Berlin: Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

OVERVIEW

Walk through decades of tumultuous history in Germany’s capital on this insightful Berlin tour. Meet your expert guide at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, a enduring symbol of WWII destruction and eventual reunification. Pass the stately Reichstag building, hearing stories of the mysterious 1933 fire.Learn how Parliament operates in the reunified Germany while admiring the post-Wall glass dome. Nearby, examine Soviet military weapons at the Tiergarten memorial honoring Red Army soldiers.
Continue to the Holocaust Memorial’s sober tribute to Jewish victims. Visualize Hitler’s final days at the infamous Führerbunker site.Contrast the rise of fascism and communism at Nazi and GDR headquarters. Standing before the longest-preserved Berlin Wall fragment, reflect on the hardships of families divided for 28 years. Finish where East met West at Checkpoint Charlie, picturing the tense 1961 standoff and 1989 climax to the Cold War.

HIGHLIGHTS

A guided walking tour of Berlin will teach you about the city’s turbulent modern past. Learn about the city under the Third Reich and how it was divided throughout the Cold War years.

  • Learn about the history of Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
  • Hear the stories and historic facts about the city from your expert guide
  • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
  • Visit notable landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and the Soviet War Memorial
  • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources

Included/Excluded

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips

Tour Plan

What to expect

With personalized commentary tailored to your interests, immerse yourself in watershed WWII and Cold War events that shaped the Germany of today. Return with context to understand this dynamic city filled with painful history but optimistic revival.

Meeting point

Meet in front of the tourist information point at Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz 1. Look for a guide with the pink umbrella at the Brandenburg Gate. The closest public transportation is the S-Bahn and U-Bahn station Brandenburger Tor (S1, S2, S25, S26 and U5) or buses 100 and 245.

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Additional information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type
  • Tours run in all weather conditions and on public holidays
  • Expect to walk approximately 3 kilometers on the tour
Cancellation policy

Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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