Guided tour

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

Activity provider:Insider Tour Berlin
Guided tour

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

Activity provider:Insider Tour Berlin
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Discover Berlin’s story on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Start from Brandenburg Gate on a route which encompasses a long stretch of the Berlin Wall which still stands 30 years after it was toppled.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


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    Starting location:

    Brandenburg Gate

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    Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten

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    Holocaust Memorial

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    Hitler's Bunker

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    Topography of Terror

  • Finish at:

    Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Main stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Visit all the major historical hotpots in the unique city of Berlin
  • Discover stories and learn facts about recent history from your guide
  • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
  • Become an expert on Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
  • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources
Full description

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.

  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • Public transport tickets to or from the tour meeting point
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
  •  Tours run in all weather conditions and on public holidays
  •  Expect to walk approximately 3 kilometers on the tour
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This was an excellent tour. We learned so much. Really brought history to life. Eran was our guide. A tour like this should be required for every student. It’s so important to understand what happened so as not to repeat the same failures as in the past.

May 26, 2023

We took the walking tour on 15.5.2023 and Hannah was the guide. She was very knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging. She was able to get and maintain the attention of the group throughout the walk and able to answer most of our questions. We didn't get to walk down nearer to the Berlin wall but perhaps that was due to the short time. Otherwise it was a highly entertaining tour.

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May 25, 2023

Peter was a phenomenal tour guide! He was interesting & engaging, funny (but serious when necessary), and obviously very knowledgeable about the subject matter. To top it off, it was a gorgeous weather day. Great way to spend a few hours learning about history and walking through Berlin. I would highly recommend Peter & this tour!

May 22, 2023

Product ID: 280242