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  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Half-Day Walking Tour

Explore the chilling legacy of Germany’s Third Reich during this fascinating 3-hour walking tour to some of the Nazi’s most important sites in Berlin. Follow your historian guide on a walk from Wilhelmstrasse past the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo and the location of Hitler’s underground command center. As you move, your guide will help place the sites and rise of the Nazis into historical context, offering insight into those who resisted their reign of terror and discussing the horror of the Holocaust. Finish your day near Berlin’s Topography of Terror museum.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Berlin's Third Reich sites
  • Learn about the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party from an expert guide
  • See where World War II and the Holocaust were orchestrated as you walk down the Wilhelmstrasse
  • Witness where the Propaganda Ministry, Hitler's bunker and the SS and Gestapo headquarters once stood
  • End near the must-visit Topography of Terror museum

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What You Can Expect

Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Half-Day Walking Tour

Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Walking Tour

Gain new insight into the chilling rise of the Nazis in Germany during this 3-hour walking tour investigating the Third Reich’s key sites in Berlin. You’ll gain a new appreciation for the historical events and sites that contributed to the rise (and fall) of this infamous regime.

Start your trip from the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station, leaving in either the morning or the afternoon (depending on the option selected). Meet your guide at the station, listening as they share historical details about the biography of Hitler and the rise of his National Socialist Party. These facts will help explain the dramatic period of violence that took hold between 1933 and 1945, resulting in one Germany’s darkest eras.

Journey along the Wilhelmstrasse, an elegant street that gained an infamous reputation under the reign of the Third Reich as the centerpiece of its government offices. Through 1945, this street housed a variety of Third Reich political structures, including the Reich Chancellery. 

Continue to Wilhemplatz Square, once home to the Propaganda Ministry of Joseph Goebbels, housed in a converted 18th century palace. Then check out the sprawling Ministry of Aviation, and Heinrich Himmel’s SS and Gestapo headquarters on Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse, once considered the most chilling location in all of Germany.

Hear details about the Battle of Berlin, led by the Soviets at the end of World War II, which contributed to mass aerial bombings of the city and a final attack at the Reichstag. Then head to the Führerbunker. This infamous site is today just a parking lot, but at one point it housed the underground command center where Hitler ended his life. 

Finish your excursion at the former Gestapo and SS headquarters, where you’ll find the Topography of Terror museum. You’re encouraged to extend your trip with this optional museum entrance, or simply end your visit here.

Customer Reviews

Yvette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Vouter was great and full of information. He really knew his history and was able to answer any questions. A great tour for WW UK buffs

andy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An enjoyable tour through some of Berlin's most important historical sites. Our guide was informative and friendly and happy to answer any and all questions.

Katie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide was fantastic! Really interesting tour... Well worth the cold December day! Would highly recommend this walking tour.

Mike R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was one of the highlights of my time in Berlin. Kathryn, our guide, was very well versed in this period of German history and made it accessible to everyone. Despite the heavy subject matter she managed to deliver the tour in a fun and engaging way without trivialising it. I learnt more about the Third Reich on this tour than I ever did at high school so I am truly grateful and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the rise and fall of one of the most depraved regimes in history.

Jeff T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Catherine was an extremely knowledgeable guide with a deep passion on the subject. Definitely gained a lot of new insights into it. Well done!

mr eric d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was excellent Dennos was very informative, witty and intersetring to listen to.

Nell P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sam was our tour guide and he was amazing! He took us to all the important stops and set the background for the history of the sites. He was pleasant and humorous and made the tour fun. I would highly recommend this tour!

Jim F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent, informative and well read guide.

Cameron M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 15 and 14 yrs attended this tour with tour guide Mort. We were all equally impressed with his wealth of knowledge and experience and his passion for this tour. The way that Mort presented the information was so interesting and the photos he carried with him made the content so much more meaningful. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to families with teenage children.

Ian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Mort is a great guide, with a wealth of knowledge of nazi history. Unconditionally recommended.

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