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Panoramapunkt Berlin Observation Deck

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Providing one of the best views in the city, Panoramapunkt is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin. This post will help you plan out a trip, including ticket prices, the best times to come, what to expect and more. 

 

 


PLAN YOUR VISIT

The following section will include all of the details you should consider before visiting Panoramapunkt. In addition to information such as operational hours, we will also give you information about how to find the observation deck, what to expect and some of the best times to visit.


What is Panoramapunkt?

Panoramapunkt is an outdoor viewing platform which gives you a 360° perspective of Potsdamer Platz. You’ll find this observation deck at the top of Kollhoff Tower, roughly 100 meters (328 ft) above the city streets. From the top, you’ll have the opportunity to see famous sites such as the TV Tower, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island and more. Read more »

Things to Do in Berlin in September

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Even though the summer is over, there are still a lot of fun events happening. This post will provide several different ideas for things to do in Berlin during the month of September. We’ll start off with our top 10 list and move on from there to include free attractions, things to do at night and family-friendly activities.

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER

The following section will provide a list of our top ten activities you can enjoy in Berlin during the month of September. Whenever possible, we will make a note of attractions that are either family-friendly, fun at night or free for everyone.

Several of the items below are already included for free or at a discount with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.


1) Take a Walking Tour

No matter what time of year it is, our pay-what-you-wish walking tours are always a great option. We offer a few different tours per day which cover a variety of different topics and locations in Berlin.

Classic Berlin – On this tour, you’ll see sites such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, and Brandenburg Gate. We usually offer this tour twice per day.

Alternative Berlin – Rather than seeing the typical sites, this tour will reveal some of the more noteworthy street art and graffiti in the city. You’ll also see landmarks of rock, reggae, punk and electronic music.

If you’re looking for something different, we also offer tours focusing on the Third Reich, the Cold War and more. Check our Berlin walking tours post for more information. Read more »

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Tempelhof Airport Tours

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This post covers how to visit Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, including guided tours and a tour highlights section. We also include ideas for things to do before and after your visit. 

 

 


HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

Tempelhof Airport is a retired airport (closed in 2008) that lies close to Berlin’s city center. Today, the airport is recreation center and its terminal and offices are used for offices, event space, guided tours and as housing for refugees.

Tempelhof derives its name from the Knights Templar, who owned the land claimed by the airport today. The Prussian kings and eventually the German Kaisers used the land as military parade grounds, something the Nazis had planned on also doing. Read more »

Berlin Wall Memorial Guide

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This post is a guide to the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer), with tips on how to get here, planning your visit, as well as a self-guided tour of this large memorial. 

 

 

WHY VISIT?

Stretching over 1.4 kilometers (roughly 1 mile) of the Berlin Wall’s foundations, this entirely free memorial is the first stop anyone interested in Berlin’s separated past should visit, boasting a variety of fascinating exhibitions along with an opportunity to experience the Wall as it would have felt from those living on both sides of Bernauer Strasse (and Berlin).

This moving memorial honors the victims of the GDR regime. It also explains the many ways that its citizens tried to escape, including tunnels, and particularly for Bernauer Strasse, jumping from windows and roofs.

The memorial also explains the varied methods that the GDR regime cruelly used to keep its citizens from escaping. Read more »

Things to Do in Berlin in August

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This post lists the top things to do in August in Berlin, including a top 10 list, free things to do, family-friendly activities as well as things to do at night. 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST

This section will focus on the biggest and best Berlin has to offer, whilst noting those which are nocturnal, free or family-friendly (there are also individual sections for these types of attractions, which can be easily accessed from the top of the page).

For tips on the most popular activities in Berlin, check out our schedule of walking tours, our bus tours, and boat cruise pages. 

Several of the items below are already included for free or at a discount with the purchase of a tourist discount pass

 


(1) See The Berlin Wall

August 13th is the 67th anniversary of the day that the East Germans began erecting a wall which cut Berlin in half. Tens of thousands of families were torn apart for decades. Some were stuck in Communist East Berlin while others were lucky enough to be on the better side of the wall in Democratic West Berlin.

In 1991, Berlin was reunified and most of the wall was torn down.

 

 
 

No trip to Berlin is complete with visiting the remaining sections of this historic wall. The two best points to visit are the Berlin Wall Memorial, which gives a deep insight into the wall’s history, and the East Side Gallery, which presents the longest surviving strip of the wall, adorned with modern art.

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How to get to Hitler’s Former Bunker

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This post is a guide to finding the location of Hitler’s last bunker in Berlin with a brief history of the bunker, which today is a parking lot in the middle of unremarkable residential apartment buildings.  This location is a part of just about every walking tour that covers downtown Berlin. 

 

 

HOW TO FIND HITLER’S BUNKER

We recommend using this Google map for exact directions to the bunker location. The bunker was located between Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburger Tor.

Today, you will find some typical 1980’s East German concrete slab residential buildings. The more privileged citizens of the German Democratic Republic, particular members of the higher administration of the GDR, used to live in these buildings.  

If you come during the day, you will likely find a walking tour group standing in the parking lot, all trying to get a glimpse of an information board. The board was installed by “Berliner Unterwelten”, who run the bunker tours

 

 

Under the parking lot was one entrance to Hitler’s former bunker, the so-called “Führerbunker” (“Leader’s bunker”). There are no signs or plaques installed because there is nothing worth commemorating.

It’s just there, underneath the ground, inaccessible for good reason. There are, however, other bunkers throughout Berlin, which can be visited on a tour. 


BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BUNKER

The Hitler bunker was completed in two phases, 1936 and 1944. This air-raid shelter was the center of the Third Reich’s government from January 16, 1945,  when Hitler retreated into the bunker, until Mai 2nd 1945, when General Helmuth Weidling, commander of the Berlin Defense Area, surrendered to General Chuikov of the Soviet Army. Read more »

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Which Berlin Bike Tours Are Best?

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This post reviews and compares the various different Berlin bike tours available to you, including all day tours, tours that cover the Cold War or the Third Reich as well as bike rentals.  There are simply too many to list here. Click here for the full range of options.

 

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Reichstag Berlin – Tickets to Visit the Dome

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This post is a guide to visiting the Reichstag in Berlin, a great way to start your exploration and historical overview of Berlin. It’s free, but you need to apply for tickets, which we detail in this post. Alternatively, you can visit as part of a number of guided tours.

 

 


HOW TO GET TICKETS TO THE DOME

First, the good news: It is free to go to the Dome!  You will need tickets, however.

There are 3 ways to get tickets:


Tip: To save more money during your time in Berlin, you might consider a tourist discount pass. There are several and we compare them in our detailed post, Berlin Pass vs Welcome Card vs City Tour Card? 


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Tours and Things to Do in East Berlin

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This post is a review and comparison of Cold War-themed guided tours as well as a self-guided tour of things to see and do in East Berlin. Scroll down in this post for a map that takes you to the highlights in East Berlin, accompanied with descriptions.

 

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