Hidden Berlin - Small Group Tour

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Unravel the story behind the Berlin Wall while seeing it up close. Visit war sites, Humboldt University, and the grave of Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Learn about local Jewish history and culture, then taste an original "Berliner" at a local bakery. Walk the backstreets of some former tenement houses.

Description

Experience Jewish history on this Berlin tour and travel through iconic sites of World War II. Visit the famous Humboldt University and an old bakery with a local taste sample. Walk through backstreets where thousands lived in the past in horrifying conditions. Get close to a true symbol of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.

Take this fascinating journey through Berlin's recent history - learn in particular about the city and its relationship with its Jewish residents. To start off, we head for the "Palace of Tears," the name of which we'll learn the story behind. We'll explore some historic sites, where Jewish children were believed to be either rescued or, more often, sent to Poland to be killed in concentration camps.

Then we'll head to the famous Humboldt University, a place of research for more than 29 Nobel Prize winners. Afterwards, we shall continue to the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit some of its astonishing world class museums. Be surprised to discover the New Synagogue and hear a few stories about the so-called "Night of Broken Glass." Be ready to take some great pictures on the golden dome of the building - a stunning Berlin travel picture moment.

Next, we'll walk to the grave of the famous Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn. Then we'll get to sample a traditional treat, a hand-made "Berliner," in one old but famous family-run bakery, whose owner once served as a bread baker during the war.

Be prepared to hear some dark stories about the Jewish population in Berlin between 1933 and 1945 - in order for us to find out whether the Germans have truly learned to reconcile themselves with their horrific past. As we walk along some of the backstreets of Berlin, too, we'll get a glimpse of the backyards of Old-Berlin's typical tenement houses, where in the past thousands of workers lived under horrible and adverse conditions.

Meanwhile, any Berlin travel experience will not be complete without a very detailed and up close experience of "The Wall." In one of the few places in Berlin, where it still remains as a symbol of the past, we shall uncover the reasons and stories behind this famous landmark, which was so deadly before 1989. You will hear of how the wall started as a barbed wire fence erected overnight and evolved to its final incarnation as an advanced multi-wall system that came to be a potent symbol of the Cold War.

Through pictures, maps and original documents, above all, your guide will surely give you a unique experience of Berlin, one in which you shall see it transformed before your eyes!

Includes

  • Berliner doughnut tasting

  • English-speaking guide
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Hidden Berlin - Small Group Tour

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Thu and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Berliner doughnut tasting / English-speaking guide

Sebastian went above and beyond expectations. I could not have wished for a better tour. He quickly found out my interests and knowledge level and adjusted the walk to suit. His local knowledge was outstanding and his attitude and enthusiasm brilliant. Thank you, I look forward to walking with urban adventures again.

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Schedule

  • 09:45

    Check in at Melia Hotel

  • 10:00

    Palace of Tears

    Start your walking tour with a visit to the Palace of Tears, which served as the departure point of those crossing the border from East to West Germany. The site witnessed anguished farewells as families, friends and couples were separated, leading uncertain futures.

  • Outside the Humboldt University

    See the grand facade of Humboldt University and stand on the infamous spot where books were burned in 1933. Stop by the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site where five exceptional museums can be found.

  • Jewish Quarter

    Proceed to the Jewish Quarter for a glimpse into the gloomy history of German Jews during World War II. But also get to hear stories of heroism and real-life tales about philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and Martin Luther King's surprise visit to East Berlin.

  • Berliner Tasting

    Pause for a tasty break at one of Berlin's oldest family-run bakeries where you can enjoy a Berliner doughnut.

  • Berlin Wall

    Venture to the backstreets of Berlin and view the typical tenement houses in the area. Last but not least, cap the day off at the Berlin Wall which divided Berlin for 28 years.

  • 14:00

    Tour ends at the Berlin Wall Memorial

  • (For Check-In) Melia Hotel (Meliá Berlin, Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Berlin Wall Memorial (Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Straße, Berlin, Germany) Time: 14:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Melia Hotel (Meliá Berlin, Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Berlin Wall Memorial (Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Straße, Berlin, Germany) Time: 14:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Rain gear (depending on the weather)

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Reviews

Sebastian went above and beyond expectations. I could not have wished for a better tour. He quickly found out my interests and kno...wledge level and adjusted the walk to suit. His local knowledge was outstanding and his attitude and enthusiasm brilliant. Thank you, I look forward to walking with urban adventures again. more

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The tour leader was excellent it really was a privilege to learn from Sebastian the realities of living in Berlin prior to the reu...nification and the Jewish history. more

CityDiscovery

The tour leader was excellent it really was a privilege to learn from Sebastian the realities of living in Berlin prior to the reu...nification and the Jewish history. more

CityDiscovery

Hidden Berlin was a great introduction to a city that does not hide its past.

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