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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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Overview

Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Your walking tour of Berlin also includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.
  • 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 and the Topography of Terror
  • Walk along the Berlin Wall and down Unter den Linden
  • Witness Berlin’s modern urbanization at Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about Prussian kings, the Nazis, and the city’s modern rebirth in areas such as Potsdamer Platz.
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Neue Promenade 3 , Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

In front of the Starbucks across from S-Bahn "Hackescher Markt"

This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Gendarmenmarkt , Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Checkpoint Charlie , Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Take a walk back in time as you explore the many layers of history found in Berlin, covering everything from its Prussian period, to its violent 20th century and the present period of rebirth. History fans and those interested in the remarkable renaissance of Berlin’s urban center will enjoy this insightful, half-day trip past the city’s key monuments.

    Start your day at Neue Promenade 3 where you'll meet your guide. Listen to an introductory overview of the strange, winding history of Berlin, covering the city’s founding and continuing with stories about the turbulent years of war and modern era as the tour moves forward. Walk down Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard, a thoroughfare that links Stadtschloss royal palace with Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. By the 19th century, this elegant street was among the most famous in the city, growing even more grand as Berlin’s boundaries pushed further west.

    Head next to Museum Island, pausing at the Berlin State Library (once the workplace of Albert Einstein) and the Neue Wache memorial as you continue. Travel beneath the monumental Brandenburg Gate, which forms the beginning of Unter den Linden, and check out the Reichstag, home of Germany’s parliament, just nearby. Then explore Pariser Platz, the location of Hitler’s bunker and the Holocaust Memorial, commemorating the many Jews that lost their lives during the Nazi regime.

    Trace the path of the “death strip” to Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point for those traveling between East and West Berlin, and visit Bebelplatz, the location of an infamous 1933 book burning by the Nazis. You’ll then have time the stroll along the Berlin Wall, demarcating the boundary between East and West during the Cold War, and hear details about its triumphant downfall in 1989.

    Take a moment to stop at the Topography of Terror Museum, situated at the former Gestapo and SS Headquarters. Hear from your guide about the significance of the museum’s location, which the city’s leaders consciously chose to help confront and reconcile the awful moments of Berlin’s past. Look down into the building’s excavated cellars, a haunting spot where political prisoners were once tortured and killed.

    Wrap up your Berlin walk on a lighter note with a stop at the modern area of Potsdamer Platz, a one-time “dead zone” between East and West that has since been rebuilt. Then take a walk along Friedrichstrasse, a high-end retail district. You’ll end your tour at Gendarmenmarkt, where you’ll receive a city map detailing useful info on Berlin’s public transport, nightlife and museums.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Hackescher Markt
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    James Simon Park
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Museum Island
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Berliner Fernsehturm
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Neues Museum
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Pergamonmuseum
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Altes Museum
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Berliner Dom
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Rotes Rathaus
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Nicholas Quarter
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Lustgarten
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Schlossbrucke
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Deutsches Historisches Museum
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Neue Wache
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Bebelplatz
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper)
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Cathedral of St. Hedwig - Domgemeinde St. Hedwig
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Ampelmann Shop
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Pariser Platz
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Brandenburg Gate
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Reichstag Building
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Victory Column (Siegessaule)
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker)
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Topography of Terror
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Checkpoint Charlie
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Gendarmenmarkt
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Franzoesischer Dom
    The guide will explain the history of the site
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Original Berlin Walks
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour.

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    • "The tour is a lot of walking and standing, so wear comfortable shoes." See review
    • "I suggest comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot (maybe run a little bit)!" See review
    • "Not rushed, but lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes." See review

    Reviews

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    star-4
    The overall walking experience was good. Just that the time in Berlin wall should have been more.East gallery was missed
    RUCHIT_M
    , Dec 2021
    The Berlin wall was good, but should have been taken to the other side also and should have been allowed to walk along side the wall and take pictures.
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    star-5
    Great tour
    8hpxbdch99
    , Nov 2021
    Though it was cold weather but we enjoyed the waking tour with the history with a twist of comedy that makes it extra special. Also our tour guid shared his personal stories it was really amazing !
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    star-5
    Brilliant way to see the city
    Sarah_B
    , Nov 2021
    Thanks for a lovely, informative and engaging tour of the city. Our tour guide, Beth was amazing and the pace meant we saw so much in such a short time.
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    star-5
    Best tour guide EVER!
    Joyce_H
    , Nov 2021
    Georgia was, hands down, the most engaging and knowledgeable tour guide ever. (We travel a lot and have done dozens of city walking tours all over Europe, both "free" and paid.) Berlin is a fascinating city with many layers of history, and Georgia's love of the city and its stories was contagious. Seriously, this tour is a fantastic experience of sightseeing, learning and laughing, with a personable and intelligent ambassador of German culture. Thank you Georgia for a great day in Berlin!
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    star-5
    Engaging, witty, informative, challenging - just brilliant.
    Dominic_V
    , Nov 2021
    Absolute best way to discover Berlin, with no equal. Pip was an amazing guide, enthusiastic, charming, funny and engaging, she did a brilliant job of leading our group. I love it when people share their personalities on tours like this, and give so much of their own views and reflections on culture, history, politics and humanity, I couldn’t have wished for a better guide. A wonderful day of discovery and engagement, we crammed so much in , totally forgot about the cold and damp conditions. Would not hesitate to recommend this tour, I have so much information, history, culture, sadness, joy and laughter. She gave us so many cultural references for related books, TV programmed and films, enough to keep the Berlin experience going for months after my short trip. Well done Pip, and all the best.
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    star-5
    Walk through Berlin
    gert_v
    , Nov 2021
    A very interesting walk with a excellent gide ( Georgia). You see the most "hot spots" of Berlin. 👍👍👍👍
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    star-5
    Recommended
    Stephen_T
    , Nov 2021
    We had an excellent time on this tour. Our guide Campbell was very friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. He took us to places I’m sure we wouldn’t have gone to if we’d been left to our own devises. Very good value for money and recommended.
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    William_H
    , Nov 2021
    Georgia was a very knowledgeable and personable guide, highly recommend. Got to see many sites in a timely fashion.
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    star-5
    Excellent tour to get around Berlin!
    David_P
    , Nov 2021
    Excellent tour exploring the rich history of Berlin, with a strong focus on the 20th century. Our guide, Fran was brilliant and really brought it to life. She's clearly really passionate about history and about Berlin and it made the tour superb! Would definitely recommend if you want to see a lot of the key places in Berlin.
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    star-5
    Wonderful tour and excellent tour guide
    Georgia_G
    , Nov 2021
    We had Beth as our tour guide and she was excellent! Very knowledgable, engaging, and (at appropriate times) cheerful and funny. We learned a lot about the long history of the area in a compressed amount of time, while walking around a lovely city. Great time overall and highly recommend.
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