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

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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.


  • 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.


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lorna is an amazing guide! She has shared with us some very thorough introduction of all the interesting and meaningful spots in Berlin. She has definitely made our tour exceedingly interesting! Would recommend this to everyone who are new to Berlin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Would recommend highly to newcomers to Berlin as well as those who know the city well. Provided that the guide is Beth! She was knowledgeable, informative and interesting. To describe German history briefly and in a way that is explanatory and interesting takes a lot of skill. A fascinating few hours in this wonderful city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Johnny was an great guide - informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of our favorite tours. Our guide did an excellent job and truly loves her job and her country. We learned a lot about Berlin - this tour covers East and West Berlin and provides a quick view of most everything you want to see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, very enjoyable and informative. Rick was easily heard and very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely brilliant tour with our tour guide Kathryn. She was very informative and made it come alive and very interesting. First class and great value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide, great weather and a perfect way to see Berlin on foot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We took time to choose the right walk for us, so as to see as much as possible, but not to be overwhelmed. The half day walking tour was just right and all the more enhanced by our wonderful, very knowledgeable guide Kathryn. The group was quite large and she made every stop so interesting with stories and information we had not heard before. She was fun, had a great sense of humour and even managed to navigate us through 2 different street demonstrations with alacrity. She was also happy to help with any questions, and to point us in the right direction at the end of the trip, plus advise on what else there is on offer, without being pushy at all.
we would highly recommend using Kathryn as your guide..please ask for her directly!
Vicki and Tony

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good in did, an excellent guide, great English, very informative, tons of walking and had a wonderful tour of the area. Well done viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent introductory tour of historical sites in Berlin. Beth did a superb job, and it was as if we were in a History class day trip! Highly recommended.

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