Choose your start time
2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 hours
The lobby of your hotel
Begin your tour with a hotel pickup and walk through the Museums Island- a UNESCO heritage site today, but also a location where Goebbels delivered passionate, propaganda speeches and not far from where he staged the Nazi book-burning in 1933. Walk through the old Jewish quarter and learn about what life was like under the Nazi’s and why Hitler had such a hatred for the Jewish population. Go to where there was a protest against the deportation of Jewish people in 1943, the amazing story of the Rosen Strasse protest.
Discover the pock-marked columns, remnants of the Battle for Berlin. Learn about how the Soviet’s defeated the Nazi’s in Berlin in 1945.
Understand how Berlin transformed from the capital of Nazi Germany to the geopolitical hot-spot of the Cold War. Walk through the old military checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie, where WWIII almost transpired with a tank stand off between Americans and Soviets in late October in 1961. Hear stories about wall escapes, espionage and spy-swapping as you visit the Berlin Wall.
Sites like the Reichstag, Topography of Terror (the former HQ of the SS and Gestapo), Brandenburg Gate, Hitler’s bunker and Görings airforce ministry, teach us about how Germany memorialises its past and treats that dark chapter in its history.
At the conclusion of your tour your guide can give you tips on how best to maximise your remaining time in Berlin.
Choose between a 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 hour tour.
The following sites are examples of places to see on this tour. Your exact route will depend on your hotel pickup point, but this list should give you a good idea of what to expect!
The tour was very informative and interactive. It was great to know the sad stories of the world war with tangible facts, cold war site. Highly recommended. James_M Apr. '22
Great tour! Informative and engaging guide who instead of just pointing out different points of interest and give you the basic facts he made you stop and think about the events that had taken place in Berlin.
We had the most enjoyable afternoon walking around Berlin! Out tour guide Ciarain was absolutely fantastic, his knowledge of the city was so great and he really did keep you entertained for the 4 hours! As there is so much to see and do in Berlin I highly recommend this tour as you really do cover most of it!
Great private tour by insider tour. I hesitate to write this review as so many have written reviews so what can i add? Well, this is the second time i have used the group in the last 4 years. Different tour leaders but both were excellent and that is the point of the review. It is clear that this organization is able to properly train their staff and provide excellent walking tours. We did a combination of WW2 /cold war sites. Highly recommend this group.
We had a wonderful walking tour with Insider, our guide was informative, funny, and experienced. Whether you have one day in Berlin or a week, this tour is not to be missed!
Our tour guide was a Native German whose English expression and comprehension was extremely good. His insight and knowledge of the WW2 and Cold War topics was top of the line. It was obvious he has done a lot of research on the topic and provided clarity on several areas where we had questions.
Our guide and we quickly knew we (myself and my two adult sons) were in good hands with this Master degree holder in Nazi history. We took the tour on our first full day and we were able to see so much it made the rest of our trip more productive.
The tour was brilliant. Maria was fantastic. Clearly passionate about the subject and so knowledgeable, answering all of our questions confidently. Howard T. Dec. '22