Highlights of this tour
- Brandenburger Tor
- Potsdamer Platz
- Alexander Platz
- Unter den Linden
This flexible wheelchair accessible Berlin tour shows you all the main sights of the city. Some of these sights are the Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, Alexander Platz, Unter den Linden, and Kurfürstendamm. Furthermore, it is a personalized experience. You get to decide which sights you visit. Based on your interests and needs, we determine the route. On the other hand, we also keep the traffic, the current situation at the sights, and other factors in mind.
The Brandenburger Tor is one of the most important and well-known sights of the city of Berlin and also a contemporary symbol of the reunited Berlin. The gate was built in 1788 and came into the Russian sector shortly after World War II. In 1961, construction of the Berlin Wall started right behind the Brandenburger Tor. Because it was not possible to pass the Brandenburger Tor during the Cold War, the old city gate became a symbol of German unification after the war.
The Reichstag building has been the seat of the German Bundestag, or the parliament, since 1999. The elections of the German Federal President have also taken place here every five years since 1994. In addition to an important political building, the Reichstag is also a beloved Berlin landmark. The massive architecture, the futuristic glass dome, and the fantastic view make the Reichstag one of the most beautiful sights of Berlin.
Today, Potsdamer Platz is a busy traffic junction. That was also the case in old Berlin before the Second World War. It is a traffic hub and a tourist attraction. After the reunification of the two Germanys, a large entertainment and shopping center came to be in the beautiful buildings around Potsdamer Platz. It is the new, beating heart of Berlin.
During the Cold War, Potsdamer Platz was a deserted square. It was a chilly place that many people avoided as the Berlin Wall ran right through it. After the reunification, plans were made to give this area back the life it once had. Today, you still find reminders of the Cold War here.
Alexanderplatz was an important aspect of the city before World War II. The square received its current name in the spring of 1805, in honor of the visit of the Russian Tsar Alexander I. During the Cold War, the GDR turned it into a large but dull square with typical communist buildings. The square itself became a pedestrian zone. This is how the GDR created an artificial center in East Berlin. The fountain in the center is still a meeting point for many people. The biggest attraction is not on the square itself, but it is the Fernsehturm nearby. With 368 meters, it is the tallest building in Berlin. At 203 meters, you find a viewing platform, and above it, a restaurant that spins completely in half an hour.
The famous boulevard Unter den Linden runs through East Berlin from the Brandenburg Tor towards Alexanderplatz. It is worth discovering this 2-kilometer stretch. Along this broad avenue in Berlin, you find many important sights, including the National Museum, Humboldt University, the Berliner State Opera, the Gendarmenmarkt, and the Berliner Dom. The trees, after which Unter den Linden is named, are unfortunately no longer there.
This famous boulevard, called Ku’Damm by the locals, is located in the west of Berlin and is about 3.5 kilometers long. You find many well-known international retail chains on this boulevard. Another 70 shops and restaurants are located in the Europacenter, next to the church. When you walk further along the Kurfürstendamm, you notice that the sorts of shops change. In this area, you find mainly luxury brands and labels, including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. Also, consider walking in the side streets of this boulevard. You find charming little boutiques and cozy cafes.
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