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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"

10:30 AM
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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    Traveler Tips


    • "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

    5.0
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    3,692 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    Excellent tour to start exploring Berlin with the best guide
    Tra_H
    , Oct 2021
    We have the best tour guide and best storyteller of Berlin - Martin, whose passion and humour shone! Berlin is full of history, and in our 4 hour walking tour (including half hour break), we covered a lot of ground. Excellent tour to get us start our days exploring Berlin - myself and my 11yo learnt a lot.
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    star-5
    Essential Berlin
    Richard_S
    , Oct 2021
    This is a wonderful introduction to Berlin. Our guide, Gregor, was very congenial and an excellent teacher. He provided knowledgeable and thoughtful insights into the complex history of this pivotal country and its capital city. The four hours of this tour flew by, and we would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to see Berlin.
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    star-5
    Intro to East Berlin
    Jack_R
    , Oct 2021
    Great introduction to former East Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate. The guide was quite knowledgeable and a bit philosophical. He was very good! Highly recommended.
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    star-5
    😉 amazing
    Adriana_N
    , Oct 2021
    Amazing tour, my guide was Xavier, fantastic and a lot of knowledge of everything. I really recommend this experience!!!
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    star-5
    Great Intro Tour of Berlin
    Vinay_N
    , Oct 2021
    Xavier was an awesome tour guide with an in-depth knowledge of Berlin and it’s history. I had several questions beyond the scope of the tour and he answered them patiently. I also found him to run the tour keeping everyone’s ability to walk, etc.
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    star-4
    Tour was great, guide could do better
    Marcia_T
    , Oct 2021
    The tour was a good tour (rated it a 4), however Scott from Scotland, our tour guide moved along the sights entirely too fast and didn’t give folks time to take pics and just take in the sight. He walked too fast and kept leaving group members. I would suggest that he take his time and allow more time at each sight as well as speak louder or get a microphone where everyone can hear him clearly. With his heavy accent it was hard to hear and understand him.
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    star-5
    Great
    Anoosheh_N
    , Oct 2021
    Great informative and an easy walk. Flat and convenient. About a 5 mile slow walk. Not Rigorous. Great knowledgeable guide
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    star-5
    Berlin sights and history
    Laurajane_F
    , Oct 2021
    Wouter, our guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to others.
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    star-5
    Great tour. I would...
    Emmanuel_N
    , Oct 2021
    Great tour. I would highly recommend it...especially if u aren't gona spend much time in the city. Thank u Heidi
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    star-5
    A Great Set Up for Any Visit to Berlin
    Pamela_G
    , Oct 2021
    I booked this walking tour for the first morning of my stay in Berlin. It was the perfect way to get a "lay of the land" and ideas for places I'd like to visit more in depth during my stay. Georgia, our guide, was FANTASTIC - funny, incredibly knowledgeable, and maintained a good pace that kept the group engaged while still allowing some time at certain spots to break or explore on our own.
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