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Gendarmenmarkt

An aesthetically remarkable square, host to the statue of Germany's famous poet Friedrich Schiller.

Nearby Attractions

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Unter den Linden
A scenic boulevard flanked by linden trees, perfect for a cozy stroll through the Mitte district of Berlin.
Neue Wache
Originally constructed as a guard house, this neoclassical paradigm now serves as a war memorial.
Bebelplatz
A symbolic square in central Mitte, Bebelplatz is known for the infamous Nazi book burning ceremonies.
St Hedwig's Cathedral
The seat of the archbishop of Berlin, this cathedral beautifully models the Pantheon in Rome.
Friedrichstraße
A major cultural hub, Friedrichstraße is the perfect street for a leisurely day's shopping.
Neue Wache
Originally built as a guardhouse for the troops of Prussia, the building has been used as a war memorial since 1931

Related Tours

Berlin in a Day: Private Full Day Highlights with Tickets
Uncover the remarkable history of Berlin, on a full day, which explores both the east and the west. On your private tour, you will:  

  • Be met by your private guide in the heart of the city centre. 
  • Explore several sites, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and Tiergarten Park.
  • Learn about the impact of the second world war in West Berlin, and see the Holocaust MemorialHitler’s Bunker, and Checkpoint Charlie.
  • See the Berlin Wall, and then stop for lunch at a local marketplace, where your guide will give you several recommendations.
  • Learn to take public transit, with the help of your private guide.
  • Explore formerly East-Berlin, and see its highlights, including the East Side GalleryAlexanderplatz, and ‘the Treehouse.’ 
  • Finish your tour with tickets to Berlin’s TV Tower, where you will enjoy spectacular views across the whole city. 

Berlin served as the epicentre of several of the twentieth century’s most momentous parts of history: from the rise of Nazism to the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. A full-day tour is the best way to explore this history and the various layers of the city before and after these events. On your private tour, you will see the old and the new, including the Jewish Quarter which itself has over 800 years of history, before ending your tour at the futuristic Fernsehturm, the Berlin TV Tower. 

Through this tour, you will embark on a journey through time, visiting sites that played a role as Berlin evolved from a royal city through to imperial capital, cosmopolitan hub to Nazi bastion, and from Cold War division to its contemporary renewal and prosperity. A century of geopolitical struggle, hubris, nemesis and rebirth have marked this fascinating city from the ambitions of the Kaiser to defeats in two World Wars. Throughout the day, your tour will be taking you to the historic landmarks where so much of the city (and world) history played out. 

Your tour finishes with tickets to Berlin’s TV tower, where your guide will give you timed entrance tickets to ascend to the observation deck. From there, you’ll be able to see all the places you have explored throughout the day and see the complex and wonderful city from above. 

Private Tour of Berlin's Political Centre
When visiting Berlin, you can not help but become utterly immersed in the years of fascinating history that is present around every street corner. 

  • Explore Museum Island, home to some of Germany's best museums.
  • Take a walk through Unter den Linden - the historic heart of the city and enjoy a pleasant stroll along Berlin's Linden Boulevard.
  • Pass the beautiful Berlin Armoury, the New Guard House and the Babelplatz and learn more about Berlin's tumultuous history.
  • Pause at the Holocaust Memorial and remember those who have lost their lives.
In addition to the mentioned attractions, you will also visit St. Hedwig's Cathedral, a fine example of neoclassical design; Gendarmenmarkt - Berlin's most graceful square;  Hitler's Bunker; and the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin's political history is divisive, tumultuous and extraordinary. On this thrilling four-hour walking tour of the city, you will have the pleasure of exploring the medieval Alt-Berlin, where you will witness the old and new - tradition and innovation, sitting quite happily side-by-side. Explore traditions as you walk through Museum Island, and enjoy a stroll through Unter den Linden as you discuss Germany's political past with your expert guide, before recounting the horrific events of the past at Hitler's Bunker and the Holocaust Memorial. 
Old Royal Berlin Live Virtual Tour
 Visit The Berlin Palace on Museum Island, once home to the Kings of Prussia and wander through some of the most remarkable squares in Berlin. On this Live Virtual Tour, we will take you to the Old Royal Berlin where you will stroll by the most remarkable squares, palaces and buildings with your expert local guide. You will discover: 
 
  •  Museum Island: one of the most visited sights of Germany's capital it boasts five famous museums from the time of the Prussian rulers.
  • Berlin Cathedral: one of the main landmarks in Berlin's cityscape it's a Protestant church and dynastic tomb on Museum Island built from 1894 to 1905 by order of German Emperor William II 
  • Unter den Linden: a popular boulevard in Berlin's Mitte district named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall
  • Bebelplatz: a public square where the book burning memorial can be found.
  • Gendarmenmarkt: a square with three of the most remarkable buildings in Berlin and where you'll find the Berlin concert hall and the French and German Churches
 
 You'll see some of Berlin's most visited sites this Private Live Virtual Tour, an immersive experience where you'll learn about Old Royal Berlin and its Prussian leaders. You'll be entranced by the palaces, museums and history in the comfort of your own home.
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