Berlin Walking Tour: Hidden Berlin with Insider

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Take the All main sites tour and you'll get to stand over the exact location of Hitler's bunker, walk underneath the Brandenburg Gate, visit the government quarter with the Reichstag Parliament, pass through Checkpoint Charlie, touch the Berlin Wall and much more.

Highlights
  • See iconic sites such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Hitler's bunker, Reichstag parliament building and more!
  • Expert guides available in three languages

Description

Since the return of the Capital to Berlin nothing has stayed the same. What has resulted is the largest construction effort in modern history! Areas that made up the "Death Strip" dividing Berlin now fall in the futuristic city center - as do the hidden Nazi War Bunkers and the controversial Holocaust Memorial. Berlin truly is a city at the crossroads of a tumultuous past while in the process of forging an optimistic future. As the New Europe gravitates back towards its center Berlin prepares to play the role of gateway between the east and west - this time as a European metropolis.

Beginning our adventure in the heart of Cold War west Berlin's showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church before us stroll into the history of the Teutonic Knights and Prussian Kings, through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column - marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today.

Then, follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament - crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory ... then comes the East!

Pass over the line of the Death Strip, the exact location above Hitler's Bunker, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall whilst standing amidst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and the New Berlin.

Key Features of the Tour

Nazi legacy - cover the rise and fall of the Third Reich, stand above Hitler's Bunker and by new bunker excavations: - get the final version of events regarding Hitler's suicide and the last days spent in the Bunker - we utilize information of recently released Soviet archives - speculation can now be put to rest.

Cold War - stand by the Berlin Wall, again we access information of newly released Cold War documents verifying why it really went up - you may be surprised by our version of events. Know what it meant to live in the east, why people risked their lives escaping - and the aftermath today.

Checkpoint Charlie - hoisted away June 22 1990, Charlie finally came in from the Cold, (subsequently housed in the Allied Museum), pass through the intersection now home to an emerging business district, yet once the scene of superpower tensions, escape attempts - successful and failed.

Victory Column - unbridled Prussian military arrogance at its best, what the French did to seek revenge and how to this day it still provokes wariness as one of the city's most impressive and major of landmarks.

Brandenburg Gate - follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, Bismarck, the German Kaisers, the Nazis and Allied forces as the struggle for European and world power shifted between east and west. Having stood alone in the Death Strip for 28 years, it now symbolizes the rebirth of the re-unified metropolis.

Potsdamer Platz - returning Berlin as Capital resulted in the largest construction effort to have been undertaken in modern history - with Potsdamer Platz at its core, this represents the future; German technology and corporate ambitions entering a new millennium - there's nowhere quite like it.

Reichstag - riddled with the bullet holes from the last battle in Europe and now crowned with Lord Foster's glass dome - a beacon of kind guiding the course of the new Capital Republic. Throughout the Cold War the West German Parliament congregated here each year symbolically, a gesture that if Germany were re-unified it would once again serve as the parliament, it does now.

Revolution '89 - Stand before the ruins of the Berlin Palace and shell of the GDR's "Palace of the Republik": the gripping story of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Wall and unification of Germany. In this area in 1989 hundreds of thousands of East Germans chanted - WE ARE THE PEOPLE, as the Politburo observed with fear and while the international press flooded into Berlin to document one of the greatest events of history in our lifetime - we recount what led to the fateful press conference that sparked the collapse of the Wall and end of the Cold War - get a proper understanding of the amazing events that unified a people, and makes Berlin and Europe the place it is today.

