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Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

1. Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

On this guided tour of the parliament and government district of Berlin, you will get acquainted with some of Germany's political history. Begin your journey at Pariser Platz and continue to the parliament and government district. Learn more about famous buildings such as Hotel Adlon or Brandenburg Gate and see the sights from a different perspective. Cross the historical sector border at Brandenburg Gate and get interesting information on the Reichstag building and its complicated location at the Berlin Wall. Next, climb the dome of the Reichstag to learn more about the tasks and duties of the Bundestag. Hear the fascinating story behind the Reichstag building, its transformation into a modern landmark designed by Lord Foster, and about the interesting ecological concept Foster's work was built upon. Experience Berlin from above, enjoy the city's skyline, and learn more about the history of the city.

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial 6-Hour Tour in Spanish

2. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Memorial 6-Hour Tour in Spanish

The meeting point for the tour is at the front of the Alexanderplatz TV Tower. From here the tour makes its way to the Northern outskirts of Berlin. The train ride takes 50 minutes. This is a poignant tour of one of the most important concentration camps of both the Nazi Regime and Soviet era, told in Spanish. This 6-hour tour explores the origins of the camp, what life would have been like in the camp and the type of work performed by prisoners. With access to personal accounts of survivors, photographs, and official documents, you can understand the stark realities of Sachsenhausen. Features of the tour are the A Tower and Station Z. The A Tower was the roll-call location of the camp, and Station Z was added in 1942 with the purpose of killing victims quickly and clinically. Both of these locations are extremely sobering. Sachsenhausen also contains a very informative museum and various exhibits. Because of its close proximity to Berlin, Sachsenhausen was intended as a model camp. It was also the center for administration of all other Nazi concentration camps. Over 200,000 people passed through Sachsenhausen. At least 50,000 of these people died. After the fall of Hitler, the Soviets transformed Sachsenhausen into a gulag for their own prisoners. Today the camp is preserved for educational purposes and as a memorial site for all who were killed.

Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Hear about the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour to historical sights. Choose from group or private walking tour. Pass by sights like the German House of Parliament, Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, and Checkpoint Charlie. Meet your tour guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Listen to commentary about the last days of the Second World War and hear how the gate came to be a symbol of reunification in Germany after 1989.  Learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Delve deep into the events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933, what happened to this building since the fall of the wall in 1989. Continue your sightseeing tour by heading to the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, where you’ll have the chance to examine Soviet military hardware. Walk to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. See the site of Hitler’s Bunker and stroll to Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building at the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, which was site where the GDR was founded in 1949. Next, you’ll head to see where the SS and the Gestapo institutions were located. Contemplate life on both sides of the Berlin Wall while gathering around a 200-meter long stretch of the wall. Despite the wall falling 30 years ago, standing here allows you to absorb the very palpable history of the city. Round off the walk with a stop at Checkpoint Charlie, where your guide will finish the tour with anecdotes about the infamous American versus Soviet tank standoff and the final hours before the wall fell.

Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour

4. Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour

Follow the ghost-like trail of the death strip and wall, and discover everything there is to know about the Cold War on a fascinating walking tour around Berlin. Learn about where the cold war powers formerly confronted each other, the routines and duties of border guards, Soviet and allied forces, the Stasi and the CIA. Get an extraordinary insight into what it was like to live in the eastern bloc, and hear about failed escapes, and how the border command was ordered to shoot to kill anyone who would dare attempt the heinous crime of emigration, known as “flight from the Republic.” Learn about how the M16 and the CIA tunnelled under the Wall into the Soviet Zone and tapped into the Red Army’s secret communications, about the methods used by Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell. Discuss the state of the present German society and the plight of former East Germans. Learn about the changes that German society went through, from shopping to daily life and work, and what the future holds. Explore sites such as ghost stations, former guard towers, and hidden areas of the death strip, espionage points of the CIA and KGB, and much more. The tour finishes at Ruschestraße 103.

Berlin: A Third Reich Walking Tour

5. Berlin: A Third Reich Walking Tour

Learn the secrets of one of the most defining stories of the 20th century as you explore Berlin locations closely tied to Hitler and the Third Reich. During the walking tour, authoritative guides who have made this one of the world's most highly regarded tours on the subject provide a fascinating commentary. Visit the remains of Goering's Air Defence Ministry, where the Luftwaffe coordinated the Battle of Britain. Go to the site of Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry, and see the ruins of Himmler's SS and Gestapo HQs. Take a stroll down the imaginary north-south axis of "Germania," as designed by Albert Speer, from the towering Great Hall to the monumental arch. Visit the site of Hitler's New Reichs Chancellery, the seat of power of Nazi-held Europe, and the exact location of the Führer’s Bunker. Your guide will provide a step-by-step account of Hitler's suicide, the last days spent in the bunker, and the fate of his remains. Finally, follow the route of the Soviet attack towards the final battlefield of the Reichstag, and stop before the Soviet Memorial, flanked with T34 Tanks and Red Army Howitzers.

Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

6. Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

See historic Berlin on a walking tour through the city's most significant places. Take an informative, thought-provoking journey that brings the history of Berlin alive. Cover all of Berlin's main sights, from the Berlin Wall to the site of Hitler's bunker. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, Palace Square, and much more. Choose to take either a shorter or longer tour with a private guide to fit your schedule. Your guide’s superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-Century Berlin into a detailed narrative, stretching from Berlin’s swampy origins in medieval times. Hear tales about controversies over the design of the memorial, to the tragic story of the murdered Jews of Europe. Along the way, meet characters who have left their imprint on the city, including Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and JFK. Stand above the spot where Hitler took his life in April 1945, and see where daring escapes took place across the Berlin Wall before its momentous fall in 1989.

