Set out on a guided walking tour of Berlin city and visit the famous historical landmarks. Listen as your guide enlightens you on the themes such as Berlin's Prussian and Imperial heritage. The Cold War and World War II and their impact on the city and 21st century Berlin.
Stroll through the Brandenburg Gate and see the Reichstag (parliament) with its famous new dome. You can also take a Take a quiet moment of remembrance at the Holocaust Memorial.
Your guide will take you past Hitler's bunker, and explain why there is nothing left to see and what happened here at the end of the war. See what remains of the Berlin Wall and follow the ‘death strip’ to Checkpoint Charlie. This tour will give you an insight into Germany’s dark history.
The tour starts from the McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo U-Bahn Station and 'AM to PM' Bar/Restaurant at Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a walking tour to visit the following sites:
• Hitler’s bunker: Get the final account regarding Hitler’s suicide and the last days spent in the bunker.
• Berlin Wall: It is an iconic symbol of the Cold War; the wall divided east and west Berlin for 28 years.
• Brandenburg Gate: It is a former city gate and one of the most important landmarks of Berlin city. Having stood alone in the Death Strip for 28 years, it now symbolizes the rebirth of the re-unified metropolis – Berlin.
• Reichstag Parliament: It has been riddled with the bullet holes from the last battle in Europe and now crowned with Lord Foster’s glass dome.
• Checkpoint Charlie: It is the name given by the Western Allies to a crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.
• Victory Column: The victory column is a famous landmark in Berlin and symbolises Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian war.
• Potsdamer Platz: It represents the country’s future, German technology and corporate ambitions entering a new millennium.
Once you have completed the walking tour of Berlin’s historical sites, the group will break up and you are at leisure.
Great tour! Great guide! Very informative and fun!... MRS S J SALTER
Finn, our tour guide, was an excellent host to our group. He was very knowledgeable and delivered an excellent commentary on our tour. I would certainly recommend this tour... Mrs Mary Taylor
01 Jan - 31 Dec:
West Side: 1000h (10:00am)
East Side: 1030h (10:30am)
01 Apr - 31 Oct:
West Side: 1330h (1:30pm)
East Side: 1400h (2:00pm)
(Please specify your preferred start time at the time of booking in special request section)
Duration: 4 hours
West Side: Tour starts from McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoo U-Bahn Station at 1000h (10:00am) & 1330h (1:30pm). (U-Bahn Red U2 line and Orange U9 line will stop at Zoo Station).
East Side: Tour starts from 'AM to PM' Bar/Restaurant at Hackescher Markt S-Bahn Station at 1030h (10:30am) & 1400h (2:00pm). (S-Bahn Green lines S5, S7, S75, S9 all stop at Hackescher Markt Station.)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.
If you join us at the Zoo U-Bahn Station please bring along a train ticket (2.30 euros one way) or buy one from the guide
From Hackescher Markt none is required as the tour is completely on foot from there.
Please specify your preferred start time at the time of booking in special request section.
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