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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3817DISCOVER
Uncover Berlin's past and present on this enlightening 4-hour walking tour through Mitte, the city’s historic center. Walk along the Berlin Wall, stroll down Unter den Linden to Brandenburg Gate, see the Reichstag and Holocaust Memorial, hear the story behind Checkpoint Charlie and learn about the Topography of Terror museum. Listen as your guide ties important monuments, buildings and memorials to the city’s complex Prussian, Imperial, Nazi and Cold War past, weaving history into a detailed narrative. Compare these historical sights with modern marvels such as Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Start your 4-hour walking tour in either East Berlin or West Berlin. Your guide will begin with an overview of how Berlin was founded, and will continue explaining the long, complex and fascinating history of Germany’s capital city throughout your tour.

Stroll down the Unter den Linden boulevard, linking the Stadtschloss royal palace to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. As Berlin grew and expanded to the west, Unter den Linden became the grandest and best-known street in the city by the 19th century.

Visit Museum Island, the Neue Wache memorial and the Berlin State Library, where Albert Einstein once worked, and walk under the triumphal arc of Brandenburg Gate, the monumental entry to Unter den Linden. Nearby you’ll see the Reichstag parliament building, Pariser Platz, Hitler’s bunker and the poignant Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial.

Follow the 'death strip' to Checkpoint Charlie, and stand in the square of Bebelplatz, the site of the infamous 1933 Nazi book burnings. Walk along the remains of the Berlin Wall, which once divided East and West Berlin, and learn of the momentous events leading to its collapse in 1989.

Pause outside the Topography of Terror museum, located on the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters. Your guide will explain how the museum’s intentioned location reflects Berlin’s efforts at confronting and grappling with its past. Look down into the excavated cellars, where political prisoners were tortured and executed.

On a lighter note, get a taste of modern Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, with its urban architectural spread, and see how the area of Friedrichstrasse is being reinvented as Berlin's luxury shopping street. Your tour ends at the beautiful square of Gendarmenmarkt, and you'll be provided a city map with information regarding public transport and the best of Berlin's museums and nightlife.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
West Berlin or East Berlin (depending on option selected)
Duration:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour concludes at Gendarmenmarkt

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West Berlin, 10am
Code: EN1000

Tour departs from a central meeting point in West Berlin at 10am. Tour operates year-round.

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East Berlin, 10:30am
Code: EN1030

'Tour departs from a central meeting point in East Berlin at 10:30am. Tour operates year-round.

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West Berlin, 1:30pm
Code: EN1330

Tour departs from a central meeting point in West Berlin at 1:30pm. Tour operates March 28 to October 31 only.

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East Berlin, 2pm
Code: EN1400

Tour departs from a central meeting point in East Berlin at 2pm. Tour operates March 28 to October 31 only.

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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin City Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • City map/guidebook
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • AB Zone transport ticket (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • An AB Zone transport ticket (approx. 2.70 EUR) is payable directly to your guide the day of the tour; this is not necessary for those starting the tour in East Berlin
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Beverly A, August 2015

Leland was a great tour guide. Not knowing much about Berlin, we were well educated in a short time. There were some great stories and we saw a lot of what makes Berlin such an amazing city.

Reviewed by: garciacamilo2010, August 2015

We completed the four hour walking tour of Berlin with the family. The tour was great and it was a good way to start our trip.
Our tour guide Jonathan was amazing and he made the tour very special. The best part was that it was not a facts tour, but he made it a story that made it interesting not only for us, but for our three kids that also enjoyed it. At the end we asked for a few tips and he was spot on on everything he recommended.
Will strongly recommend this Tour, Berlin is easily walkable so don't be intimated.

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