Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits in Berlin, such as:
Berlin City Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Berlin by coach in the company of a local expert guide, who will provide an interesting and informative commentary. The tour will last around three hours and will take in many of the city’s world famous landmarks. You will see Kurfurstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Potsdamer Platz, Panorama Punkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Fernsehturm, Marx-Engels Memorial, East Side Gallery, Unter den Linden, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Tiergarten, Victory Column, Schloss Charlottenburg, Olympic Stadium and remains of the Berlin Wall, as well as many more great sights!
Berlin Fernsehturm (Television Tower)
The TV Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin and welcomes over 1.2 million visitors every year. It is located at the very heart of the city on the Alexanderplatz. The History of the Berlin TV tower is part of German history: in the sixties the East German government had the TV tower built, not least to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. Today the tower shapes the skyline of the German capital city - a landmark of the reunited Germany, like the Brandenburg Gate. At 368 metres, it’s the highest building in Germany and the second highest building open to the public in Europe. It is the perfect place for students to understand the layout of Berlin and observe the innovative architecture and landmarks of the city. The observation deck is at a height of 203 metres and includes Berlin’s highest bar, the “Panorama bar”. The revolving restaurant is at a height of 207 metres and turns around its own axis once or twice every hour.
Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and Bell Tower were built for the 1936 Olympic Games. The National Stadium was designed by Werner and Walter March and supervised by Hitler’s Imperial Interior Ministry. The Nazi-era monumentalist stadium and the exhibition in the Bell Tower carry vivid memories of the iconic images of African- American sprinter Jesse Owens whose historic four-medal Olympic victory shook Hitler’s theory of the superiority of the Aryan race. The final, comprehensive renovation and modernisation of the new Stadium took four years and was completed in 2004, providing a multi-functional sports and events arena which can seat up to 76,000 spectators. In 2006, the stadium hosted the World Cup Final.
Cruises on the River Spree
Enjoy beautiful views of Berlin and see some of the city’s largest landmarks on a sightseeing tour along the River Spree. All tours have an explanation in English via headphones if required, cruises available:
- City Centre Tour - a trip through the heart of Berlin (1 - 2 hours)
- Spree Cruise - past countless places of historical places (1.5 - 3 hours)
- A trip on the Spree & Landwehr Canal while under riding 64 bridges! (3 - 3.5 hours)
Following German reunification in 1990, the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) decided to make the Reichstag building the seat of Parliament in Berlin, the restored capital of reunited Germany. After a complete restoration of Paul Wallot’s original 1894 building, the Bundestag reconvened here in Sir Norman Foster’s spectacularly restored Reichstag building on 19th April 1999.
A visit to the Reichstag is a must, a highlight includes the lift ride to the top of the building to a large viewing terrace for the breath-taking views of Tiergarten, the dome and the mirror cylinder at the centre. All groups are pre-booked with details of identification sent in advance.