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Private tour through Berlin's new center and government district

Free cancellation
Duration: 2 hours
Language: German
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

Learn more about the past of the government district

Visit the Brandenburg Gate and the Pariser Platz

See what has been created on the former death strip

Discover the Holocaust Memorial

Explore Potsdamer Platz: a modern city center of Berlin

What to expect

A unique situation arose in Berlin after the fall of the Wall: in the middle of an existing major city, huge open spaces were created on the former death strip. Renowned architects from all over the world competed to help build what is now called the Neue Mitte. Explore the new government district at the Spreebogen, the rebuilt Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz.

You will begin the private tour at the New Central Station and then cross the Spree River. Where the old diplomatic quarter once stood, a green meadow now affords an unobstructed view of the new government quarter with the Chancellery, Paul Löbe House and Parliament Library. Get introduced to the architecture and function of the buildings. Of course, you will also find many media institutions near the parliament, including the ARD Hauptstadtstudio. Learn from your private guide about the eventful history of the Reichstag, which is now the seat of the German Bundestag.

Just a stone's throw away is the Brandenburg Gate. Formerly located in the death strip between East and West Berlin and inaccessible to anyone, it is now one of the city's main attractions and a symbol of reunification. Walk through it and admire the newly built Pariser Platz with the French and American embassies, with the Hotel Adlon and the Academy of Arts. Passing the Holocaust Memorial, the path leads you to Potsdamer Platz, once the largest construction site in Europe. A new city center has been created here, where the busiest square in Europe was already located at the beginning of the 20th century. The reconstruction of Germany's first electric traffic light is a reminder of this. At the end of the tour, you have the option to visit the Panorama Point at Potsdamer Platz with a nice view over the center of Berlin.

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What's not included

Admission ticket for the Panorama Point at Potsdamer Platz (optional; standard ticket 7,50€, reduced 6€)

Location

Hauptbahnhof, Europaplatz 1, 10557 Berlin, Deutschland

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at Washington Square in front of the main train station.

Provider

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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • The price is for your complete group (not per person).
  • Please note that the tour ends at Potsdamer Platz
  • The individual stops during the walking tour: New Central Station, Chancellery, Reichstag Building, Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz, Holocaust Memorial, Showcase to the West - magnificent slab buildings on the former border strip, State Representations, Potsdamer Platz