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.
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.
Meeting place: Station Gendarmenmarkt (for the clearly defined place please ask the hostesses at the Symposium Registration Desk or the Concierge/Hilton Hotel)
Departure: 10:45 – 15:45
Fee: € 20.00 / person (tickets at the Concierge Hilton Hotel)
River Cruise on Spree River
Duration: 1 hour, German- and English-speaking guided
The ride gives a short impression about the historic centre of the city and the area of the Parliament´s buildings, examples of new architecture of Berlin.
Departure: Station Friedrichstrasse (Stern - und Kreisschifffahrt, near S- and U-Bahn between 10:00 and 18:30 every 30 minutes
Fee: € 14.00 / person
Tour to Potsdam (by bus) - daily except Monday
Duration: approx. 4 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 / Fee: € 39.00 / person