Explore the City with Unique Berlin ToursMarch 31, 2015 3:48 pm
It’s now officially spring, the clocks have gone forward and evenings are longer and lighter. This means that we’ll be spending more time outside in the sun and warmth! As Berlin is a city blessed with warm months Spring can be the best season to visit before the city gets too stifling hot.
To make the most of the changing seasons we thought we’d take some unique tours of Berlin to see the city from a different perspective and really maximise on those ‘picture perfect’ opportunities. Here are some of the best Berlin tours we think you’d enjoy:
An open top bus tour of Berlin is one of the best things to do when you’re visiting the city and especially in the warmer months when you can sit on the top deck and watch the world go by. Passing by some of the most famous and iconic landmarks in Berlin from Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie, as well as Museum Island and the Brandenburg Gate; a hop on hop off bus tour is a great way to see the sights from the comfort of your seat. Just plug into the headphones at each seat and you’ll can learn about the city’s history from the multi-lingual commentary as you go.
If you’ve brought comfy trainers with you then a walking tour is another great way of seeing the sights of Berlin. Insiders Walking Tours are our favourite go-to tour guides to see the city a different way. Their Berlin tours are unbeatable and offer a huge spectrum of themes from learning about Hitler and WWII, to the Kaisers and Kommisars of Prussia. These historical tours are great for visitors hungry to learn about Berlin’s rich heritage. Make sure you check their website as schedules might change at the last minute and we’d hate for you to be disappointed.
The international tour guides at Fat Tire Bike Tours have their own Berlin bike tours which are a hugely popular way of traversing the city. Discover the bustling city on two wheels as you take to the streets with an entertaining guide. As above, you have the choice of different tours to suit your interests, from the Third Reich to a full all-inclusive tour of the city. There’s so much to see and learn about Berlin and in the finer weather it’s one of the best things to do with blue skies as a backdrop!
If you don’t get seasick a River Cruise is arguably the number one thing to do in Berlin to get a unique perspective of the historical sites along the picturesque banks of the River Spree. You’ll pass the iconic historic attractions such as the Berliner Dom with its turquoise roof, Museum Island home to some of the most renowned art galleries in the city, as well as see the TV Tower and Reichstag in the distance. If you time your tour around sunset you’ll get a gorgeous views across the city at this spectacular time of day.
For any art aficionado one of the most unique Berlin tours might be of the city’s vast collections of art through the ages. Berlin is home to some world-class masterpieces that tell a story of Berlin’s history a different way and in a city so dominated by wartime history its art is sometimes forgotten. We’ve pulled together an itinerary of art galleries to create your own art tour of Berlin, from the classic to the contemporary, it should have all bases covered.
With the Berlin Pass you can enjoy free admission to all the above-mentioned tours and experiences. Simply show your Berlin Pass to the tour guide and they’ll let you join in for no extra cost. Note: Please check with the tour company before as some require pre-booking and are subject to weather.