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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 July 2015

Very good tour and excellent guide Jonathan Worth the money and time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lindsey was an excellent tour guide, professional, knowledgeable , entertaining, articulate and projected her voice extremely well. we can't imagine that we could have had a better experience.

David A
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great walking tour due to the expertise and knowledge of our guide Sam. This is really the only way to see and find out about Berlin. Highly recommended and we will book another viator walking experience on our next city visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was Darren, and he was AWESOME! We covered an astounding amount of sites in Berlin, and Darren offered a ton of facts, as well as thought-provoking insight for each location. This tour was a highlight of our trip to Germany, it was worth every penny and even more! Take this tour and ask for Darren as your guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was Jess and he was great!!! We went to main point of interest and get a lot of relevant details and even fun facts. Thanks for a great experience!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great! Great guide and good choice of things to see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable tour with a very knowledgable guide. Highly recommend if you want to take in all the major historical sites that Berlin has to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour with tour guide, Lysanne. She was enthusiastic and had a special technique of providing all the knowledge and holding everyone's interest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wouter, our guide was very diplomatic at all times. He made you think with his questions and multiple perspectives of the players, leaders, and common folks who lived in and around Berlin in different periods in history. like a great teacher, he also kept an eye out for wanderers who would leave the pack or go astray. Join him for lunch at the bakery, the prices are reasonable and the food is tasty. 5 stars for Wouter. Wear comfortable shoes as 4 hours on cobble stones and granite is hard on the feet and shins.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Darren was very knowledgable and delivered the information in an engaging way.

The Irish accent from than broken English made it easier for us to pick up on all the information

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