Itinerary

  • Hackescher Markt

  • Jewish Quarter

  • Museum Island

  • Lustgarten

  • TV Tower

  • Berliner Dom

  • Unter den Linden

  • Humbolt University

  • Royal Armoury

  • Schlossplatz

  • War Memorial

  • Bebel Platz

  • St. Hedwig's Cathedral

  • Gendarmenmarkt

  • State Opera House

  • Tiergarten

  • The Berlin Wall

  • Checkpoint Charlie

  • Site of Hitler's Bunker

  • Site of Gobbels' Bunker

  • Friedrichstrasse

  • Luftwaffe Air Defence Ministry

  • Potsdamer Platz

  • Topography of Terror

  • Former Gestapo & SS HQ

  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

  • Pariser Platz

  • American Embassy

  • Reichstag

  • Brandenburg Gate

Please choose either the East OR West meeting point.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide
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Departing from Meeting Point East

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 10:30 - 14:00 (Show more)
  • 10:20

    Check-in

  • 10:30

    ALL Main Sites of Berlin tour begins!

    Your adventure begins in the heart of Cold War west Berlin's showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church. Stroll through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column - marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today.

  • Government Quarter

    Then, follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament - crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory ... then comes the East!

  • The Death Strip

    Pass over the line of the Death Strip, the exact location above Hitler's Bunker, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall.

  • 14:30

    Check-out

  • 13:50

    Check-in

  • 14:00

    ALL Main Sites of Berlin tour begins!

    Your adventure begins in the heart of Cold War west Berlin's showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church. Stroll through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column - marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today.

  • Government Quarter

    Then, follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament - crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory ... then comes the East!

  • The Death Strip

    Pass over the line of the Death Strip, the exact location above Hitler's Bunker, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall.

  • 18:00

    Check-out

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From Student ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) Free
Departing from Meeting Point West

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 13:30 (Show more)
  • 09:50

    Check-in

  • 10:00

    ALL Main Sites of Berlin tour begins!

    Your adventure begins in the heart of Cold War west Berlin's showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church. Stroll through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column - marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today.

  • Government Quarter

    Then, follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament - crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory ... then comes the East!

  • The Death Strip

    Pass over the line of the Death Strip, the exact location above Hitler's Bunker, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall.

  • 14:00

    Check-out

  • 13:20

    Check-in

  • 13:30

    ALL Main Sites of Berlin tour begins!

    Your adventure begins in the heart of Cold War west Berlin's showcase of capitalism with the looming bombed out spire of the Memorial Church. Stroll through the Royal Hunting Grounds and stand before the Victory Column - marking the birth of the German nation and Europe as we know it today.

  • Government Quarter

    Then, follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battle ground of the Reichstag Parliament - crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and by the futuristically charged Government Quarter and Federal Chancellory ... then comes the East!

  • The Death Strip

    Pass over the line of the Death Strip, the exact location above Hitler's Bunker, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie, and finish with an account of the momentous events which led to the fall of the Wall.

  • 17:30

    Check-out

The guide was superlative. We loved this tour and was very interesting.
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  • (For Check-In) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 10:20:00

  • (For Check-Out) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 14:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 10:20:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 14:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 13:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 13:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Meeting Point East (Am Zwirngraben, 10178) Time: 18:00:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
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  • This tour will take place even in rain.

  • This tour starts from outside the AM to PM Restaurant at Hackescher Markt.

  • If you join at the Zoo station please bring along a train ticket (2.30 Euros one way) or ask your guide for assistance, from Hackescher Markt no train ticket is required as the tour is completely on foot from there

  • Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying Adult

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Reviews

The guide was superlative. We loved this tour and was very interesting.
Recommanded

Lorenzo

This tour was very good and informative. The tour guide we had was really good also and went out her way to point out other areas... of Berlin which might be of interest to us. We would definately recommend this tour to anything visiting Berlin as you see the majority of the major sites. more

Michelle

A nice mix of old and new

Sally

Excellent and enthusiastic guide who was very knowledgeable.

Sang Mi

Michael was our tour guide and he was great and comes highly recommended. He made the tour informative and told you things you wo...uld never get from a tour book. A real must do.
June 2012
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Celia

the very best way to see berlin

Peggy

We truly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was knowledgable and told us information that I know was not in tour books!!! a defin...ite must do!! more

Carolina

Very interesting and pleasant walk inside historical Berlin. Our Spanish guide was enthusiastic and we disclovered places we would... not have visited without her. Highly recommendable ! more

Sébastien

Our tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and had a clear loud voice.

