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Private Berlin WWII and Cold War History Tour with Local Expert Guide

Explore Berlin past and present on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about all the city’s dark secrets of past with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Hitler’s Bunker. And wander around the vibrant neighborhood of Mitte; admire architectural highlights such as Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt; and taste a delicious Currywurst. Discover the history and romance of Germany.

• Find out about the past and present of Berlin in a 4-hour private tour
• Discover more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War history from a historic expert
• Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Palace of Tears, and Hitler’s Bunker
• Try a yummy Currywurst, Berlin’s most famous street food
• Immerse yourself in wonders of Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt
• Attend less-known attractions and local haunts in Mitte
• This private tour can be customized to all of you preferences and receive an undivided attention from your guide

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private local guide
    • Private historical tour
    • German traditional snack - Currywurst
    • Customizable itinerary
    • Multiple start times available
    • Must see and off the beaten path
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    What's excluded :
    • Extra food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Berlin, Berlin

    Meet your private guide on Oranienburger Strasse in West Berlin and start exploring the city at your own tempo. Pass by the New Synagogue, pausing to admire and take a picture of striking Moorish architecture, after that walk to the nearby Palace of Tears, a former border point between East and West Berlin. Uncover all the secrets 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.

    At any time you will be able to take photos of the sights like grand Brandenburg Gate, one of the city’s most significant historic monuments, and wander around the moving Holocaust Memorial, a reminder of the city’s dark past. A visit to Hitler’s bunker will give you more information about Berlin’s WWII history and the rise of the Nazi party.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Berlin, Berlin

    Stop for a delicious treat, Currywurst, a popular street food snack of sausage with curry sauce, then continue on discovering a totally different side of the city. Walk around the Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz, home to some of Berlin’s most stunning architecture, and pay a visit to the UNESCO-listed Museum Island.

    At the end of your tour explore the urban quarter of Mitte, where your guide will show you little-known attractions like the Missing House on Große Hamburger Strasse and the picturesque Heckmann Höfe.

    Your tour will finish back at the starting point.
    Remember that this tour is private and the itinerary can be customized to fit all of your interests and preferences.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Oranienburgerstrasse, Berlin Germany

    A place where you meet your local guide

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum, Oranienburger Str. 28 - 30, 10117 Berlin Germany

    Admire one of Berlin's most significant Jewish landmarks. Centrum Judaicum sees itself as a link connecting the past and the future.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17 Mitte, 10117 Berlin Germany

    Walking into the Palace of Tears is stepping back in time. The floor tiles, the wall clock, the “modern” design of the building: all hearken back to a 1960s aesthetic in interior design.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Marvel at classic architecture of Berlin both ancient and modern. Soak up the atmosphere of Berlin.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Brandenburg Gate is the first stop for every visitor to Berlin! The city’s iconic landmark offers fascinating insights into the city’s history.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Cora-Berliner-Strasse 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

    Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is an imposing place of remembrance and warning. Get inspired by the sober and fascinating grey architecture.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Visit The Führerbunker which was Hitler’s personal bunker, the place where he spent the final hours of his life.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Wilhelmstrasse, Wilhelmstraße, Berlin, Germany

    Grab a tea or a coffee and taste a delicious Currywurst, rub your shoulders and get ready for awesome hotspots!

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. The spot remains a must-see sight in Berlin with huge historical and emotional resonance.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

    With its magnificent buildings, Bebelplatz is one of Berlin’s most attractive public squares – and it has also been the scene of some of the city’s chequered history.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Island, Museum Island, Berlin

    Museum Island (Museumsinsel) is a magnificent total art work, a truly outstanding ensemble of five world-renowned museums. Find out the story of the infamous "book burning" organized by the Nazis.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Oranienburger Straße, Oranienburger Str., Berlin, Germany
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-11498P258

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