Planning Your Tour

Here is a selection of topics we think are some of the most interesting to explore in and around Berlin. For your customized tour, let us know which themes you’d like your guide to focus on while with your group. You can choose to dive in to one in depth, or blend several together. You’ll finally decide how long you’d like to be shown around, and at booking from where and when you’d like to get started. Nothing standardized, nothing generic.

Booking a Shore Excursion

To book a shore excursion tour to Berlin from the port of Warnemünde, planning is the same as any normal city tour. Let us know the date and which topics are most of interest, as well as for how many people exactly we’ll need to account for transportation and we will propose a full day itinerary for your group. Snacks, water and friendly faces are key from our perspective to making the most of your outing to Berlin.

Berlin Highlights

If you want to get your bearings and see the places you really can’t miss, we recommend starting with a comprehensive overview of the city center. We’ll be sure to see all the famous sites you’ve heard about – the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial and the Wall to name a few.

Third Reich

For those interested in the Second World War, Berlin truly is the best place to visit. Exploring the city through the lens of the Nazi period is both fascinating and terrifying, giving the opportunity to actually see the places and sites you’ve heard and learned so much about already.

Cold War

Berlin was on the frontline of the biggest showdown of the 20th century. Behind the Wall, death- strips and checkpoints, East Berlin was the capital of a secretive and oppressive Germany that thousands died fleeing. We’ll explore the side of Berlin that ended a quarter century ago, but in many ways still lives on.

Design and Architecture

Radical innovation and politics as well as the destruction of war have several times over the last century thrust Berlin to the forefront of international design and architecture. From the neoclassic to Bauhaus, communist uniformity to hypermodern glass and steel, Berlin is a microcosm of 20th century design.

Jewish Berlin

Home to one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities before the war, Berlin was one of the birthplaces of the Jewish Enlightenment and home to the likes of Moses Mendelssohn, Max Liebermann and Albert Einstein. No history of Berlin is complete without discussing it’s Jewish past.

Food and Drink

A culinary backwater for most of the 20th century, until recently gastronomy in Berlin meant cheap sausages slathered with curry ketchup and the infamous Döner kebab. Of late, however, the scene has come roaring to life with street food markets and innovative new restaurants spearheaded by energetic young Germans and new-arrivals.

Contemporary Berlin

Berlin has changed tremendously since the fall of the wall in 1989, and is in many ways at the forefront of Germany’s transformation into a multicultural, cosmopolitan nation. We’ll give a detailed overview of the city’s renaissance, focusing on topics such as music, immigration, gentrification, tourism.

Potsdam

What Versailles is to Paris, Potsdam is to Berlin. Aside from being full of imperial palaces, gardens and baroque villas, the city hosted the Allied peace conference in 1945 that finalized the division of Germany and Europe.

Sachsenhausen Memorial

The closest concentration camp to Berlin, Sachsenhausen was not only a place where tens of thousands of prisoners were murdered, but it also served as the headquarters of the entire Nazi/SS camp network.

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