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Berlin > Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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Berlin
| 4 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 4 hours
Highlights
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Small group ensures personal service
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Description
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.
Inclusions
City map/guidebook
Professional guide
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station

Reviews

Jeovany Z,
Jan 2018

wow, fantastic tour with Chris from Manchester-- extremely knowledgeable about the history of Berlin and European politics in general. Would take this exact same tour again knowing that I would learn completely new things because our tour and some of the discussion was shaped by the questions and comments of tour group members. Very versatile guide. Wonderful!

Peter P,
Jan 2018

Excellent tour guide who was very well informed about the history of Berlin. She was very positive and steered some of the group away from a macabre interest in the Nazis. The only issue was the size of the group. That meant it wasn’t always easy to hear our guide. I think a maximum of 10 is ideal.

Matthew K,
Jan 2018

best tour ever!! guide was super knowledgeable and really filled us in about the history of berlin and how its evolved. very knowledgeable with random questions and super friendly. highly recommend.

Marta S,
Jan 2018

Great tour!

Elizabeth A,
Jan 2018

Wow! Kevin is an amazing tour guide, a historian with a great passion for history. Many of the places that we visited gives a real open eyed experience to Germany then and now. It is highly recommended, and I would take this same tour with Kevin all over again. Highly recommend!

Paneet N,
Jan 2018

Great tour! Excellent historical knowledge and understanding of Berlin's culture of then and now.

victoria t,
Jan 2018

We went on a walking tour of Berlin with a guide called Kevin who was great. He's a historian and so lots of insight and background. We walked miles and covered lots. Really good family activity.

sarahlyons84,
Dec 2017

This tour is a must if you are visiting Berlin, especially if you are only there for a short time. Our tour guide provided an in depth overview of the history of Berlin, it's beautiful buildings, and the events of the war. This tour involves a fair bit of walking as the name suggests so wear comfortable shoes. Great value for money. Highly recommended!

A Gerald T,
Dec 2017

The guide is excellent.

glennbrown,
Jan 2018

Very good tour, guide was very knowledgable and was a please to be with them

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