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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 in a nutshell on a two-hour small-group or private walking tour. Meet your tour guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Listen to expert 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.  Next, learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Here you’ll delve deep into the key 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 and how it is used today. Continue your whistlestop sightseeing tour via the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, you’ll have the chance to examine Soviet military hardware, tangible sources of the history of the city.  From here you’ll move onto the impactful Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. After seeing the site of Hitler’s Bunker you’ll progress onto Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building at the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, which was later the site of the founding of the GDR 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: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

2. Berlin: Guided Pub Crawl with Shots

Begin your evening getting to know your guide and other like-minded travelers. From there, head out into the Berlin night to your first stop. After you’ve properly loosened up, continue on to three additional venues of bars, pubs, and dance halls. Every night is a new experience on this pub crawl. Get to know Berlin’s nightlife as you make four stops ranging from cocktail lounges, alternative dives, techno bars, bustling dance halls, and more. Enjoy complimentary shots along the way, always concluding your evening at one of the city’s biggest dance clubs where you'll skip the line with VIP entrance. This pub crawl takes you to a variety of bars and pubs in the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Crawl through Berlin with the iconic TV tower as your backdrop and have an unforgettable experience drinking and dancing the night away.

Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

3. Berlin: Hidden Backyards Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Berlin's hidden back alleys on this walking tour. Enjoy a guided visit to 13 of the most iconic spots which showcase the typical urban Berlin atmosphere. See how people live, work, create and have fun in these small spaces. Stroll through the Scheunenviertel in Berlin-Mitte. Learn about the history of the development of this quarter, its transformation into the center of Jewish life around the New Synagogue, and how it became the trendy, colorful and international area that it is today.

Berlin: Haunted Guided Live Theatre Tour in German

4. Berlin: Haunted Guided Live Theatre Tour in German

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the dark secrets of Berlin? Then dare to take a scary and mystical city tour! This tour takes you back in time, shows you places away from the normal tourist attractions, and reveals some dark realities. Find out which murderer has processed people into canned meat here, why death is supposed to be around and where an uncanny curse emanates from mummies - right in the middle of Berlin. You see, unlike normal city tours in Berlin, you dive deep into the dark history of the city with your guide. Maybe you have already heard of a Ghost Walk or a Ghost Tour and you want to go on such a night walk? Then you are absolutely right with the Gruseltour Berlin!

Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

5. Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace Guided Tour from Berlin

On your beautiful tour of Sanssouci, stroll past the grand buildings that were once the center point of Prussia's imperial grandeur. Take in the stunning gardens of Friedrich II's legendary Sanssouci Palace, and experience a true piece of history. After meeting at Kurfürstendamm, take a short bus ride and arrive in Potsdam for a guided tour of the city. Your guide will show you all of the city's best sights, and they're sure to tell you a fascinating story or two. Stroll through the Dutch Quarter to admire its magnificent buildings and admire the Russian colony of Alexandrovka along the way. The highlight of this tour is, of course, the visit to Sanssouci Palace. A walk through its beautiful park grounds, passing by magnificent Chinese teahouse or the New Palace, are sure to inspire.

Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

6. Berlin: Charité Walking Tour

The area of the Charité hospital tells some fascinating stories of life and death. It all began in the 18th century with a pestilence house and developed to become what it is now: one of the major university hospitals in Europe and the buildings themselves, relicts of important moments of medical history. Walk in the footsteps of Rudolf Virchow, Robert Koch, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Emil von Behring, and Karl Bonhoeffer. The walking tour begins at the famous Charité high-rise bed building and ends at the Monbijou bridge. You will get to hear stories of the geniuses of Berlin medicine, as well as the dark times of the institution, when doctors cooperated with the Nazi regime.

