Berlin: 5-Hour Tour on the History of the Third Reich
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
per group up to 2
per group up to 2
per group up to 2
per group up to 2
Explore Germany's history on this tour focusing on Nazi terror. Visit Wilhelmstrasse, the “Topography of Terror” documentation center, and the Sachsenhausen Memorial. Travel down Wilhelmstrasse, the government district of the German capital, which was completely rebuilt in just one year. Walk from the Brandenburg Gate towards the “Platz des Volksaufstandes 1953," the path on which Hitler led a huge torchlight procession to take possession of the Reich Chancellery on 30 January 1933. See the German Ministry for Consumer Protection, where Konrad Adenauer had an official residence and spent more than a month hiding from the Nazis. See the Federal Ministry of Labor, where the Ministry of Propaganda used to be housed. Visit the monument to Georg Elser, whose planned assassination attempt at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich failed. The Reich Air Ministry was located at “Platz des Volksaufstan...
Enjoy a drive in a VW bus to the yacht harbor in Potsdam, where a luxury pleasure boat will be waiting for you. From here you can discover the fascinating palaces, villas, and parks that can be admired from the water. Pass by the old market with St. Nicholas’ Church and the former shoreline building “Little Venice” on the island of Hermannswerder before seeing the sprawling Babelsberg Park, and the palace with the same name, appear to the right. Continue on past the villas at Griebnitzsee, which are even more beautiful from the water than on land since the front sides of the houses were not allowed to face the street. You will then reach Großer Wannsee, pass by the former home of Joseph Goebbels on Schwanenwerder Island, and see Peacock Island, which used to be called Caninchenwerder, before the Palace and Park of Sacrow with the famous Church of the Redeemer comes into view. Nearby, ...
Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and visit the Babelsberg Film Studio, where classic movies such as The Blue Angel with Marlene Dietrich and Metropolis by Fritz Lang were created. Other movies that were made here include Der kleine Muck, German box-office hits such as Leander Haußmann’s Sonnenallee, and international cinema productions such as Inglorious Basterds, The Pianist, and Cloud Atlas. You’ll pass by the former film quarter of Friedrichstraße/Chausseestraße as well as the movie set of Valkyrie to reach Potsdamer Platz. At the Sony Center you can see the “Boulevard of Stars” and the venue for the Berlinale film festival. You’ll then walk to the magnificent villas in Neu-Babelsberg, where the stars have turned their dream villas into reality. Many other affluent people from business and politics also live ...
Join a like-minded local and explore the most beautifully decorated parts of the city, stroll along the famous boulevard Kurfurstendamm to see its glittering lights and huge Christmas trees and wander through enchanting squares as they’re lit up by hundreds of twinkling lights. Discover the magic of some of Berlin’s best Christmas markets as you wander through the stalls, shopping for handmade crafts and decorations, or buying locally made gifts for your loved ones. Indulge in Berlin’s favorite Christmas treats as you explore the markets and keep warm with a glass or two of gluhwein. Learn about other Christmas traditions from your local as you explore the city and see famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstadt-Palast. You will be contacted within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so you can be connected to a like-minde...
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam on this exciting tour from Berlin. Visit the “Military Town No. 7,” also known as the “forbidden city.” See the last vestiges of the Soviet occupation and discover interesting facts about the history of this place. Explore the remand prison of the Soviet Military Counterintelligence at Leistikowstraße 1, the epitome of torture and torment for thousands of Germans and Soviet military personnel, now a memorial and meeting place. Explore the somewhat remote Bornstedt Cemetery, a place filled with mystery, secrets, and history. See burial vaults, family graves, and private cemetery sections of famous personalities. Cross over the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburbs to the Old Market Square with St. Nicholas' Church, the Old Town Hall, and the new state parliament. Then, drive through the Dutch Quarter to reach the Bornstedt Crown Esta...
I chose this particular tour because it was a 6 hour tour - not sure how a 4 hour tour could have been as informative or paced as well. Johannes, our guide picked us up from our hotel and we enjoyed a private guided tour of Potsdam and its history. Johannes' research and accompanying material brought the past into the present. Lovely stop for lunch - beer hall - great atmosphere smelling the mash cooking. Good food, good company, good sights - can't ask for more.
Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and discover Potsdam, the stronghold of the Hohenzollern for almost 300 years. Admire the fascinating cultural landscape, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprised of almost 20 palaces and extensive park grounds surrounding Baroque architecture. See the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace and head along Königsstraße to the first park in the cultural landscape of Potsdam: Park Babelsberg. Here you will make your first stop before continuing on across the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburb to the old market square with St. Nicholas’ Church, the old town hall, and the new parliament building, modeled closely on the old city palace. Drive through the Dutch Quarter to Bornstedt Crown Estate, where you can stroll towards Park Sanssouci. The first stop there is at the palace of the same name with its fascinating Baroque garden. Depending on the time and y...
Our guide was knowledgeable and nice. He did his best to make the trip as instructive as possible. Potsdam is very lovely and interesting' and he showed us many things we enjoyed- like the beautiful view on Wansee and the old center of Potsdam. I would highly recommend this tour to people visiting Berlin
Discover the idyll place of the Spreewald, from Dresden and enjoy a walk in Lübbenau. Stroll to Lehde or Leipe, over wooden bridges, narrow paths and past Sorbian wooden houses. Explore Lower Spreewald, Burg and Slavic castle Raddusch. Admire the countless small and large watercourses that flow around hundreds of islands in the Spreewald. See the picturesque cultural landscape between Berlin and Dresden and the locals that live from cucumber cultivation and barge rides. Board a punt or kayak in Lübben and float through the Spree Lagoon. Have a regional snack at one of the river snack bars along the way. Ride a minibus to the Lower Spreewald, to Burg and to the Slavic castle Raddusch. Head back to Dresden, accompanied by Sorbian-Wendish songs and stories. Enjoy free time during the day tour and culinary tastings of the region.
Discover the traces of Swiss inventiveness that have significantly influenced Berlin’s cultural history. Start the tour at the Swiss Embassy, which has remained almost unscathed from the bombing raids during the Second World War. Learn more about the history of Johan Josty, who moved from Oberengadin to Berlin at the end of the 18th century and became the first Swiss confectioner of the city. His brother Daniel also left a Swiss mark on Berlin and founded Berliner Weiße – his brewery still stands today in Berlin-Mitte. Continue on to Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin. Here you can also see Swiss elements – until 1738 the Swiss cemetery was located where the imposing German Cathedral stands today. You will then head towards Potsdam. See the Swiss houses from the 1860s shortly before reaching the Glienicke Bridge. They were an expression of the spirit at that t...
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This day tour can only be recommended to everyone. You are shown a lot and there is also a lot of information about it. A big thank you to Mr. Westerkamp who gave us a very nice trip. We would make such a booking again and again.
We had a wonderful day with Johannes who picked us up from our hotel, as arranged, and drove us to Potsdam. He took us to all the major sites, sharing his formidable knowledge along the way. He was punctual, helpful & humorous.
Well managed, very comfortable with a lot of scientific and content-related background. We were impressed. This tour touches deeply, stimulates reflection and discussion. Thank you Johannes. Nicole
Very good tour, the manager was very friendly and knew the tour topics very well
It was a very interesting time! The tour was very informative and recommended!