The rise and fall of the Third Reich
Walking around modern Berlin today, it is hard to picture Hitler's Berlin and the insane megalomaniac vision he had for this city - capital of his 1000-year Reich, Germania. As Berlin lay in ruins after WWII, a lot of it was wiped away. But the traces and the stories of the Nazi regime and the suffering it caused can be found in memorials scattered everywhere throughout the city.
How could someone like Hitler gain so many followers? Democratically elected, he bewitched a whole nation. This tour starts at the end of WWI, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and takes us through Hitler's rise to power, leading up to the outbreak of WWII and culminating with Germany's unconditional surrender in May 1945.
4-hour tour covers:
• The site of Hitlers Chancellery and bunkers
• Former Airforce Headquarters
• Former SS and Gestapo Headquarters
• Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
• Former Goebbels Propaganda Ministry
• The Soviet War memorial
• Plans for Germania
• The New Synagogue and Kristallnacht
In addition to which a 6-hour tour takes in:
• Platform 17 and Villa Wannsee
• or Memorialsite of Plötzensee
• or Olympicstadion
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
End location: at your hotel or as per previously arranged
Duration: 4 hours
Walking tour, possible use of public transportation.
If you like the tour conducted in a car, I can not be the driver. Not that I can't multi task but rather, in Berlin it is not allowed to be the driver of a car and give a tour simultaneously. Contact me and we'll work out an arrangement.
Private guide for 4 hours
We will have plenty of opportunities creating your own memories - don't forget to load your cameras.
I also carry my iPad loaded with still and moving images to help you understand how Berlin has changed from the severe destruction of WW2.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 Euro - For a bottle of water or a coffee
Food and beverages if you would like a break
Tickets for public transportation, if needed
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Thank you for a wonderful tour, Jessica and for sticking it out with us on a rainy, rainy, rainy day! You were extraordinarily knowledgeable and a joy to be with. We would book you as guide again in a heartbeat!