Bask in the vibrant, modern Berlin way of life Visit original sites of WWII and the Holocaust Hear all the legends that combine around the iconic Brandenburg Gate Take a time leap back to Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Get set to be taken on stroll through the city’s colourful history and unique modern culture. We start our vibrant Berlin tour in the very heart of Berlin's new government quarter. Meet your local guide in front of the Reichstag (ancient Prussian Parliament) at the Big German Flag in front of the main entrance and hear the amazing story of this world-renowned building. You will get up close and personal to some of the original sites of the apocalyptic Battle of Berlin in 1945, which put an end to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Of course times have changed greatly in Germany, and Berlin is no exception. While strolling the streets of this city, we take you on a journey as we explore the political changes that have occurred over the decades, and gain some further insight into modern Berlin culture. Our guides have their own pictures, original documents, as well as old and new maps, which make this Berlin walking tour experience all the more memorable, and makes our stunning city’s past come alive! On our ultimate Berlin travel experience, you learn more about the countless historical events, modern places and landmarks that have made Berlin what it is today. Brandenburg Gate and the beautiful Pariser Platz are a couple of the famous places we take in on our adventure. We walk through the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, a strong emotional expression of Germany dealing with the holocaust and the troubled aspects of its past. Learn more about one of history’s most notorious tyrants, Adolf Hitler, when we localise the almost forgotten site of his bunker, where he hid out during the final battle of World War II. Step back in time as we pass by former Nazi Ministries, the ‘Topography of Terror’, and Checkpoint Charlie. Hear stories of Cold War, GDR fugitives and day-to-day life in divided Germany, including a stop at ‘The Wall’. We visit the site, where young Peter Fechter was murdered by border guards in 1962. Next we’ll take a stroll along one of the city’s most well-known grand boulevards, Friedrichstraße, where some of the city’s top shops can be found. Your tour will end at what is widely regarded as the most beautiful place in Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt, site of three impressive buildings: The German and the French Cathedral and Schinkel's Konzerthaus (concert hall), which brings us back to the Prussian times. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay. (If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book ourStoryline of Berlin group tour.) This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book thisprivateexperience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Dependent on weather, wet weather gear is useful.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Children must be aged between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this walking tour in Rome.
Reichstag Building at Giant German flag on the west-side of the Reichstag
Lustgarten, next to Berlin Cathedral, on weekends close to a flea market and s-bahn-station “Hackescher Markt”
Culture & History
01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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