Berlin: Mitte Culinary Food Tour

7. Berlin: Mitte Culinary Food Tour

You will begin your 3-hour guided tour at the Hackesche Höfe, where after a welcome and a short introduction, you will be painted with an impression of the eventful history and extraordinary versatility of Berlin's "center". You will then begin your stroll along lively streets, passing historic buildings and courtyards between tasting 5 different delicacies in 5 different restaurants. During this tour, you will be shown the real lives of the people behind the highly polished façades. You will also learn of the dramatic fates of crooks, executioners, martyrs, pioneers, artists and politicians, all of which in the course of time made the cobblestones of Berlin-Mitte into what you nowadays appreciate. You will be entertained and informed by your good-humored guides, with questions and comments always welcome. In a family atmosphere, you will stroll through the districts whilst listening to strange and bizarre stories at every corner. During this tour you can expect a colorful selection of delicious food, as you are introduced to the multi-faceted gastronomic scene of the multicultural district of Mitte. Genuine "Kiez" originals will be eaten, as well as current and international food trends. This is a tour that will never provide a dull moment for your stomach or mind!

Berlin: The Dark Side of The Capital Tour

8. Berlin: The Dark Side of The Capital Tour

Discover a different side to the city with this creepy and scary tour. If you think of Berlin at night, its turbulent nightlife, glittering variety shows and brightly lit streets might come to mind. But where there is a lot of light, there is also a lot of shadow. If you want to see behind the city's evening bustle, this creepy tour can help you bump into Berlin's shady figures.  Witches, ghosts and demons have always been drawn to Berlin, a city full of eerie, gruesome places. After meeting your tour guide, you will first ask Saint Francis to protect you from the dangers lurking in the dark. Then, it is time to set off to visit places where the most horrible things have happened, including cruel witch hunts and terrible executions. If you're lucky (or unlucky!), you might encounter the eerie 'White Woman' and other mysterious creatures of the night. See the locations where the gallows used to stand, and where some innocent souls may still be up to mischief today. As you explore Berlin, hear stories of the great catastrophes that Berlin has withstood from your guide. If you're looking for a unique and spooky experience, then this is a truly unforgettable tour! 

Berlin: Government District, Chancellery, and Reichstag Tour

9. Berlin: Government District, Chancellery, and Reichstag Tour

Experience an informative guided tour in the government quarter of Berlin. Stop at the Chancellery, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, and many more highlights of this unique part of the city while you discover the political center of Germany. Learn about Berlin's eventful history and ask your questions as your guide takes you to some of the most significant places in this district. Think about how Berlin could be redesigned after the Wall, see the ribbon of the federal government and spot the symbolic bridge between the east and west. Start the tour at the Futurium and then cross the Spree as you wander from former East to West. Witness how modern buildings dominate the cityscape. Marvel at works of art along the Berlin Wall and get to know more about the history of the site. Along the tour, discover some of the best photo spots in the center of Berlin. Receive some great local insights on this German-language guided tour. The guided tour ends outside the Reichstag where you will learn more about the tasks and duties of the parliament and the story behind a building that has played such a significant role in German history.

Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

10. Berlin: Listening Station Teufelsberg Tour with Shuttle

Discover the history of Berlin and visit the 120 meter high Teufelsberg. Learn more about the former listening station and stroll through Europe's biggest street art gallery. Lean back in a comfortable minivan and drive from Potsdamer Platz directly to Teufelsberg. Listen to the interesting story of this unique building. Learn more about the beginning in 1937 and the development of the former listening station after World War II. Today, the Field Station on Teufelsberg with its US listening station belongs to the so-called 'Lost Places' in Berlin.

Frequently asked questions about Berlin Sightseeing walking tours

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Berlin walking tours: Everything you need to know

The largest city in Germany, Berlin has something for you to enjoy. If you mention Berlin, most people will automatically think of the Berlin Wall. However, you’ll see that the German capital has much more to offer. It has a great art collection at its Pergamon museum and boasts eclectic buildings and historical architecture. Don’t miss your chance to have a taste of Berlin’s culinary selections. While visiting the local markets, you’ll be tempted by a food vendor selling a pretzel or a berliner (a sweet pastry). Don’t worry, you can diet later.

