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CITY SIGHTSEEING (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 15 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child

Schedule: 9:45-16:15

Frequency: 30 minutes

Stops: KaDeWe - Mexikanische Botschaft - Italienische Botschaft - Potsdamer Platz - Maurreste - Checkpoint Charlie - Gendarmenmarkt - Schlossportal - Nikolaiviertel - Neue Synagoge - Berliner Dom - Friedrich der Grosse - Holocaust Mahnmal - Brandenburger Tor - Reichstag - Hauptbahnhof - Haus der Kulturen der Welt - Schloss Bellevue - Siegessaule - Elefantentor - Bahnhof Zoo - Kranzlereck

Language: English, German


DOUBLE DECKER TOPTOUR (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 20 EUR/adult, 10 EUR/child

Combined tickets (bus + boat): 27 EUR/adult, 13,5 EUR/child

Schedule: Bus - 10:00-17:00, Boat - 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30

Frequency: 30 minutes

Stops: U-Kurfürstendamm - KaDeWe - Lützowplatz - Kultur-Forum - Potsdamer Platz - Topografie des Terrors - Checkpoint Charlie - Hi-Flyer - Gendarmenmarkt - Schlossplatz - Rotes Rathaus - Lustgarten - Unter den Linden/Friedrichstrasse - Brandenburger Tor - Hauptbahnhof - Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Language: English, German


CITY CIRCLE TOUR (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 20 EUR/adult, 10 EUR/child

Combined tickets (bus + boat): 29 EUR/adult, 14,5 EUR/child

Schedule: January-March and November-December 10:00-17.00, April-October 10:00-18:00

Frequency: 15-30 minutes

Stops: U-Kurfürstendamm - KaDeWe - Lützowplatz - Kultur-Forum - Potsdamer Platz - Jüdisches Museum - Checkpoint Charlie - Gendarmenmarkt - Alexanderplatz - Berliner Dom - Unter den Linden/Friedrichstrasse - Brandenburger Tor - Hauptbahnhof - Flohmarkt - Schloss Charlottenburg

Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese


CITYTOUR WITH ZILLE EXPRESS (sightseeing by nostalgia bus)

Tickets: 5 EUR/adult, free for children under 10 years

Schedule: May-October, Friday-Sunday and public holidays

Duration: 60 minutes

Language: English, German


CITYTOUR BY PANORAMA-BAHN (sightseeing by tram)

Tickets: 16 EUR/adult, 9,5 EUR/child

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday 11:00, 12:40, 14:20

Starting: Berlin-Ostbahnhof



Route: Tv Tower (Alexanderplatz) - Brandenburg Gate - Reichstag - Holocaust Memorial - Third Reich 

Price: 15 EUR/person

Schedule: March-October 10:30



Rates: 7 EUR/4 hours , 2 EUR/every additional hour



Themes: Discover Berlin, Third Reich Sites, Jewish Life Berlin, Nest of Spies etc.



Price: 12 EUR/person

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday-Sunday 13:00


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Opening hours: summer, Sunday-Thursday 10:00-22:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00-00:30, winter 11:00-18:00/19:00

Tickets: 19 EUR/adult, 13 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 2 - Mohrenstrasse, U-Bahn 6 - Kochstrasse

As unique as Berlin itself is the Berlin Hi-Flyer. The “Welt-Balloon” is one of the biggest helium balloons in the world. At an altitude of 150 meters it feels like levitation, and yet the balloon is restrained by a cable attached to the ground. This 360° view is obviously absolutely unique! Right in the center of Berlin the giant balloon rises above Checkpoint Charlie, the Axel-Springer-Building, Sony Center and the Brandenburger Tor, thus offering not only a perfect outlook on historic Berlimn, but also intriguingly presenting the new heart of Europe.


FERNSEHTURM (TV Tower, panorama view for Berlin)

Opening hours: 9:00/10:00-24:00

Tickets: 10,5 EUR/adult, 6,5 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 2, 5, 8 or S-Bahn 5, 7, 75, 9 - Alexanderplatz

If you want to discover Berlin then you are in just the right place at the TV tower. From 203 and 207 metres high you can look out over the entire city with its large number of tourist attractions: you can see the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Main Railway Station from here, as well as the Olympic Stadium, the Museum Island and the Potsdam Square.


