Explore Berlin

Time

10:00

Duration

3 hours

Meeting Point

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin

Prices

Adult

26+

€19

Senior/Students/Youths

13-25yr and 65+

€16

WelcomeCard

€16

Children

0-12

free

Required Transport Ticket

No ticket required

Highlights

  • Get to understand Berlin in three hours with an expert Insider guide
  • Learn all about the Third Reich and Cold War – Berlin – the epicentre of two dictatorships in the twentieth century
  • See the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Visit Museum Island a world UNESCO heritage site with 5 world class museums
  • See the new reconstructed Prussian royla family palace
  • Walk down the royal boulevard and visit palaces, churches and royal Concert House
  • Stand on the location of where at least 20,000 books were burned by fafnatical Nazi supporters in 1933
  • Touch the Berlin Wall and learn about the perfection of the so called “death strip area”
  • Walk past the Göring’s enormous Airforce ministry on your way to Hitlers bunker
  • Experience the powerful Memorial dedicated to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Starting Point

Meet at our guide on the square next to the Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

Description

Stroll down Berlin’s royal boulevard, Unter den Linden, and retrace the city’s evolution from a fishing village into the capital of Prussia, a centre of the Enlightenment under Frederick the Great, the scene of occupation by Napoleon, and the capital of Bismarck’s German empire.

Delve deep into the history of Berlin from the time of the Teutonic Knights through to its key role in the major events of the twentieth century, as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, as the divided capital of the Cold War, and as the modern capital of a unified Germany in the new Europe!

You’ll see Goering’s former Luftwaffe HQ and the site of Himmler’s former SS & Gestapo HQ at the Topography of Terror. Walk through the Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe and over the site of Hitler’s Bunker. Enter the moving Memorial Dedicated to the Victims of War and Tyranny. Go to the location where Nazi’s burned books in the infamous 1933 book-burning. See a section of the Berlin Wall. Spend time at Checkpoint Charlie, the place where an American-Soviet standoff took place and WWIII felt like an imminent threat. Learn about the tumultuous years of the Reichstag building- it’s history from the German Empire, the failed democracy of the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Nazi’s in 1933, how it was trapped at the Berlin Wall during the Cold War years and how it symbolizes the transparency of German democracy today.

This tour finishes with a flourish at the historic and picturesque Pariser Platz, right in front of the beautiful Brandenburg Gate and close to the famous Hotel Adlon.

Your Insider guide will happily point you in the direction of your next destination or give advice on how you can maximise your time in Berlin.

Finishing Point

Brandenburg Gate.

Insider Route

  1. Meeting Point: Reichstagufer 17, on the square beside the Palace of Tears
  2. Neue Wache
  3. Humboldt University
  4. Museums Island UNESCO site
  5. Humboldt Forum
  6. Bebelplatz – the Bibliothek, memorial to the site of the Nazi book-burning
  7. Gendarmenmarkt
  8. Checkpopint Charlie
  9. Berlin Wall at Niederkirchnerstraße
  10. Nazi Airforce Ministry
  11. Site of Hitler’s bunker
  12. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  13. Reichstag
  14. Brandenburg Gate

Insider Reviews

The hours will fly

Our guide was really great. Kept us captivated in the history of the city. Me and my 14 years old son loved it. Very knowledgeable,answered our questions and knew how to present the facts in a neutral manner.

Best Walking Tour

We booked "Explore Berlin" tour in December and really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and he had us totally engaged from beginning to end of the tour. We were only in Berlin for a few days but gained a lot from this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Berlin.

The Explore Berlin Tour

Completely recommended. Our tour guide was funny and engaging. It's 3 hours long, covering all the major sites. Time well spent.

Good for all ages

The tour and guide was incredible! My husband loves everything history and I'm always down for anything but I truly enjoyed this tour.

Berlin's most iconic sites.

The tour took us to a lot of must see destinations. Our guide was brilliant at providing information and tips. She made the tour a very enjoyable experience.

Exceptional guide

The tour provided an excellent overview of the history of Berlin and prompted me to go and read up about it. The guide was excellent, looked after the group and was exceptional knowledgeable.

Concise overview

Our guide has been excellent and knowledgeable, full of energy, willing to tell the history of Berlin. We had a great time on the tour. Highly recommend. Happy to answer questions and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city and country.

Didn't disappoint

Our guide was an extremely knowledgable, likeable and competent tour guide. I was recommended to use this company by another independent tour guide and was not disappointed. Would absolutely recommend.