Scenic Suburbs of Berlin (7 Hours )

Wannsee, Germany

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Wildlife & Nature

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Enjoy a scenic ride to the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, a popular recreation area of Berlin located at the confluence the Greater Wannsee and the Little Wannsee lakes


After passing some of the stately Berlin villas dotting the shore see the famous  ‘Spy Bridge,’ Glienicke Bruecke, witness to some spectacular spy exchanges during the cold war and the setting for the Steven Spielberg film ‘Bridge of Spies’


Pass the Schinkel’s Neoclassical Schloss Glienicke, from1826, which was the former summer residence of Prince Carl of Prussia. Particularly striking are two golden lion statues in front of the estate which are versions of the Medici lions from the Villa Medici


Then take a short ferry ride to the Pfaueninsel, “Peacock Island”, a nearby island where Peacocks roam freely in the English-style garden. In 1793, the Prussian king Frederick William II , acquired the island and had the Pfaueninsel castle built for himself and his mistress on the tip of the island. The entire island is designated as a nature reserve and since 1990 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Other points of interest on the island include a dairy, small zoo and an aviary


Lunch en route


Then visit the the Liebermann Villa and Gardens on the Greater Wannsee. The elegant 19th century, summer residence of the German painter Max Lieberman and his family. The villa is a showcase for over 40 paintings and drawings by the artist and offers lovely gardens and lake-side café



End the day next door at the Wannsee Conference House. On 20 January 1942, senior Nazi officials met at the Wannsee Villa (built 1914-1915) to plan the Final Solution to the "Jewish Question", the extermination of the Jews of Europe. The event, presided over by Reinhard Heydrich and conducted by Adolf Eichmann, has since become known as the Wannsee Conference. Today, the building serves as a memorial and education centre


About Us

CULTURE TRIP GERMANY is your trusted Virtuoso Partner and the German On Site since 2000. Agents have told us that 'WE GET' IT' and it is more than just a language thing. We are American and/or US trained travel professionals. All of our experiences are customised and touring is led by experts in thier fields (Historians, Art Historians, etc) not standard tour guides. We also have a hand-selected team of excellent driver guides throughout the country. We open door to off limits locations and offer your clients access to the inacessable so they will return home with memories of an unforgettable trip to Germany!

Insider Tip

We are your quality control, your eyes and ears on location. Feel free to ask us any questions that you or your clients might have!

Terms & Conditions

Payment terms: By international wire transfer, MasterCard or AMEX or VISA 50 % down payment with confirmation. Final payment due two weeks prior to arrival. The full or partial payment for a reservation on this tour shall constitute your explicit consent to all provisions, terms and conditions mentioned in the present offer.

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Commerzbank AG, Kurfürstendamm 59, 10707 Berlin

National bank code: 100 400 00

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Name of account: Culture Trip GmbH

Account no.: 507 507 2

Cancellation charges: No refund of down payment. Two weeks prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.

Liability: Culture Trip acts only as your agent with respect to your travel arrangements, whether by air plane, railroad, boat, motor coach or motor car and assumes no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or otherwise which may be occasioned either by the defect or delay of any such transportation vehicle or through the default or negligence of any company or person engaged in your conveyance or carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or for any other reason. As the tour fee provides for arrangements for the time stated only, all consequential losses or expenses resulting from such events will be borne by the participants. Luggage is at the owner's risk entirely. Culture Trip and its suppliers shall not be liable for any delay in performance or by non-performance of its obligations under this contract resulting from, or by reason of, circumstances beyond the control of the Culture Trip and its suppliers, including, but not limited to, Acts of God, substantial changes in general economic conditions, act of government or military authority, casualty, riot or any other cause of any nature whatsoever beyond Culture Trip and its suppliers control. Culture Trip and its suppliers shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in a commercially reasonable amount to cover claims arising out of the performance of their services. Claims above and beyond these limits will not be receivable. All complaints must be filed in writing and must be submitted within two weeks of the tour completion.

Miscellaneous: The organization and conduct of the tour as well as any and all terms and conditions listed hereinabove are subject to German law. The competent court in Berlin has the sole jurisdiction to hear any and all disputes relating thereto. In the absence of a contractual agreement with the individual participants, your acceptance of our offer will constitute agreement on your part to convey the contents of the above terms and conditions to the participants and your assumptions of all related rights and obligations on their behalf.



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By: Robinlee


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

We were lucky enough to have Uli as our Tour Guide in Berlin for 2 days. One day we toured the city and learned all about the culture, arts, history, and architecture. On day 2 we went to Potsdam and had another amazing day touring the palace as well as many other relevant historical sites. He even took us for a delicious lunch in a cute local spot. Touring with Uli was one of the highlights of our 3 week European vacation. His insight and extensive knowledge made the city come alive for us!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins

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By: Diana Senior


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

Wonderful tour guides. Very well informed and interesting. Driver/guides outstanding with one glaring exception. The Neuschwanstein driver/guide told us nothing, couldn't help us find a restroom, no special transport up to the castle, a restaurant or transport tickets, except buying 2 extra unnecessary ones for the castle and didn't arrange for my use of the disabled elevator which meant I couldn't visit the castle. I had asked him at least two times to do that but he ignored me. He ruined the day for all of us. I managed to find my way down the mountain on my own while my children toured the castle and then I found a restaurant and hoped my children would find me when they came down after their tour. The day was a mess and very disturbing. Another minor complaint was that our excellent Berlin guide forgot to use deodorant. However all the guides and driver/guides (with the one exception) were very knowledgable and charming. We tremendously enjoyed our trip thanks to them.
Travel Advisor:  Russell Wagenaar

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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2017

Very knowledgeable and accomadating
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Rouleau