Top 5 tours and activities in Berlin

If you want to escape from everyday life, you don’t have to travel far. How about a weekend trip to Berlin, for example? The capital of Germany not only attracts with numerous sights, but also with exciting tours and activities. TRAVELBOOK showcases some of the best.

The 8 best tours and activities in Berlin

Boat trips on the Spree

If you don’t want to explore Berlin by bus, car or on foot, you can also discover the city from the water. With a one-hour boat ride on the Spree, for example, you can see important sights such as the Reichstag, Berlin Cathedral and City Palace. By the way: you can book the tour even in winter, when the heating is on on the ship.

Tickets for boat trips cost from € 17 per person.

Street art tour

Anyone with a penchant for street art is in the right place in Berlin. Walls with impressive works of art can be found in many places in the city. The best way to discover them is on a three-hour street art tour. Or you can try your hand at a spray can at a graffiti shop.

Tickets for the tours cost from 18 euros per person, participation in the graffiti workshop costs from 19 euros.

Panoramic view from the Berlin TV tower

What would Berlin be without its TV tower? The elevator takes you to the highest viewpoint in Berlin. From there you have a magnificent 360 degree view of the capital. No less impressive is the view from the windows of the panoramic restaurant “Sphere” in the Berlin TV tower. You should book a window seat well in advance, as everyone wants to sit there!

Admission to the television tower costs from € 21.50.

Ice skating on the Tempelhofer Feld

One of the most exciting things about Berlin are the many abandoned buildings. This also includes the former Tempelhof airport. If you want to take a look inside the airport building and learn more about the history of the former Berlin airport, you can join one of the guided tours.

By the way: Many Berliners use the former landing and take-off runways of today’s Tempelhofer Feld for sporting activities. If you want, you can really start there with your skateboards, inline skates or bike – and then take a break on one of the large lawns.

Admission to Tempelhofer Feld is free. Tours through the airport building should be possible again from mid-April.

The slopes of the former Tempelhof airport are a skaters’ paradisePhoto: Getty Images

Berlin crime tour

400 years of the city’s criminal history, unsolved cases and gruesome stories: on a crime tour in Berlin you can discover haunting crime scenes and hear stories of murders. Nothing for the weak nerves!

Tickets for crime tours in Berlin cost from 19.50 euros.

Also interesting: The Beelitz Heilstätten, the scariest clinic in Germany

Walls tour by bike

Anyone who has ever been to Berlin knows that guided walking tours can be quite exhausting due to the long distances at times. So why not get on your bike and take a bike ride through Berlin? For example, on a so-called Wall bike tour, you can learn a lot of interesting facts about the former division of Germany.

Participation in guided bike tours costs from 24 euros per person.

Berlin Wall Bike Tour
Look for traces of the Berlin WallPhoto: Getty Images

Always follow Lucki’s Berlin muzzle

Visitors to Berlin who want to discover the most iconic and seedy corners of the capital should follow Lucki. “Come with me, I’ll show you” – Lucki is a real Berlin bus and taxi driver and introduces the capital both by bus and by car. Here you can learn a lot about Berlin that you have probably never heard of before.

A bus tour costs from 8 euros, by car from 70 euros.

Audio tour through Berlin

If you want to find out interesting things about Berlin but are not interested in group tours, you can use the audio tours of “Stadt im Ohr”. With “Hörspaziergang Friedrichshain” or “Wege nach Queertopia”, for example, you can follow different routes through Berlin. Audio files can be downloaded via the City in Ear app.

The price for an audio tour is 9 euros.

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