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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

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  • Private, half-day walking tour of Berlin
  • See top Berlin attractions including Brandenburg Gate and Hitler's Bunker
  • Learn about the most pivotal events in Berlin's history, from its founding to modern day
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History
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Overview

Trace almost 800 years of history on this private, half-day walking tour of Berlin. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been the capital of an empire, the epicenter of a sexual and artistic revolution, a fascist dictatorship, torn into two and, finally, reunited. On this tour, you’ll delve into the German capital’s history with your own personal guide, checking off key sights such as Brandenburg Gate, Hitler’s Bunker (Führerbunker) and a section of the Berlin Wall along the way.

What to Expect

Choose a time that best works for your schedule, then meet your private guide at your centrally located Berlin hotel to embark on this half-day tour of the German capital city's history and highlights. Discover how a small town built on a swamp became one of the most powerful cities in the world as you trace 800 years of history while walking to the city's main sights.

Get to know all about Berlin at your own pace; your personal guide will tailor the tour to your liking. After beginning the tour in Berlin's historic city center, head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Museum Island to see neo-classical architecture and learn about the Prussians’ ambition to turn Berlin into a world city. Walk the entire length of the former royal boulevard Unter den Linden, passing by Germany’s central war memorial, the site of the Nazi’s first book burning at Bebelplatz, and the former Soviet Embassy.

Snap a photo in front of the Brandenburg Gate, originally built as an entrance to the city for the Prussian kings. Walk through the gate to the German parliament building–the Reichstag–before visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Relax over a cup of coffee at your own expense before moving on to the site of Adolf Hitler’s bunker, where the dictator committed suicide just before the end of WWII. Learn about the fallout from the Second World War, which eventually led to the division of Germany into two separate states. See remnants of this division at the former Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie.

The tour ends at what's considered to be Berlin’s most beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt, with its twin 18th-century French and German cathedrals and its 19th-century neo-classical Concert House. 

Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Make this the first thing you do when visiting Berlin

Really enjoyed this walking tour. Our guide, Gregor, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with us. He started off talking about the history of Berlin all the way through to the modern day - this really set the scene well. We then...More

Thank 396tristanc
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tour guide was amazing!!

Dave H the tour guide was amazing. He knew his stuff and was very happy to share his knowledge. Highly recommend!

Thank Discover07804896715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Izzy Was Amazing And Taught us More than Our School History Course

We came over from the United States and cannot say enough about this tour. Izzy is clearly a historian. She brought the history of Berlin to life. She was incredibly knowledgeable and tied in the culture, architecture, history, politics and weaved them together to tell...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile
Brad nash

Nathan our guide had so much to tell us and was such a pleasant person I would highly recommend him and the tour, I would suggest you do it on your first day because he leaves you with so many recommendations to other sites you...More

Thank bradleyjohnnash
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Great, eye opening Tour!!

Our tour guide Jess was great and knew his war and political history better than most historians I have met! Cool dude too 😎👊🏾

Thank 464shawnj
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