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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Uncover Berlin's past and present on this enlightening 4-hour walking tour through Mitte, the city’s historic center. Walk along the Berlin Wall, stroll down Unter den Linden to Brandenburg Gate, see the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, hear the story behind Checkpoint Charlie and learn about the Topography of Terror museum. Listen as your guide ties important monuments, buildings and memorials to the city’s complex Prussian, Imperial, Nazi and Cold War past, weaving history into a detailed narrative. Compare these historical sights with modern marvels such as Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse.

Highlights

  • 4-hour historical walking tour of Berlin
  • Learn about Berlin during the eras of the Prussians, Imperialists, Nazis and the Cold War
  • Visit Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, the Topography of Terror and more
  • Walk along the Berlin Wall and down Unter den Linden
  • Witness Berlin’s modern urbanization at Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse

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What You Can Expect

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin City Walking Tour

Start your 4-hour walking tour in either East Berlin or West Berlin. Your guide will begin with an overview of how Berlin was founded, and will continue explaining the long, complex and fascinating history of Germany’s capital city throughout your tour.

Stroll down the Unter den Linden boulevard, linking the Stadtschloss royal palace to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. As Berlin grew and expanded to the west, Unter den Linden became the grandest and best-known street in the city by the 19th century.

Visit Museum Island, the Neue Wache memorial and the Berlin State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked, and walk under the triumphal arc of Brandenburg Gate, the monumental entry to Unter den Linden. Nearby you’ll see the Reichstag parliament building, Pariser Platz, Hitler’s bunker and the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial.

Follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie, and stand in the square of Bebelplatz, the site of the infamous 1933 Nazi book burnings. Walk along the remains of the Berlin Wall, which once divided East and West Berlin, and learn of the momentous events leading to its collapse in 1989.

Pause outside the Topography of Terror museum, located on the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters. Your guide will explain how the museum’s intentioned location reflects Berlin’s efforts at confronting and grappling with its past. Look down into the excavated cellars, where political prisoners were tortured and executed.

On a lighter note, get a taste of modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, with its urban architectural spread, and see how the area of Friedrichstrasse is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. Your tour ends at the beautiful square of Gendarmenmarkt, and you'll be provided a city map with information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We completed the four hour walking tour of Berlin with the family. The tour was great and it was a good way to start our trip.
Our tour guide Jonathan was amazing and he made the tour very special. The best part was that it was not a facts tour, but he made it a story that made it interesting not only for us, but for our three kids that also enjoyed it. At the end we asked for a few tips and he was spot on on everything he recommended.
Will strongly recommend this Tour, Berlin is easily walkable so don't be intimated.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My husband and I immensely enjoyed the half day walking tour of Berlin. The guide, Wouter, was extremely informative and friendly. We saw and learnt from him so much. Time passed by very quickly seeing all the historical and famous sights and I would recommend everyone going to Berlin to take this tour. If you are lucky enough to have Wouter as your tour guide, so much the better. Thank you so much Wouter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Guide was very knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was very informative and the tour guide was lovely! Such a good value for money and very interesting - thanks a lot ysanne!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a wonderful experience. We had the most amazing tour guide Kathryn who had incredibly indepth knowledge and knew the best way to share this, keeping us all engaged. I would recommend this as a great beginning to your stay in Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all of the history. Very interesting tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Kathryn was excellent. Her knowledge of Berlin was of the highest order. She spoke loud and clearly and it was a pleasure listening to her talk about the history of Berlin. She showed us places which wouldn't normally be known unless you were previously aware of them. It was a very hot day and Kathryn was very considerate making sure we were in shaded areas when she spoke and catered for everyone's needs during the tour.
Berlin is a very interesting city and for a capital city the traffic is very light. It's history is long and can't just be remembered for its Dark days during the nazi regime. I would definitely recommend this city and this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome tour! The guide was really knowledgeable on the history and culture of the city! She did a fantastic job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good value tour! The tour guide was friendly and informative. Over all, it was a good way to spend half day on my first visit to Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I can't say enough about our amazingly knowledgeable tour guide Kathryn. This was such an interesting tour about a very interesting city! Don't go to Berlin without doing this tour! Highly, highly recommended

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