Sightseeing in Berlin

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Sightseeing in Berlin

There is simply a kaleidoscope of beautiful places for sightseeing in Berlin. One of the best ways to discover the most picturesque or exciting places is with local guides. No one knows a place quite like a person who’s lived there their whole life. Withlocals tour guides will give you their insights and share their local knowledge with you, giving you an experience you’ll never forget. From fairytale castles to historical city streets and sweeping modern steel metropolises — there are more than enough places for Berlin sightseeing to fill up a memory card with holiday photos. We guarantee you'll have little trouble finding sights to point your camera at.

Teufelsberg: Cold War reminder with a view
Near the forest of Grunewald lies this hill built from World War II rubble. Home during the Cold War to an American and British spy station. Today it’s abandoned, covered with graffiti and (as Berlin’s highest hill) provides an uniquely beautiful view over the city, taking in the vast forest and far beyond it, the Berliner Dom and TV Tower. Go there with your host and let them give you all the historical insights about the place.

For a while after reunification there was talk of building an apartment complex here, yet when you admire the views and the aging, derelict symbol of West Berlin’s past, it just seems perfect as it is.

The romantic Schloss Charlottenburg
Much of this Berlin baroque palace was touched by the World War II, and while not all of the interior has been fully restored, this is one of the more romantic sites for sightseeing in Berlin. This is mostly due to the vast park-gardens and lake. Add a visit here on your list of things to do in Berlin.

These grounds were built by Prussian king Frederick I for his wife Sophie Charlotte (hence the name of the place and district!) and is well worth a visit by lovebirds (or anyone else). In December it turns into a winter wonderland as one of the most magical of the Berlin Christmas markets.

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Other sights in Berlin

The Victory Column: Majestic Views Across Berlin
Not at all for the faint hearted, only for the enthusiasts for sure! You will have to climb 285 steps to reach the viewing platform of the Berlin Goldelse. It’s a 67 meter column topped with a statue of Victoria, Roman goddess of (you guessed it), victory! The spot holds many stories, which your private guide can tell you about.

This huge monument was actually moved from its original location to the present one by the Nazis (an act which almost certainly saved it from destruction, as the original location in front of the Reichstag wasn’t the best place to be in the Battle of Berlin). At the top when you do peer out you’ll get panoramic views of the Tiergarten and the city beyond. A perfect view for sightseeing in Berlin.

Take a Photo With A Berlin Bear
Berliners love bears. Whether it was Knut — Berlin Zoo’s orphaned polar bear — who grabbed worldwide attention after he was raised by keepers, or Schnute, Berlin’s last official mascot. There’s a historical connection between Berliners to the bear family.

You will quickly notice porcelain bear figurines in tourist stores and large ones in the street. These are called “Buddy Bears” and are painted in a wide and wonderful variety of colors and designs. That’s right: it’s selfie time! A local guide will be able to point you in the direction of the most interesting examples and help you take the most awesome pictures out there!

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Christine Sizwe
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Berlin History Tour With A Local

Sizwe led a perfect tour for my son (11) and I through Berlin explaining clearly events leading up to historical landmarks. His own personal family background is fascinating and gives credibility and a better understanding to the tumultuous history of Berlin. Thank you for a memorable tour!

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Karel Martin
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Berlin Metro Tour

Martin is een gids met een berg ervaring en kennis in zijn rugzak. Op een boeiende en entertainende manier wist hij ons mee te nemen naar ongewone plekjes in Berlijn. Plaatsen waar je als toerist gewoon zou aan voorbij gaan, maar die wel het beeld van Berlijn veel completer maken. En de geschiedenisles, die krijg je er gratis bij 😁 Echt, een aanrader. Grtz, Stijn & Karel

Martin is a guide with lots of experience and knowledge in his backpack. In an amusing way, he took us to uncommonly places around Berlin. Surroundings you would give no attention to as a tourist, but which are as important to get the whole picture of Berlin. And the history lessons, those are for free 😁. A must do! Grtz, Stijn & Karel

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Courtney Sizwe
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Berlin History Tour With A Local

Sizwe took me on a private historical tour of Berlin. He was right on time to pick me up and was so personable from the start! He was full of interesting stories to share and by the end of the tour I truly felt I had made a friend. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and knew my way back to where I was staying at the end as well. I would definitely recommend his tour to anyone visiting the city!!