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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

The Brandenburg Gate (or Brandenburger Tor) is one of Berlin’s original city gates, erected in 1791. It marks the entry to the Under den Linden avenue as part of the ceremonial boulevard that led to the Prussian monarchs’ royal seat. The ... 

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Shari D

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

For those who love to walk, a great way to view the important historic sights in Berlin, like Brandenburg Gate, the Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island etc. Our guide was very informative. He had lived in Berlin as an expat and was a writer and journalist who was able to provide a good historical perspective. We covered a fair bit of ground, so if you have mobility issues, not recommended.

Doing what: Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

Lucy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

My friend and I took the bike tour with Tom, and had a wonderful couple of hours exploring the city. The tour was well paced, with plenty of stops around the well known sights, including the Brandenburg Tor, the Reichstag, and the Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe. Tom was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and had plenty of interesting facts, and was also personable and friendly, trying to get to know each person of the tour which made it really special. We also stopped at a beer garden for lunch, where the food was delicious and the portions generous. I'd definitely take this tour again, although maybe in the summer months when it isn't quite as chilly!

Doing what: Berlin Bike Tour

Wilkie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great way to get an overview of the all the major sights and attractions of the central Berlin area, from Alexanderplatz where the tour starts to the Brandenburg Gate, and everything in between. You can cover a lot of ground on these babies. Great English speaking guide Toby. The Segways are allowed on the bike paths, which makes it a lot easier and safer for a big part of the tour.

Doing what: Berlin Segway Tour

Susan C

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2015

The tour was really informative and interesting. I would have appreciated our guide advising on 'photo stops', as it was we were getting all the history of where we were Brandenburg Gate for example and then we were off before anyone had time to take any pictures. Aside from that little thing the tour was well worth it. Just a word of warning the tour does not finish where it starts so make sure you take some small change for the bus or train to get back to where you started.

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Bianca Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was fantastic - limited to a group of 6 we got taken around Berlin by Sven our guide, as he explained a little further from what we knew of some of the monuments. Brandenburg Tor was easily the most impressive - it's sheer size alone was amazing.

This is a great tour if you only have a short amount of time and is still quite detailed due to the small size.

Doing what: Berlin Third Reich Small-Group Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror

Calum McLean United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This was a fantastic tour, our guide Jarred was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Berlin, from its origins to modern events. The tour commenced at Gendarmenmarkt and concluded at the Brandenburg Gate. Jarred did a fantastic job of weaving a story throughout the tour and pulling together all the facts as it developed.

I took this tour two days before the 25th anniversary of the wall coming down, when we got the the Holocaust Memorial there were large screens displaying events of the final hours before and after the wall came down, the atmosphere was amazing.

Most ‘half day’ tours I have been on, have lasted around 2hours, this was genuinely a half day tour. However as Berlin is a reasonably flat city it was not tiring at all.

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, it is one of the best walking tours I have ever been on.

Doing what: Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour

James A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The walking tour visited all the Berlin sites of interest which are available with in a reasonable walking distance such as Brandenburg gate, Babel Platz, Furerbunker, Jewish memorial, checkpoint charlie, Topo of Terror. The tour guide, Lorna, was English and gave the tour in English. She was an energetic delightful personality. This tour gave a quick overview of the Tourist sights of Berlin and I highly recommend it for the first time tourist to Berlin.

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Sandy W

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Learned a lot on this tour. It was a busy day in Berlin for other tours at the same time and while at The Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate it was very crowded. Wear comfortable shoes for this one as there's all pavement and cobbles and by the third hour your feet are killing you. Tour guide Jess had a good sense of humor, but had a bit of an stand off'ish attitude. Whatever, I wasn't there for him. By the time we made it to Checkpoint Charlie we 'defected' from the tour and went off on our own. One note: Make notes of places that you found interesting so you can go back later as there's no time to really stop and take photographs or read posted information.

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour


3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2014

I found the tour company at the West meeting point easily enough (but there is another tour company which start their tours from the other side of the bus stops, so make sure you find the right one). We then took the train to the east meeting point, but due to work on the train lines we were a bit later than we should have been.

Our guide Jonathan was very knowledgeable and made sure to find us places in the shade and places we could sit as often as possible, as the weather was very warm and sunny. He made sure to start the tour with a general history while we were sitting in the shade and then touched upon the relevant points when seeing the different sights.

There's quite a bit of a walk on this tour, about 6 kilometres. We saw Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, Bebelplatz, the Holocaust Memorial, a bit of the Berlin wall and ended up outside the concert house. We rather quickly passed by Brandenburger Tor and Checkpoint Charlie. We had a short break at the Holocaust Memorial, where we could buy drinks and use the toilet, this was after about 3 hours of touring.

I'm wavering between 3 and 4 stars for this one, as I've certainly done better walking tours with better guides, but it was a nice introduction to Berlin. I personally feel that 4 hours is a bit too much time for one tour. Also, be aware that the first half hour of the tour is only transportation to the east meeting point if you choose to meet at the west one.

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Jon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Mike, was excellent. It was a great introduction to Berlin and allowed us to plan our remaining days effectively. The short break at the Brandenburg Gate was appreciated. We would be only too happy to recommend this tour.

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Colby C

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

Great tour. The guide was well prepared and had lots of little bits of information that bought the town of Berlin and its history to life. This is a walking tour so be prepared to walk! The only place for the toilet stop was half way at the Brandenburg Gate - we went into the Starbucks and paid to use their bathrooms. The Berlin Wall stop was a bit disapointing - I would perhaps end the tour there instead of Checkpoint Charlie so people can have a look at the wall and the information there instead of just standing above it looking down and getting info from the guide. The meeting place is easy to find but as usual we left late. I would recommend this tour its a good way to see the main sights and hear the history of the place

Doing what: Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Joshua C C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Unfortunately didn't actually end up doing this tour as we couldn't find the place! I think the directions need to be more precise as Alexanderplatz is absolutely huge! If it had something in the directions like near the TV-Tower it would've been much easier to find!! Only happened to stumble upon it by chance as it is very well hidden! Ended up swapping this tour for the All Berlin Bike Tour which my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed!!Our tour guide Lauren was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about German history as she had a degree in the field!! Take as many photos as possible!!!Brandenburg Gate is amazing! Also I would suggest being at the back of the group during the tour as you get a free piece of the Berlin Wall and a beer after!!Just some friendly advice!! Well worth it!

Doing what: Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

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