Learn the history of Berlin on a 2.5-hour walking tour with passionate guides that work only for their tips. See some of the city’s triumphant monuments, such as the Brandenburg Gate, as well as beautiful squares like the Gendarmenmarkt.
What to Expect
Explore the often troubled history of Berlin on a free walking tour, and see sites from the days of the Third Reich, the split between East and West, and the Reunification and hopes for the future.
The free tour is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the German capital, and takes in monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, and Checkpoint Charlie. Along the way, you will learn the story of Berlin, and discover what it’s like to live there today.
Learn about Berlin’s humble beginnings as a small fishing village, to the strength of the Prussian Empire, through the dark Nazi era, and freedom from Soviet Rule. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial, and see the site of the infamous Nazi book burnings.
You will discover where the Luftwaffe HQ was located, and hear stories about how Checkpoint Charlie became the symbol of the Cold War. Walk down the beautiful Unter Den Linden boulevard to the Humboldt University, and much more.
The exact route of each tour varies depending on your guide and weather conditions, but all explore the historic Mitte district, the first and most central borough of Berlin.
- Historical walking tour of Berlin's highlights
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
Meet in front of One 80 hostel, otto-braun-straße 65, 10178 Berlin
What to Remember
• Please note that the exact tour route depends on individual guides and weather conditions