Battle of Berlin: Full-Day Historical Brandenburg Tour

Battle of Berlin: Full-Day Historical Brandenburg Tour

From $949.68 per group up to 5

Take a military tour that traces the Russian advance toward Berlin in early 1945. Your expert guide will show you maps and photos and provide detailed information about military actions to heighten the reality of the experience.

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Duration 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Kienitz, where the Soviets first crossed the Oder River
  • Explore Reitwein and see Zhukow’s command bunker
  • Experience the museum at Seelow Heights and relive the events of 1945
Full description
This full-day tour takes place in the Brandenburg area around Berlin. You’ll follow the route of the Russian advance on Berlin to the point where the Red Army broke through German defenses at Seelow Heights on 18 April 1945. You’ll visit Kienitz, which is the first place the soviets crossed the Oder. The tour will also take you to Reitwein, where you’ll take a short walk through the forest to see Soviet Marshal Zhukow’s command bunker and the foxholes and trenches that are still visible. At Klessin you’ll get an idea of what the fighting was like by going up the Reitwein Spur, which is the only hill in this very flat area. You’ll guide will tell you about single tanks breaking through the defenses and how it all ended here. Then, at Seelow Heights you’ll visit a museum dedicated to the events of 1945. You’ll see a number of vehicles in front of the museum, including a Katjusha rocket-launcher. On the hilltop you’ll note graves of Soviet soldiers and have an excellent view over the battlefield. Your guide will give a detailed account of the attack. When you stop at Jahnfelde your guide will tell you about how a retreating a German anti-aircraft battery was caught by the advancing Soviets.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Tour through Soviet or German bunker
  • Entrance fees
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • 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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    • We provide a vehicle for the tour that has a maximum capacity of 16 people. If your group consists of no more than 4 people please let us know, as we will be able to use a smaller vehicle and reduce the price. We will cover around 150 miles during the day. There will also be some walking outside the car involved.
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    Best guided tour ever!

    My biggest concern when I booked the tour was that our guide wold not be able to meet our very high expectations of what a battlefield tour should be, such as to give a political, strategic and operational perspective neccesary to understand what actually took place at the end battle for Berlin. What a vaste of time my worries were! Bernard did not only exceed our expectations, but added perspectives and knowledge we didn´t even know existed. The tour concept was perfect for us, and as a historian Bernard managed to present the Russian, German and even English perspectives which truly made the understanding of the events at and around Seelow deeper and more complex. Being a German himself Bernhard also gave a bigger insight of how the Germans historically and contemporary percieves(ed) this traumatic experience. The tour was professionally organised and conduducted, and Bernard (and his driver) brought a truly personal touch and made the tour a all time high for us. Highly recommended!

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    September 16, 2012

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    Product ID: 16937