02 Jan - 14 Dec:DailyDuration
4 - 5 hoursStart time
Make your way in front of the Reichstag Building at the Giant German flag on the west-side, near the Office center.
So there's no rush, please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early so as to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Lustgarten,next to Berlin Cathedral, on weekends close to a flea market and s-bahn-station “Hackescher Markt”
From 1 Jan 2019, tour ends at Gendarmenmarkt
Led by an expert local guide you’ll take a journey through the city’s turbulent past, uncovering some of its most iconic buildings and places of historical significance. Old maps, cards and pictures provided by the guide will help you understand the story of this extraordinary European capital.
As you walk you’ll uncover the hidden history of important historical buildings and hear poignant accounts of WWII and the horrors of the holocaust. You’ll even stroll through Hitler’s bunker and other iconic sites from the war.
And to put the past in perspective, you’ll also find out about the vibrant modern city with its gritty glamour and cultural diversity.
For your Story of Berlin Walking Tour, you will meet your expert local guide at the front of the Reichstag at the Big German Flag (on the right hand side of the main entrance).
Get set to be taken on stroll through the city’s colourful history and unique modern culture. We start our vibrant Berlin tour in the very heart of Berlin's new government quarter. Meet your local guide in front of the Reichstag at the Big German Flag in front of the main entrance and hear the amazing story of this world-renowned building. You will get up close and personal to some of the original sites of the apocalyptic Battle of Berlin in 1945, which put an end to the horrors of Nazi Germany.
Of course times have changed greatly in Germany, and Berlin is no exception. While strolling the streets of this city, we take you on a journey as we explore the political changes that have occurred over the decades, and gain some further insight into modern Berlin culture. Our guides have their own pictures, original documents, as well as old and new maps, which make this Berlin walking tour experience all the more memorable, and makes our stunning city’s past come alive!
On our ultimate Berlin travel experience, you learn more about the countless historical events, modern places and landmarks that have made Berlin what it is today. Brandenburg Gate and the beautiful Pariser Platz are a couple of the famous places we take in on our adventure. We walk through the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, a strong emotional expression of Germany dealing with the holocaust and the troubled aspects of its past. Learn more about one of history’s most notorious tyrants, Adolf Hitler, when we localise the almost forgotten site of his bunker, where he hid out during the final battle of World War II. Step back in time as we pass by former Nazi Ministries, the „Topography of Terror“, and Checkpoint Charlie. Over a tasty sample of original Berlin snack, you will hear stories of Cold War, GDR fugitives and day-to-day life in divided Germany, including a stop at „The Wall“. We visit the site, where young Peter Fechter was murdered by border guards in 1962..
Next we take in some of Berlin’s Grand Boulevards, including Friedrichstraße and Unter den Linden, the historic location where the infamous book burning of 1933 took place. It is then off to Berlins Humboldt University, the most famous in our city. Your tour will end at Gendarmenmarkt, widely regarded as the most beautiful place. You will enjoy a delicious German snack lunch with some beer. Relax for sometime after receiving a thorough introduction to the history of Germany.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
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 pair of comfortable shoe as the tour involves fair amount of walking.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
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