Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin
13-25yr and 65+
Meet at our guide on the square next to the Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
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.
The following sites are an example of our approximate route on this tour. You will see and learn stories about all these sites and many more! The route may change any day, given circumstances on the day.
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.
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.
Completely recommended. Our tour guide was funny and engaging. It's 3 hours long, covering all the major sites. Time well spent.
The tour and guide was incredible! My husband loves everything history and I'm always down for anything but I truly enjoyed this tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a brilliant walking tour which provides all sorts of insights into the city and its history that you would never get on your own. There are a lot of walking tours in Berlin; this is the best one.