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Discover Berlin’s turbulent past on this private, guided, 4-hour historical walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention while visiting some of Berlin’s most popular World War II and Cold War attractions, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, Hitler’s bunker and much more. Customize the tour and learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding, to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War. A central Berlin hotel pickup and drop-off is included.


  • Private half-day walking tour of Berlin
  • See the highlights of Berlin including the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag
  • Learn about World War 2 and/or the Cold War from your expert guide
  • Customize the walking tour to your interests
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

Begin this 4-hour walking tour with a central Berlin hotel lobby meet and greet with the guide. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure time. Then decide whether to focus on Berlin’s World War II or Cold War history. Or simply request a combination of the two. This private tour can be customized to individual preferences.

Walk through the city with an expert local guide, who will provide a detailed account of the Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history. 

Learn about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party and what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler’s bunker was located and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Also, find out how Germany was divided while walking through Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Then walk alongside the remains of the Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery.

Walk under the famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most important monuments. A symbol of division between Berlin and Germany during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. Also, see the Reichstag building, the modern-day meeting place of the German Parliament.

This private tour is a customized experience, so be sure to include any specific requests and desired attractions at the time of booking.

The tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.


Customer Reviews

Miezan v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Cesar is an excellent guide and the tour he took us on was a highly enjoyable and informative experience.
Definitely worth it.

Jimmie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a fantastic time. It was educational and entertaining. Mr. Taylor was fantastic in his presentation and timing and took great care with my mother, who needs to stop often to rest. We absolutely loved it and would recommend him to anyone wanting a full experience in historical Berlin.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour guide did excellent job. He was well informed used just the right amount of explanation.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

EXCELLENT !!!! We had Taylor as our private guide and he had so much knowledge about the history of Berlin that was amazing.
Highly recommend this tour and the guide

Lisanna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Cesar is an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the city and WW2 history. This walking tour was a great way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time! I got a sense of what is available to see and do for my next visit!

Carol L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

JJ was an incredible guide who far exceeded any expectations we could have had. His knowledge of even the tiniest details made the tour priceless and four hours flew by! I don't think we could have gotten a better education in a nutshell.

Joan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. We learned so much.

George C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mike was incredibly knowledgeable. Best tour I've ever taken.

Matthew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Taylor was an amazing guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and energetic. Since it was a private tour it we were able to hear and ask questions. Great experience.

linda b conner C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the highlight of our 10 days in Germany and the Czech Republic. Cesar was exceptional! He met us at our hotel at 10:00 a.m. and immediately asked us what we wanted to focus on during our tour so he could meet our expectations. He had so much historical knowledge and was masterful at weaving story threads throughout our walk. He has a terrific sense of humor and was just a pleasure to spend the day with. We even talked him into sharing a beer with us at the end of our afternoon. We all came away feeling we had learned so much about Berlin, Germany, Hitler and WWII. Cesar is terrific, and you're guaranteed an incredible experience if you're lucky enough to have him as your guide.

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