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Berlin: A Third Reich Walking Tour

1. Berlin: A Third Reich Walking Tour

Learn the secrets of one of the most defining stories of the 20th century as you explore Berlin locations closely tied to Hitler and the Third Reich. During the walking tour, authoritative guides who have made this one of the world's most highly regarded tours on the subject provide a fascinating commentary. Visit the remains of Goering's Air Defence Ministry, where the Luftwaffe coordinated the Battle of Britain. Go to the site of Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry, and see the ruins of Himmler's SS and Gestapo HQs. Take a stroll down the imaginary north-south axis of "Germania," as designed by Albert Speer, from the towering Great Hall to the monumental arch. Visit the site of Hitler's New Reichs Chancellery, the seat of power of Nazi-held Europe, and the exact location of the Führer’s Bunker. Your guide will provide a step-by-step account of Hitler's suicide, the last days spent in the bunker, and the fate of his remains. Finally, follow the route of the Soviet attack towards the final battlefield of the Reichstag, and stop before the Soviet Memorial, flanked with T34 Tanks and Red Army Howitzers.

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

2. Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of the tourist center at the Brandenburg Gate before embarking on a journey uncovering the dark history of the Third Reich. Following a brief introduction to build an understanding of the political instability of 1930’s Germany and the roots of the Nazi Party, walk over to the memorial to victims of the Third Reich. Get an insight into the cruel social philosophies that would later underpin the Holocaust. Later at the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), learn how the Nazi Party was elected to power and how Hitler became the Führer of Germany. Intertwined with the fierce final battle for the city in 1945, your guide will highlight key street battles, explain Russian and German military strategy as well point out the battle scars which can still be seen in the buildings today. After viewing the Jewish memorial and the Führer bunker where Hitler spent his final days continue the tour to Wilhelm Straße, the once political heart of Nazi Germany. Culminating at where the Gestapo headquarters once stood you will have the chance for a break to get tea or coffee and use the restrooms. Following the break, visit what was once Berlin’s largest train station and a site of the mass deportation of Jews from the city. A short train ride from the modern station takes you to the Jewish district highlighting key historical events where you will learn about the Jewish migration to Berlin, the rise of anti-Semitism in 1930’s Germany, and the modern-day implications. Visit Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery and the site of a deportation center. Finally, you will pay homage to the brave men and women who refused to submit to the Nazi’s social philosophies and risked their lives to save others from persecution.

Berlin: The Time of National Socialism Walking Tour

3. Berlin: The Time of National Socialism Walking Tour

Start at Berlin's most famous landmark - the Brandenburg Gate, which was used for propaganda marches in the time of National Socialism. From there, walk to the nearby Reichstag — at present, the seat of the Germany Parliament — where the Nazi Party NSDAP and Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. You then reach the inner-city park of Tiergarten to see soviet T-34 tanks and artillery from World War II at the Soviet War Memorial. Visit the Holocaust Memorial, the memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. Discover the place where the bunker and the New Reich Chancellery of Adolf Hitler were located. Move on to discover the government district of Berlin at that time. At the Topography of Terror Documentation Center, learn about where the headquarters of the SS, the Secret State Police, the Reich Security Main Office, and the Reich Aviation Ministry were located during World War II. Throughout the tour, hear impressive stories about the German Resistance against the dictatorship.

The Best of Berlin: Guided Segway Tour

4. The Best of Berlin: Guided Segway Tour

On this 60-minute tour you’ll cruise through the parks and streets of Berlin on an easy-to-ride segway.  A professional guide will take you to see the highlights of the city, showing you the most photogenic places in Berlin, most of which you’d be lucky to stumble across on your own. You can choose from a standard tour or you can tell your tour guide which places you’d like to see, creating your own itinerary. Typical attractions and sights include: • Hackescher Markt• Neue Synagoge • Reichstag • Brandenburger Tor • Holocaust Denkmal • Unter-den-Linden • Museumsinsel

Berlin: Private Tour in a Soviet Minibus

5. Berlin: Private Tour in a Soviet Minibus

Enjoy a 3.5-hour private tour of Berlin in a Soviet “Bukhanka” minibus, hitting all the most important historical and cultural highlights. Start with pickup at your accommodation and head across the Spree to the center of the German capital where you’ll see the Reichstag and the monumental Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten, which bore witness to bloody fighting in the spring of 1945.   Passing by the famous Brandenburg Gate, your next stop is the former border crossing Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced each other in the heyday of the Cold War in the early 1960s. Head to Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx Boulevard, impressive urban development projects of the socialist GDR. Between the TV tower, the socialist mosaics, and the Soviet classicism and socialist brutalism, you’ll feel the old splendor of East Berlin.   Next, the “Bukhanka” vintage van will take you to the Berlin Wall memorial Bernauer Straße, where you'll get a better understanding of the seperation of Berlin into East and West. This tours includes short walks in between the driving, in order to get a better experience of the city.

Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

6. Berlin: Battle of Berlin & Cold War Guided Tour

The tour concentrates on the devastating Battle of Berlin, which occurred in April & May 1945. The battle was very much the dramatic conclusion to the Second World War in Europe, but it also played a huge part in the post-war situation of Berlin and the world. The tour takes us through central Berlin - known as 'Z Sector' during the battle. Here we will see many of the major battle sites and learn what the soldiers and civilians experienced during the battle. Your guide will discuss the war in general and the aftermath including its division into East and West, showcasing how the city recovered, changed, and became the city that would epitomize the Cold War.

Scavenger Hunt through Berlin's Government District

7. Scavenger Hunt through Berlin's Government District

Discover Berlin in an individual way with this exciting scavenger hunt. The starting point of this scavenger hunt is the Russian Embassy on the boulevard Unter den Linden. Continue on to Pariser Platz, home to perhaps the most iconic landmark of Berlin – the Brandenburg Gate. The scavenger hunt in Berlin then continues on to the Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You can interrupt the game at any time, for example to enjoy a picnic in Tiergarten. You will also discover Bellevue Palace and the Victory Column, which offers a breathtaking view over the German capital (ticket not included). Take a stroll through Tiergarten to Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Center. History enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the imposing Soviet War Memorial on Straße des 17. Juni, as well as the Holocaust Memorial. Along the way you will pass by many cafes, bars, and restaurants, allowing you to take a break at any time. This tour through Berlin covers a route of approximately 10 kilometers. It is also possible to carry out the scavenger hunt by bicycle. All directions are also suitable for those traveling by bike. The duration of the tour will be accordingly shorter. Explore the city at your own pace as you decide when to start the scavenger hunt and how long to spend at each attraction. You can take a break at any point or continue the tour on another day of your choice. Enjoy an interactive puzzle that's fun for the whole family. How the scavenger hunt works: In the city game box there are 16 closed and numbered envelopes. These include small tasks that need to be solved. With clear and understandable directions, you make your way through Berlin on foot. Solve the riddles and find your way to the next attraction in the city. At each location you will receive extensive background information.

Berlin Day City Bike Tour

8. Berlin Day City Bike Tour

The comprehensive all-in-one city bike tour of Berlin covers all the main landmarks, with stops every few hundred meters to discuss the sights. Let native English-speaking guides provide a fascinating commentary about the city’s troubled history and fantastic future. Go to the Berlin Wall, and wander through Checkpoint Charlie. Then stand in the death strip under a watchtower, and learn what led to the Wall’s fall, and how Berlin is dealing with its past. Stand on top of Hitler’s bunker, and the site of the Nazis' infamous book-burning. See the Reichstag, and grasp how its fateful burning led to Hitler’s rise to power. Cross through Tiergarten Park and stop at a delightful beer garden for lunch. Soak up the scenery as you explore the sprawling new government quarter. And learn how the mighty Prussians molded Berlin into a European power, as you ride through the Brandenburg Gate, over Museum Island, and across the Gendarmenmarkt. Short on time? join a 3-hour version of the tour and visit some of the best sites in Berlin in just a half-day such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, examples of Nazi Architecture, the Site of Hitler's bunker and Reichstag. Alternatively, upgrade your experience and enjoy a private tour for up to 3 hours where you can ride at your own pace with a personal tour guide - just for you and your group.

Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

9. Berlin: Private Hitler and the Third Reich Walking Tour

Explore Berlin's history during the Third Reich and learn all about the rise and fall of Hitler and the Nazi Party on a private guided walking tour. Walk through the Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe, see an open-air exhibition on the former site of the Secret State Police, and more. Start your tour by walking through the former government district of the National Socialists. Then move on to see the site of the former New Reich Chancellery, the former Reich Aviation Ministry built for Göring, as well as the site on which the SS and Secret State Police buildings once stood. Walk past several memorials on the way, including the one dedicated to the murdered Jews and the murdered Roma and Sinti. Finally, see the site where Hitler's bunker used to be and where he spent the last days of his life, and where the Third Reich ended. En route, learn about Berlin's history from the time of the Teutonic Knights to the Nazi Socialist Party, and from the Cold War to the unified Germany of today from your local guide.

Berlin: Behind the Iron Curtain Private Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Behind the Iron Curtain Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private tour in the center of Berlin with a local guide who was born in socialist East Germany (GDR). Experience Soviet history right in the heart of this exciting metropolis. Follow in the footsteps of the Red Army during the final battle of World War II in Europe. Both, the Reichstag and the Soviet War Memorial are imposing testemonies of the past. You will learn about the Soviets as an occupying power and how Berlin became one of the most important battlefields of the Cold War. On this special tour, you will pass by some of the most famous sights in Berlin and get to know the Soviet history of these places.

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Absolutely fascinating. Mark the tour guide was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the topic on the tour. He also was patient with everyone, allowed comfort breaks (which is needed on a cold December in Berlin).

Not a huge amount of walking, all the sights were quite close to each other. The guide, Nickolai, was super knowledgeable and had and answer to every question. A very interesting and entertaining walking tour.

This was a wonderful tour and one i would highly recommend to any of you who want an in depth overview of Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall

Gregor was a fantastic tour guide who shared some of the history of Berlin in an engaging way. We loved it!

Matt was very informative. much enjoyed the walking tour!