Tourist Activities

Berlin Sightseeing Tour Classic by Bus

Tour description

Discover all the major sights of Berlin in a typical double-decker buses. After all, Brandenburg Gate, KaDeWe, Checkpoint Charlie and TV Tower are absolute must-sees for anyone visiting Berlin! Guided bus tour.

Date

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Departs 5:00 p.m.
Ends 7:00 p.m.
Cost € 18.00 per person
Minimum group size 75 people


Prussian Liquor Manufacturing

Tour description

Manufaktur

Prussian Liquor Manufacturing

Liquor production used to be in full blossom in Berlin, and the German Kaiser Wilhelm I. would regularly visit the ‘Research and Educational Institute for the distillation of spirits’. The ‘Prussian Spirit Manufactory’, into which said institute evolved, remains the last of its kind to this day. Since 1874, every single performed test run is meticulously documented by scientists and experts in the field of distilling. Techniques and recipes are constantly further developed.

At this site, which functions as manufactory and museum at the same time, the Prussian spirit is conserved in the finest of liquors.


While taking the grand tour, the visitors get to see for themselves the entire manufacturing process and receive detailed explanations for all of the applied methods of production. An extensive tasting offers a cross-section through our product line.


Date

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Departs 5:00 p.m. Ist Seestrasse 13, 13353 Berlin-Wedding, Metro Station Amrumer Strasse
Ends 7:00-7:30 p.m. Ist Seestrasse 13, 13353 Berlin-Wedding, Metro Station Amrumer Strasse
Cost € 15.00 per person
Minimum group size 25 people


Tour Through the Underworld of Berlin

Subways, Bunkers, Cold War –
A Political History of Berlin from an Unusual Perspective

This tour follows the traces of the Cold War in the underground. In West Berlin civil defence shelters were reactivated or newly built in preparation for a possible nuclear war. Some of these were built as ‘multi-purpose structures’ and are currently used as underground stations, parking garages and storage facilities. By explaining the practical preparations made to help people survive, this tour attempts to make the realities and horrors of such conflict easy to comprehend.

First we visit the civil defence shelter – “Blochplatz”, an air raid shelter from WWII that was renovated in the early 1980s. In an emergency 1,318 people were to shelter here for up to 48 hours. Here, with the help of various objects and photos, we will deal with some related themes.

After a short ride via the U-Bahn to Pankstrasse station, we offer a glimpse into the workings of a 'modern' bunker, which was intended to protect the citizens of West Berlin in case of a full-blown nuclear war. This 'multi-purpose' facility, built in 1977 along with the northbound extension of the U8 Underground line, serves not only as an U-Bahn stop for commuters – in an emergency it could have sheltered 3,339 people for up to two weeks. Here, we try to give you an idea what it could have been like, had World War Three broken out.

(© Berliner Unterwelten e. V.)

Date

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Starts 5:00 p.m. at front of the Main Office in the U8 Gesundbrunnen Station. The entrance is at the corner Badstraße/Hochstraße, opposite the main entrance of the Gesundbrunnen Shopping Centre.
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Ends 6:30 pm
Cost € 10.00 per person
Minimum group size 20 people

The buildings are not suitable for disabled visitors. Photography and filming is forbidden.

Berlin Wall Tour

Tour description

Border walks –without borders. Along the former Berlin Wall

Where did the Berlin Wall stand? This question is very difficult to answer in some places, so many years after the Wall was torn down. This is why now the former border line is being marked. But what did the separation mean for whom? The divide was felt very differently by different groups. How do policies and urban planning deal with the “history mile” between Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamer square?


Stations and topics:

  • Subway stop ‘Stadtmitte’ (former ‘Ghost Station’, separation of the transport network)
  • Schützenstraße, Jerusalemer Straße (Tunnel escapes, former memorial Reinhold Huhn)
  • Zimmerstraße (former newspaper district und today’s site of the ‘Springer publisher’; High rise wars: Springer complex and high rises along the Leipziger Straße in the east)
  • Zimmerstraße (Peter Fechter memorial pillar; reasons for the construction of the wall)
  • Checkpoint Charlie (former border crossing point for the Allies)
  • Remains of the wall in the Niederkirchnerstraße (Border installations and generations of the wall; Fall of the Berlin Wall and souvenir-hunters (known as ‘Mauerspechte’, which translates to wall woodpeckers)
  • Topography of terror (The Nazi regime and its downfall led to the division of Germany)
  • Martin-Gropius-Building and the Prussian Landtag (Building use along the wall in East, and West Berlin)
  • Potsdamer square (Comparison and usage of the square: 1920s, WWII, DDR-era with straightening of land and the flight of protesters from the West into the East, provisional border crossing after the fall of the Berlin wall)


Date Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Departure 5:00 p.m. Subway stop ‘Stadtmitte’, on the platform of the line U6 (not U2!)
Arrival 7:00 p.m. Potsdamer square
Cost € 13.00 per person
Maximum group size 25 people


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