The Battle of Berlin tour offers a glimpse of Berlin at the end of WWII. A talented guide employs maps and other tools to explain what happend in the final days of the Third Reich's reign. Compelling civilian stories are also included.
What to Expect
History lovers and students of politics will find this information-packed "Battle of Berlin" tour particularly enticing. Walk with a knowledgeable guide, view various maps, and get a sense of Berlin from the final days of the Third Reich's reign.
The walking tour includes a stop at the Russian-German War Museum, which features military vehicles, tanks, and a self-propelled gun. Listen as your guide explains the implications of each feature.
Another stop on this tour is the neighborhood Prenzlauer Berg, where many homes were taken by the Soviets in the spring of 1946. This excursion also features a visit to the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Bunker, a combination tower/civilian shelter.
The Soviet War Memorial, where more than 6,000 Red Army soldiers are buried, is yet another stop on this sobering tour. Finally, the logical conclusion to the walking tour is the site of the former Fuehrerbunker. It was here that Hitler commanded troops, married Eva Braun, and eventually commited suicide.
What's Not Included
- Entrance to museums, public transportation, food, tip
Know Before You Go
Guests must book this tour at least 14 days in advance. The tour is customized according to tourists' preferences, so please share your expectations with the guide. The tour typically includes no more than 10 people.