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Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour
"Take the chance to get inspired by all the impressive must-see sights and areas the vibrant city of Berlin has to offer. 3 totally different types of ”downtown” and always changing sceneries will make you believe to have visited many different cities at while enjoying complimentary cooled soft drinks and snacks. Your Driver-guide is a native Berliner who will not only provide you with all those stories info about Berlins present and past. You will also learn about what goes on behind the curtain that photo-stops on your demand are possible anytime. The tours start/finish wherever you want in downtown Berlin.Explore these Berlin highlights:KurfürstendammGendarmenmarktAlexanderplatzPotsdamer P""Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights. Guided by your native but fluent English speaking chauffeur you will discover the buzzing places in East and West plus all those landmarkstitle=Highlights&1=2-hour+private+Berlin+sightseeing+tour&2=Check+out+attractions+like+Alexanderplatz%2C+the+Brandenburg+Gate+and+the+Holocaust+Memorial&3=Enjoy+the+comfort+of+a+private+luxury+vehicle&4=Hear+stories+about+Berlin%27s+history%2C+culture+and""
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Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour
"Take the chance to get inspired by all the impressive must-see sights and areas the vibrant city of Berlin has to offer. 3 totally different types of ”downtown” and always changing sceneries will make you believe to have visited many different cities at while enjoying complimentary cooled soft drinks and snacks. Your Driver-guide is a native Berliner who will not only provide you with all those stories info about Berlins present and past. You will also learn about what goes on behind the curtai that photo-stops on your demand are possible anytime. The tours start/finish wherever you want in downtown Berlin. Explore these Berlin highlights:Kurfürstendamm GendarmenmarktAlexanderplatz Pots Prenzlauer Berg & Friedrichshain"""Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 3-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights and districts. Guided by your native but fluent English speaking chauffeur you will discover the buzzing places in East and West plus all ttitle=Highlights&1=3-hour+private+Berlin+sightseeing+tour&2=See+attractions+such+as+Potsdamer+Platz%2C+Museum+Island+and+the+Holocaust+Memorial&3=Pass+through+districts+like+Kreuzberg&4=Enjoy+the+comfort+of+a+private+luxury+vehicle&5=Hear+stories+about+Be
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide
"Your day will start with your guide meeting you at your hotel before driving to Germany’s parliament building the Reichstag. On the way your guide will kick off the day with an overview of Berlin’s 800-year history from its humble beginnings to the creative world city it is today.You’ll then pass Berlin’s gleaming €1bn main train station Hauptbahnhof before driving to visit the most famous entrance to Berlin’s historical center the Brandenburg Gate. From there you will be taken to Berlin’s most famous Holocaust memorial the poignant ‘Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’.Following this you’ll get a chance to stand above the remains of Hitler’s Bunker
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Fernsehturm (TV Tower) Tips (10)

You have to be kidding!!!

I visited the tower in the early nineties and enjoyed the experience. As I was passing recently I thought I'd have a ride to the top again. I was shocked to see that for an adult the cost for a two minute ride was now 11 euros. Please don't waste your money there are more enjoyable ways to spend your money in this exciting vibrant city.

Unique Suggestions Don't it's not worth the money.

Fun Alternatives Take a side trip to Nikkolei Viertel or a boat trip down the Spree on one of the boats

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mccrorj
Nov 15, 2011

Best Way to Find Out That Berlin Has No Skyline

You can line up in a row, spend a small fortune to let your ears pop and another small fortune to have a mediocre (at best) coffee only to see that Berlin has no skyline worth to be mentioned.

Unique Suggestions The TV tower was build as a boasting socialist landmark. The government wanted something that provides locals a breathtaking view over their city. Now, with that in mind: What do you see or in which direction do you look when you leave the escalator and enter the restaurant or visitor's platform? The western part of the city, right. The architects did so by purpose.

Fun Alternatives Either go up the cupola on Reichstag building (free) or take the escalator at DaimlerChrysler center (the reddish high-raised building) (a couple of Euros) if Reichstag's cupola is not enough for you.

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Turtleshell
Jan 13, 2011

Long slow line to reach the TV Tower.

Long wait to enter.

Unique Suggestions The Berliner Dom is lovely inside and no queuing to enter, the views are great!

Fun Alternatives The Reichstag may take 45 minutes but its well worth it and its free.
The views are wonderful too.

