Berlin is a city of superlatives, a metropolis with an impressing history, a vibrant present and numerous attractions. It is not easy to decide which one you should see and which one you should not.
For this reason grand organizers of the Berlin art-, culture- and tourism scene have been united to ensure that your visit to Berlin is as convenient and exciting as possible. With this Berlin Guide you are our VIP guest in Berlin. You will find all the BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS and places of interest.
The BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS-bonus offers an extra that you would otherwise have had to pay for – a sparkling glass of Prosecco or an informative audio-guide.
On Sunday the 7th May 2017 from 10 am to 8 pm
Berlin from its best side: More than 10 of the leading atractions of the city present for the fourth time a profile of the touristic offer – at one day with one ticket.
At 7th May 2017 there is the possibility between 10 am and 8 pm to combine museums and exhibitions, sights, bus and shipping cruises to an individual diversified tour.
The community of BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS wants to thank all Berlin people at this day and motivate them to experience their own city with friends and family and to get to know the attractive offers for millions of international visitors by their own.
The ticket for the Day of the BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS includes, besides the possibility to visit all participating attractions on just one day, as extra bonus the BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS-App as well as one actual edition of the official guide of the BERLIN HIGHLIGHTS „My Berlin Guide“, which will be handed out to our guests from all partners for free on this day.
A baroque seduction
Visiting the Berlin Residenz Konzerte (Berlin Residence Concerts) is a highlight of experience tours at the Big Orangerie of Charlottenburg Palace. The Berlin Residenz Orchestra is famous for great concert events. Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays you will experience an entertaining journey through time into the early 18th century. A kingly master of ceremonies leads you through an eventful evening. Baroque and classic musical masterpieces, originally costumed musicians as well as changing 3-course menus lead to a fascinating impression of the baroque age.
A surreal experience in the heart of Berlin
“Come into my brain”, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) himself once invited.
With over 450 exhibits, for the first time ever a museum offers an extensive insight into Dalí’s virtuosity and mastership of almost every technique of art, and does so right in Berlin’s lively centre. How Dalí founded bulletism by shooting at stones and what bombs filled with nails have to do with the Pietà are just some of the exciting details to learn from the competent Dalí-Scouts during the guided tours taking place once an hour. This surreal experience has beginners and connoisseurs alike rediscover this polarising and exceptional artist.
Fancy. Original. Unique.
The Deutsches Currywurst Museum (german curry sausage museum) pays tribute to the popular dish which was invented by Berlin citizen Herta Heuwer in September 1949. Touring the interactive hands-on exhibition, you will experience the Berlin original with all your senses. Singing Ketchup bottles, a walk-in food stall or the sausage sofa make this experience anything but boring. The Museum, distinguished with five design awards, is not only a sight for sore eyes, it also caters for a different kind of need: The sample of “Currywurst in the cup” included in the admission fee reminds visitors of what made the Currywurst so famous in the first place: its unmistakable taste.
The Asisi panorama of the divided Berlin
The Berlin Wall is now back at Checkpoint Charlie as a monumental life-size panorama by Yadegar Asisi. The unique view from the district of Kreuzberg over to Mitte on a fictitous autumn day in the 1980s shows how people learned to live with the reality of the Wall. Go on a discovery tour and experience the picture of a city torn apart. The scenes in the panorama focus on the everyday lives of people: moving house, painting graffiti, eating at a snack bar, sightseeing at the Wall, or omnipresent border guards in their watchtowers. A unique piece of history is brought back to life, so that it becomes more comprehensible to all.
The Gardens of the World showcase globally unique examples of foreign horticultural art. There are already nine world gardens, inviting you to linger and wonder: authentic Gardens from China, Japan, Korea, Oriental and Bali show the variety of Asian and Western culture. The European garden art is impressively presented by the Karl Foerster Perennial Garden, the Italian Renaissance Garden and the Christian Garden.
GUIDED BERLIN CITY TOUR IN A CLASSIC BEETLE
Berlin city tours in a different way. Experience German automotive history in a classic beetle convoy – as a driver or a passenger. Just as driving around with the “eastern-nostalgic” Trabi tours has already been possible for years, now you can spin around in the most famous and popular car of the Western world to explore the city in an exciting way. LIVE broadcast by radio in all vehicles explains the numerous attractions and sights of the city, which starts and finishes in the one and only Europa-Center on Ku’damm.
The five star Stadium
The venue of the German cup finals and the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup is not only well-known among soccer fans or a place of spectacular open air concerts, but also a place of a moving history.
The best views over Berlin
Europe’s fastest lift takes you to a height of 100 metres within 20 seconds. The viewing platform and the sun deck above offers a breathtaking 360° view of Berlin and its striking landmarks. The open air exhibition “Berliner Blicke auf den Potsdamer Platz” (Berlin Views on Potsdamer Platz) adds the historic dimension to today’s perspective when comparing the present and the past.
In the red “convertible” Top Tour double-decker buses you can experience the sights of Berlin in a fashion fitting the time and season – “open top” in summer and cosily warm in winter. Live guides give you interesting background information in German and English as well as 12 more languages via headset. Tours starting every 15 minutes, the possibility to “Hop On Hop Off” during the entire day as well as 19 centrally located bus stops guarantee individual planning. Moreover, combination tickets offer you the possibility of combining the tour with a boat ride or a visit to a viewing platform.
Great for visitors, great for the environment
Using the modern and environmentally friendly Velotaxis you can experience Berlin from a different perspective. The friendly drivers not only know their way around the streets of Berlin, they are also great Berlin guides. Whether you are going for a cab ride, a sightseeing tour or even an event, you cannot go wrong with the multilingual guides who can be found at all of the hot spots of the capital.
Certified “leadership” skills
Around 300 professional, well-trained and certified guides cater for the needs of a good two million visitors per year. Offering experts in history, culture and architecture, the Association of Berlin City Guides represents a “Berlin Ambassador” par excellence.
Only in Berlin – only at CineStar!
Experience cinema anew – the city of Berlin offers a real cinema highlight for little ones and adult movie fans! In Berlin‘s new city center at Potsdamer Platz the largest screen of the city turns cinema into adventure. „CineStar IMAX at Sony Center“ is known worldwide for best 3D-technology providing unique moments in its luxurious leather chairs in stadium seating. This is cinema to plunge in. Below the great dome of the projection screen the visitor will feel to be a part of the movie. Passionate movie fans who cannot get enough will find 7 more CineStar theaters all over the city.