Berlin City Tours

10 special tours through Berlin

In a nutshell: 3 unique Berlin tours

What other tours of Berlin we recommend and what you can experience there, you’ll find out below.

Classic city tours through Berlin

First time in Berlin? Kick things off with a classic city tour. Get to know the city and check out some of the top sights in Berlin right away.

For first-timers in Berlin: Government District Tour

Berlin parliament building
The Reichstag is one of the most important sights in Berlin

Visiting Berlin and want to hit up the government district and the Reichstag building? Both are definitely must-sees in Berlin.

Make it easy on yourself and book a tour of the whole area. You’ll get inside the Reichstag and check out its dome too.

Plus, you’ll stroll past tons of important sights like the Chancellery and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Your guide will give you the lowdown on all sorts of interesting Berlin history.

The tour costs 15 euros and takes about 2.5 hours.

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For history buffs: Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Checkpoint Charlie
The tour takes you to significant Third Reich and Cold War sites such as Checkpoint Charlie

If you’re interested in learning about Berlin’s past during the Third Reich and Cold War, then this tour is a must-do.

Check out the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, and even catch a glimpse of the Hitler’s Bunker. Your guide will give you the lowdown on what life was like for Berliners during these two crucial periods in history.

The tour lasts 2 hours and is priced at 19 euros.

Berlin: Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Bike tours through Berlin: discover the capital on two wheels

Tired of walking? Want to explore Berlin on a bike instead? Then you definitely need to check out these bike tours!

For seekers of hidden gems: Bike tour through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain

R.A.W. site in Berlin Friedrichshain
Don’t forget about the R.A.W. site when you’re planning your nightlife in Berlin. But even during the day, the area is still rad with its sweet street art.

Don’t miss this bike tour through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain to explore the alternative side of Berlin!

Your guide will show you around these two cool neighborhoods and take you to see their most famous sights. Plus, they’ve got tons of insider tips and will share some funny stories with you.

Even if you’ve been to Berlin before, this tour is still a great time. And don’t worry, it’s not too strenuous – you’ll have plenty of breaks to snap some pictures and catch your breath. Perfect for families!

You’ll be riding for 3.5 hours and it’ll only cost you 32 euros.

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For sporty history buffs: Berlin Wall bike tour

East Side Gallery
The bike tour takes you along the remains of the Berlin Wall and its most important landmarks

Walking along the Berlin Wall throughout the city would take you around 13 hours, but on a bike tour, you’ll get there way faster. Plus, you’ll learn so much about its significant history while on two wheels.

On this tour, you’ll pass by tons of memorials and former border crossings. You’ll even hit up famous Checkpoint Charlie, one of the last original watchtowers, and see parts of the Wall that are still standing.

The bike tour lasts between 3-4 hours and rental bikes are included in the 32 euros price.

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For art lovers: Street art bike tour

street art in Berlin
Every art lover should definitely check out a street art tour in Berlin!

Berlin has museums full of art, but we think the coolest artwork is the street art you can find on buildings.

You can even take a bike tour to see the city’s most amazing graffiti. Your guide will take you along the Spree river and show you hidden street art gems. The colorful pieces make for great photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera!

The tour takes about 3.5 hours and costs 29 euros.

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Guided tours through the coolest neighborhoods of Berlin

Check out the different neighborhoods in Berlin, each one feels like a whole new city. Pick one and join a tour through the hood! Exploring the different areas is a real blast.

For culture lovers: Walking Tour through Kreuzberg 61

Street scene Berlin Oranienstrasse
Something’s always happening on Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg, Berlin’s hip neighborhood

Ready to see a different side of Berlin? Join this 2.5-hour tour through Kreuzberg and get off the beaten path.

You’ll get to explore the lesser-known sides of the city and see what makes it truly special. Your guide will show you hidden gems like Viktoriapark and Riehmers Hofgarten, where you can escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Plus, you’ll check out the charming Chamissoplatz and admire the stunning architecture. So if you want to see a side of Berlin that most tourists don’t, join this incredible insider tour through Kreuzberg 61!

This Berlin city tour costs about 19 euros.

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Gay Berlin Tour: Out in Schöneberg

Bookstore in Motzstraße in the Schöneberg neighborhood in Berlin.
In Schöneberg, you’ll discover the symbol of the gay scene around every corner (© Denis Barthel, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Welcome to the rainbow district! This tour will take you through the colorful Schöneberg.

For about 2.5 hours, you’ll be searching for the history of the homosexual scene between World War I and the Nazi regime. Since 1920, the gay and lesbian scene in Berlin has established itself in this neighborhood.

You’ll get to know the people and famous places that have made this neighborhood the most tolerant in Berlin. The many bars, cafes, and clubs create lively activity around Nollendorfplatz and let you really enjoy the tour.

The city walk costs around 19 euros.

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For explorers: Self-guided walk through the backyards of Berlin Mitte

Hidden backyards in Berlin
The Hackeschen Höfe are some of the coolest backyards in Berlin that you can check out on this city tour (© MP_foto71)

Looking for a unique way to explore Berlin’s city center? Why not try a self-guided tour on your smartphone! With this interactive tour, you can step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Berlin.

The game and guide are already on your phone, so all you need to do is start exploring! The tour is full of interesting stories and facts about the city, and you’ll solve entertaining tasks and riddles as you stroll through hidden backyards.

You can move at your own pace, taking your time at each stop to fully appreciate the sights and sounds around you. So, grab your smartphone and get ready for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Berlin.

This alternative city tour through Berlin costs you 16 euros.

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Ride in cool vehicles to see the best sights in Berlin

Hey car enthusiasts, this one’s for you: Hit the road in special vehicles to see Berlin’s must-see sights. In Berlin, you don’t just have to tour on foot or by bike. Relax and take a ride in unique vehicles to see the city’s best attractions.

For drivers: Trabi tour through Berlin

Trabi tour through Berlin
On this Berlin city tour, you’ll be cruising in a convoy of Trabants and get to drive the car yourself! (© heiko119)

Tired of just walking to see Berlin’s sights? Then try the fun Trabi tour through Berlin! You’ll drive for 75 minutes in a colorful Trabi parade through the city.

The tour stops at places like Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Cathedral. You’ll listen to live commentary about the sights via radio.

The tour costs 69 euros per person and can fit up to 4 people in each car. So, it’s perfect for a family vacation too.

Our tip: Get there early to pick your Trabi. 

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For the chill: Private tour with a vintage VW Van

Berlin Palace
One of the stops on your vintage VW Van Tour: The Berlin Palace with the Humboldt Forum

Get ready for some envious looks on this tour! You’ll be cruising through the streets of Berlin in a vintage VW T1 bus.

You’ll definitely become a photo subject yourself while you’re out and about in this ride.

You get to choose the route, and your driver will take you to your personal highlights in Berlin for 2 hours.

The VW bus can fit up to 7 people, and it’s 295 Euro for a group. The more people you have, the cheaper the ride.

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Those were our 10 special city tours in Berlin

Have you ever participated in a tour through Berlin and can recommend one that we haven’t mentioned here? Tell us more in the comments!