Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

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Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

From $28.89 per person

Join a journey of more than 300 years through revolutionary discoveries, tragic errors, total dedication to research and progress, as well as abuse and envy, resentment and intrigue.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience the history of the oldest hospital in Berlin and its famous scientists and Nobel laureates
  • See the former pediatric clinic on pathology (Rudolf Virchow)
  • See the former pox house of the mental hospital (Wilhelm Griesinger)
  • Learn the story of Ferdinand Sauerbruch and his surgery
  • Discover a mysterious "medicine temple"
Full description
The area of the Charité hospital tells some fascinating stories of life and death. It all began in the 18th century with a pestilence house and developed to become what it is now: one of the major university hospitals in Europe and the buildings themselves, relicts of important moments of medical history. The Charité Tour will take the participants to the most significant places of the hospital. The walking tour begins at the famous Charité tower (see picture above), goes on via the pathology where Rudolf Virchow did his research, to the former pox house and, with visits to other institutes, finally to a less known district, where the anatomy of the university can be found. You will get to hear stories of the geniuses of Berlin medicine, as well as the dark times of the institution, when doctors cooperated with the Nazi regime.
  • Guided tour
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the steps at the Bettenhaus, exactly opposite Luisenstraße 7.

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    4.6 / 5

    based on 8 reviews

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    It was an interesting tour, with an infinite amount of information and background information that was available through the exceptionally well-founded knowledge of the guide. It was therefore not surprising that the tour lasted almost an hour longer, which was not disturbed by the tension.

    January 12, 2020

    Super explained, no time pressure, was longer than planned, everything was great

    January 5, 2020

    November 1, 2020

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