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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin
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Overview

Uncover Berlin's past and present on this enlightening 4-hour walking tour through Mitte, the city’s historic center. Walk along the Berlin Wall, stroll down Unter den Linden to Brandenburg Gate, see the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, hear the story behind Checkpoint Charlie and learn about the Topography of Terror museum. Listen as your guide ties important monuments, buildings and memorials to the city’s complex Prussian, Imperial, Nazi and Cold War past, weaving history into a detailed narrative. Compare these historical sights with modern marvels such as Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure


What You Can Expect

Start your 4-hour walking tour in either East Berlin or West Berlin. Your guide will begin with an overview of how Berlin was founded, and will continue explaining the long, complex and fascinating history of Germany’s capital city throughout your tour.
Stroll down the Unter den Linden boulevard, linking the Stadtschloss royal palace to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. As Berlin grew and expanded to the west, Unter den Linden became the grandest and best-known street in the city by the 19th century.
Visit Museum Island, the Neue Wache memorial and the Berlin State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked, and walk under the triumphal arc of Brandenburg Gate, the monumental entry to Unter den Linden. Nearby you’ll see the Reichstag parliament building, Pariser Platz, Hitler’s bunker and the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial.
Follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie, and stand in the square of Bebelplatz, the site of the infamous 1933 Nazi book burnings. Walk along the remains of the Berlin Wall, which once divided East and West Berlin, and learn of the momentous events leading to its collapse in 1989.
Pause outside the Topography of Terror museum, located on the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters. Your guide will explain how the museum’s intentioned location reflects Berlin’s efforts at confronting and grappling with its past. Look down into the excavated cellars, where political prisoners were tortured and executed.
On a lighter note, get a taste of modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, with its urban architectural spread, and see how the area of Friedrichstrasse is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. Your tour ends at the beautiful square of Gendarmenmarkt, and you'll be provided a city map with information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife.

Itinerary

 

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • City map/guidebook
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station

Duration

4 hours

Return Details

Tour concludes at Gendarmenmarkt

Tour Options

Morning Tour 10:30am English

Code: EN1030

'Tour departs from a central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:30am with English tour guide. Tour operates year-round. 10:30 AM
Afternoon Tour 2pm in English

Code: EN1400

Tour departs from a central meeting point in East Berlin at 2pm with English tour guide. 2:00 PM

User's Reviews

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David S

Tour guide Pippa was wonderful so much knowledge and funny also would recommend this tour from the start to the very end her knowledge was incredible What a tour guide fantastic

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Karisa A

The half day walking tour was very informative and a great glance at what Berlin has to offer. Our guide, Rob Shaw, was very knowledgeable and personable. He made sure everyone was comfortable and got the most out of the tour. I would recommend this tour as a first activity to do in Berlin so you know what you want to check out later on your trip

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Steven S

Kyle, our tour guide was fantastic. Despite an unexpectedly large group and bitter cold weather, Kyle lead an interesting tour of much of Berlin imparting much historical and other information and personal information to all who were interested. Highly recommend to anyone interested in Berlin, even if they’ve been here previously.

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Jonathan M

Guide was friendly with lots of local historical knowledgeI was only in Berlin for one day and found this very informative

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Helen R

This really is an excellent tour that visits all the main points of interest in central Berlin. Our guide Wouter was superb - enthusiastic and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

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During the Tour

Alex and the tour team

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Mother and child of those victim to war, violence, persecution, etc.

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Ghost U-Bahn station from cold war. Waited for free people to leave.

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Brandenburg Gate on a cloudy day.

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Our guide on the R side introducing us to the Jewish Holocaust Memorial.

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Berliner Dom after the tour the tour ends just outside the Dom

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Brandenburg gate

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Konzerthaus and Gendarmenmarkt

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Berlin Wall pieces

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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Berlin Cathedral

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Opera House

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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe.

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Museum Island

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Brandenburg Gate

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