Elaine

Our Tour Guide, Jessica, was brilliant. She had a unique way of explaining things - very creative. The content was just right. ...Would definitely recommend this tour. more

Marguerita

I couldn't believe the value for money on this tour. Very interesting, informative and enthusiastic guide.
I would sa...
y do this tour first, it gives such a good overview of central Berlin, then go back to the places you found most interesting.
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virginia

the walk showed us all the various historic areas of such a beautiful city, so much building work being undertaken that makes you ...wonder .about the financing of it all. really good tour all the same learnt lots of facts, wish had more time but 2 days not really long enough. more

michael

Excellent, well worth the money- Barnaby our tour guide - was very informative and it was a great way to see the city. and get ...under its skin more

gerard

Barnaby escorted us around Berlin with infectious enthusiasm!! He was absolutely brilliant! He was very knowledgeable and no quest...ion was too much trouble. This tour is well worth the money. It's a must whilst in Berlin, especially if you're only on a flying visit. Barnaby even offered us an umbrella when it started to rain; a true gentleman. more

Tracey

It was with mixed expectations i had bookes This 4 hours trip for my 33 students, ad they often tend to find anything cultural or ...historical information uninteresting. But beacause of barrys wonderful irish humour, he managed to make all students understand The german histore,laugh a lot of The germans Way of naming places and to make 4 hours feel like 1. His enourmous knowledge of berlin made it a very recommended City Tour.
Great for School Classes, i scored a lot of points from my students and hat is always Nice..
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Trine

Actually did this tour twice - with and without my teenage daughter who enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Two different guides g...ave slightly different perspectives but both were excellent. Tarek's additional visual aids were appreciated, as was his empathy for the city he showed us. Taylor's enthusiasm was infectious. Excellent value. more

Janet

Fabulous tour

Diane

Our guide, Mike, was so knowledgable about the things he was showing us and he made the city come alive for us. If you want to kno...w about the stuff you are seeing when you are in Berlin this is a great trip. more

Veronica

Found the tours very easy to book and gave a good description of what to expect.

Margaret

I took this tour three years ago and enjoyed it so much that when I return to Berlin with family, I have booked it again.

Katherine

Excellent tour and guide (Barry). Lasted a full 5 hours in fairly chilly weather. Saw the sights and got good insight via his co...mmentary. more

Roger

Interesting walk was very informative

CityDiscovery

It was an awesome tour I would do it again. I plan to go back next year because there is so much to see. I will be back!!!!!!

Guadalupe

Good introduction to Berlin. Barnaby was a great guide, funny and well informed.

Laura

Highly recommended;

Ravi Shankar

We walked a lot, but the guide gave us a passionate explanation and I'm glad we took this tour. We didn't go inside of a...ny buildings, so later we went to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin Cathedral by ourselves.
We've learned a lot about Berlin Wall and so on - overall it was a very good tour.

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Anonymous

I joined this tour alone, but the group was about 20 people in total and the stratosphere was friendly. The guide explained everyt...hing in a funny and polite way, it was a great opportunity to learn more about Berlin's history. It was quite a cold day, and I'm gonna give up on the way, but the guide convinced me to continue, as it would be a shame to miss out the rest of the tour. In the end the time passed so fast, that I couldn't believe we were walking for a few hours.

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Anonymous

With a reasonable price, you get a passionate, high level guide. I definitely recommend it to all English speaking visitors!
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Anonymous

This is a walking tour that takes you around main tourist attractions in Berlin, so you can see various places. The guide was very... enthusiastic and created a very nice atmosphere. But there was not enough time to buy souvenirs at all of the places we visited. We recommend to take this tour right at the beginning of your stay, so you can visit again places you liked.

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Anonymous

Our guide Kenny was very informative and Im very glas we done this tour

Jackie

Michael, our guide, was very interesting and made the tour fun. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Kathy

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