Hidden Berlin Walking Tour with a Local
- Unravel the story of the Berlin Wall and see the symbol of the Cold War up close
- Visit war sites, Humboldt University, and the grave of Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn
- Learn about local Jewish history and culture
- Taste an original "Berliner" donut at a local bakery
- Walk the backstreets of former tenement houses
The first place you will visit is the Palace of Tears. Your guide will teach you about the turbulent events which gave this place its name. Visit the sites where Jewish children were rescued in the Kindertransport system. From here you will go on to visit the famous Humboldt University.
Next is the Museum Island. Boasting world-class museums, this is a UNESCO world heritage site. Glimpse the impressive Neoclassical architecture of the Neueus and Altes Museums. If you get a little closer you will see the scars that haunt these building from the Second World War even today.
The New Synagogue is a site not to be missed in Berlin. You will hear stories of the “Reichkristallnacht” from your guide. Delving deeper into the Jewish identity of this city, you will visit the grave of one of the most famous Jews – Moses Mendelssohn. You will learn more about this man including how he made a career as a baker during the war, and you can visit the bakery, too.
Perhaps the most famous of Berlin’s monuments due to its relatively recent collapse, is the Berlin Wall. Learn about the mechanism of the Wall and how it became a potent symbol of the Cold War. Through original documents, maps and images, you will learn how Berlin has transformed to the city it is today. The tour finishes at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauerstrasse in Mitte.
- English speaking local tour guide
- Sample a Berliner donut
- Tips or gratuities for the guide
• Meet at the entrance of the Melia Hotel at Friedrichstraße,103 - close to the suburban station Friedrichstraße • Finish point is at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauerstrasse - close to S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof, located in Berlin Mitte
Child policy: Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this walking tour.
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