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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

Get an insider’s look at Berlin, the capital and cultural centerpiece of Germany, on this guided, 4-hour walking tour. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular attractions — like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie — as well as a few lesser-known locations that many group sightseeing tours miss. Learn about the history of Berlin, from the time of the Teutonic Knights to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany.

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

Begin this 4-hour walking tour in either West Berlin, at the Zoologischer Garten train station, or in East Berlin, at the Hackescher Markt train station. 

Walk through the city with an expert local guide, who will provide a detailed account of the Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history. Learn about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party and what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler’s bunker was located and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Also, find out how Germany was divided while walking through Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Then walk alongside the remains of the Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery.

Walk under the famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most important monuments. A symbol of division between Berlin and Germany during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. Also, see the Reichstag Building, the meeting place of the German Parliament.

Other sites on the tour include the protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the East German Government Quarter and Unter den Linden, a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin.

Customer Reviews

Sylvia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Taylor was extremely knowledgable and explained everything so well. He showed us places we wouldn't have known about or thought to visit. Taylor gave us a history recap at the start of the tour, which was very helpful, as it helped put things into perspective and made the whole tour flow really nicely. I think this tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Berlin. Berlin is a big city, and without a guide, it's really hard to know what you are looking at. A lot is covered in the 4 hours and it is extremely good value for money. I can't recommend it enough!

Petronia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Really a must of a Berlin visit. Lot of unknown history facts.
Wonderful guide. Great Phil.

Joan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour was a great introduction to the sights of Berlin and helped us to plan the rest of our stay. Brian was a great guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining too! Would definitely recommend it!

Sandy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Jared was awesome! A walking encyclopedia of Berlin's history. I met up with a friend the next day, a Berlin native, and told him stories Jared had told us during the walk that he had never know - that's how good it was!

Gijs K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Jared was a nice bloke who did just the right things as a tour guide. He told us about himself just enough to get a sense of friend feelings an about the staggering history of Berlin while guiding us trough various parts of Berlin. All together we now have a much better knowledge about the history of Berlin also pre WW2 now thanks to his guidance. His stories are amusing and informative and helped us with picking out places we wanted to see on a more detailled level. Keep up the good work Jared, you are one of the best tour guides we've had.

Anthony G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Best city walking tour i've ever done! Jamie was an excellent tour guide, and despite the snow and cold conditions it was an excellent day!

armand a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour was worth every penny and the tour guide made a huge difference. He was very knowledgeable and was interesting to listen to. We highly recommend this trip and hopefully you end up with the same tour guide.

Charlotte M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour was precisely what it said on the tin. It introduced us to Berlin and all its little hidden gems. Our tour guide Jamie was outstanding. His knowledge of the area was a definite benefit and he made walking around in the cold and snow worth it. Will definitely recommend this tour to my friends!

david h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

been on many city tours --this was one of the most interesting i've been on.Ashley our guide was very knowledgeable informative relaxed and friendly--a truly enjoyable 4 hours

Emil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome and informative tour. Phil was vibrant, funny and truly made the history of Berlin come to life. The tour covered many interesting sites in East and West Berlin and gave a good overview of the history of Berlin. Our only regret was not having cash to tip Phil with sorry, Phil!.
5/5 would heartily recommend, but for the sake of your feet wear good walking shoes.

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