Guided tour

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours
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Learn about the dark history of Nazi Germany on a guided walking tour of Berlin with a military historian. See where and how the Nazi party rose to power during the years of the Third Reich.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear stories of terror and tragedy that unfolded in Berlin during World War II
  • Expand your knowledge an up-close look at historical sites
  • See the site of the former Gestapo offices
  • Pause to contemplate the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the tourist center at the Brandenburg Gate before embarking on a journey uncovering the dark history of the Third Reich. Following a brief introduction to build an understanding of the political instability of 1930’s Germany and the roots of the Nazi Party, walk over to the memorial to victims of the Third Reich. Get an insight into the cruel social philosophies that would later underpin the Holocaust. Later at the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), learn how the Nazi Party was elected to power and how Hitler became the Führer of Germany. Intertwined with the fierce final battle for the city in 1945, your guide will highlight key street battles, explain Russian and German military strategy as well point out the battle scars which can still be seen in the buildings today. After viewing the Jewish memorial and the Führer bunker where Hitler spent his final days continue the tour to Wilhelm Straße, the once political heart of Nazi Germany. Culminating at where the Gestapo headquarters once stood you will have the chance for a break to get tea or coffee and use the restrooms. Following the break, visit what was once Berlin’s largest train station and a site of the mass deportation of Jews from the city. A short train ride from the modern station takes you to the Jewish district highlighting key historical events where you will learn about the Jewish migration to Berlin, the rise of anti-Semitism in 1930’s Germany, and the modern-day implications. Visit Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery and the site of a deportation center. Finally, you will pay homage to the brave men and women who refused to submit to the Nazi’s social philosophies and risked their lives to save others from persecution.
Includes
  • Rain Ponchos available all year round (in the event of rain)
  • Feet and hand warmer (winter only)
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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• Meet your guide at the tourist office at Brandenburg Gate and look for the blue umbrella

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  • The tour is outside and consists of a considerable amount of walking. Guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. A water bottle is also advised
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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I’ve been in Berlin for 4 days now and this is by far the best thing I’ve done. The tour guide (Matthew) was super friendly, smart, answered all of the groups questions and took us on an amazing tour. I wish I had done this earlier in the trip as I would’ve booked another tour through this company (on the front tours). Highly recommend. The tour was about 2.5hours long, not too much walking as there are times when you can sit on benches to rest while listening to the guide

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April 24, 2022

A very interesting tour along some important places in Berlin. In the meantime a lot is told, but in a very nice way. This guide (Matt) really knows what he is talking about and can also teach people who already know quite a bit about WWII a thing or two. Very much enjoyed, highly recommended. Would also do other tours from this company.

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March 30, 2022

We booked on this walking tour because we were interested in learning more about Germany through the 1930s and WW2. Our tour guide Mark was absolutely fantastic! Very engaging and knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and went above and beyond to answer all of our questions. Mark encouraged us to stop for a quick coffee because if we liked as it was a freezing day, it was a good way to get to know the other guests and warm up before we continued with the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who’s looking to put your maybe already acquired knowledge into context by visiting the landmarks (brandenburg gate, the Jewish memorial, hurlers bunker to name a few). 10/10

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March 7, 2022

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