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Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

1. Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Hear about the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour to historical sights. Choose from group or private walking tour. Pass by sights like the German House of Parliament, Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, and Checkpoint Charlie. Meet your tour guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Listen to commentary about the last days of the Second World War and hear how the gate came to be a symbol of reunification in Germany after 1989.  Learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Delve deep into the events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933, what happened to this building since the fall of the wall in 1989. Continue your sightseeing tour by heading to the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, where you’ll have the chance to examine Soviet military hardware. Walk to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. See the site of Hitler’s Bunker and stroll to Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building at the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, which was site where the GDR was founded in 1949. Next, you’ll head to see where the SS and the Gestapo institutions were located. Contemplate life on both sides of the Berlin Wall while gathering around a 200-meter long stretch of the wall. Despite the wall falling 30 years ago, standing here allows you to absorb the very palpable history of the city. Round off the walk with a stop at Checkpoint Charlie, where your guide will finish the tour with anecdotes about the infamous American versus Soviet tank standoff and the final hours before the wall fell.

Berlin: Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour

2. Berlin: Third Reich and Holocaust Self Guided Audio Tour

Witness the horrors behind Nazi Germany on this self-guided Third Reich walking tour. Explore the remaining buildings and scars left by the 12 years of Nazi government in Berlin. Understand how Germany has dealt with its dark past by visiting the different memorials to the victims of the Holocaust and walk around the old Nazi government district to unveil the stories behind those that caused the biggest tragedy of the 20th century. Appreciate the many points of interest that are seen on the route including the Reichstag, the Soviet Memorial, the Jewish Memorial, the Georg Else Sculpture, Führerbunker Parking Lot, Potsdamer Platz, the Berlin Story Bunker, the Topography of Terror, and Checkpoint Charlie.

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.

Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

4. Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

Meet your local guide at one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight about this symbolic monument that reunified Germany, and discover why it was isolated for 28 years. Continue the tour along the former border between East and West Berlin and marvel at the remainders of the Berlin Wall. Hear the impressive and gripping stories of escapes from East Berlin as well as other tales from Berlin’s turbulent history. Learn why Berlin was once called the “front city” and uncover its time as an island of freedom during the Cold War. Arrive at the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the official allied border that crossed from West to East Berlin in the time of the partition. Listen to a fascinating story about an altercation that occurred here in 1961, almost igniting World War 3.

Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

5. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & 2 Guided Walking Tours

Explore Berlin on foot and a bus with this combination ticket. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, learn the history behind Checkpoint Charlie, and walk past the enormous Berlin Cathedral. After booking your tour, download the Vox City app. Within 2 days, use the app to track the location of your nearest tour guide and meeting point. If you want to explore the city more after your guided tour, use the app for some self-guided sightseeing. Join the Historic Berlin walking tour and follow your guide through the heart of Berlin. Walk by the beautiful Berlin Cathedral and continue to Museum Island. Head east to marvel at the striking Berlin TV Tower and stroll through bustling Alexanderplatz. Switch over to the Traces of the Cold War walking tour to see Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz. Hear about the troubled history of Germany's capital, its many museums, and its intriguing culture. Give your feet a rest and hop onboard a red double-decker bus tour. As you drive through Berlin, admire the views from the open-top deck. Explore the whole city in this drive from Tiergarten to the East Side Gallery. When you want to see a sight up close, hop off at one of the 23 tour stops across the city, including the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, Madame Tussauds, and the Berlin Zoo.

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What people are saying about Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 2,001 reviews

Really fascinating tour in a more intimate small group setting. I had a guide named Eran on a lovely Saturday morning and he was amazing in explaining the history, engaging the audience and adding his personal history/story to the tour. Highly recommend!

The guide Eran was very informative and was very engaging, really enjoyed the tour learned things that I didn’t know. Would recommend

Very informative historical tour with our guide Paul. Very personable. Good knowledge and pitch to an adult and two young teenagers

The guide was very resourceful and professional. We enjoyed it a lot. The pace was just perfect.

Perfect intro to Berlin, right amount of time and information from Oren.