Hitler’s Germany: Berlin During the Third Reich & WWII

7. Hitler’s Germany: Berlin During the Third Reich & WWII

You will meet your expert guide in central Berlin for either a shared group or private tour, depending on your preference. Your guide will begin with an overview of the Nazi’s decimation of Berlin’s nearby Jewish district, before taking you on a short metro ride to the site of Anhalter Bahnhof, a huge train station destroyed in WWII. You will then walk through the former Nazi government district to the colossal former Luftwaffe headquarters (the German air force), headed by Hermann Göring, the former air force HQ is one of the best surviving examples of Nazi architecture. Then you’ll be taken to the Gestapo (the secret police) and the SS headquarters, now home to the Topography of Terror Museum. After the museum break, your guide will continue to cover the Nazi’s most sinister actions: Joseph Goebbels’ use of propaganda; the ‘T4’ euthanasia program; and the Holocaust. As you make your way towards Berlin’s largest park, the Tiergarten, you will visit the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism and the memorial for 96 politicians arrested by the Nazis as they seized power in 1933. Your tour will finish in front of the impressive German parliament building, the Reichstag, as your guide explains both Hitler and Albert Speer’s plan to completely redesign Berlin as ‘Germania’, capital of the empire of the world, and the culmination of the Battle of Berlin - how Soviet soldiers assaulted the Reichstag under anti-aircraft fire, whilst the führer was committing suicide not even a mile away.

Berlin: 3-Hour Street Art Tour

8. Berlin: 3-Hour Street Art Tour

The Americans may have given the world street art, but it was perfected in Berlin. People started painting in the 1960's on the side of The Berlin Wall, and through Berlin’s hedonistic heyday in the 1990s, when artists the world over came to the capital to leave their mark. The team of street art experts keep on top of what’s new, who’s who, and where to see the freshest and finest works Berlin has to offer, which means this tour is the best way for you to find the hidden corners. Join the tour and see the weird and wonderful side of Berlin, making sure your trip to Berlin has an extra special twist. 

Berlin: Courtyards Private 2-Hour Tour

9. Berlin: Courtyards Private 2-Hour Tour

Explore the Hackesche Höfe and learn more about the unusual fate of this revitalized district and its incredible history. Immerse yourself in the colorful multicultural life on Sophienstraße and take a look into the courtyard of the artisan association as well as the interesting Sophie-Gips-Höfe. Große Hamburger Straße has always been a “road of tolerance”. Look behind the scenes of a great Catholic institution, enjoy the views of the most important Baroque church in the city, and learn more about the fate of the Jewish community in Berlin and its first cemetery. On the famous Oranienburger Straße you can learn more about the history of the imposing New Synagogue and the adjacent Postfuhramt. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to look into the Heckmann Höfe, one of the most interesting back courtyards of the neighborhood.

Kreuzberg: Culinary Food Tour

10. Kreuzberg: Culinary Food Tour

Meet at Kotti, right in the center of vibrant Kreuzberg. After a short introduction, get a broad overview of the history and lifestyle of the special place in Berlin. Learn how Kreuzberg was founded as a typical working-class neighborhood in the middle of the 19th century. Discover Oranienstraße and try to imagine life in the past, when many people didn’t rent a whole flat or a room, but an 8 hours-stay on a mattress. Uncover the area's working class and left-wing heritage, and learn about its demonstrations. Explore the most important historic places and will forge a bridge to today’s everyday life and style in modern Kreuzberg. This place is a melting pot for people of all provenances, opinions, lifestyles, sexualities, and incomes. On your way through the streets and history of the quarter, meet the former GDR traffic-light men, visit SO36, the place of May Day March demonstrations, listen to dramatic reports of attempts to escape GDR, remember Martin Luther King’s visit in 1964 – and get to know Berlin’s Jack the Ripper. Enjoy exquisite snacks in selected restaurants in the neighborhood as you go. Try various local dishes instead of one big meal, with this varied selection representing Kreuzberg’s multicultural and innovative spirit. Try original Berlin recipes, intercultural crossover dishes, and international delicatessen. After this culinary and cultural experience, get ready to for your next adventure: experiencing Kreuzberg's infamous nightlife.

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based on 34 reviews

This was an exceptional tour - Dan was a superb guide and, as well as the David Bowie material, he also included other, relevant, parts of Berlin history. I am a fan of author Christopher Isherwood and Dan went out of his way to show us the apartment where Isherwood lived with its plaque - this was very kind of him and much appreciated. The Bowie information was comprehensive and Dan made it come alive. I cannot recommend this tour enough - you won’t be disappointed.

Amazing unique experience that’s bound to make you smile and laugh, as well as everyone else who sees you! Richard the guide was so lovely and knowledgable about all the attractions we stopped at and the history of Berlin, we learnt so much. He also took amazing photos for us to remember this amazing activity. Really a must do in Berlin I couldn’t recommend it enough

Really fascinating tour in a more intimate small group setting. I had a guide named Eran on a lovely Saturday morning and he was amazing in explaining the history, engaging the audience and adding his personal history/story to the tour. Highly recommend!

Our guide Felipe was very friendly and had very good knowledge about the city and it's history. There aren't that many tours in Berlin which focus on the topic of World War 2. Would definitely recommend! Thanks.

The guide Eran was very informative and was very engaging, really enjoyed the tour learned things that I didn’t know. Would recommend