Insights into 100 years that changed the world, from your private guide
Where did it all happen? In the first half of the 20th century Berlin became the scene of one of Europe's most terrifying episodes of the history of mankind. The formerly open-minded and bustling metropolis of the old Prussian empire saw changes that led to the catastrophe refered to as the Holocaust.
How did this stretch in history change Berlin? Which visible connections are still in existence between Germany's capital as it is today and as it was before the onset of the Third Reich? Where was the centre of government of the Hitler régime and how did it change in the time after Germany's defeat? Which scars can still be seen from the time of separation, when Berlin marked the line of division between two opposing ideologies.
We will trace landmarks of Berlin's history and make a very complex stretch of the history of mankind palpable. This tour will focus on the area between the Reichstag building, Potsdamer Platz and the boulevard Unter den Linden.
Holocaust Monument (and others too)
Hiter's bunker (the remains)
Goebel's former ministery
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Ideally we will meet up at Potsdamer Platz by the historic traffic light or else on Alexanderplatz by the main entrance to "Saturn".
End location: We will end the tour near the Berlin Cathedral.
Duration: 4 hours
We will be outside most of the time, so weatherproof clothing might be necessary if the weather is not as beautiful as expected.
This is a walking tour. No further transportation necessary.
I will lead you on a walking tour and share my expertise and answer all your questions related to Berlin's history and its relation to Germany and World History. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of old Berlin's topography and major issues in the political developments of the past century.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - You will only need to buy drinks and snacks if you wish. There are no entrances to be purchased during the tour.
If we meet in your hotel and depending on the location of the hotel we might have to use either public transport or a taxi to get to the beginning of the tour.
Any tour that I offer without a driver can also be booked with a car and private chauffeur if needed. I use a driver of my own as well as a comfortable Mercedes-Benz Vito. Please contact me for an individual quote.
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We really enjoyed our tour with Angel. He is incredibly knowledgeable about local history, architecture, art, politics; really a wealth of information. Additionally, he is kind, helpful and easy-going . Really the perfect companion to help get oriented and excited about Berlin. Highly recommend.