Three Centuries of History: from the Reichstag to Checkpoint Charlie

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Tour Number

Activity Level

410224


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk and stand during 4 hours

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

A great tour for a first time in Berlin


This tour encompasses 300 years of history, from the Prussian Kingdom and Empire to the Third Reich and the Cold War. You will learn about the history of the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was built near the former Nazi Reich Chancellery and Hitler's bunker.

A little further is the Potsdamer Platz, once the busiest place in Berlin, which became a barren land after the war until the fall of the Wall. It is now the new heart of Berlin, a place where world-famous architects have left their marks.

The Topography of Terror, an indoor and outdoor exhibition, was the site of the central institution of Nazi persecution and terror. Also become acquainted with the Third Reich architecture, such as the former Ministry of Aviation that is now the Federal Ministry of Finance.

There also stands the largest remaining segment of the outer Berlin Wall. You can then learn much about the Cold War and what happened at Check Point Charlie.

Itinerary

Reichstag building and the new government quarter
Brandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Former Hitler's bunker
Potsdamer Platz
Topography of Terror and the site of the Gestapo and SS headquarters
Former Reich Ministry of Aviation
Part of the Wall
Checkpoint Charlie

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the public entrance of the Reichstag buildings or at your hotel if located in the center of Berlin

End location: Checkpoint Charlie

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

My services as a certified professional tour guide
Maps and photos of historical Berlin

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - For snacks and/or drinks

What’s Extra

Any personal purchases or expenses, entry in museum, public transport fares, taxi fares, as well as car hire plus driver (if applicable)

A Recent Review of this tour

Nicole was great and my wife and I learned so much about Berlin walking around with her. We never would have been able to see so much if she hadn't taken us around the city. I would highly recommend using her for a walking tour if you ever get to Berlin
Robert Somerville

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