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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 November 2015

This tour was the best city tour I've done. Our guide, Jonathan, showed us a lot of the history going from historical facts to personal stories. He also cared and was asking us questions about how we felt with the city and its monuments. It was almost like a walk in the park with a friend, except the walk was 5.5km of history through a complex city and the friend is an extremely knowledgeable guide. I recommend it to anyone as the group are not too big and our guide felt and adjusted to the vibe of the group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide, Jess, was amazing. The four hour walk felt like a four hour class, and we learned so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Despite the weather, the tour was the highlight of my Berlin trip. Me and my girlfriend had already seen a few of the attractions in Mitte on our first day in Berlin but it didn't matter because our guide gave such a great indepth knowledge of the history of Berlin that was fascinating. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were given an excellent walk through the last 300 years of German history with an informative and excellent guide. She was able to summarise events and then walk us past relevant buildings and monuments with time to look and a welcome break in the middle of the four hour tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide Ryan was brilliant, clever and very informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a great tour. Our guide Matti was knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating to the group and our questions. I would highly recommend this tour.
Only negative was that a meeting point was a bit difficult to find since the restaurant is in the middle of square, not on the edge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sam was a great tour guide. All was done well - The walking pace, knowledgeable briefings, recommendations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Jess was a brilliant guide and truly brought the history alive...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Jess was very knowlegeable and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our group was comprised of 4 students in Berlin for 4 days and this tour was definitely the highlight of the trip. Lynsey, our tour guide, was lovely a history PHD, she was very knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. The tour in and of itself was very well designed, comprehensive but not too rushed. The information provided was pertinent and interesting in many ways. Lots of the info signs in the city were in German so it was great to get to know the city in English! This tour is a must for Anglophones in Berlin!

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