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Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind Museum

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Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, and its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue. Find out how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of the tourist center at the Brandenburg Gate before embarking on a journey uncovering the dark history of the Third Reich. Following a brief introduction to build an understanding of the political instability of 1930’s Germany and the roots of the Nazi Party, walk over to the memorial to victims of the Third Reich. Get an insight into the cruel social philosophies that would later underpin the Holocaust. Later at the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), learn how the Nazi Party was elected to power and how Hitler became the Führer of Germany. Intertwined with the fierce final battle for the city in 1945, your guide will highlight key street battles, explain Russian and German military strategy as well point out the battle scars which can still be seen in the buildings today. After viewing the Jewish memorial and the Führer bunker where Hitler spent his final days continue the tour to Wilhelm Straße, the once political heart of Nazi Germany. Culminating at where the Gestapo headquarters once stood you will have the chance for a break to get tea or coffee and use the restrooms. Following the break, visit what was once Berlin’s largest train station and a site of the mass deportation of Jews from the city. A short train ride from the modern station takes you to the Jewish district highlighting key historical events where you will learn about the Jewish migration to Berlin, the rise of anti-Semitism in 1930’s Germany, and the modern-day implications. Visit Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery and the site of a deportation center. Finally, you will pay homage to the brave men and women who refused to submit to the Nazi’s social philosophies and risked their lives to save others from persecution.

Nazi Berlin and the Jewish Community Tour

3. 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: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

4. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

Explore the most important places in the history of Berlin's Jewish community on this 2.5-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter with a Spanish-speaking guide. The tour takes you round the interesting places in the district, from the Hackesche Höfe and Hackescher Markt to Tacheles, the New Synagogue, Rosenstrasse, and the Museum Otto Weidt. Learn about the infamous “Night of Broken Glass," the Wannsee Conference, and the miracle of the women on Rosenstrasse, and the effect they each had on the Jewish population of Berlin. Learn about the troubled history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Since the founding of the city, there has always been a Jewish presence that has been forced to live through good and bad times. In the times since their expulsion during the Prussian Monarchy, the Jewish population were alternately allowed and disallowed to stay in Berlin, until Nazism wrote the saddest chapter of their history.

Berlin: Holocaust & Nazi Resistance Guided Walking Tour

5. Berlin: Holocaust & Nazi Resistance Guided Walking Tour

Begin the tour in Berlin's Jewish district and follow in the footsteps of those persecuted during the Holocaust. Hear the stories of the brave men and women who refused to submit to the Nazi's social philosophies and risked their lives to fight back and save others from persecution. Discover the stories of Otto Weidt’s sanctuary for blind and deaf Jews. Hear of brave women who protested in the streets of Berlin to have their Jewish husbands released from concentration camps. Learn about the several plots devised by German Army officers to assassinate Hitler, culminating in the July 20th assassination plot. As you walk through the area, visit notable sites related to Jewish persecution during the Nazi era. Discover the former site of a deportation center and see Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery.

Berlin: Jewish Walking Tour

6. Berlin: Jewish Walking Tour

See the Holocaust Memorial, Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind, and other significant Jewish locations on this guided walking tour around Berlin. Discover the history, stories, and culture of the Jewish community then and now. Following your guide, pass the Holocaust Memorial (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) before exploring Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind where Weidt tried his best to save Jews from deportation by deliberately employing them. Walk through a working-class district from some 100 years ago that is now one of Berlin’s most modern neighborhoods. Learn about the Barn Quarter (Scheunenviertel) and wander through the narrow streets of trendy shops and eateries before reaching the then-called Spandauer Vorstadt where Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery is located. Later, discover Koppenplatz and its Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deportation. The tour finishes at the world-famous New Synagogue.

Berlin: Private Third Reich Sites Tour by Car with Transfer

7. Berlin: Private Third Reich Sites Tour by Car with Transfer

Discover Berlin as it looked under the terrible regime of Adolf Hitler and National Socialism. Embark on a historic private tour through the most important local landmarks of WWII. Be transported to a time when Berlin was the capital city of a dictatorship responsible for the murder of millions. Get picked up from your accommodation and join a Third Reich history expert on a city tour. As you ride, receive an introduction to 20th-century Germany under the control of Adolf Hitler. Explore Berlin’s former Jewish Quarter, visiting the New Synagogue, the oldest Jewish cemetery in the city, and several memorials to victims of Nazism. Stop by Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind, where Jews were sheltered from the SS and Gestapo by a blind brushmaker. Reach Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin’s former largest station destroyed during WWII bombing raids. Walk around the old Nazi Government Quarter to see the former SS and Gestapo Headquarters, Reich Aviation Ministry, Hitler’s Bunker, and the memorial to Georg Elser, who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1939. Head through the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe toward the Soviet War Memorial in the Tiergarten. Honor the gravesite of around 2,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin. Finally, visit the Reichstag, where the Soviet flag flew over the remains of Berlin at the end of WWII. Receive an in-depth commentary of all the sites visited, with a short break for refreshments in the middle of the tour. Be dropped off back at your hotel or stay in the city to further explore on your own.

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What people are saying about Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind Museum

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4.8 / 5

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It was a very interesting tour where the guide also had many lesser known interesting facts about the places where we were, besides a good overall summary of the start of the Nazi party until its demise. Would recommend the tour for all, especially those interested in Berlin's history and WW2.

Absolutely fascinating. Mark the tour guide was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the topic on the tour. He also was patient with everyone, allowed comfort breaks (which is needed on a cold December in Berlin).

This was a wonderful tour and one i would highly recommend to any of you who want an in depth overview of Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall

It was most enjoyable tour. I saw so many new parts of Berlin.

Matt was very informative. much enjoyed the walking tour!