12 February, 2021

Things to see and do at the Rotes Rathaus / Neptunbrunnen stop

Berlin is full of interesting things to see and do, a great many of them can easily be reached with our Hop-on Hop-off bus. At the Rotes Rathaus/Neptunbrunnen stop you will find something for everyone.

Rotes Rathaus

Berliner Fernsehturm

An unmissable part of the capital city's skyline soaring 368 metres into the sky. Also known as the TV Tower, this sight was originally constructed to broadcast DDR television programmes. Today it is home to 203 metre high, 360-degree observation deck with a bar and a revolving restaurant, Sphere. Both are open daily from morning till night and most people spend between one and two hours in the tower.

DDR Museum

On the bank of the Spree river you can turn back the clock to the days of East Germany. The DDR Museum immerses its visitors in the daily life of East Berliners with interactive exhibitions. Take a seat in an original GDR living room, listen to East German music and stories about visits to the West.

Keep an eye out for the football used during a match between East and West Berlin and don't miss the prison cell with original items from Erfurt and Bautzen, a prison under full control of the Stasi.

Berlin Icebar

Like the DDR Museum, the Berlin Icebar takes its visitors back in time. Only here you can go on a freezing cold adventure as you follow in the footsteps of 19th century German Polar explorers.

You will travel to Bremerhaven by simply stepping through the door of the icebar and after you have enjoyed a drink in the tavern, you will step onboard of the Hansa as it sets sail for the North Pole. With three free drinks and a coat and gloves to keep you warm, you might just make it back safely.

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Rotes Rathaus

If you prefer sightseeing to attractions, you can't miss Berlin's City Hall, better known as the Rotes Rathaus because of the red bricks it was made from. It was built in the second half of the 19th century, in the Neo-Renaissance style with several wings with rounded arches and 74 metre high tower.

Inside there are several rooms open to the public, though the building is still in use today as the seat of the city's mayor and government which can mean some areas are off limits at times. You can take a look inside the Heraldic hall, where state visitors are welcomed and which is decorated with the coats of arms of all Berlin's boroughs. Or the former library, which is a nine-metre-high pillared hall with busts from many prominent people.

Little BIG City Berlin

A city through the ages, that's what you find at Little BIG City Berlin. Here you can experience an interactive journey through time, with the help of holograms, special effects and projections you will see, in miniature, how the city grew from the 12th century into the modern city it is today.

70 historic sites have been recreated in miniature, together with over 6000 hand-painted 3D figures, they recreate some of the Berlin's most notable events. From the burning of the Reichstag to the construction of the Wall in 1963 and John F. Kennedy's famous speech. You can actively join in the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

St. Marienkirche

St. Mary's is a curious sight to behold as a medieval church amongst the high rise buildings of central Berlin. First built in the late 13th century, it is one of the oldest churches still standing in Berlin, though it suffered many fires in the following centuries.

Inside, the main attraction is the fresco painting titled Dance of Death, which is more than 22 metres long and 2 metres high, which dates back to the 15th century when the plague roamed the city. Other sights inside St. Mary's Church include the imposing pulpit by sculptor Andreas Schlüter and the baptismal font which dates back to 1437.

St. Marienkirche

Berlin Dungeon

The city's scariest, most exhilarating yet funny attraction. The Berlin Dungeon takes visitors on a journey through the city's most horrific historical events and legends. From the Black Death in the 15th century to the ghost of Hohenzollern, known as the White Lady and from torture chambers to serial killers. Berlin's rich history will give you a fright!


Outside, in the bright and open space stands the Neptune Fountain. This baroque fountain was originally built in 1891 as a gift from the city to Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is considered one of the city's most beautiful fountains.

At the centre of the fountain stands Neptune, Roman god of freshwater and the sea. He is surrounded by four women who represent the four main rivers of former Prussia, the Elbe, the Rhine, the Vistula and the Oder.

Sea life Berlin

At Sea Life Berlin, you'll find over 5000 species of marine life. Follow the water as it flows from the Spree River to the depths of the Atlantic ocean and discover the animals that live there.

Watch as the animals are fed by supervisors and try to guess their favourite food. From tiny seahorses to magnificent octopuses and sting rays, this aquarium transports you to a world of wonder.

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