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

Final Days of World War 2 Walking Tour of Berlin

Experience the dramatic final days of the World War II in Berlin during this half-day walking excursion. Visit some of the most important historical sites in Berlin with your guide, discovering the series of events that culminated in the final German surrender. Trace the Soviet attack as it drove ever-deeper into the German capital, ending with the final battle at the Reichstag. You’ll also view the location of Hitler’s former bunker and learn about daily life for residents during the war, particularly those who opposed the Third Reich.

Highlights

  • 4-hour walking tour of WW2 sites in Berlin
  • See Hitler's bunker and from where the Luftwaffe was coordinated
  • Learn about the last days of the Nazi regime and the Battle of Berlin from your expert guide
  • See memorials to those who opposed the regime, such as Claus von Stauffenberg
  • Enjoy this unique learning experience, great for history buffs!

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What You Can Expect

Final Days of World War 2 Walking Tour of Berlin

Final Days of World War 2 Walking Tour of Berlin

Immerse yourself in the final moments of World War II as you relive the gripping battles and heroic struggles that took place in Berlin to end the multiyear reign of terror of the Third Reich. History lovers are sure to enjoy this deep dive into the personalities and places that defined the final fight to end the Nazi regime.

Meet your guide in the morning near Zoologischer Garten, continuing on an exploration of a series of key locations from the years of the Third Reich and the final Battle of Berlin in 1945. Visit the headquarters of the Luftwaffe, Germany’s feared air force, which coordinated the Battle of Britain, and check out the Ministry of Propaganda, where Joseph Goebbels composed many of his most infamous speeches.

Retrace the route of the final Soviet assault on the city, eventually reaching the Reichstag. Then visit the Soviet War Memorial, where many of the army’s soldiers are buried. You’ll also stop at the home of Hitler’s New Reich Chancellery, the headquarters of the Nazi government, and view the location of Hitler’s former bunker, along with his last days and suicide there in April 1945.

As you walk, you’ll also hear about the resistance movement that opposed Nazi rule, including the group’s leaders, Henning von Tresckow, Hans Oster and Claude von Stauffenberg. This will offer a convenient opportunity for your guide to share insights into daily life for citizens under the Nazis, and talk about the group’s dramatic rise to power. This includes details of Hitler’s Lebensraum policy, a doctrine which contributed to the Holocaust, and created the militaristic philosophy that led to the war.

Customer Reviews

Darryl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent knowledge from Michael, well presented and a gentleman.

Wesley Arthur L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide, Barnaby, was off the charts-- EXCELLENT. The tour was approximately 4 hours in duration, but every minute of it was absolutely impeccably orated, and transfixing. Very informative, and grippingly anecdotal as well as full of facts and statistics. I would highly recommend it.

lesfantome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great tour! Our charming guide JJ delivered an excellent balance of incredibly interesting WWII facts and untold stories combined with just the right touch of intellectual humor. Thank you Viator and JJ.

Jo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent walking and historical tour. JJ, our host, was fantastic and exceptionally well informed. highly recommend it to anyone interested in history and who enjoys walking.

Gail R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lots of history and walking. Great tour.

Dana K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Barnaby was outstanding made the Hitler's last days come alive and he did this with great humor one of the more enjoyable tours we have taken. Dana Kirby

Kelly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Barnaby was AWESOME! He was very knowledgeable and funny. We had been recommended this tour from friend's of ours' who had recently been to Berlin. It was a really great FREE tour. All they ask are for tips which they so deserve.

William F C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour is what we were looking for. Even though there were about 25 people in our group, everyone stayed together. Our guide was fabulous. Even though much of Berlin has been reconstructed, our guide was excellent at either showing us photos of the devastation, or explaining how the buildings looked after the bombing. Absolutely would promote this tour operator and their knowledgeable staff.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Michael, our guide, was excellent. We had a very large group, but he led it well and provided an excellent and compelling narrative.

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Taylor, the guide, was very knowledgable and passionate about his subject. I found the tour very enjoyable, but there is a lot of walking - especially on a hot day. I learned a lot about the Third Reich.

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