A full day private walking tour of Berlin
There is plenty of time to explore the most important and significant sights and areas:
The historical city center, located in former East Berlin, with its famous Boulevard Unter den Linden, important squares, museums, theatres and churches.
The new government quarter with the Reichstag (Parliament), the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of the once-divided city, and the memorials dedicated to victims of Nazi dictatorship, most noted the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe.
We can dig deeper into history in the former main jewish quarter with well known and more hidden courtyards.
I can show you the remains of central institutions of National Socialist persecution and terror as well as the former Hitler's bunker area.
We will talk about Cold War times at the famous "Checkpoint Charlie" and what it meant to live with the wall visiting one of the few remaining pieces. Nearby is the new quarter "Potsdamer Platz" symbolising the transformation Berlin went through the last 25 years.
Starting at your hotel, we can visit:
The Boulevard Under the Linden and the historical city center: Forum Fridericianum, the Museum Island, the Palace square, the former jewish quarter.
The Brandenburg Gate and the new government quarter
The new Potsdamer Platz area
Former Hitler's bunker area and the former quarter of national socialist institutions and ministries.
A piece of the Wall and the famous former checkpoint between East and West, "Checkpoint Charlie"
Return to your hotel or other pre-arranged spot.
This tour is, of course, flexible. If you would like to focus on something, f. ex. art, street art, urban exploring, fashion, food, architecture, immigration please let me know and I will propose the right itinerary. Off the beaten path is possible.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I pick you up from any hotel or place that is located in the city of Berlin.
End location: We can end our tour at the hotel, city center, special restaurants for dinner or wherever you want to go afterwards.
Duration: 8 hours
This is a walking tour. For 7,00 Euro per person we can use the public transport system.
If you prefer to rent a vehicle please let me know. The additional cost depends on the number of people.
Pick up from your hotel, visit of the sights, explanations and recommendations for restaurants, clubs etc.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Eur - A quick lunch 10-20 Euro per person
7 Euro dayticket per person for public transport (optional)
Depending on your wishes we might use public transport or a taxi in between; these costs would be extra as any meals and entrance fees
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The six of us toured Berlin with Hilke on a rainy Tuesday. We were amazed at her energy and encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin and German history. She happily accommodated our wishes on schedule, food, and sights to be seen. We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!