Guided tour

Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin
Guided tour

Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

Activity provider: Insider Tour Berlin

From US$ 20.30 per person

Discover Berlin’s story on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Start from Brandenburg Gate on a route which encompasses a long stretch of the Berlin Wall which still stands 30 years after it was toppled.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


2 hours
  • Brandenburg Gate

  • Reichstag

  • Soviet War Memorial Tiergarten

  • Holocaust Memorial

  • Hitler's Bunker

  • Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus

  • Topography of Terror

  • Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Visit all the major historical hotpots in the unique city of Berlin
  • Discover stories and learn facts about recent history from your guide
  • Step back in time as you walk along a 200-meter section of the Berlin wall
  • Become an expert on Berlin during the Third Reich and the Cold War
  • Make history tangible through encountering palpable historical sources
Full description

Hear about the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour to historical sights. Choose from group or private walking tour. Pass by sights like the German House of Parliament, Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, and Checkpoint Charlie.

Meet your tour guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Listen to commentary about the last days of the Second World War and hear how the gate came to be a symbol of reunification in Germany after 1989. 

Learn about 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, what happened to this building since the fall of the wall in 1989.

Continue your sightseeing tour by heading to the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, where you’ll have the chance to examine 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 stroll to Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation building at the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, which was site where the GDR was founded in 1949. Next, you’ll head to see where the SS and the Gestapo institutions were located.

Contemplate life on both sides of the Berlin Wall while gathering around a 200-meter long stretch of the wall. Despite the wall falling 30 years ago, standing here allows you to absorb the very 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.

  • Live guide
  • Walking tour
  • Public transport tickets to or from the tour meeting point
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  • 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 3 kilometers on the tour
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

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Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and pleasant Never felt rushed or pressured into moving on By the end of the tour we felt more aware of events of the Cold War and third Reich, but also more aware how Berliners have dealt with the aftermath of the war and the wall coming down Would definitely recommend

February 25, 2023

This tour was excellent, it took in all the key sights and they were explained exceptionally well by the guide, with plenty of time given to asking questions. It was really well paced, really well thought out and the right length of time for a walking tour. We learnt lots of new facts and details about subjects we thought we knew well. The tour guide was brilliant.

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January 31, 2023

Jamie our guide was very passionate about the city and it’s history, and made the tour very enjoyable. It was really good to find out a lot more about the locations than if we’d just gone to visit them on our own. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting, and we will definitely do similar anywhere else we visit.

December 26, 2022

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