Berlin tour of the architectural masterpieces in Berlin’s historical and new centre
THEME: “From Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Hans Scharoun to Sir Norman Foster”
By foot (Part 1)
From the Reichstag through the Brandenburg Gate und Pariser Platz
We reach the Adlon Hotel and enjoy the unique constructions of Berlin’s oldest boulevard, „Unter den Linden“.
We will take a trip to Berlin’s most picturesque squares, the “Gendarmenmarkt” with the French and Deutschen Dom, Schinkel’s Deutsches Schauspielhaus and the Französischen Kirche.
Our walk then takes us further to the Friedrich- Werderschen- Kirche and the Schlossplatz with what remains of Berlin’s town palace (Berliner Stadtschloss). From there we have a clear view of the Berlin cathedral and the museum island. Finally, crossing the castle bridge (Schlossbrücke), we reach the former Zeughaus, the Neue Wache, the palace of the crown prince (Kronprinzenpalais) and Knobelsdorff’s Staatsoper.
By foot and bicycle (part 2) / Part 1+2 as combi-tour!
Our tour (see part 1) also takes us (additionally by bicycle) past the
Holocaust memorial to Berlin’s modern centre at the Potsdamer Platz. Here, we will see the most spectacular changes alongside exceptional architecture: the SONY-City from Helmut Jahn, the Daimler-Chrysler-City from Piano, the Kohlhoff-Haus from Hans Kohlhoff or the “displaced Kaiser hall”.
Our tour then continues to the Gendarmenmarkt and Schlossplatz (see part 1) to the Nikolaiviertel, with the Nikolai church dating from 1230.
It was here that Berlin received its city status; the reason why the Nicholaikirche is also known as the scale’s of Berlin. The Nikolai-Kirche is both the oldest church as well as the oldest building in Berlin.
Subsequently we will go to the Berlin Television tower (368 m high),
where out bicycle tour terminates.
An optional possibility is a visit to the Nikolai-Kirche and museum (Entry free)
Duration of the tour (Part 1)
By foot only part 1): c. 2.5 hours
Price: € 15 per adult, € 10 per person (Concessions), Children up to 12 free
Special price: for Groups and clubs
Duration of the tour (parts 1+2)
By bicycle (parts 1+2): c. 4 hours
€ 20 per adult, € 15 per person (Concessions), Children up to 12 free
plus bicycle hire