The Essential Berlin History Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lower Saxony & Bremen

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This tour is run by an English archaeologist who moved to Berlin 7 years ago, after falling in love with a German girl. We are still together (with a baby now!!) but....I have also fallen in love with Berlin and it's incredible history. I have been working as a professional guide for 5 years now. With my educational and professional background, and the fact I have had a life-long passion for Second World War History, I am equipped to give exceptional tours. No tour is the same and I can vary and focus the subjects and themes depending on the guests needs, wishes and ages. I am extremely easy going and you will see that I enjoy giving tours immensely. I can honestly say I feel privileged to be able to do so in this city, when you consider the important and sensitive history that has occurred here.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Alexanderplatz, BerlinHear about the historic core and center of East Berlin Duration: 10 minutesStop At: St. Mary's Church, BerlinLearn about about Medieval Berlin. How, why and when it all began What is left of it now. Also enter the oldest surviving church in continuous use in Berlin. An absolute architectural gem and a lucky survival.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Museum Island, BerlinExplore the origins and development of the incredible architectural ensemble on the Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This includes the Old Museum, The Berlin Cathedral and the City Palace. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Unter den Linden, BerlinExplore the incredible buildings at the Eastern end of Unter Den Linden. inc The German History Museum, The Memorial to Victims of War and Dictatorship and the Humboldt University. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Bebelplatz, BerlinVisit the site of the 1933 Nazi Book and learn about the mainly 18th Century Ensemble of Buildings, and their Prussian originsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Gendarmenmarkt, BerlinStroll through and learn about the origins and life of the most beautiful square/plaza in Berlin Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Checkpoint Charlie, BerlinNo trip to Berlin is complete without a trip to Checkpoint Charlie...learn about the history and significance of the Checkpoint as well as a detailed background into the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Why, When, and How! Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Topography of Terror, BerlinVisit the site of the SS and Gestapo HQ, learn about the instruments of terror used by the Nazi Party and the process of Memorialization on the siteDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Bundesministerium der Finanzen Berlin, BerlinStroll past and learn about the most significant of the surviving Nazi Ministerial Buildings, the former Luftwaffe HQDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Hitler's BunkerVisit the site of Hitlers Bunker and the New Reich's Ministry building. Using maps and plans we will illuminate and bring to life what is now essentially a "ghost site" and talk about the final weeks of the dictator and the 2nd World WarDuration: 15 minutesStop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, BerlinWalk through and experience the largest and most incredible of the many, many memorials in Berlin. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Reichstag Building, BerlinVisit and discuss the turbulent history of, probably, the most iconic building in Germany. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Brandenburg Gate, BerlinFinish the tour at one of the most iconic structures in Europe if not the world....The Brandenburg Gate. We will discuss why, when how it was built and how it was a direct witness to many tumultuous events in the citie's history Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • An extremely knowledgable and experienced Tour Guide

What’s not included