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Private WWII Past and Present Tour With a Local

Highlights
  • 4-hour private tour of Berlin past and present
  • Learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War history from an expert guide
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Palace of Tears, and Hitler’s Bunker
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Private WWII Past and Present Tour With a Local
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11am tour. Discover Berlin’s must-see spots with a local host on a PRIVATE tour of the city’s highlights and hidden gems.
US$19.73
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9am tour. Discover Berlin’s must-see spots with a local host on a PRIVATE tour of the city’s highlights and hidden gems.
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4pm tour. Discover Berlin’s must-see spots with a local host on a PRIVATE tour of the city’s highlights and hidden gems.
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Overview
Discover Berlin past and present on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. First, learn about the city’s dark past with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Hitler’s Bunker. Then, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Mitte; admire architectural highlights such as Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt; and tuck into a delicious Currywurst.
What to Expect
Meet your private guide on Oranienburger Strasse in West Berlin and set out to explore the city at your own pace. Pass by the New Synagogue, pausing to admire its striking Moorish architecture, then walk to the nearby Palace of Tears, a former border point between East and West Berlin. Learn more about the divided city during the Cold War years as you explore the exhibition and hear the harrowing tales of how residents attempted to flee from Russian occupied East Berlin into Allied occupied West Berlin.

Next, stop to take photos of the grand Brandenburg Gate, one of the city’s most significant historic monuments, and walk through the moving Holocaust Memorial, a poignant reminder of the city’s dark past. A visit to Hitler’s bunker offers more information about Berlin’s WWII history and the rise of the Nazi party.

Re-fuel with a delicious Currywurst, a popular street food snack of sausage with curry sauce, then move on to discover a different side of the city. Stroll around the Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz, home to some of Berlin’s most impressive architecture, and cross over to the UNESCO-listed Museum Island.

Finally, explore the vibrant urban quarter of Mitte, where your guide will point out little-known attractions including the Missing House on Große Hamburger Strasse and the picturesque Heckmann Höfe.

Your tour ends back at the starting point.

Please note: This tour is private and the itinerary can be customized to suit your interests and preferences.
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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
A very memorable experience

This was the best guided tour of anywhere we've ever had! I would highly recommend Kristan and Withlocals and will certainly look for Withlocal guides for anywhere else we go. My history nerd daughter absolutely loved it and is still talking about what we learned...More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Tour with a Wonderful Guide!

My family and I had a "private" 6 person tour with Kristan and it was amazing! He lives right in the area, so knows a lot about everything!! We especially loved how he took us into some of the back neighborhoods, so that we could...More

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A day with Kristan

While in Berlin we had the pleasure have the most amazing tour with Kristan. His knowledge and experience about not just the city but the country was awesome. His use of old pictures of what the area looked like long ago was beneficial in understanding...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
First time to Berlin

What a great Journey with Miha! He created a great tour for me to get a great over view of Berlin the historic sights and the present culture! He knew of great places to see and experience. I have never had such an in-depth tour...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara is AMAZING!!

My family and I can not rave enough about Sara!! She made it a point to accommodate the link up point, lunch options and places to rest based on the ages of out children and our personal requests. Her knowledge of Berlin's history is clearly...More

Thank Butterfield0722
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Four hours you can customise the tour to be longer or shorter, but it’s a pretty good balance, everything is quite close together.
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