REICHSTAG (Parlament and Dome)

Opening hours: 8:00-24:00

(last admission 2 hours before closing)

Free entrance.

Getting there: S-Bahn 1, 2 - Unter den Linden

The German Bundestag is the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its seat is the Reichstag Building in Berlin. In the current electoral term, Parliament is composed of 622 Members. This is the 17th electoral term since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949. The roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building offer an incomparable view of Berlin's parliamentary and government quarter.



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-20:00, Sunday and public holidays 12:00-20:00

Tickets: 5 EUR/adult, 3 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 2, 5, 8 or S-Bahn 5, 7, 75, 9 - Alexanderpl

The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.



Opening hours:

Altes Schloss: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00/8:00, Monday closed

Neuer Flügel: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00/18:00, Monday closed


Altes Schloss: 10 EUR/adult, 7 EUR/child

Neuer Flügel: 6 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 2 - Sophie-Charlotte-Platz

Charlottenburg Palace today is the largest residence of the Hohenzollern in Berlin. Originally built by Elector Frederick III as a summer residence for his wife Sophie Charlotte in 1699, the palace was later extended into a stately building with a cours d`honneur.  The magnificent palace is surrounded by a baroque garden, in which diverse architectures melt into a unique ensemble. One of the highlights in the exhibition is the largest collection of French paintings of the 18th century outside of France.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-22:00

Tickets: 8 EUR/adult, 4 EUR/child

Combined tickets (5 museums): 12 EUR/adult, 6 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 6 or S-Bahn 1, 2, 5, 7, 75, 9 - Friedrichstrasse

Museumsinsel is the name of the northern half of the Spreeinsel, an island in the Spree river in the centre of Berlin. The island received its name for several internationally renowned museums (Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, Pergamon Museum) that now occupy all of the island's northern half (originally a residential area dedicated to "art and science" by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841).



Guided tours: Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-22:00

Tickets: 8 EUR/adult, 4 EUR/child

Getting there: U-Bahn 2 or S-Bahn 1, 2 - Potsdamer Platz

The Old Master Paintings possesses one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 13th to 18th century. After the collection was founded in 1830, it was systematically built up and perfected. The exhibition includes masterpieces by artists from every age of art history such as van Eyck, Bruegel, Dürer, Raphael, Tizian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Vermeer and Rembrandt.



Opening hours: 10:00-17:00

Tickets: 4,5 EUR/adult, 2,5 EUR/child

Audio guide (German, English, Italian): 2 EUR

Getting there: U-Bahn 7 - Zitadelle

The Zitadelle Spandau of Berlin is one of the best-preserved Renaissance fortresses of Europe. Built from 1559–94 atop a medieval fort on an island created by the meeting of the Havel and the Spree, it was designed to protect the town of Spandau, which is now part of Berlin. In recent years it has been used as a museum and has become a popular tourist spot.



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-24:00, Sunday 11:00-24:00

Tickets: before noon 10 EUR/adult, after noon 14 EUR/person (entry is permited for persons 18 years or older)

Getting there: U-Bahn 1, 9 - Kurfürstendamm, S-Bahn 5, 7, 75, 9 - Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof

Allow your fantasy roam free and explore the secrets of love, sexuality and relationships. The Erotik-Museum offers interactive education and fun with 32 exhibits, 12 games, state-of-the-art 3D projections and more than 30 LED screens. You can enjoy yourself in the Academy of Love. 


WALL (70 m long)

Getting there: U-Bahn 8 - Bernauer Strasse

The Berlin Wall has long since disappeared from reunified Berlin. Memories of the Wall, however, are still very much alive, and many of the visitors who come from all over the world are disappointed or surprised to find that so little remains of Berlin’s most infamous structure.


