20th century Berlin: Fall of an empire till Fall of the Wall

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Traces of 5 different state systems in only one century. See the visible tracks of world history in Germanys capital Berlin. Walk along historic sites and let us explain the stories behind.

Highlights

  • Reichstag - an impressing building - becoming a symbol for modern democracy
  • Memorial for the murdered Jews - a 20.000 m² awareness in Berlins very center
  • Hitlers Bunker - a symbol for the wretched and bitter end of a dictatorship
  • Former Airforce ministry - a propaganda tool and a unseen warning towards WWII

Description

We meet in southern front of the central main train station („Hauptbahnhof“). We will get an overview of todays government district. Follow with us the Soviet advance in the final days of the terrible bloody battle of Berlin. Stand in front of the „Reichstag“ (House of Parlament). Get an idea of how and why the Republic of Weimar ended in 1933. Let us explain the difficult 14 democratic years of democracy between an empire and a dictatorship. See the Soviet war memorial in the former British sector. Lets talk about this impressing monument. Let us explain why this even today is a very ongoing historic symbol. We continue to the Brandenburg Gate - THE national symbol of Germany. Get some ideas what historic events took place here. Let us explain one of many stories why the Wall really fell down. The tour continues to the impressing/depressing „Memorial dedicated to the murdered Jews in Europe“. We will give some more details about this extreme crime against humanity and why it is important to keep awareness with a huge monument in the heart of the city. Stand on top of Hitlers Bunker and listen to stories about the dictators last hours. We will continue to one of the few remaining buildings from the Nazi dictatorship in Berlin. See the messages the Nazi-propaganda-machine was sending by bricks. Explore how this building became a symbol of the socialist idea to change into a dictatorship. Let us give you a story how this architecture is having an effect till today. We will see the former headquarter of the evil where the holocoust was planned and administered. Our tour ends at Checkpoint Charlie. Get an idea why this place got so famous in world history. From Checkpoint Charlie you can directly enter the very advanced Berlin subway system.

Includes

A personal guide for the whole tour History explanations by storytelling and illustrating pictures Answers to questions - limited to knowledge Tips for the further stay in Berlin

Important Information

  • Please bring a bottle of water for your personal demand. Please check wheather forecast and dress appropriate for 2,5 hours outdoors walking. In case of rain an umbrella can be helpful.

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