Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

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

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From US$ 188.68 per group up to 10

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

The Original experience

Itinerary
2 hours
  • Brandenburg Gate

  • Reichstag

  • Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten

  • Holocaust Memorial

  • Hitler's Bunker

  • Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus

  • Topography of Terror

  • Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • Public transport tickets to or from the tour meeting point
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • 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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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1644 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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Paul our tour guide was fun. He was knowledgeable and was upfront and honest with you if he didn’t know something. Also, gave ice breaking jokes to make the group laugh after certain memorial stops. I would recommend him if you ever decide to do the Cold War tour in Berlin.

September 22, 2022

Prior knowledge of history helps to get the best possible experience from this tour, because you can connect the places visited in the tour with history and deepen your understanding with additional information from the guide. A great tour for anyone who wants to visit historical places in Berlin and learn more about their role in history.

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September 8, 2022

Alejandra was AMAZING. I hired the two-hour route in Spanish for my family and myself, and we couldn't enjoy it more. Time flew by between data, anecdotes, curiosities, etc. In addition, the tour was very punctual, and exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect way to get in touch with Berlin. Really, a 10 out of 10. A huge greeting to Alejandra from Spain, from Rocío and her family :)

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August 30, 2022

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