Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites Half-Day Walking Tour

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$16
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Returns to
Tour concludes at the Mohrenstrasse U-Bahn station
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Gain insight into Berlin's Nazi past on this enlightening 3-hour walking tour of the infamous Third Reich sites. Accompanied by an expert historian guide, walk from Wilhelmstrasse to the former Gestapo and SS headquarters and the site of Hitler's bunker. Learn about those who struggled against the Nazi system of terror, and get a fuller, deeper look at the haunting realities of the Holocaust. End near the Topography of Terror museum.

Meet your guide at the Berlin Zoologischer Garten station to begin your 3-hour walking tour of Berlin's Third Reich sites. Your guide, an expert historian, will delve into the history of Hitler and the National Socialist Party and illuminate the reign of terror that took hold of Germany from 1933 to 1945, considered the country's darkest period.The once elegant Wilhelmstrasse and its surrounding streets gained a terrifying reputation during the Third Reich. Until 1945, this major thoroughfare was the center of the government, first of the Kingdom of Prussia and later of the unified German Reich, and housed the Reich Chancellery. In Wilhelmplatz square, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels transformed an 18th-century palace into the sinister Propaganda Ministry, which quickly gained control over the news media throughout Germany. Visit the monumental Ministry of Aviation and Heinrich Himmler's SS and Gestapo headquarters, which turned Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse into the most feared address in the Third Reich.Learn about the Soviet–led battle of Berlin and hear of the devastation caused by aerial bombings, culminating in the final attack on the Reichstag. Then walk over the Führerbunker — today it’s just a parking lot, but beneath your feet lay the underground bunker complex where Hitler committed suicide. End near the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters. Here you'll find the impressive Topography of Terror museum, which you're encouraged to visit after your tour.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • City map/guidebook

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Ab zone transport ticket (approx.2.70 eur), available from your guide on the day of the tour