2,5h private walking tour to the hotspots of Berlin's history
A walking tour through the inner city of Berlin, to all the well known hotspots.
Starting at the cradle of middle-age Berlin on the River Spree, towards "Museum Island", Humbold University, BRANDENBURG GATE, the Reichstag Parliament area, followed by Eisenman's ''Holocaust Memorial'', to the new Potsdam Square.
Beyond we will see an original piece of the Berlin Wall, the "Topography of Terror" and ending at the legendary CHECKPOINT CHARLIE.
On our way we will pass through different centuries of Berlin's history. After the Kings and Emperor period, a lot of places are linked to modern times, like the cold war, 3rd Reich, Germany's reunification, the new "Berlin Republik" since the 90's, Berlins soccer fan mile from 2006 and so on. We will pass through a section of Mr. Eisenman's "Holocaust Memorial". He said, "go in and find out what the meaning of my work is". This means, you should better not suffer from Claustrophobia.
So load your cameras, there's a lot of images on the way!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The easiest way to meet us is at your hotel or Appartment adress in town.
End location: CHECKPOINT CHARLY is a street cross, Friedrichstr./Zimmerstr. Southwards from here, 15 Min. away is the "Jewish Museum" (Lindenstr.)or you take the nearby U6 metro to go back to interchange train station Friedrichstrasse.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
In Midsummer it can be pretty warm in the city. We might slow down a bit and take a rest maybe under a tree in the shade.
Think about comfy shoes.
I will bring some historic photos with me. On several stops you can compare the present situation and how it was exactly there in the early 60s, when the wall was built.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EURO - Maybe you feel hungry and thirsty after the tour. At the ending point on "Checkpoint Charlie" you will find several opportunities for food and beverages.
Did you know that the "Döner Kebap" was invented in Berlin (west)?
Any personal purchases.
In Germany its not allowed to drive a car and give sightseeing-informations by the same person.This services must be done by two different personas.
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Gerhard was fun, knowledgeable and a great guide. We did a two and a half hour walking tour and learned so much. Highly recommend him.