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Berlin: Highlights of Berlin Walking Tour

Product ID: 10874
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Get to know Berlin like an insider! See the secret side of Berlin and all of the city's main sights on a walking tour of its center. Walk through the Brandenburg Gate, visit the Reichstag, pass Checkpoint Charlie, touch the Berlin Wall, and much more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will be wearing a yellow name tag for easy recognition.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a fascinating walking tour through Berlin’s history including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial
  • Discover the history of Berlin and see where President Reagan spoke the famous words: 'Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!'
  • Learn how Berlin has transformed itself from the city divided in two blocks into a united capital of Germany
Full description
Explore Berlin like a local on a 4-hour walking tour that covers its main sights and uncovers some hidden locations. You will be in the company of expert city resident guides that are keen to share their knowledge of Berlin’s tumultuous past and exciting future.

Since the return of the German capital to Berlin nothing has stayed the same, and what has resulted is the largest construction effort in modern history! Berlin truly is a city at the crossroads of a turbulent past, while in the process of forging an optimistic future. As the New Europe gravitates back towards its center, Berlin prepares to play the role of gateway between the East and West – this time as a European metropolis.

Beginning your adventure in the heart of Cold War West Berlin's capitalist heart, visit the looming spire of the Memorial Church, and see the impressive Victory Column from the train to the East. This amazing spot marks the birthplace of the German nation. Arrive in the East to Hackescher Markt and hear all about the former Jewish Quarter. See Museum Island and get the scoop on the best times to visit the museums.

Pass over the line of the Death Strip to the exact location above Hitler's Bunker and under the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin. Then, take a moment to reflect at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, before walking through the intersection of Checkpoint Charlie.

The tour ends with an account of the momentous events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, while standing amidst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and the New Berlin. Get a glimpse into what it´s like living in the New Berlin, where East and West are no boundaries.
Includes
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets for public transportation (to reach the meeting point)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Tours operate rain or shine, every day
• You can join the Insider Famous Walk at either their meeting point East or West
• From 1 April to 31 October there is also an afternoon tour, departing from the West meeting point at 1:30 PM and the East meeting point at 2:00 PM
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a lot of walking
• As of April 1st 2020, tours will meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 261 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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    4.8 / 5
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Ariel was our host for the walk. A very warm and knowledgeable man. I, having served in West Berlin when the wall was up, was intrigued to know more of the East Berlin perspective - and was not in the least bit disappointed. The tour wasn't long enough but it's a great 'taster' for those with a real interest in pre and post ww2 Berlin. Thank you Ariel for making our visit to Berlin much richer.

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27 December 2019

Involves a lot of walking but takes to go every main tourist attraction in the city, and some other less well known. You do get a little lunch break but you’d never guess you walk as long as you do! Tour guides are friendly and funny and make the information digestible. Fantastic tour by Jamie from insider tours.

21 March 2019

A really excellent introduction to Berlin. Maria, our guide, was knowledgeable, very bright and energetic. The experience made me think a lot more about Berlin and where I would like to revisit and focus more time on. I wouldn’t have been able to see the same things with ease, if it wasn’t for this tour. Thank you to Maria.

17 March 2019

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Product ID: 10874