropolis. Themed tours like the Third Reich tour or tours that focus on the budding art scene are also popular choices. There are a number of tour companies that offer knowledgeable guides and focused tours to meet your interests, with New Europe and Insider Tours leading the ranks. Among the most popular ways to view the city, bike tours are becoming increasingly more available. Many tour companies will take you around the city during summer, perhaps starting in the leafy Tiergarten district and hugging the river Spree to give you a calm and well-paced view of the city on wheels. With bike tours of Berlin, you'll find it's a great way to view the diverse neighborhoods while getting a fair amount of exercise and unique exposure to the history. Riding by the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie takes on a new significance with the leisurely pedaling that a bike tour provides. Many tours also take you alongside what remains of the historic Berlin Wall, completely covered in the Graffiti and remnants of a city torn in two. No matter your approach to Berlin, you'll find that the gripping nature of the city's unique history will have a lasting effect on your perception of this place. Seeing more is always best, especially when given the opportunity to compare the rejuvenated monuments and contemporary spaces juxtaposed against the scars of world war II. For the history buff, the Art junkie, or the curious visitor, Berlin offers an array of unique tours to meet both your traveling needs and your budget.
Nikolaikirche, Nikolaikirchplatz 5
Between Schlossplatz and Unter den Linden
Bahnhof Wannsee (Abfahrt)