Essence of berlin

Berlin Highlights: 3-hour Private Walking Tour

Explore the heart of Berlin and see the German capital’s most iconic sites.

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3 Hours
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Description

This private walking tour is a condensed version of our ‘Best of Berlin’ tour. It is perfect for those who are short on time but still want to make the most of the city. Let one of our professional, local guides give you a crash course in Berlin’s history, and the inside track on one of the most exciting cities the planet, in just 3-hours.

Predominantly focusing on Berlin’s historical city centre, Mitte, thematically the tour covers Prussia, Imperial Germany, Nazism, and the Cold War – painting the bigger picture to help you understand how different periods of Berlin’s past fit together, and how they affect the city today.

See the Reichstag, burned down after Hitler’s rise to power and now a bold symbol of modern German democracy and pass through the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most iconic landmark. Walk in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, and cross the border at Checkpoint Charlie, the frontier of the Cold War. Then journey through the iconic concrete stellae of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and learn about the tragedy of the holocaust.

You will stand at the centre of the Museum Island, the 19th century city’s architectural heart, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Time will also be taken to explore the old Nazi government quarter to see some remaining examples of Nazi architecture, the former SS and Gestapo Headquarters, and the site of Hitler’s Bunker. You will also experience the pomp and grandeur of Prussian Berlin in Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz, two of Berlin’s most beautiful squares, and much, much more...

At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you back to your hotel, or to a drop-off point of your choosing. They will also give you tips and recommendations to help you make the most out of your stay.

As always your experience can be tailored to you, so please let us know if you have any special requests or needs. We are also more than happy to help you with restaurant reservations and museum or gallery visits.

Sights included: Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz, Museum Island, Former SS and Gestapo Headquarters, Former Reich Aviation Ministry, Site of Hitler’s Bunker, and more...

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • For groups of over 5 people social distancing measures apply – guide and participants must maintain a distance of 1.5m from each other.
  • If you enter any museums or shops on your tour you will be expected to abide by the regulations set by the store or institution.

What's included

  • Professional, local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Museum entry fees (none required for the tour)
  • Public transportation costs

Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up

Your professional, local guide will meet you at your hotel and introduce you to Berlin and the tour.

1

Museum Island

Marvel at the stunning structures and imperial splendor of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. See the Old Museum, the Berlin City Palace, the Berlin Cathedral and more.

2

Neue Wache

Pay tribute to the victims of war and tyranny at Germany's central national war memorial.

3

Bebelplatz

Visit the site of the Nazi Book Burning that took place on the 10th May 1933.

4

Gendarmenmarkt

Bathe in the architectural splendor of Berlin's most beautiful square. See the French and German Domes and the Concert House.

5

Checkpoint Charlie

Cross between East and West at the most famous border crossing point over the Berlin Wall, frontline of the Cold War, where spies roamed and US and Soviet tanks faced off in 1961.

6

The Berlin Wall/Topography of Terror

See the dark heart of Nazi Germany at the former headquarters of the SS and Gestapo and come face-to-face with the Cold War's most brutal symbol: The Berlin Wall.

7

Former Reich Aviation Ministry

Walk through the old Nazi government quarter and see one of the last remaining pieces of Nazi architecture in the city centre.

8

Site of Hitler’s Bunker

Stand at the site of the bunker where history's most notorious criminal committed suicide at the end of WWII.

9

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Journey through the iconic field of concrete blocks, and bear witness the atrocities of National Socialism.

10

Reichstag

Stand in the shadow of the German parliament building, burned down after Hitler’s rise to power, now a bold symbol of modern German democracy.

11

Brandenburg Gate

Walk through the gateways of Berlin's most iconic monument and find out what makes the Gate the most important cultural monument in Germany. The tour ends here.

Hotel Drop-off

Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.

Important Information

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or, if you wish to remain in the city, your guide can give you recommendations for further exploration.

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