FAQ

Questions & Answers around the Music Tours
Which different tours do you offer?

We do offer the musical multi media BUS TOUR, the HANSA STUDIO TOUR and the WALKING TOUR. Also there are PRIVATE TOURS where we can combine the music tours and additional band- or artist specials, like the DAVDI BOWIE TOUR, DEPECHE MODE TOUR and U2 TOUR – all these special tours are linked with the Berlin period of these musicians and connect past & present atmosphere of the city.

During the big multi media Bus Tour we’re ranging a period of over 40 years of Berlin Music History and Present Scene.

The Hansa Studio Tour is an exclusive visit inside Germany’s most famous recording studios.

The Walking Tour discovers the musical history and present scene of Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte districts.

The Special Tours are usually combined Hansa Studio & multi media Bus Tours regarded to a specific artist or band.

The BOWIE BERLIN WALK is a relaxed walk through David Bowie's Berlin that covers Kreuzberg, Mitte, Tiergarten and Schöneberg district.

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How are the tours generally proceeded?

How are the tours generally proceeded? The multi media Bus Tour is hosted by a Berlin Music Guide. We drive the tours with extra DVD busses using different bus sizes, depending on the final group size. During the drive there are interviews shown we did extra for the music tours with various artists and musicians, makers of the Berlin Music Scene. They tell entertaining and fun stories and anecdotes, give away private details of their Berlin experiences and talk about their musical work with artists and bands. These interviews and video sequences are screened on monitors in the tour bus while we drive through the city or stop on certain points.

A regular Bus Tour runs for about 2, 5 hours, private or special tours can take longer, depending on your personal wishes and requests. Also we can organise shorter tours if you are very limited with your time.

The Hansa Studio Tour is an exclusive visit inside this legendary studio complex. Numerous national and international bands and artists have used the studios or still using them today. We start the studio tours usually in front of the building and discover it from bottom to the top, depending on which studio parts are available for a visit. By using many images and giving anecdotes and facts about the musical work there you will get an impression of Hansa from the old days and the recent atmosphere. If possible we listen to some bits of music and explain the studio equipment. In addition to the studio tours we can also book the studios for your exclusive recording session during a team building or other company event. Check out PRIVATE TOURS for further information.

A regular Hansa Studio Tour runs for about 2 hours.

The Walking Tour is a relaxed musical walk through the city’s neighbourhoods, recently we’re moving around Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte districts, more tours and areas will follow. Our Walking Tour Guides have many images, stories and anecdotes to tell on the way – we end this tour with visiting world famous Ramones Museum and a free drink there.

Like with the bus or studio tours we can arrange special walking tours depending on your requests and ideas.

A regular Walking Tour runs for about 2 hours and in winter only on request. The Special Tours are usually combining Bus and Studio Tour regarded to a specific artist or band, mainly we start these tours with a step into available parts of Hansa Studios and subsequently check out with the multi media bus various tour stations and locations connected with the artists or bands. Also here the tours mix the interviews and video sequences with the moderation from the Music Tour Guide.

A Special Tour runs usually for about 3-4 hours and is possible to order by request and availability.

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Where do the tours start and end?

The regular Bus Tour starts in front of ADLON Hotel, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin (S-Bahn & U-Bahn Station Brandenburger Tor) and ends again near Brandenburger Tor/ Brandenburg Gate. Private Tours and Special Tours can be ordered with additional pick up- or drop off-transfers.

The Hansa Studio Tour starts in front of entrance “Meistersaal”, Köthener Str. 38, 10963 Berlin (S-Bahn & U-Bahn Station Potsdamer Platz).

The Walking Tour starts in front of “Kesselhaus” on inner court yard of Kulturbrauerei Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin (U-Bahn Station Eberswalder Straße) and ends at Ramones Museum, Krausnickstr. 23, 10115 Berlin near S-Bahn Station Hackescher Markt and Oranienburger Straße.

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What do the tours cost?

A regular Bus Tour during the week costs up from 2 people 75 EUR per person. Weekend tours may vary. The more people joining the cheaper it gets per head stepwise. Usually we collect requests to make it better affordable for everyone. We offer decent rates for groups.

A regular Hansa Studio Tour costs usually between 15-30 EUR per person if 15-30 people total participating. Prices for small groups/ individuals are more expensive appropriate.

A regular Walking Tour costs 14 EUR per person with a minimum of 10 participants total joining. Private tours up from 2 people are more expensive appropriate.

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Why do I have to pre-order and can’t just show up at the tour date?

If we plan a bus tour an important thing is the sometimes quite chaotic traffic situation in Berlin. It does happen that the city center or other city areas are blocked for the traffic temporarily or building sites can be problematic. As we want to show you as much as possible on the tours we have sometimes to change the meeting point. But no worries – if you pre-order a tour we will give you all necessary information ahead.

Important for proper planning is the final group size for a tour date. We need some forerun to make a tour nice and relaxed for everyone. For instance is the final group size important for the tour bus size that we order. If you would join spontaneous it can happen that a tour is booked out already. Usually some days forerun are enough for a booking request.

Also for the Hansa Studio Tours and Walking Tours we need some forerun for proper planning and not least for giving you a final price for a tour.

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Can I book the tours just online?

You can book our tours online using our website or call our office via +49 (0)30-30875633.

The Music Tours are offered also through selected Berlin and Brandenburg hotels and hostels, travel agencies, tour operators and DMCs. Please check our PARTNER menu item for more info.

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Can I book a tour just for myself and/ or some friends or does it always have to be a bigger group?

Of course you can book all tours as individuals or together with some friends or family members, with your company, school or University group – it can be one person up to some hundred.

We collect the booking requests for the tour dates and calculate the size of the tour bus or finalize a price for a studio or walking tour. Usually individuals or smaller groups order selected tour dates.

All Music Tours are offered daily up from 2 people or groups by request and availability. Please check out further information about company and group tours on the next topic or have a look at PRIVATE TOURS.

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Are there tours offered for a company outing or company party?

Yes, we can organise extra Music Tours for your company event during the week or on weekends by availability. Please send us your wishes, ideas and questions and we arrange something really special for your guests, customers, colleagues or employees. Find more info under PRIVATE TOURS.

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Is there any merchandise from Hansa Studios available?

Yes, we offer in cooperation with Hansa Studios their official merchandising in our online SHOP. Here you can get high quality T-Shirts, Hoodies, Bags, Mugs, Baseball Caps etc – have a look. Also directly at Hansa Studios you can buy selected merchandising items. Let us know during a studio tour or in advance if you wish to check.

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I’m a journalist, author or blogger – where do I get press information about the tours?

If you need press information or press material about the Music Tours, please send an email to presse(at)musictours-berlin.com. We can also arrange press tours for your special journalist needs and help you out with your research in Berlin. For more information please check out menu item PRESS.

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Are the tours also available in other languages?

Recently we offer the Music Tours in English and German, more languages are being planned. For some tours we can already order Tour Guides for Spanish, French or Italian groups or individuals.

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My question wasn’t answered yet – what to do?

Please send your question or request to our menu item CONTACT or send an email to info(at)musictours-berlin.com or call our office +49 (0)30-30875633.

We wish you lots of fun and excitement during BERLIN MUSIC TOURS

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Questions about a tour?

If you have any question left regarding a music tour, please send us an email or call our office.

Office Telephone +49 (0)30 3087 5633

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