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Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

Join an informative walking tour to explore the tumultuous history of Berlin during Hitler’s regime. Hear about the rise and fall of the Nazi party, visit memorials for the victims of the Third Reich, and see where Hitler and his henchmen made the decisions that would shake the world. Stand in front of Brandenburg Gate and listen to expert commentary about the last days of the Second World War and how the gate came to be a symbol of division after the war and later reunification in Germany after 1989. Learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Here you’ll delve deep into the key events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Continue over to see artillery-pieces and tanks adorning the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten commemorating the Battle of Berlin, which helped liberate the country from Nazism yet claimed over 80,000 Soviet soldiers' lives. From here, move onto the impactful Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Progress onto Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building, which remains as one of the few last standing examples of Third Reich architecture. Next, head to an outdoor and indoor museum complex referred to as the Topography of Terror where the SS and the Gestapo institutions were located. End this tour by seeing the site of the Reich Chancellery and Hitler’s infamous Bunker.

Berlin: Cold War Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Cold War Walking Tour

Go back and time and learn about what life was like in Berlin during the Cold War. Join an exciting and informative walking tour that takes you to see important sites of the time and gives you an insider's look at the life of the residents of this once divided city. See the Friedrichstrasse station, the single border station during the Cold War. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district, whose buildings were situated partly along the border strip. Visit the famous Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. From the Holocaust memorial at the former "death strip", proceed to Potsdamer Platz, where the split is particularly visible in the former Tiergarten triangle. See the longest remaining stretch of the wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the wall into the Soviet Zone, the methods used by the Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Hear about the changes that German society went through, the plight of former East Germans, and how the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.

Berlin: Stasi Museum Private Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

3. Berlin: Stasi Museum Private Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Find out about life in the GDR on this tour of Berlin’s Stasi Museum. Meet your guide and hop on public transport to the museum – the cost of public transport and entry is included. Discover exactly how the Stasi operated and see the original offices of the head of the Minister of State Security. Meet your local guide at Alexanderplatz, where you will hear a brief historical introduction to the topic. Go by public transport to the museum and relax knowing your guide will not only take care of the transport tickets, but the entry tickets to the museum, too. Take a look at how the Stasi operated and see their original spying technology, including bugs and hidden cameras. Find out how informants were recruited and how the citizens of the city were controlled. Marvel at the highlight of the museum, the Ministerial offices, which are completely untouched.

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: Underground East Berlin Exploration Game

5. Berlin: Underground East Berlin Exploration Game

Berlin. 1989. You are Glaz, a young artist who feels muzzled by the GDR's authoritarian regime. Today you are doing your first mission for the scene: smuggling some tapes from the West to East Berlin's underground music community. Can you do it without getting caught? The city game starts at the Stasi Museum and takes around 1.5 hours to complete. As you go, you can also explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Jugend Widerstand Museum. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Berlin: Berlin Wall and the Cold War Walking Tour

6. Berlin: Berlin Wall and the Cold War Walking Tour

During the tour you learn how the Allied Powers divided Berlin into four sectors at the end of the War and see where three of those sectors converged at Potsdamer Platz – a square that now boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and that has become a symbol of the new Berlin. Walk down “Stalinallee”, the representative boulevard in the East with its wedding-cake architecture designed to illustrate Communist might during the Cold War. Visit the Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the complexity of the security measures designed to prevent East Germans from reaching West Berlin. Learn about the risks many nonetheless took to escape and thus thwart the efforts of the notorious state security service, the Stasi. Visit Gethsemane Church in Prenzlauer Berg, where many courageous East German civil rights activists gathered in the late 1980s to protest the regime and helped usher in the peaceful revolution that culminated in Germany’s reunification. See where these efforts first led to the breaching of the Wall at Bornholmer Strasse and end at the longest stretch of the Wall still intact, the Eastside Gallery, which has been turned into an impressive open-air artwork.

Berlin: Third Reich Tour in Spanish

7. Berlin: Third Reich Tour in Spanish

Explore the most important sites related to the Third Reich in Berlin on a half-day walking tour, and learn about life in the city under National Socialism. Starting with the Treaty of Versailles through to the Weimar Republic, your guide will analyze details of Hitler's rise to power, as well as the role of some of his leading henchmen, such as Goebbel´s propaganda programs. Pass Victory Column, and cross the Tiergarten as you learn about the Nazi’s plans for a future Germania that would be the capital of the world. You will see the site where the resistance fighter Claus von Stauffenberg was executed, now the memorial museum to the German Resistance. Learn about the Berlin - Rome - Tokyo axis in front of the Italian and Japanese embassies, and stroll up Wilhelmstrasse to the Luftwaffe Ministerium (Air Defense Ministry) and Nazi Propaganda Ministry. End at the exact spot where the Führer Chancellery once stood, and hear about Hitler’s final days in his bunker.

Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

8. Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Tour in Spanish

This tour follows in the history of the Cold War and takes you on a discovery of an important period that shaped the city of Berlin. Explore the places that defined Berlin during the Cold War, including the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial, the Soviet Memorial in Tiergarten, and the Reichstag. Discover what it was like to live in a divided city and explore the former ghost stations of the underground lines. Visit the Stasi Museum and find out what methods the secret service used to control the population of East Berlin. See what remains of the Berlin Wall and the infamous Death Strip, learn about why the wall was built, and discover the ingenious ways some Berliners tried to cross the Berlin Wall. You will also learn about why the wall eventually came down, how the city has developed itself since, and what has changed in the lives of Berliners.

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What people are saying about Stasi Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 148 reviews

We broke off between the 5th and 6th station, the Frankfurter Allee was so long and so loud. With our bikes we were sure to stay tuned. But until then the game was great! Learned a lot in a playful way. Thanks to the developers!

All perfect! Good explanations are each site and especially because it was placing you in history to understand the context of the viaita

The guide was well organized and professional. I learned a lot about life in former East Germany.

Interesting and well told

Really good guide - Kevin - who managed to make it incredibly interesting. A really good trip.

An interesting experience for those who are history buffs.