As the capital of Germany, it doesn’t lack in theater and culture. You can visit a famous opera house, ballet company, many art galleries, and several public parks. Tour some of Berlin’s most notable neighborhoods like Friedrichshain and Pankow. What will you find there? An open-air movie theater, several trendy cafes, and stylish boutiques for shopping in these communities.

What can you expect on a Berlin walking tour?

Along with its rich past, Berlin has a new generation that embraces the popular world culture. That said, you can stop by numerous hip neighborhoods, like Kreuzberg, where you can move to the beat or try a German cocktail. Many of these hotspots can be your stops along a Berlin walking tour. If you’re interested in visiting trendy bars, consider booking a pub crawl or a beer tasting tour. 

Each Berlin tour has a guide that will provide you with a wealth of information about the sight or neighborhood that you are visiting. You can even ask questions as you walk along. You’ll have many chances to stop and rest or grab a bite to eat, and more than one when you’re on a longer tour.

History walking tours in Berlin

Berlin has a rich history - some good, some bad, and some even uglier. You’ll leave the historical walking tours with a better understanding of it all. Some of the historical sights and landmarks you can see include Sachsenhausen Communist Concentration Camp, the Holocaust Memorial, and Checkpoint Charlie.

Berlin food tours

Taste the culinary specialties of Berlin on one of its food walking tours. You’ll get a chance to sample many different foods, like currywurst and schnitzel, at a variety of local cafes and restaurants. You can be confident from the first bite that it will be delicious. Why? Because all the eateries on the list are popular with the locals and some of the best places to dine in Berlin.

Must-see attractions on Berlin walking tours


Berlin is a really large city, but if you have limited time, you can see a lot in just one day. On a top attraction tour, you’ll spend half the day touring some of Berlin’s most famous attractions like Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie. On this tour you’ll see both East and West Berlin, and along the way you’ll also visit several neighborhoods, including Friedrichshain.

Potsdam walking tours

Indulge yourself in Potsdam and all of its magnificence for a day. As you stroll along, you’ll see all the grandeur of the palaces, castles, courtyards, and gardens.

Walking tours at night in Berlin

Explore the sights of Berlin after dark with a night tour. See the city all lit up on a night stroll. You can also go on popular night pub crawls if they are more your thing. On this tour you’ll be treated like a celebrity as you hit the hottest nightclubs. Along with complimentary drinks, you’ll get VIP entry. As with other walking tours, you’ll have a guide who can help you. In this case, they might have to help you find a dance partner.

Are there added extras with Berlin walking tours?

Berlin is large, so you might have to take a train on your walking tour. However, don’t fret because the fare is typically a part of your tour package. A printed, souvenir guide might also be given to you to keep. If you participate in a walking tour, you often get another benefit - immediate admission into a park or attraction. What does that mean for you? No waiting in line!


Planning Your Visit

  • When is the best time to take a walking tour in Berlin?

    Berlin is jam-packed with tourists in the summer, and for good reason. The temperatures are pleasant, the days of sunshine are long, and the city is alive with color. We recommend you take one of the many walking tours in the April through November time frame. June through August are the warmest, but you'll still find it enjoyable to walk around Berlin in spring or fall.

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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23,366 reviews

Had a tour guide called Campbell, originally from Australia. Was full of knowledge, answered any questions people asked. Also good sense of humour. Lots to see and learn. This is a nice little tour to show you around key places of history and show and direct you other places you may want to go after the tour. Definitely recommend.

The guide was amazing!! he showed us the history of berlin in such a compelling way! Berlin has so much history, the vox city app with the self guided itineraries was a great addition to explore more after our tours! totally recommend!

Our guide Ciaran was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the tour and definitely will be recommending it to my friends visiting berlin

The tour was an excellent way to put Berlin's 20th century history in perspective. Our guide, Cieron, was extremely knowledgeable and gregarious.

Was a great expiriecne, Postdam is a very nice city.