RIVER TRIPS

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Ex­clu­siv Yachtchar­ter

This boat tour com­pany of­fers yacht and lux­ury boat tours around Ber­lin, in­clud­ing a bridge tour and many dif­fer­ent cruises through Ber­lin’s net­work of canals and lakes. www.ex­clu­sivy­achtchar­ter.de. T: 030.43666836.

Stern und Kreis Schif­fahrt

Choose from 30 dif­fer­ent boat tours along the city’s rivers and canals, in­clud­ing bus- boat com­bi­na­tion tours of the Bran­den­burg re­gion. buchung.ster­nund­kreis.de. T: 030.5363600. Want to be cul­tural while ex­plor­ing Ber­lin in a unique way? CooLTour­ings of­fers guided Seg­way tours of Ber­lin's top 20 sight­see­ing high­lights. Fol­low your guide and set off on your very own self-bal­anc­ing elec­tric Seg­way ve­hi­cle for a 1.5- or 3-hour Ber­lin City Cen­ter Tour along the Ber­lin Wall Trail and Spree River. Daily tours start­ing at 10am and 3pm. Book a group or pri­vate VIP tour on­line on www. Seg- Ber­lin-Ways.de. Meet­ing point: Ho­tel River­side & Café, Friedrich­str. 106. T: 030 26321381. Easy book­ing at your concierge desk. house vis­its, limo tours, and – for an authen­tic ur­ban ex­pe­ri­ence – a graf­fiti work­shop. From €300. www.berli­na­gen­ten.com. Born­holmer Str. 4. T: 030.43720701.

Ber­lin Mu­sic Tours

Choose from a score of mu­sic-themed tours, in­clud­ing a visit to the fa­mous Hansa Stu­dios, a mu­si­cal walk through Pren­zlauer Berg, a David Bowie jour­ney, and a clas­sic trek through the col­or­ful his­tory of Ber­lin mu­sic. Book­ing re­quired. From €12. www.mu­sic­tours- ber­lin.com.

Ber­liner Un­ter­wel­ten (Un­der­ground Tours)

Since 1997, the Ber­lin Un­der­worlds As­so­ci­a­tion has been of­fer­ing reg­u­lar tours of un­der­ground struc­tures and sub­ter­ranean com­plexes that are oth­er­wise in­ac­ces­si­ble. Cold War nu­clear shel­ters, Hitler’s un­der­ground fortress, es­cape routes to the West, and WWII bunkers are just some of the ad­ven­tures on of­fer. From €10. www.ber­liner- un­ter­wel­ten.de. Brun­nen­str. 105. T: 030.49910517.

CooLTour­ings Seg­way Tours

Cov­er­ing Ber­lin’s top 20 sight­see­ing high­lights, CooLTour­ings takes in­di­vid­ual visi­tors or large groups on an ex­cit­ing ride aboard a Seg­way hu­man trans­porter, a fun and fast way to ex­plore the city. www.seg- ber­lin- ways.de. T: 030.26321381.

Fat Tire Bike Tours

Com­fort comes first on Fat Tire Tours, whose com­pany con­cept was cre­ated around its curvy bi­cy­cles with soft seats, in­di­vid­u­ally ad­justed han­dle­bars, and, ob­vi­ously, fat tires. Tour themes vary. The all- in- one city bike tour is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar. From € 25. www.fat­tire­bike­tours.com. Panora­mastr. 1a. T: 030.24047991.

Orig­i­nal Ber­lin Walks

Of­fer­ing eight themed walk­ing tours in sum­mer and four in the win­ter. Themes in­clude the Third Reich, Jewish life in Ber­lin, Pots­dam, the Cold War, gay Ber­lin, and Christ­mas mar­kets (in De­cem­ber). No ad­vance book­ing re­quired, just show up at the meet­ing point shortly be­fore the tour be­gins. www.berlin­walks.de. Neue Bahn­hof­str. 9-10. T: 030.3019194.

Trabi World

For a quin­tes­sen­tial Ber­lin tour ex­pe­ri­ence, hop inside real Tra­bants, the iconic cars of the for­mer GDR. Visi­tors drive their per­sonal Tra­bis, while, via the car’s ra­dio, the group leader pro­vides his­tor­i­cal and quirky facts. Three dif­fer­ent tours avail­able, last­ing one or two hours. € 30- 50. www. trabi-world.de. Zim­mer­str. 97. T: 030.30201030.

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