Guided tour

Berlin: Reichstag Battlefield Tour

Berlin: Reichstag Battlefield Tour

From US$ 17.42 per person

It is April 28th, 1945, and Hitler's 1,000-year Reich has become smaller than a few city blocks in Berlin's city center. The Soviet forces are converging on their prize - the Reichstag. Let’s explore one of the world's most famous battles!

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Informative Reichstag Battlefield Tour
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army & German defendants
  • Discover the locations of key street battles
  • Hear the story behind the raised Soviet flag over the Reichstag
Full description
Our journey begins at the meeting point on the southern side of the modern Hauptbahnhof (Main Station). Following a brief introduction to set the scene, we will make our way to the Moltke Bridge. This ornate red sandstone structure became the scene of some of Berlin's most deadly fighting. Here, we will orient ourselves to the Soviet 3rd Shock Army’s axis of advance and discuss the key challenges for both the encroaching Soviets and the German defenders. After making our way across the Moltke Bridge we will reach the then Interior Ministry, nicknamed the “Himmler House” in the old diplomatic quarter. Following a Soviet artillery barrage at point-blank range, we will discuss the horrific room-to-room fighting that occurred here. Continuing to ‘no man’s land,’ we will stand on the former Königsplatz and take stock of the 300m area that the 207th and 150th rifle divisions would have to cross before reaching the Reichstag. As we walk toward the Reichstag, we will discuss Hitler’s final moments in the Führer bunker only a few hundred meters away. Once at the foot of the Reichstag, you will hear the stories of Sergeant Yegorov and Sergeant Kantariya and how they raised special banner No.5 on the roof – signifying the end.
Includes
  • FREE bottle of water in summer (Jun-Aug)
  • FREE hand & feet warmers in winter (Dec-Feb)
  • FREE rain ponchos throughout the year (in event of rain)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. I will be holding a BLUE UMBRELLA and standing outside in the centre of the main entrance/Exit

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    • This tour will take place rain or shine.
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    The tour was very well designed and great fun. The tour is an absolute must for all those interested in history and especially those who are specifically interested in the Second World War. The guide was very knowledgeable and very accessible for questions and discussions. The tour is much more interesting than a visit to a museum, as you are told the story directly at the historical locations. And for the persuaded partners, family members or friends who are not interested in history, it is much more bearable than a visit to a museum.

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    September 1, 2021

    My family and I really enjoyed the tour and our guide was really knowledgeable and very flexible about our needs. Thanks.

    August 26, 2021

    Nice guidance. Enthusiastic tell. Driven.

    September 26, 2021

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