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Berlin: The Original Free Historical Walking Tour

Product ID: 44263
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Learn the history of Berlin on a 2.5-hour walking tour with passionate guides that work only for their tips. See some of the city’s triumphant monuments, such as the Brandenburg Gate, as well as beautiful squares like the Gendarmenmarkt.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the history of Berlin in the historic Mitte
  • Hear how Berlin grew from a small fishing village to the capital of the Prussian Empire
  • See all the main sites of Berlin's central district, including Checkpoint Charlie
  • Walk down the Unter Den Linden boulevard to Berlin's oldest university
  • Discover the site of the Nazi book burnings, and see the Holocaust Memorial
  • Learn about the battlefields of World War II, and see the remains of the Berlin Wall
Full description
Explore the often troubled history of Berlin on a free walking tour, and see sites from the days of the Third Reich, the split between East and West, and the Reunification and hopes for the future.

The free tour is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the German capital, and takes in monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, and Checkpoint Charlie. Along the way, you will learn the story of Berlin, and discover what it’s like to live there today.

Learn about Berlin’s humble beginnings as a small fishing village, to the strength of the Prussian Empire, through the dark Nazi era, and freedom from Soviet Rule. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial, and see the site of the infamous Nazi book burnings.

You will discover where the Luftwaffe HQ was located, and hear stories about how Checkpoint Charlie became the symbol of the Cold War. Walk down the beautiful Unter Den Linden boulevard to the Humboldt University, and much more.

The exact route of each tour varies depending on your guide and weather conditions, but all explore the historic Mitte district, the first and most central borough of Berlin.
  • Historical walking tour of Berlin's highlights
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Reservation fees

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you in the hostel lobby and bar.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that the exact tour route depends on individual guides and weather conditions
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Original Europe Tours gmbh

Product ID: 44263