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

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great start of our Berlin visit

Heidi was our guide and we really enjoyed her descriptions and the way she guided all of us in the most pleasant way. Great start of our Berlin visit

Thank TechTravelerAZ
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour

Our guide Tobi was an excellent narrator. He was brought up inside the Iron Curtain, so was able to bring a lot of personal experience into the tour. We were travelling with our 10 year old grandson. Tobi was able to keep him interested in...More

1  Thank FreddieMercury1
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent walking tour

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hour walking tour with Greg. Greg was an EXCELLENT guide and made our walking tour so interesting that I wished it wouldn't end. Thank you very much Greg for a very informative tour in excellent English.

1  Thank SchubertKleinmond
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide Xavier was fabulous making the history of Berlinc come alive for us. He was very entertaining and helpful! I would highly recommend this tour!

1  Thank CSSEL
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Walking Berlin with Ken

We arranged a tour through Original Berlin Walks. There were 14 of us from our Viking Baltic Cruise in May. We wanted a smallish group so we could see more on our walk, and we certainly did. We met up with Ben after a five...More

Thank Debbie1029
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