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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary


Customer Reviews

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.

Carolyn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was everything we wanted and more. Our guide was incredible and what we learned was immeasurable.

JO ANN H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

JJ was a fantastic guide. His ability to help history come alive was unrivaled in my travel experience! He truly loves German History but it was fascinating through the eyes of a young Irish man. The Holocaust Memorial was definately the highlight of my tour and visit to Berlin. 3 days wasnt enough time to explore this vibrant city but I valued every minute spent on tour with JJ. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour.

Peter F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very informative guide - we enjoyed Matt's company and knowledge

ROB USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful!!! FINN is a walking professor!! Knows the secret spots, made the tour enjoyable. You are walking a lot! Put on some comfortable shoes. Cellphone showed we walked almost 3 miles. Well worth it and FINN made it fun!! PERFECT!!

mark p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide was very good. I learned a lot. Would recommend her to anyone.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was an excellent tour led by a top-class guide JJ. Informed and personable, JJ was the ideal guide for the three of us as he eloquently described the history of the Cold War sites we visited during this four-hour walking tour.

Mb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

In four hours, we covered four days worth of Berlin! The tour was fabulous as was our guide Taylor. He made Berlin come alive for us. We loved the tour and Berlin.

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