Fascinating, edgy Berlin has played a crucial part in the recent history of Europe. Relive some of the city’s turbulent past on this evocative walking tour. View iconic sites from World War II and learn about the city’s poignant Jewish history.
To start your Berlin tour, after meeting your guide, you will head for the "Palace of Tears", where you will learn the amazing story behind the name of this place. You’ll visit the emotionally-charged places where Jewish children were either rescued, or more often sent on to the deadly killing camps in Poland.
Along the way, you will gain an insight and appreciation for Berlin’s Jewish heritage and past. You will visit the famous Humboldt University, which has been the place of study for more than 29 Nobel Prize winners. There is also the iconic location of the book burning in 1933 where you learn more about this event and the story behind it.
Walk past Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site with numerous world-class museums and the majestic Berliner Dom. On the way, you will come across the new Prussian Palace rebuilt at the exact location of the former Palace of the Republic. Your guide will share the story behind the building and its historical significance.
Next, you will go back in time in 90s East Berlin and see some well-known squats and punker clubs before heading to Hackesche Höfe, a stunning building of interconnecting courtyards, and now a buzzing cultural and arts space.
On the last leg of the tour, visit the place where Martin Luther King held his speech in 1964 and then to the main highlight of the tour, the Berlin Wall. A fragment still remains as a symbol of the past, and you will discover the reasons, emotions and stories behind why this place was so deadly before 1989. You will hear from your guide how the wall started as a barbed wire fence erected overnight, and evolved to its final incarnation as an advanced multi-wall system which came to be a potent symbol of the Cold War.
Through pictures, maps and original documents, your guide will give you a unique experience as you see how Berlin has been transformed. It will truly make this city tour come alive!
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
4 hoursStart time
The entrance of the Melia Hotel at Friedrichstraße, 103 (Close to the suburban station Friedrichstraße).
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauerstrasse (close to S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof), located in Berlin Mitte
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Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Please wear a good pair of comfortable shoe as the tour involves fair amount of walking.
Really great tour, went down backstreets of Berlin, saw sights I never thought I would. Guide Julia was sensational , really knew her history. Would recommend this tour to nayone...MR GEOFF WRIGHT, Australia
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