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From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

From $92.64 per person

Explore one of the lesser-known battlefields of World War II and discover the scale and brutality of the notorious Eastern Front.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a full-day tour of the Seelow Heights battlefield
  • Visit the Seelow Heights War Museum, and the remains of Marshal Zhukov’s command bunker
  • Uncover the stories of this brutal battle from both perspectives
  • Gain expert knowledge into the infamous fighting on the Eastern Front
Full description
After meeting your guide, travel to the town of Seelow, approximately 1.5 hours from Berlin. Visit the Seelow Heights War Museum where your guide will provide a detailed overview of the Berlin-Seelow offensive operation and highlight key exhibitions, including a 3D model of the Soviet 1st Belorussian Front bunker and the trench network which will be visited later in the tour. Explore the museum at your own leisure following the introduction. After the museum, it is a short drive to the next town of Reitwein. Discover this small and unassuming town which played a vital role in the Soviet advance and was the starting point for the 1st Belorussian Front assault on Seelow and the future advance on Berlin. Learn how Marshal Zhukov set up his command post in this town and visit the remnants of the bunker and trench network systems located in the nearby forest. See the remains of Marshal Zhukov’s observation point where he commanded the battle. Following a small excursion through the trench network, continue to Dolgelin Railway station. Learn about the German defensive positions and the immense difficulties that the Russian and Polish troops faced in crossing the aptly named "shooting gallery". Begin the journey back to Berlin following the original route of the Soviet advance. Pass through the town of Lietzen and stop at the German field cemetery. Make a final stop at the town of Jahnsfelde, which you will discover the brutality and desperation of the fighting. Now host to a sports field, see the site of a German field hospital which was attacked by Soviet aircraft during the final days of the war.  Once back in Berlin be dropped off at the Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned and heated vehicle
  • Small bottle of water
  • Entrance to the Seelow Heights War Museum
  • Rain ponchos
  • Hand and feet warmers
  • Guide
  • Food and snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Your guide will be holding a "Battle for Seelow Height Tour" sign. Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The tour to the Seelow Heights is worth seeing and I would recommend to the guests of Berlin to include it into travel program. The historical aspects of WWII are complex and sometimes hard to apprehend, but Matthew, is a very knowledgeable guide with a great personal interest in this field of history, uncovers hidden details while perfectly giving overview of the past events. Any weather would accompany the story, but I was lucky to admire the beautiful Brandenburg area under the sun. All promises of the travel program have been met thanks to the well-organized guide. It was a great day with the new impressions and unexpected discoveries of what, I thought, I have already known.

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July 19, 2021

This was an exceptionally good battlefield tour run by an excellent guide. The Covid situation meant that there were only myself and a friend that day and he must have barely covered his overheads but nevertheless did not cancel the tour. This was the last battle of WW2 and the cost was indescribably huge on both sides. The guide not only describes the tactics so well and lucidly he brings to life the terrible story of the tragic human carnage. Matthew was so good and we were so impressed with his professional expertise we booked him for a private tour later in our visit.

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October 26, 2020

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