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5 different ways to explore Berlin


Berlin is a diverse, exciting city, and with so much to see and do it can be hard to know what to prioritise. A guided tour is a good option and here we offer our pick of some of the most innovative and fun ways to see Berlin. From traditional open-top buses to Segway tours and the Trabi Safari routes, exploring Berlin has never been so exciting

Emily Scrivener
Emily Scrivener ,

Hot Rod tours
For something a little unusual, why not take a tour of Berlin in an original Wenckstern Hot Rod? The stylish soapbox car has become a popular form of transportation in recent years and guided tour groups pass some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Hop in one of the single-seater cars and drive around some of Berlin’s iconic attractions, including Potsdamer Platz and the German Chancellery.


Segway tours
Berlin Segway tours cost anything from €35 to €70 per person, depending on the length of the tour and the Segway model. An unforgettable way to explore the city, the tours usually cover five main areas: Tiergarten, Unter den Linden, Museumsinsel, Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz. Berlin’s relatively flat landscape means the Segways are easy to manoeuvre and a tour is a great activity for locals and visitors alike.


Bike tours
Cycling is a great way of seeing Berlin. Straying off the main thoroughfares can be an illuminating experience, offering cyclists the opportunity to discover new haunts away from the usual shopping streets. The city has a great bike culture, with cycling made easier thanks to the city’s numerous bicycle rental stations. For around €10 per day, you can enjoy sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz and the pretty Tiergarten. For a more focused trip, many companies offer a guided tours that take in well-known sights such as the Berlin Wall and various city districts. Wide, mostly flat roads make Berlin a a great place for both experienced and new bike riders.


Trabi tours
Those seeking a tour around some lesser-known parts of Berlin might like to investigate hiring a Trabi. The Trabant, once the most popular car in East Germany, is now making a comeback on the Trabi Safari routes. These organised tours allow customers to get behind the wheel and navigate the streets of the city. Options include the Wild East, a route through the lesser-known eastern part of the city, and City West, a drive through the city centre and west Berlin. Those looking for a unique perspective should opt for the Wall Ride, which takes you past the remains of the Berlin Wall.


Open-top bus tours
For a flexible approach to discovery, why not try the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Berlin? There are 18 stops around the city and buses depart every 10 minutes so customers can set their own itnerary. The entire route takes around two and a half hours to complete and passes must-see attractions including Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and Charlottenburg Palace, with commentary available in 19 languages. Tickets are valid for two days, ensuring you get the most out of the experience.

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