Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3817DISCOVER
Travel into Berlin's past, from 1920s Friedrichstrasse to today's Potsdamer Platz, on this enlightening half-day walking tour. While walking, your guide's superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-century Berlin into a detailed narrative, using the latest historical research.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
This fascinating walking tour begins with an account of how Berlin was founded. You'll go for a stroll along the famous Unter den Linden boulevard, passing the University and Opera House, and find out where Nazi students burnt books in May 1933.

The walking tour also takes you to the War Memorial (Neue Wache) and State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked. You'll see where the 1920s Cabaret Mile, Friedrichstrasse, once stood and how this area is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. To find out how public transport worked in a divided city, you'll visit a Ghost Station.

After walking through the Brandenburg Gate and seeing the Reichstag (Parliament) with its famous new dome, you'll take a walk past the new Holocaust Memorial and visit the site of Hitler's bunker. Listen as your guide explains what happened here at the end of the war, and why there is nothing left to see.
You'll then see how 21st-century Berlin is taking shape on Potsdamer Platz, and find out where the Nazi SS and Gestapo HQ stood. You'll see the Berlin Wall and follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie. While you walk, your guide will explain how the Wall was built, as well as the momentous events of its fall in 1989.

The tour ends on one of Europe's most beautiful squares, Gendarmenmarkt, not far from the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
10am and 1:30pm departures only
At the taxi stand at Zoo station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten)
10:30am and 2pm departures only
Outside restaurant Weihenstephaner opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Return Details:
Tour concludes at Gendarmenmarkt

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West Berlin 10:00am Departure
Code: EN1000

Departs from central meeting point in West Berlin at 10:00am. All Year Round.

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East Berlin 10:30am Departure
Code: EN1030

Departs from central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:30am. All Year Round.

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West Berlin 1:30pm Departure
Code: EN1330

Departs from central meeting point in West Berlin at 1:30pm. Departs March 28 to October only.

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East Berlin 2:00pm Departure
Code: EN1400

Departs from central meeting point in East Berlin at 2:00pm. Departs March 28 to October only.

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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin City Walking Tour

  • Local guide
  • City map, including information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx 2.10 Euros) that is available from your guide on the day, this is NOT necessary if you join the tour at the meeting point in East Berlin
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible

See the sights listed below:

  • The Berlin Wall
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Nazi Air Ministry
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Reichstag Dome (new home of the Bundestag)
  • Pariser Platz (and the new American Embassy)
  • Museum Island and Pleasure Garden (Lustgarten)
  • Bebelplatz, scene of Nazi Book burning
  • Potsdamer Platz (21st century architectural marvels!)
  • Unter den Linden
  • Friedrichstrasse (1920s cabaret mile!)
  • Russian Embassy
  • War Memorial (Neue Wache)
  • Royal Hunting Grounds (Tiergarten)
  • Humboldt University
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Hector M, September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Alex C, September 2014

The ‘Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour’ was conducted by our EXCELLENT tour guide, Jonathan.
Jonathan is a native English speaker, not born in Berlin, but he knew this town, and it’s very complex history and geography, inside out. To be fair, he lives there for donkeys years now, and had studied there, at Berlin’s prestigious university – and it all shows wonderfully, in his tour.
I am not saying he was too high-brow, just that he was well organised and knowledgeable, pitching it at just the right level for someone like me, who knew precious little about this very famous city. Many of us were there for the very first time.
Jonathan’s tour stopped at the right spots, the space and distances were well worked out too, we did not find our walk physically testing one bit, despite the four hours. We had enough rests and a snack break, to freshen up our mind and body, while poor Jon was busy answering our milliards of questions, politely and very kindly.
The whole four hour tour felt just the right amount of gentle enough ‘walk’, combined with good stops, at fascinating points of interest, covering the exact size of distance, we could easily cope with. Clearly, well tried and tested, and extremely well oiled, in the best of sense, but packed with info and clear explanations.
We should also mention that, not only Jonathan was above average - as our tour guide, but also: the tour organizers, where Jonathan is the tour guide, because they have arranged a person at the East Berlin meeting point, where most of us congregated for this tour, just to meet and greet us, as we slowly arrived at the meeting point in drips and drops, which was a very great idea, and a nice gesture! Thank you for this!
But the biggest Thank You should, undoubtedly, go to Jonathan, our outstanding, above average, excellent tour guide! Thank you Jon! We will come again!

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