5. Albert Einstein in Berlin Private Guided Tour
Travel back in time to pre-war Berlin to follow in the footsteps of one of its most distinguished citizens, Albert Einstein. Learn about his personal life, greatest scientific achievements, and escape from the rising anti-Semitism in the German National Socialist Party. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of one of the greatest geniuses in history. Choose the 2-hour option to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin, where he lived from 1914 to 1932. Your walking tour will begin in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Peace and Freedom, and continue down Unter den Linden to the historic center. You will pass one of the branches of the popular Einstein coffee shop, and stop at the Memorial to May 10, 1933 Nazi Book Burning at Bebelplatz. Einstein forever left Berlin only a few months prior to this event, lucky escaping the Nazi persecution of Jewish people. You will see Humboldt University, previously known as the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, where on 25 November 1915 Einstein presented his field equations of general relativity. Another point of interest will be the beautiful New Synagogue, where Albert was the first violin of the Jewish orchestra. Choose the 3-hour option to learn more about Einstein's Jewish roots on a guided tour of the New Synagogue - Centrum Judaicum. This synagogue was built in the mid-19th century as the main place of worship for Berlin’s Jewish community, and has been reconstructed after being badly damaged during Kristallnacht. A visit inside will help you understand what it meant for Einstein to be Jewish in Germany at the time when Adolf Hitler and Nazi party were rising in power. Choose the 7-hour opton to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin and Potsdam. This option includes a walking tour of Berlin, including the New Synagogue - Centrum Judaicum, with a round-trip train ticket to Potsdam, where you will visit the Albert Einstein Science Park. It’s a great place to learn more about Einstein's life and work and see the famous Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm), an architectural symbol of modernism. It was built by Erich Mendelsohn to prove Einstein's theory of relativity, and the great man visited once. If time permits, you will also discover Einstein's Forum and other highlights of Potsdam before boarding the return train to Berlin.