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

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

From US$ 21.36 per person

Discover Berlin’s unique story on a 2-hour walking tour. Enjoy a shared small-group experience or private tour, starting from Brandenburg Gate and encompassing a long stretch of the Berlin Wall, still standing 30 years after the wall fell.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Visit all the major historical spots in the unique city of Berlin with a small group or private tour
  • Hear stories and learn the recent history from an experienced and passionate English-speaking tour guide
  • Spend 2 hours walking from place to place on this fast-paced but informative journey
  • 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 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, 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.

Includes
  • Expert guide
  • Public transport tickets to or from the tour meeting point
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• In front of the tourist information point at Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz 1 • Closest public transport: S-Bahn and U-Bahn station Brandenburger Tor (S1, S2, S25, S26 and U5); Buses 100 and 245 • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag

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What to bring

  • Water
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 892 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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It really boggled our minds (in a good way) that our guide Jamie has been doing the exact same tour for years and still explains everything with such passion and enthusiasm like he's doing it for the first time. Highly recommended if you're into modern German history, it was really fascinating!

January 1, 2022

We loved our guide Asaf! He made the tour fun, would joke around and talk with us when walking to the different locations and helped accommodate the tour for our grandfather when he got cold and needed to stand in the sun. He even found us a shop that sold hot chocolate during the tour! He made the experience great and taught us things that tv, documentaries and school never did.

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December 26, 2021

Our tour guide was Ciaran. He did an amazing job speaking to the history of Berlin from the rise of Hitler to the end of the Cold War while making the information engaging and entertaining. My wife isn’t a huge fan of history but really enjoyed the tour and our guide. Even though it was cold and lightly raining, the two hours zipped by. Highly recommend!

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December 22, 2021

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