Berlin for the first time with a contemporary witness


Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids should like to walk :-)

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Romanian (basic), Italian (fluent), German (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

A half-day private walking tour of the city

See the main sights of Berlin in four hours.

If you just want to walk, we'll concentrate on the historical city center located in former East Berlin with its nice palaces, museums and squares from 13th to 19th century.
And we'll visit the new government area, the Brandenburger Gate and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe.

Using the public transport system we can also go to the "Checkpoint Charlie", the famous checkpoint between East and West, passing the remains of former headquarters of nation socialist Gestapo, SS and Reichs Main Security Office, and end our tour at the new quarter "Potsdamer Platz" where you will find not only restaurants, coffee shops and a mall but the Film Museum, the Berlin Walk of Fame and movie theaters.


New govermental area
Brandenburger Gate
Unter den Linden
State Opera
German Historical Museum
Palace Square

Using the public transport system
"Checkpoint Charlie"
"Potsdamer Platz"

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up in the hotel located in a central part of Berlin, f.ex. Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Charlottenburg.
Otherwise in front of the info point at the Brandenburger Gate.

End location: We can end at your hotel, at Alexanderplatz (option to visit the top of the TV Tower),
Potsdamer Platz (option to visit the film museum, the casino, shopping centre, restaurants, coffee shops) or at any other central location where you would like to finish the tour.

Duration: 4 hours


Mainly walking
Public transport to Checkpoint Charlie if chosen

What’s Included

Pick up from your hotel, visit the sights, explanations and recommendations for restaurants, clubs etc.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 Eur - Single ticket for public transport

What’s Extra

Transport, drinks or snacks


I don't drive but I can hire a licensed driver for you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very comprehensive tour provided in short time available. We really appreciated that Hilke arranged for us to tour the inside of the Reichstag. Hilke's knowledge of Berlin, past and present helped us gain new insight into Berlin. We saw our list of highlights and more. Her explanations made our visit so much more meaningful. Hilke was very friendly and accommodating. Thank you.
Sara Cross Moulton

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Hilke G.

Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Hilke G.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Berlin with a contemporary witness and,...

A full day private tour of Berlin with a minivan or limousine

1159 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with,...

A private tour in compliance with your personal interests

1334 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

12 hours

learn more

Berlin-Culture with an art historian

Private Berlin Tour: World Cultural Heritage in Germany's capital

281 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

learn more

Potsdam private tour

Splendid royal residence with a private guide

655 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

learn more

Potsdam with a private guide and driver

Splendid royal residence private tour with a van or limousine

1159 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Shore excursion Warnemünde-Berlin with,...


A private tour in compliance with your personal interests, for reviews,...

1334 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

12 hours

learn more