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Getting there: S-Bahn 7 from Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof station to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof -

40 km, 35 minutes - 2,8 EUR/return



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00/18:00, Monday closed

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Palace: November-March 8 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child, April-October 12 EUR/adult, 8 EUR/child (audioguide included)

Damenflügel: 2 EUR

Schlossküche: 3 EUR

Normannischer Turm: 2 EUR

Getting there: Bus 695, X15 - Schloss Sanssouci

No other palace is more closely connected with the personality of Frederick the Great than Sanssouci. The name Sanssouci - "without care" - should be understood as the aspiration and leitmotif of the king, because it is here that he most preferred to withdraw from the world with his dogs. In the end, Frederick the Great's summer residence was both a favorite place and an important sanctuary for him in difficult times.



Opening hours: April-October, Wednesday-Monday 10:00-18:00, November-March, Wednesday-Monday 10:00-17:00, Tuesday closed (last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 695, X15 - Schloss Sanssouci

At the western end of the main promenade in Sanssouci Park, known as the Hauptallee, rises a monumental palace building, the New Palace, whose high tambour, or drummed cupola, is recognizable from quite a distance. The interior is filled with luxurious ceremonial halls, magnificant galleries and richly designed private suites. The New Palace is also home to works of art and decorative objects from the 18th century in their original surroundings as well as the Sanssouci Palace theatre which is located in the southern wing.


KRONGUT BORNSTEDT (handycraft village, local restaurants)

Opening hours: 10:00 until dark

Free entrance.

Getting there: Bus 695, X15 - Schloss Sanssouci

The Bornstedt Crown Estate is a unique ensemble of Prussian history. It is a place like none other in Potsdam's landscape of parks and palaces. It is also a trestimony to the passion Prussian kings had for all things Italian. In 1867 King Frederic William IV is reputed to have said "I now have my Italian village - as long last!" after, he had made Bornstedt into what it is today: a piece of Italy under prussian sky. Since 2002, after several years of extensive restoration, the Bornstedt Crown Estate shines anew in its original radiance. Located a mere 400 metres from Castle Sanssouci, it invites visitors to experience and enjoy Prussian history.


SANSSOUCI MUEHLE  (closed until April 2010 due to restauration)

Opening hours: April-October, Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, November-March, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-16:00

Tickets: 2,5 EUR/adult, 1,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 695, X15 - Schloss Sanssouci

There has been a windmill very near to Sanssouci Palace since 1738. From 1787-91, Frederick William II had the old, adjustable windmill replaced by a larger windmill based on a Dutch model that included a stone foundation and a gallery. The gallery for contemporary art, in which changing exhibitions can be viewed, is on the first upper floor of the windmill. The second and third stories attract the visitor with interesting information on the theme and usage of windmills, as well as a passageway to the gallery, from which one can enjoy a spectacular view of the New Palace, of Sanssouci Palace and over the city of Potsdam as well.


Getting there: S-Bahn 7 from Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof station to Babelsberg - 40 km,

30 minutes - 2,8 EUR/return



Opening hours: April-October 10:00-18:00

Tickets: 20 EUR/adult, 13 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 601, 619, 690 - Filmpark Babelsberg

For over 90 years the Babelsberg studios have produced world-famous films. Now, the filmpark offers a glance behind the scenes of film and television. See spectacular stunt rides, special effects tricks, and film animal training; learn how set designers copy paintings or reconstruct baroque palace ballrooms.


Getting there: Train (RB 14) from Berlin-Ostbahnhof station to Brand - 60 km, 1 hour - 

40 EUR/return



Opening hours: 9:00-1:00 (next morning)


Tropical World: 25 EUR/adult, 19,5 EUR/child

Tropical World + Sauna + Spa: 30 EUR/adult, 19,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Shuttle bus from the train station

Tropical Islands has something for everyone – whether you're looking for adventure, fun or simply relaxation. They have plenty of attractions for all ages, day and night. You'll love our amazing Tropical World, with its warm water, sandy beaches, Tropical Rainforest and authentic buildings from all over the Tropics. And you'll be enchanted with our Tropical Spa & Sauna complex in its amazing Rainforest setting.


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