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

1. 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.

Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

2. Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

The tour begins with the Topography of Terror, headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS. You will see as well the impressive former Ministry of the Reich Air Force and the site of Hitler's immense New Chancellery. Your guide will take you with public transport to the historical district of the Jewish community, where you will see the oldest Jewish cemetery, the imposing New Sanagogue, with its golden dome. You will learn about the long history of the Berlin Jews in this tolerant city untill the Nazis came to power and the mechanisms of forced labour and the deportations during World War II. Your guide will take you at the end of the tour to a museum showing the story of a Righteous Among the Nations and his efforts to protect his Jewish workers from persecution and deportation. When the threat grew ever greater he found places for some of them to hide - one of these was on the premises of what is now the museum.

Berlin Sightseeing Musical-Historical Walking Tour

3. Berlin Sightseeing Musical-Historical Walking Tour

Enjoy the atmosphere of Berlin, its music, architecture, find out how historical events and music are connected. How did music become the engine of history? From classical oratorios to hip-hop, from the 18th century to the 21st. You will see Berlin through the eyes of a music lover and hear its polyphony. Museum Island, Berliner Dom, Humboldt University, Gendarmenmarkt, Trabi-Museum, Check Point Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag will be a cultural event for you! Listen to the real voice of Berlin, get to know it personally, and the ancient city will gladly open its soul to you!

Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

4. Berlin: Festival of Lights & Sightseeing Private Tour by Car

Catch sight of spectacular art and light installations during Berlin's Festival of Lights with a private tour by car. Zip around town to discover the visual transformation of historical attractions like the Humboldt Forum and the Berlin Victory Column while learning about the city's history. Perfect for family, friends, or a combination of both, your tour of Berlin's Festival of Lights begins with a pick-up in a private car from your hotel. Drive into the city center to Brandenburg Gate, an iconic 18th-century neoclassical monument built by the order of Prussian king Frederick William II. Walk to the nearby Embassy of the United States and feast your eyes on the brilliant lights displayed across this diplomatic building. Then, hop back into the car and drive to Potsdamer Platz, a commercial shopping location, and then to the Berlin Victory Column towering over the Tiergarten. Return to the city center and marvel at the sound and light displays at Konzerthaus Berlin, Humboldt University, the Berlin State Opera, and Bebelplatz, all conveniently located within walking distance from Gendarmenmarkt, a quaint square offering music, snacks, and drinks. Continue to the Nikolaiviertel, a quaint quarter founded in 1200, and then to the Berlin Cathedral and Hakeschermarkt. Stop at the Bode Museum, home to some of Berlin's most iconic sculptures, before continuing to Friedrichstadt-Palast. Enjoy one last city view before driving back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about German Finance Ministry

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We had a fantastic morning with our knowledgeable guide Gregor. Highly recommend this tour, our family learned a lot and Gregor was brilliant at sharing both the facts but also weaving in personal stories as a Berlin native. Great amount of walking too, and he was great at answering all our questions. Was the perfect way to start our first full day in Berlin!!

Our guide Paul was fantastic. He gave us a great tour and was very informative giving us a really good overview of Berlin and some of its history. Paul made the tour for us all and was an all round top man.

Paul was excellent and was friendly and very accommodating, answering and questions we had. He had a tonne of information to share with the group. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to anyone!

Great tour, with competent guides and a lot of interesting infos! Definitely recommend:)

A perfect way to get years of history told and shown in a couple of hours