Inside Berlin's famed Hansa Studios (Courtesy of Berlin Music Tours)
Musically, Berlin is thriving, from classical to experimental noise to everything in between. Stars such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, U2, and Depeche Mode have recorded some of their greatest hits here, revelling in the cheap living, drugs, and anonymity of the city. Local rock icons such as Nena (of 99 Red Balloons fame), diva Nina Hagen, and today’s band Rammstein have also drawn inspiration from the city’s underground scene. If exploring Berlin’s vast musical landscape seems overwhelming, Berlin Music Tours is there to make it easier. Activities include a multimedia bus tour through Berlin’s rock and pop music history until today, a visit inside the legendary Hansa Studios, and an overview of the most important clubs, including SO36, Tresor, and Berghain. This is one of the few ways to visit the famed Hansa Studios. Booking on the website required.