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

  • Discover dozens of hidden spots in Berlin that only locals know about
  • Learn about Berlin’s transformation over the last century from your informative guide
  • Visit the ‘Palace of Tears’ and explore the meaning behind its name and experience history as it once was as you visit the Berlin Wall
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
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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.

You’ll finish the tour with a mind-blowing, exclusive experience at the notorious Berlin Wall, where you will see the Wall through virtual reality Headsets. Your guide will take you back in time to when the Wall was built, until its demolition from an east and a west perspective. This is a unique experience that’s not being offered by any other tour company at the moment.
Urban Adventures 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 (17)
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile
Markus was great

The tour was both informative and educational. Markus has a good understanding of the history of Germany and Berlin. He was very accommodating of my freezing teen daughter and we stopped for coffee and some indoor discussion. He also recognized that in a photographer and...More

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Berlin U, Manager at Berlin Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you had such a positive experience - please do come back soon and try out one of our other Urban Adventures tours!

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Hidden Berlin

This Tour will show you the hidden parts of Berlin. Something I, as a tourist, would have not been able to find by myself. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a bit of history combined with the real insider knowledge of Berlin.

Thank patrick D
Reviewed 3 October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wallyvicig
Reviewed 21 September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 April 2018|
Response from lachlan3 | Reviewed this property |
It took about 4 hours or so. We started at 10am and finshed just after 2pm.