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EdinburghRoc
Sep 15, 2007

Overrated

The "Fernsehturm" and the whole Alexanderplatz area are completely overrated. In my opinion this is the most unattractive part of central Berlin. The viewing platform of the "Fernsehturm" is not worthwhile as Berlin has no attractive skyline unlike Frankfurt, for example.

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MichaelFalk1969
Aug 09, 2007
 
 
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You don't need to go...

It costs 8 euro(no student discount) to take the elevator to the viewing point...which I think is too much.

Unique Suggestions But maybe having a dinner on top of Berlin is fun for you? That'd be another story...there's a restaurant upstairs of the viewing point, which I think must be a luxurious place...

Fun Alternatives There are a lot of other places where you can see the panoroma of Berlin, and for free or much cheaper! (e.g. Reichstag--the parliament: free entry 8:00-24:00) So don't bother to go...

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stellar-stella
Feb 26, 2007

The TV tower should just be for TV, not tourists

Do not waste your 7,50 euro on this tower. The elevator is superfast (lots of ear-popping, but I guess if you really enjoy that kind of thing...) and the view is not even as good as the one you get FOR FREE from the dome of the Reichstag. Save your pennies and go have a beer instead.

Unique Suggestions Take pictures so you'll always have a reminder of what a waste of money it was.

Fun Alternatives See the city from the top of the glass dome on the roof of the Reichstag. It's free!

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argentia
Sep 28, 2005

Fernsehturm

The fact that you can see this thing from practically all over central Berlin, means you're fed up with it before you even decide to go there. True, it's high and some people find it beautiful even, but truthfully I think it's an ominous piece of communist boasting. That said, the views must be amazing from up there. Still, I was quite happy to explore the city life down below instead.

Unique Suggestions If you do go there and even go up, at least visit the area around it, like the Neptunbronnen, Marienkirche and Alexanderplatz. You can gawk at the tower from all around if you still don't get enough!

Fun Alternatives For good views and a more cultural touch to it all, why not climb the dome of the Reichstag instead?

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tvdm
Nov 09, 2004

The "Schicky-Mickey" TV Tower

As explained to me by a friend named Chris, "schickey-mickey" what anything that was over-rated, really hyped up but had no true substance to it. He used the radio tower with the restaurant inside for an example. He said look but don't pay to go in, its a rip-off. "Schicky" was rather like suave or chic, and "Mickey" stood for Mickey Mouse, totally over-rated and hyped, thus you have things, people, places or attitudes that were "Schicky-Micky", looks good on the outside but really no fun at all. You may or may not hear something use this term while in Berlin, or maybe its only something Berliners explain to visitors who THEN say it and look really like the visitors they are.

Unique Suggestions Take some great pics of the surrounding city. Stay as long as you can endure the slow spinning.

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JourneyOf1
Apr 29, 2003
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"Berlin"
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"Bogensee"
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matcrazy1

"More than the capital of Germany"
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Kakapo2

"Berlin, Berlin - wir fahren nach Berlin!"
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"Berlin in my way"
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Fernsehturm - TV Tower View

Most travellers want a good view of the city from above. In Berlin, the TV tower is the tallest building. Although the view from the TV tower is nice (when it isnt foggy or rainy), one can do much better...such as Berliner Dom or the Reichstag or....

Fun Alternatives There are many alternatives:
Reichstag, Berliner Dom, and the Französische Dom offer much better views.
If you come in winter, remember to bring the hat and gloves along, because all of these are in the open air.

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mlboyle
Dec 24, 2002

The TV tower is so...

The TV tower is so commercialized. There are long lines. Everything is 5x more expensive then at other places.

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Gaby_Thieme
Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Berlin

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Berliner Dom - Berlin Cathedral

Just like every major European Capital .. Berlin doesn't fall short in having it's own cathedral. the Berliner Dom as it's known was first built here in the late 1400's and rebuilt several times...
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Neue Wache - New Guardhouse

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Staatsoper - Opera

This venerable opera house has been the scene of some very lively and innovative productions in recent years, for instance Rinaldo by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). This production was not only...
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Humboldt University

This famous university isn’t a visitor attraction in the true sense of the word, but its historic background makes it more than worthy of a review. The main building is situated in Unter den Linden...
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DDR Museum

On our tourist map we saw a marking for the DDR Museum and quickly added it to our itinerary. DDR stands for Deutsche Demokratische Republik, otherwise known as East Germany. The DDR Museum is...
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Museum Island - Bode Museum

This first visit to the sculpture collection of the Bode Museum was well above my expectations. Years ago I discovered the medieval sculptures at the Cluny Museum in Paris and since than I'm...
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