When in Berlin, the best way to see the city is to take one of the many walking tours available in the city. Most tours will take you down Unter den Linden through Museum Island, to the location of Hitler’s Bunker and more.
Be sure to check the weather forecast to take your tour on a mild day, as the tours take place rain or shine, so the 4 kilometer walk through east Berlin may not always be comfortable ( either quite cold in winter or fairly hot in the summer ) but it is still well worth it.
In 4 hours you will visit the sites below and learn a great deal about the city’s mixed history of greatness and tougher times of separation, along with more than few tales of heroism. You will also be able to pick some of the spots and get feedback from the guide in terms of what the top sites are to visit on your own time.
Recommended: Berlin Walks Discover Berlin Tour
The Berlin Wall
(stand above) Hitler’s Bunker
Site of Goebbels’ bunker
Nazi Air Ministry
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial)
Reichstag Dome (new home of the Bundestag)
Pariser Platz (and site of new American Embassy)
Museum Island and Pleasure Garden (Lustgarten)
Bebelplatz, scene of the Nazi Bookburning
Site of SS and Gestapo HQs (Topography of Terror)
Palace Square (Schlossplatz)
Unter den Linden
Red Town Hall
Royal Armoury (Zeughaus)
War Memorial (Neue Wache)
Catholic Cathedral (St. Hedwigs)
Friedrichstrasse (1920s cabaret mile!)
Royal Hunting Grounds (Tiergarten)
From Meeting Point West
April thru’ October: Daily 10am and 1.30pm
November thru’ March: Daily 10.00am
» Meeting Point West: taxi stand outside Zoo station (Bhf. Zoologischer Garten)
From Meeting Point East
April thru’ October: Daily 10.30am and 2.00pm
November thru’ March: Daily 10.30am
» Meeting Point East: outside Restaurant Weihenstephaner, opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Prices: € 12.00; under 26 year olds/retirees € 10.00; Welcome Card, and ISIC holders € 9.00
Duration: c. 4 hours from Meeting Point West. If you join us here, please bring a rail pass or buy one from the guide (€ 2.30). From Meeting Point East, it is all walking
Also be sure to check out the pub crawl tours, as it’s a great way to visit a few bars, ending with a club for a very reasonable price ( € 12.00 ) leaving form Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station at 8.:15 PM.