5 star rating: Highly Recommended 189 Reviews

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
See Berlin from an insider’s perspective on this half-day walking tour! With your expert local guide, see Berlin’s main attractions including the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament building and Checkpoint Charlie, as well as the lesser-known places that regular tours usually miss. Learn fascinating facts about Berlin during World War 2 and the Cold War, and listen as your guide explains what life was like for Berlin’s citizens during those turbulent times.

Highlights

  • 4-hour historical walking tour of Berlin
  • Discover top Berlin attractions with your guide including Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament building and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Get an up-close look at the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Find out what life was like during WW2 and the Cold War
  • See where Hitler's former bunker is located

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The passionate and incredibly knowledgeable guide makes Berlin's history come alive as you visit legendary landmarks like the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate. A fascinating tour for anyone interested in this city's turbulent history.

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What You Can Expect

Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

On this historical walking tour of Berlin, your expert local guide will show you the city’s main attractions, as well as hidden gems that other tours may skip. Discover the modern German capital and learn about how it has overcome its tumultuous past, showing an optimistic future without any boundaries between East Berlin and West Berlin.

Walk through the city with your guide and discover sites linked to the city’s fascinating history. Learn about the Nazi legacy and how Hitler rose to power, and discover what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler's former bunker is and visit the modern Holocaust Memorial. Learn how Germany got divided into East and West during the Cold War as you walk through Checkpoint Charlie, and touch the remains of the Berlin Wall.

Walk under the Brandenburg Gate, the monumental entry to the boulevard Unter den Linden, which was authorized by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace. Near here, admire the Reichstag parliament building, opened in 1894, with its famous glass dome designed by British architect Norman Foster. Since the government moved back to Berlin in 1990, it is now the meeting place of the German parliament.

You can either start your tour in East Berlin or West Berlin, whichever suits your itinerary. No matter which you choose, you’ll still get to see all the sites visited on the tour. If you choose to start your tour in West Berlin, please bring a valid train ticket.

For a full list of sites visited on this Berlin walking tour, please see the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary


See the sights listed below:
  • Hitler's Bunker
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Berlin Wall
  • Memorial Church
  • Death Strip
  • East German Government Quarter
  • Unter den Linden
  • Reichstag Parliament building

Customer Reviews

Sportbilly
Luxembourg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The best way to see the city!
Our guides, Brian B., explanations were clear, very informative and very entertaining.
Also did a great job keeping the group engaged in the tour rather than just talking at us.
I would highly recommend this to everyone visiting Berlin!! Very worthwhile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic - a must do for all visitors to Berlin. I would do again as I am sure I would pick up even more such is the vast history and diversity of the city. Brian, our guide, was excellent taking time to regale us with the history in his own dramatic style and also encouraged and answered all our questions making for a first class 4 hours. I was recommended this trip by my brother and can only echo what he said to me the best tour I have ever done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour. My tour guide Brian Bell I think was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Jamie was excellent. The tour was brilliant. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Bar any was an excellent tour guide! He was considerate of his group's varying ages as they walked in the hot sun. He gave just the right amount of fact and context as we moved from the ancient to the modern. Berlin's a beautiful city with a tragic history it is acknowledging and Barnaby gave us a rich understanding in a short amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Nicolai had an broad historical understanding which made for a great 4 hour walking tour. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was my absolute favorite tour!! Brian B. did a fabulous job. He was welcoming, informative, engaging, and really brought Berlin alive for myself and my daughter. She remembers almost 95 of the tour which with the amount of travel we have done this summer is amazing. It was incredibly hot and Brian made sure all stops were within shade as much as possible too, just really took the time to be aware of his audience. I cannot say enough great things about Brian and Inside Berlin tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was one of my highlights of my trip to Berlin. Brian, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic the entire tour. He kept everyone's attention, including my fiancee who does not like history at all. This tour is must for everyone and is important to truly understand the vast history and background of the great city of Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

After our travel through 9 Eastern European cities in 3 weeks, in which we all did tours, we had to conclude that JJ, our tour guide in Berlin, was the best of all of them. He is an excellent tour guide, not only very knowledgeable, but also very humorous and he even recommended us some good restaurants afterwards. Therefore I can highly recommend JJ as a tour guide through Berlin, he will not disappoint!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I honestly can not rate this tour highly enough! Our guide Brian Bell was absolutely fantastic and just made this tour. He was an animated individual who made the history 'come alive' you could say, he made what was an extremely educational tour fun, with various impressions and friendly persona. He was also clearly passionate about the history of Berlin, we learnt so much in the four hours we were with him. We did this tour a mere few hours after landing and I do suggest doing the same. It'll not only give you an idea on the layout of the city you cover a lot of ground in this tour but also gives you an appreciation for what you are seeing. Do not go to Berlin without doing this tour! Another shout out to Brian Bell, when we did another tour with the same company Insider Berlin tours later in the week we spoke to him briefly beforehand and he gave us some wonderful advice and answered our questions about things we were planning to do in Berlin with our time left. These guides are brilliant and are always happy to help, like I said before I can not rate the guides, the company and this tour highly enough. If you want to do any tours in Berlin, definitely use this local tour company, they're worth every penny.

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