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Private WWII Past and Present Tour With a Local

  • 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
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.
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2pm 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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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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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.
Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Best tour

I would thoroughly recommend this particular tour. It covers a lot of the main sights across Berlin which you’ll find on a city tour (also worth doing) but what you’ll get with this one is your own guide and a personalised experience, plus other sights...More

Thank Andylion66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Full Day Tour with Kristan was great!

We had one day to see Berlin. This tour with Kristan was the best decision. He was very knowledgeable and made it an interesting. Took us to some off beat places as requested. Don't hesitate to book with Kristan.

Thank sandrai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Love Kristan

All I have to say is "wow"! Kristan has a wealth of knowledge that he shared with us over the four-hour tour. He listened to our questions, gaged our interest and tailored the tour to our interests. Four hours went by like an hour. I...More

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Learn about Berlin with Kristan

This was my first time booking a guide through Withlocals so I was a bit apprehensive on how good the tour will be. Having Kristan as a guide the experience was spectacular. I had originally booked it for a walking tour of WWII, but that...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour by Kristan!

Kristan was incredible. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We had already gone on a walking tour that day so kristan took us to different places to ensure there wasn’t any overlap! We saw things and heard stories that we wouldn’t...More

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5 August 2018|
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Response from richardbarber1 | Reviewed this property |
Four hours you can customise the tour to be longer or shorter, but it’s a pretty good balance, everything is quite close together.