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Introduction to Berlin: The Basics and Must-See Sites

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Stop At: Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin Germany

Next to St. Mary's Church, Berlin's first church we will look at a city model from 1880 which will help us understand howthis area changed in the last 140 years. We will also speak about the buildings around - the Red City Hall and the TV Tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Marx-Engels-Forum, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, 10178 Berlin Germany

Where we will see some unusual remnants from the times of the cold war

Stop At: Neue Wache, Berlin Germany

We will walk along the Unter Den Linden, the main entrance street to Berlin and enter one memorial from the early 19th century which changed its name and purpose more than once, encapsulating the political shifts Berlin knew quite well

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museum Island, Breite Street, 13089 Berlin Germany

We will speak about the historical buildings around the square - the Berliner Dom, the City Palace which was destroyed in WWII and the Old Museum. We will also hear about the changes the place knew, especially during the years of the Nazi regime.

We will not enter the museums or the cathedral.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin Germany

We will hear the story of the Twin Churches and Berlin's development in the time after the 30 Years War

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

In front of the main building of Berlin's first university, we will hear about one of the first violent acts from the time of the Nazi regime - the book burning, and see the memorial for this event, hidden underneath the square

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin Germany

We will hear about the clashhes in the most tense border crossing in the days of the cold war

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany

We will see an authentic segment of the Berlin Wall and hear about it's history, as well as some adpects of life in a devided city

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker), Wilhelmstrasse 77, 10117 Berlin Germany

We will discover the wherabouts of Hitler's Bunker, which looks like an innocent residential block nowadays, and try to understand how it looked like in order times

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Near the Brandenburg Gate Information Center: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

We will explore the memorial and hear about the ideas behind it's design

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany

THe gate, the quadriga and the buildings around the Pariser Platz

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin Germany

The German Parliament building. We will hear about the Reichstag Burning, the soviet flag waving there in May 1945 and the fake-news story around it. Entrance is not included

Duration: 5 minutes
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Departure Point
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Traveler pickup is offered
Available for all centrally located hotels. Please provide a hotel name and address. Pickup is done by foot and when needed by public transport (public trnaport fare not included)
Duration
4h
Return Details
Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 9 August 2019

Zahi was absolutely fantastic. I joined a free walking tour of Berlin in July, and Zahi happened to be our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of the sites and was very friendly. His stories at each placed were either very funny, historically interesting, and /...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

My friend and I just had an amazing tour around Berlin with Zahi. I have been on 10+ tours in my life and I’d have to say this one was my favorite of them all. He is a great story teller, keeps you engaged, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 576alissa
Reviewed 18 May 2019

Zahi was amazing, a super great story teller, really knowledgeable on Berlin’s history, and legitimately gave me time and my friends the best tour experience we’ve had. Would highly recommend for a wonderful introduction to Berlin, especially for first timers. Five stars hands down!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Arlenel0pez
Reviewed 18 February 2019

This guided tour was excellent for learning about Berlin - the different periods, and historical sights. I liked most the stories that you wouldn't hear if you don't have a local to tell you. For example, the statue on top of the Brandenburg gate doesn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BBorisov
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