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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Travel into Berlin's past, from 1920s Friedrichstrasse to today's Potsdamer Platz, on this enlightening half-day walking tour. While walking, your guide's superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-century Berlin into a detailed narrative, using the latest historical research.


  • Historical walking tour of Berlin
  • Hear about Berlin during the eras of the Prussians, Nazis, Cold War and more
  • Walk down Unter den Linden
  • See where Nazi students burned books
  • Walk through the Brandenburg Gate
  • See the Berlin Wall

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What You Can Expect

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin City Walking Tour

This fascinating walking tour begins with an account of how Berlin was founded. You'll go for a stroll along the famous Unter den Linden boulevard, passing the University and Opera House, and find out where Nazi students burnt books in May 1933.

The walking tour also takes you to the War Memorial (Neue Wache) and State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked. You'll see where the 1920s Cabaret Mile, Friedrichstrasse, once stood and how this area is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. To find out how public transport worked in a divided city, you'll visit a Ghost Station.

After walking through the Brandenburg Gate and seeing the Reichstag (Parliament) with its famous new dome, you'll take a walk past the new Holocaust Memorial and visit the site of Hitler's bunker. Listen as your guide explains what happened here at the end of the war, and why there is nothing left to see.
You'll then see how 21st-century Berlin is taking shape on Potsdamer Platz, and find out where the Nazi SS and Gestapo HQ stood. You'll see the Berlin Wall and follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie. While you walk, your guide will explain how the Wall was built, as well as the momentous events of its fall in 1989.

The tour ends on one of Europe's most beautiful squares, Gendarmenmarkt, not far from the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.


See the sights listed below:

  • The Berlin Wall
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Nazi Air Ministry
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Reichstag Dome (new home of the Bundestag)
  • Pariser Platz (and the new American Embassy)
  • Museum Island and Pleasure Garden (Lustgarten)
  • Bebelplatz, scene of Nazi Book burning
  • Potsdamer Platz (21st century architectural marvels!)
  • Unter den Linden
  • Friedrichstrasse (1920s cabaret mile!)
  • Russian Embassy
  • War Memorial (Neue Wache)
  • Royal Hunting Grounds (Tiergarten)
  • Humboldt University

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Host was extremely knowledgeable. Very enjoyable!!! Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was a fantastic tour.... by far the best tour we did while in Berlin. The reason the tour was so outstanding was due to our very knowledgable guide Phillipa/Fellipa? No idea how to spell her name. Being a history major, she had so much to explain and to tell us. I also loved the fact that after viewing the Holocaust Memorial she asked for our impressions. Once people explained their thoughts on it, she told us some of the impressions that others had had on this tour. I felt that this was a particularly good way to approach this memorial - assess your own feeling about it, then learn more about what others found of value there. It made the experience far more rich in my opinion. Guides can certainly be hit and miss - we had one of each on our trip, but Phillipa was outstanding!!

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