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Berlin through time

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*This experience runs daily 

4.5 hours through historical and modern Berlin

Visiting 1 country: Germany

 

The irrepressible city of Berlin has withstood more than most. See the impacts that World War Two, the Holocaust and the Cold War had on this city, then see how it’s reinvented itself to emerge as one of the hottest spots for travellers to visit

BEFORE YOU BOOK

Description

Up close and personal

Get set to be taken on stroll through the city’s colourful history and unique modern culture. We start our vibrant Berlin tour in the very heart of Berlin’s new government quarter. 

Meet your local guide in front of the Reichstag (ancient Prussian Parliament) at the Big German Flag in front of the main entrance and hear the amazing story of this world-renowned building. You will get closely see the original sites of the apocalyptic Battle of Berlin in 1945; which put an end to the horrors of Nazi Germany.

Of course times have changed greatly in Germany, and Berlin is no exception. We’ll take you on a journey to explore the political changes that have occurred over the decades. Here, you’ll gain some further insight into modern Berlin culture. Our guides have their own pictures, original documents, as well as old and new maps; which make this Berlin walking tour experience all the more memorable by bringing this stunning city’s past to live!

Step back in time

On our ultimate Berlin travel experience, you learn more about the countless historical events, modern places and landmarks that have made Berlin what it is today. Brandenburg Gate and the beautiful Pariser Platz are a couple of the famous places we take in on our adventure. We walk through the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, a strong emotional expression of Germany dealing with the holocaust and the troubled aspects of its past.

Learn more about one of history’s most notorious tyrants, Adolf Hitler, when we localise the almost forgotten site of his bunker, where he hid out during the final battle of World War II. Step back in time as we pass by former Nazi Ministries, the ‘Topography of Terror’, and Checkpoint Charlie. Hear stories of Cold War, GDR fugitives and day-to-day life in divided Germany, including a stop at ‘The Wall’. We visit the site, where the murder of young Peter Fechter by border guards in 1962 took place.

Berlin Today

Next we’ll take a stroll along one of the city’s most well-known grand boulevards, Friedrichstraße, where some of the city’s top shops can be found. Your tour will end at what is widely regarded as the most beautiful place in Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt, site of three impressive buildings: The German and the French Cathedral and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall), which brings us back to the Prussian times. Here we will enjoy a delicious German snack lunch with a refreshing beer and relax after receiving a thorough introduction to the history of Germany. 

We know your Berlin adventure won’t stop here, so check out our in depth guide to Europe’s Freedom Capital

 

Additional information

Country

Germany

Duration

Less than 1 Day

Travel Style

FOODIE'S DELIGHT: CULINARY JOURNEYS, IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL

Highlights

  • Bask in the vibrant, modern Berlin way of life
  • Visit original sites of WWII and the Holocaust
  • Hear all the legends that combine around the iconic Brandenburg Gate
  • Take a time leap back to Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie
  • Enjoy a tasty German snack for lunch alongside a beer at the picturesque Gendarmenmarkt 

Inclusions

What’s included

English speaking local tour guide, a German snack-lunch with one beer

What’s not included

Items of a personal nature, additional food or drink, tips / gratuities for your guide

Important Details

Starting time: 10.00 AM

Duration: 4 – 5 hours

Meeting point: In front of the Reichstag Building at the Giant German flag on the west-side, near the Office center.

Ending point: Gendarmenmarkt