Guided tour

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours

Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours
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Learn about the dark history of Nazi Germany on a guided walking tour of Berlin with a military historian. See where and how the Nazi party rose to power during the years of the Third Reich.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear stories of terror and tragedy that unfolded in Berlin during World War II
  • Expand your knowledge an up-close look at historical sites
  • See the site of the former Gestapo offices
  • Pause to contemplate the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the tourist center at the Brandenburg Gate before embarking on a journey uncovering the dark history of the Third Reich. Following a brief introduction to build an understanding of the political instability of 1930’s Germany and the roots of the Nazi Party, walk over to the memorial to victims of the Third Reich. Get an insight into the cruel social philosophies that would later underpin the Holocaust. Later at the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), learn how the Nazi Party was elected to power and how Hitler became the Führer of Germany. Intertwined with the fierce final battle for the city in 1945, your guide will highlight key street battles, explain Russian and German military strategy as well point out the battle scars which can still be seen in the buildings today. After viewing the Jewish memorial and the Führer bunker where Hitler spent his final days continue the tour to Wilhelm Straße, the once political heart of Nazi Germany. Culminating at where the Gestapo headquarters once stood you will have the chance for a break to get tea or coffee and use the restrooms. Following the break, visit what was once Berlin’s largest train station and a site of the mass deportation of Jews from the city. A short train ride from the modern station takes you to the Jewish district highlighting key historical events where you will learn about the Jewish migration to Berlin, the rise of anti-Semitism in 1930’s Germany, and the modern-day implications. Visit Berlin’s oldest Jewish cemetery and the site of a deportation center. Finally, you will pay homage to the brave men and women who refused to submit to the Nazi’s social philosophies and risked their lives to save others from persecution.
Includes
  • Rain Ponchos available all year round (in the event of rain)
  • Feet and hand warmer (winter only)
  • Food and drinks

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• Meet your guide at the tourist office at Brandenburg Gate and look for the blue umbrella

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  • The tour is outside and consists of a considerable amount of walking. Guests are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. A water bottle is also advised
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5

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It was a very interesting tour where the guide also had many lesser known interesting facts about the places where we were, besides a good overall summary of the start of the Nazi party until its demise. Would recommend the tour for all, especially those interested in Berlin's history and WW2.

December 20, 2022

It was really interesting tour and detail enough to learn about how it was in the ww2. Mark, the tour leader, explained in a really enjoyable-detailed story. I am really happy that I decides to join this tour. We went from one place to another place when it was -5 degree celcius, was cold but worth every price.

December 14, 2022

Our Australian guide Matt took us back in time. His enthusiasm will take you on this tour. The 2 to 3 hour tour feels less long. He lets you think along and empathize during this journey. Talk about it and think about it. Your opinion may be shared. We were a group of 9 people, which is very pleasant.

May 23, 2022

Product ID: 330776