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Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back Streets

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  • Hidden Berlin walking tour
  • Explore the city from a more local perspective
  • Pass by Museum Island and through the Jewish Quarter
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Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back Streets
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Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum Island and Back Streets
US$59.77
Overview
Get to know Berlin beyond the main tourist attractions on this walking tour of the city’s interesting off-the-beaten-path sites. With a knowledgeable guide, gain insight into Berlin’s history and present-day culture as you check out locations like Humboldt University, the Jewish Quarter and Museum Island. Explore back streets to see old tenements, and end at the Berlin Wall for a peek at a hidden spot. Limited to 12 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
What to Expect
On this Hidden Berlin tour, you will explore and discover the fascinating side to Berlin’s history that has shaped the city into what it is today. After meeting your local tour guide and group, you’ll walk to the ‘Palace of Tears’ and learn about the amazing story behind its name. You’ll follow the fading traces of the Cold War in Berlin to a spot where East and West were divided for decades, as well as pass emotional sites where Jewish children were either rescued or sent to concentration camps. The next part of your Berlin tour will take you through the city’s university quarter. Take a look behind the dazzling facade of Humboldt University's palace-like main building, see the spot where the notorious book burning of 1933 took place, and learn more about what it’s like to be a student in Berlin today. After that, you’ll take a stop off at Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site with numerous world-class museums, where you’ll hear stories and legends from your local guide about the queens of the island.

You’ll continue on with this Berlin walking tour towards the Jewish Quarter, where you’ll be able to admire the New Synagogue, a stunning building perfect for taking those iconic Berlin photos! Here you’ll learn more about Berlin’s Jewish heritage and discover fascinating tales about the dark history of the Jewish population in Berlin from 1933-1945. You’ll listen to stories about the famous Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, the brave staff of a hospital who rescued Jewish people from the National Socialists, and the almost forgotten legend of Martin Luther King’s surprise visit to East Berlin in 1964. These are the stories that only the locals know, and this tour will help you dive right into them! The next stop on your Berlin city tour will take you to one of the oldest bakeries in Berlin and the best place in town to sample a ‘Berliner’, a traditional German delicacy. While you chow down on this delicious treat, you’ll hear all about this family-run bakery, which has stood strong through all the changes Berlin has been part of for the last 80 years.

Next, you’ll follow your local guide through the hidden backstreets of Berlin and get a glimpse into the backyards of Old Berlin’s traditional tenement houses, where thousands of workers once lived under extremely trying conditions. You’ll finish the tour at the infamous Berlin Wall, and take a peek behind the concrete and barbed wire to a spot that’s been hidden for the last 28 years. This Berlin tour offers you a truly unique insight into the incredible German capital. Your local guide will be full of insider knowledge that they will share with you all along the way, giving you an exclusive look into the transformation of Berlin over the last century.
Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great walking tour with Manfred

Very surprised how good this 4hr tour was as we (wife and I) were the only ones led around back streets of Berlin by our guide Manfred. His English was excellent as he had lived in Australia. Easy pace with lots of historical background and...More

Thank Wallyvicig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Good tour with interesting content

The tour group meet at 10am and after Thomas introduced himself, we left on the walk. The walk was really interesting and covered lots of ground. We found ourselves in places we hadn't really known existed. However, the tour is 4 hours and we didn't...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 10 September 2018
amazing tour ! Well done Dimitris

Dimitris took us to many wonderful parts of Berlin that the regular city tours don't take you to. This is a must do. put on a good pair of walking shoes and go exploring some of the most interesting parts of the city!

Thank bageldawg23
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Great tour of places and sights I would never have found/seen

Our guide was Anastasia who took us on a well-paced and fascinating walk through parts of Berlin I never would have found. Even if I had found them, I wouldn't have noticed many of the things she was able to point out. As I had...More

1  Thank Maksmum
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Walking Tour of Berlin with Anastasia

My husband and I were tired and really were considering not going on the tour. We sat and met with Anastasia. She took time to get to know us, our likes, dislikes and interests and proceeded to give us an excellent tour. She was knowledgeable...More

Thank Dedemae
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Response from lachlan3 | Reviewed this property |
It took about 4 hours or so. We started at 10am and finshed just after 2pm.
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