A very personal tour for me as part of the grandchildren generation
One of the darkest chapters of world history had its epicenter in Berlin. Here, the Nazis started to work on the realization of their inhumane project of a racially purified German Reich. Here, they set their system of persecution and terror in place, which, during World War II, would spread its tentacles across Europe. And eventually, one of the last, fierce and decisive battles of the war was fought in Berlin.
We will explore the places where the government of Nazi Germany unfolded its evil and seek the last remains of the people who sought to rule the world one day. Going back in time you will hear the stories of how the Nazis could rise to power in the first place, the methods they applied and where Germany went politically wrong.
As the grand daughter of a perpetrator it is of real importance to me to pass on the stories of this time and the understanding of how easily people can fall for lies and deceit or just turn to pure evil because the circumstances allow it.
Places we can visit on the tour:
Russian war memorial
Site of Hitler's bunker
Site of Hitler's office
Former Nazi goverment quarter
Nazi air ministry
SS and Gestapo headquarters
Remains of Germania
We can also head out of the city centre to explore more sites in a private customized tour. Please contact me for more information and pricing.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, hostel or place of your choice in Berlin.
If you are here for a day only I can also pick you up at Tegel/ Schönefeld airport or the train or bus station
If you are at a museum or restaurant before the tour and want me to pick you up there just let me know
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel, hostel or place of your choice.
Duration: 4 hours
Puplic transport and walking or you can hire a car and a driver for more sites to see
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - You might want to get some drinks or snacks along the way. Toilets sometimes cost money as well.
If you want to book a driving tour I will hire a driver with a vehicle because I don't drive myself
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Arja is a delight. There are many young and enthusiastic tour guides in Berlin, but Arja's scholarly engagement distinguishes her from her peers. Her nuanced analysis and use of archival images on her IPad to connect with historical locations was totally engaging. Arja's candid discussion of the generational rift that characterized her own family's engagement with the Nazi years was informed by compassion, humor and moral clarity. Arja is a gifted communicator and teacher.