Explore Berlin on a sightseeing tour – with a wealth of information and fascinating stories about Germany’s capital city. Here, you can buy tickets for your sightseeing tour – whether this is your first time here and you want the classic tour of must-see sights or you are an old Berlin hand keen on insider tips and a closer look at the local neighbourhoods.
Berlin is like an endlessly fascinating 3D textbook where the past is very much present wherever you go. Party Paradise. Forget about New York – Berlin is the city that truly never sleeps. Sometimes it seems as though Berliners are the lotus-eaters of Germany, people who love nothing more than a good time.
Berlin TV Tower and Alexanderplatz. The TV Tower on Alexanderplatz is Berlin's most prominent landmark and the tallest building in Germany. Its steel sphere contains an observation platform and a gourmet restaurant.
Berlin's U-Bahn runs from 4:30 a.m. till 12:30 a.m. on weekdays. On weekends and public holidays there is 24 hour service with reduced frequency. It runs every 5 to 10 minutes within the city center. The U-Bahn runs every 10 to 15 minutes after 8 p.m. with night buses taking over at night.
From 1949 to 1990 East Berlin was the capital of the GDR and one of East Germany’s 15 districts, while West Berlin was the 11th state of West Germany. Formal reunification ended four-power jurisdiction in Berlin. Health. Far-reaching health insurance is available throughout the city. Berlin forms Germany’s largest centre of medical activity.
The Berlin Wall originated in 1961 when East Germany sealed off that half of the city to prevent citizens from fleeing to West Germany. By the time it was torn down in 1989, the four-meter-high wall extended 155 kilometers, dissected 55 streets, and possessed 293 observation towers and 57 bunkers.