The night is yours – and no city has longer nights than Berlin!

Coming to a conference in Berlin is a great chance to get to know the city. On Thursday
evening, conference participants get to swap workshops and seminars for a refreshing
dip into Berlin’s cultural life. A concert, a boat trip, a museum visit or maybe just an
evening in one of Berlin’s many parks, enjoying the sunset with the locals?

Please note that these tours are not included in the conference fee, the individual ticket
prices are indicated at the end of the tour descriptions. Each tour will be accompanied
by a member of the organizing team.

For most tours the number of participants is limited to 20. If you want to join one of the
tours, please sign up on the corresponding list in the reception area. Vouchers for the
tours are available at the counter.

Starting point and time for all tours – except tour 1 – is 6.30 pm at the
registration counter. There you can get a public transport ticket for free.


TOUR 1
Boat Tour on the River Spree

Starts at 6 pm at the registration counter!

© JFL Photography / fotolia.de
© JFL Photography / fotolia.de

Let the city lights of Berlin enchant you on a sunset cruise along the river Spree. See out the day in peace and quiet and enjoy the sun setting over Berlin with a nice glass of wine in your hand.

Travel past the Treptowers with Jonathan Borofsky’s Molecule Man, the MTV building, the Universal Hall, pass the famous Eastside Gallery, and then on to the historical Nikolaiviertel city centre, Berlin’s cathedral, and the Museumsinsel, before ending up at Berlin’s impressive new Central Station.

Altogether, you will spend a fantastic two hours experiencing Berlin by night in comfort from the boat. If you are interested in taking part, please let us know as soon as possible. The trip is limited to 30 passengers. A member of our staff will accompany you, so you won’t get lost.

Cost: 15 € (catering and drinks are extra)


TOUR 2
Dark Worlds – Experience WW2 bombing raids through the eyes of civilians

© Frieder Salm
© Frieder Salm

The nerve centre of the Third Reich, Berlin was a key target for allied bombing raids. By the time the war was over, up to 80% of the city centre were destroyed, and those who survived did so by hiding in overcrowded public bunkers or improvised basement shelters.

Our expert guides will take you through a museum exhibition behind an inconspicuous green door to explore one of the last remaining civilian air raid shelters left in Berlin. In the dark passages and confined rooms of the shelter you will learn about the experiences of the average Berliner before, during and after the war. Countless wartime artefacts, buried for decades, will help us bring the subject to life.

Cost: 15 € for the guided tour


TOUR 3
Discover Berlin‘s City Centre on foot

© JFL Photography / fotolia.de
© JFL Photography / fotolia.de

After hours spent in conference venues and hotel rooms, a breath of fresh air can be … a breath of fresh air. Come and join us and our local guide for a stroll through Berlin’s historic centre. Hear the stories hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city. See the Reichstag, the Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate or the Holocaust Memorial – there is so much to see and discover. Come along and be captivated!

Cost: 7 € fo the guided tour


TOUR 4
Experience Berlin’s tallest landmark –
join us for a visit of the TV tower

Aerial view of Berlin skyline with famous TV tower at Alexanderplatz and dramatic cloudscape in twilight during blue hour at dusk with retro vintage Instagram style nostalgic pastel toned filter effect, Germany
© bluejayphoto / istockphoto.com

The TV tower defines the silhouette of Berlin – a symbol of the reunified Germany, just like the Brandenburg Gate. With its height of 368 metres, it is the tallest structure in Germany, and the second tallest in the European Union. The tower was built in the 1960s, initiated by the East German government, with the aim of demonstrating the strength and efficiency of the socialist system. Germany’s fastest elevator takes you up the 203 metres to the visitor platform in only 8 seconds… make sure your stomach is not left behind! From up here the visibility can reach 42 kilometres on a clear day. On the way back an optional stop at a Hofbrauhaus opposite the TV tower can be arranged.

Cost:11 € entrance fee for the tower


TOUR 5
Hackescher Markt Brewery

Hackescher Markt Brewery
Brauerei Lemke

The brewery on the Hackescher Markt has been in operation since 1999, when Oli Lemke turned the tram bridge arches into his very own beer palace. After causing a big splash in his first few months on the scene with a full fifty beers on offer, the beer empire has expanded to two other locations for good craft beer from Berlin. It’s the perfect place if you want to see out the evening with a new taste of Berlin. Join us on a tour to the brewery and get immersed in Lemke’s world of craft brewing. Follow the sommeliers and learn all about the beers on offer. The tour ends with a special tasting of three unique beers.

Cost: 15-20 € for brewery tour and tasting


TOUR 6
Take a guided bike rickshaw tour through Berlin’s City Centre

Rikscha Berlin
Rikscha Berlin

Three wheels, two strong legs, and lots of history all around: Probably the best way to get to know Berlin. Sit back and let your knowledgeable guide take you for a tour of Berlin’s city centre. Whether you come as a couple or on your own, just make yourself comfortable in the rickshaw and listen to the stories that your guide has to tell. Stop anywhere along the route for a closer look or just to get your feet on the Berlin ground.

Cost: 44 € / h and Rickshaw