The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour

Highlights

  • No navigation worries—a private guide leads the way

  • Flexible experience—the itinerary can be customized

  • Enjoy a tasty local snack—a currywurst is included

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

This is a great pick for history fans visiting Berlin. Swap hours of research time for a special themed tour with a focus on understanding the city’s past, and World War II-related sites. Go to Brandenburg Gate, Hitler’s Bunker, the Holocaust Memorial, and more, while hearing informative commentary from a guide. The tour also cover the Cold War, and includes a currywurst to keep you fueled for the adventures.

What’s included?

  • Private guide

  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Additional food & drinks

  • Entrance to attractions not included

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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