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

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

Rosa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I love Berlin. Fantastic walking tour. Berlin is amazing,

Tina B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was enjoyed by all . Highlight of our trip to Berlin. Nathan our guide was very informative with all the history and facts of berlin . Covered all the main sights in Berlin and didn't feel rushed, even had time to stop for short coffee stop on a bright but cold February day . Not to miss.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Walking tour with Jesse was SO informative and really covered all sights we had hoped to see with having only one day to spend in Berlin

Joseph H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Kyle was our tour guide.
On a freezing cold morning she took us around Berlin as part of a larger group.
She was brilliant!
I always do a Viator tour in each city we stay in, and this one was as good as it gets.
So many beautiful buildings, such a deep history-Kyle did a wonderful job! 10/10


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour and guide. Lots to take in and a great way to see Berlin by foot!

Maico P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Sally M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was really worthwhile. Our guide Xavier was so interesting and knowledgeable. He made history fall into place. The four hours flew by and we were so pleased that we booked this for our very short stay in Berlin.

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

My teenage daughter and I really enjoyed this guided walk. We would never have managed to see all the sites in such a short time. It was very informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I did this tour yesterday with Jess. I could not rate it more highly. Brilliant tour with him. He is hugely knowledgeable, very interested in his subject and he explained things very clearly. Thank you so much!

daveelly United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Met Jonathan our tour guide as per the instructions. The tour does all it says on the box!! And then some, Jonathan was a great guide, we felt nothing was to much trouble, and the information he gave us during the tour put so much more to the sights we were seeing, whilst the group was quite large it was nothing he couldnt handle, also being introduced to the others in the group made the tour more pleasurable by being able to chat to other tourists. Without doubt, would fully recommend this tour.

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