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Experience Berlin’s past and present on this 4-hour, 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.


  • 4-hour historical walking tour of Berlin
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin City Walking Tour

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, 4-hour trip past the city’s key monuments.

Start your day at the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station 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.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

excellent walking tour, highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Matt was a fantastic guide. Informative, interesting and amusing.This tour is excellent value for money and gives a real insight into the history of Germany and Berlin from its humble beginnings as a fishing town on the River Spree to its unification in 1871 following the Prussian Empire and the events leading up to Hitlers rule and the subsequent split of East and West. Could not fault it!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful tour with a historical wizard!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well worth the time spent on this tour led by our Australian/German tour guide, Merren who enthused about the subject matter throughout the day imparting fact with contemporary opinion, all achieved at a pace that ensured that we covered the maximum ground supported by her biblical knowledge.

Eric Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guide, great path to learn about the history of Berlin.

Francis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, fascinating city, loved it.

Aimee G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommend this tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and it was a great way to see Berlin.

Anita M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide Darren was a wealth of information. He is engaging, smart, funny and highly informative. This tour takes 4 hours and initially it seems a little daunting but don't let that put you off, the four hours went by in a flash and I was considerably more aware of Berlin's densely plotted history by the end. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough for a short break to Berlin when you want to cram in a lot in a short space of time.

Patricia Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is an excellent tour. Our guide Heidi was absolutely fantastic and very knowledgable! Great way to see the sights in Berlin.

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My guide for the tour was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions put to her.
I would recommend this tour and highly recommend my tour guide Heidi
The four hour tour was around East Berlin, we saw many historic and cultural buildings and attractions. There was a good mix of pre and post WWII related history. The four hour tour was just the right length of time. A break of twenty minutes or so in the middle of the tour was sufficient to recharged the batteries.

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