Join a tour of Germany’s darkest history. Learn about the rise and fall of the Nazi party, the Battle of Berlin, visit memorials for the victims of the Third Reich, and see where Hitler and his henchmen made the decisions that would shake the world.
What to Expect
You will meet your expert guide in central Berlin. Your guide will begin with an overview of the Nazi’s decimation of Berlin’s nearby Jewish district, before taking you on a short metro ride to the site of Anhalter Bahnhof, a huge train station destroyed in WWII.
You will then walk through the former Nazi government district to the colossal former Luftwaffe headquarters (the German air force), headed by Hermann Göring, the former air force HQ is one of the best surviving examples of Nazi architecture. Then you’ll be taken to the Gestapo (the secret police) and the SS headquarters, now home to the Topography of Terror Museum. After the museum break your guide will continue to cover the Nazi’s most sinister actions: Joseph Goebbels’ use of propaganda; the ‘T4’ euthanasia program; and the Holocaust.
As you make your way towards Berlin’s largest park, the Tiergarten, you will visit the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism and the memorial for 96 politicians arrested by the Nazis as they seized power in 1933.
Your tour will finish in front of the impressive German parliament building, the Reichstag, as your guide explains both Hitler and Albert Speer’s plan to completely redesign Berlin as ‘Germania’, capital of the empire of the world, and the culmination of the Battle of Berlin - how Soviet soldiers assaulted the Reichstag under anti-aircraft fire, whilst the führer was committing suicide not even a mile away.
- 4-hour guided tour in English
- Free map of Berlin with info on public transport
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Transportation tickets - an AB public transport ticket (EUR 2.90 single, EUR 7 day pass) is advised. Get one before the tour or buy one from your guide
Know Before You Go
Tour runs in all weather on all public holidays.
A public transport ticket is needed on this tour.