Final Announcement

Sightseeing and Tours

During the symposium local sightseeing tours and tours to Potsdam with an English-speaking guide will be arranged on demand by ConTour GmbH for accompanying persons. If you wish to order tickets for other events, concerts or theatres, please contact the concierge of the Hilton Hotel close to the BBAW or ask the hostesses on site at the Symposium Registration Desk.


Sightseeing Tour in Berlin (by bus) – daily

Duration: 3 hours, German- and English-speaking guided


A sightseeing trip through the most famous historical parts of Berlin, as well as the new sites of the growing German capital, including “Potsdamer Platz” and "Deutscher Bundestag". Please note: This bus tour ends at Kurfuerstendamm. You’ll have to organize the way back to your hotel or to BBAW by yourself.


Meeting place:            Main Entrance of Hilton Hotel (Gendarmenmarkt)  

Departure:                  9:15 (and 13:15 only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Fee:                            € 20.00/person


City Circle Tour (by bus) – daily

Every 15 minutes - starting from 10:45 up to 15:45

 - a sightseeing tour bus will pick you up at Gendarmenmarkt close to the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. There are 18 bus stops at the most beautiful places in the town, where you can leave the bus and discover the town by your own as long as you want. The next bus will take you off and bring you to the next stop and at last home. Information in many languages is available at the sightseeing busses by headsets. Please note: This ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days.

Meeting place:             Station Gendarmenmarkt (for the clearly defined place please ask the hostesses at the Symposium Registration Desk or the         Concierge in the Hilton Hotel)

Departure:                  10:45 – 15:45

Fee:                            € 20.00 / person for 1 day, € 24.00 / person for 2 days                            


River Cruise on Spree River

Duration:  3.5 hours, German- and English-speaking guided  (on demand)

Experience the variety of architectural styles on our city cruise and discover that Berlin has more bridges than Venice. With live explanations, in English on demand.


HIGHLIGHTS: Oberbaum Bridge,  Technikmuseum (Science Museum), Palace Charlottenburg, Spreebogen, Bellevue Palace, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Government Quarter, Reichstag (Seat of German Government), Charité, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, Nikolai Quarter


Departure:                  Station Friedrichstrasse (Stern - und Kreisschifffahrt)        

                                  several departures between 10:00 and 15:45

Fee:                            € 21.50 / person     




Tour to Potsdam (by bus) – daily except Monday


Duration:                     approx. 5 – 6  hours, German- and English-speaking guided


The rococo Palace of Sanssouci became the favourite refuge of Prussia’s greatest King, Friedrich II. Here, the Philosopher of Sanssouci entertained some of the most educated men of his time, among them the French poet Voltaire who was a frequent guest over many years. If you want, our excursion takes you on a tour of the famous Sanssouci Palaces and the magnificent gardens.


Meeting place:            Berlin Hilton 

Departure:                  9:15, daily

Fee:                            € 25,00 / person without access to the Sanssouci Palace

                                  € 39.00 / person including visit Sanssouci Palace

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