Berlin: Learn about the Third Reich & Cold War Walking Tour

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Discover the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour. Learn about the city under the Third Reich and the division of the city in subsequent years during the Cold War.

Highlights

  • Learn about the history of Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
  • Hear the stories and historic facts about the city from your expert guide
  • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
  • Visit notable landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie and the Soviet War Memorial
  • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources

Description

Gain an in-depth insight into the contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour of historical sights. Choose from a group or private walking tour and discover notable landmarks such as the German House of Parliament, the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, and Checkpoint Charlie. Meet your guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Learn about the chaotic days of the Second World War and hear how the gate came to be a symbol of reunification in Germany after 1989.  Hear the story of the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Delve deep into the events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and what happened to the building since the fall of the wall in 1989. Continue your tour by heading to the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, where you’ll have the chance to examine some examples of Soviet military hardware. Walk to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. See the site of Hitler’s Bunker and then make your way to Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building at the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, which was the site where the GDR (East Germany) was founded in 1949. Then, see the former headquarters of the notorious SS and Gestapo. Contemplate life on both sides of the Berlin Wall while gathering around a 200-meter-long stretch of the former barrier. Despite the wall falling 30 years ago, standing here allows you to absorb the still palpable history of the city. Round off the walk with a stop at Checkpoint Charlie, where your guide will finish the tour with anecdotes about the infamous American versus Soviet tank standoff and the final hours before the wall fell, leading to the reunification of Germany.

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Important Information

  • Shared group and private options do not always offer the same languages. Please check all languages of interest to find your preferred option type Tours run in all weather conditions and on public holidays Expect to walk approximately 2 kilometers on the tour

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