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Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get an insider’s look at Berlin, the capital and cultural centerpiece of Germany, on this guided walking tour. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular attractions — like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie — as well as a few lesser-known locations that many group sightseeing tours miss. Learn about the history of Berlin, from the time of the Teutonic Knights to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany.
  • Discover top Berlin attractions with your guide including Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament building and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Get an up-close look at the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Find out what life was like during WW2 and the Cold War
  • See where Hitler's former bunker is located

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See top attractions and hidden sites on one tour, with a Berlin map included.
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Local Expert Guide
Free map of Berlin
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Begin this walking tour in either West Berlin, at the Zoologischer Garten train station, or in East Berlin, at the Hackescher Markt train station. 

Walk through the city with an expert local guide, who will provide a detailed account of the Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history. Learn about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party and what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler’s bunker was located and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Also, find out how Germany was divided while walking through Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.

Other sites on the tour include the protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the East German Government Quarter and Unter den Linden, a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin.

Walk under the famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most important monuments. A symbol of division between Berlin and Germany during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. Also, see the Reichstag Building, the meeting place of the German Parliament. Your tour ends here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
Start your tour from our central meeting point
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Tears
Learn about this Cold War international checkpoint- also known as the Traenenpalast
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neue Wache
National memorial site reflecting on war and tyranny
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)
The location where Marx, Engels and Einstein studied and taught
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berliner Dom
Biggest church in Berlin, Lustgarten, City Palace (Stadt Schloss) and the Humboldt Forum
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Alte Nationalgalerie
Learn about impressionistic and modern painters from France and Germany
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Pergamonmuseum
Learn about Islamic art, the Ishtar Gate, the Market Gate of Miletus
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Neues Museum
Learn about the Ancient Egyptian collection on a World UNESCO Heritage site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Altes Museum
Learn about the first museum built in Berlin and the very famous architect, Karl Schinkel
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)
The brand new Humboldt Forum. See the reconstructed Hohenzollern family palace
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bebelplatz
Be enchanted by the beauty of the 18th century square
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz
Stand on the location where the Nazi's burned tens of thousands of books in 1933
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gendarmenmarkt
From the period of Berlin's religious tolerance, the Calvinist French Cathedral and the Lutheran German Cathedral
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Konzerthaus
The spectacular Schinkel concert house completed in 1821
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Staatsoper (Berlin)
The beautiful opera house built under Friedrich the Great in 1743
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Checkpoint Charlie
Cold War civilian and military checkpoint, location of tank stand-off in 1961 between Soviet and American armed forces
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Niederkirchnerstraße
See a 200m long piece of the Berlin Wall
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus
Hermann Göring's airforce ministry, East German house of ministers, German Finance Ministry
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker)
Stand above the location where Hitler spent the last days of WW2- the site of Hilter's bunker
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Walk through the Memorial dedicated to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Reichstag Building
German house of Parliament and government quarter
Stop At:  
Brandenburg Gate
American Embassy, French Embassy, Hotel Adlon, Academy of Fine Arts
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pariser Platz
The American and French Embassy and the famous Hotel Adlon can all be seen from this square
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Phil was a great guide,knows a lot about history and made this tour very interesting, you sholud wear comfortable shoes,there is a lot walking involved, but worth money and time" See review
  • "It is 4 hours long and a 20 minute break for lunch." See review

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Highlights of historic Berlin walking tour
Mamatha_R
, Aug 2020
Kieran was an excellent guide. Informative, funny and made good use of chalk drawings to illustrate the forming of the iron curtain and Berlin Wall! Good approach to include my Teens (18,15). Small group was just right - only 10 of us- max 15. Covered all the main sights in Historic Mitte. Really recommend this tour!
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Insightful walk around central Berlin
John_S
, Aug 2020
An informative and entertaining few hours around central Berlin guided by Ciaran. The weather was hot but our walk was conducted at a suitable pace with a drink stop half way. Thank you for your helpful insights about the city.
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Top Attractions Top Guide
Tony_B
, Mar 2020
Absolutely brilliant way to see some of the obvious and less obvious attractions of Berlin. John the guide was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. Went with a group of 5 friends and we all thought it was a fascinating tour. The 4 hours flew by.
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Berlin Highlights
Maria_M
, Feb 2020
Our Tour Guide was Nickolai. He was knowledgeable and funny, personable and energetic. Would highly recommend.
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Josh - epic
Sarah_T
, Feb 2020
Josh was phenomenal, his knowledge was breath taking and he was a really nice guy. If I could suggest one improvement it would be to have a microphone and ear pieces, it would have meant less pausing and gathering especially in the cold weather
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Outstanding Tour for Short Stays
Thomas_G
, Feb 2020
The tour guide was very knowledgable of the areas he was taking us to. He also showed commitment by still taking the group around in not so good weather. I highly recommend this tour if someone only has a few days in Berlin. The city has so much and not everything can be seen without rushing. This is a good tour for those who are looking to see certain monuments and sites, but not necessarily go inside of them. Very much worth it.
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star-4
Great way to see the top sites!
John_H
, Feb 2020
A good way to visit the top sights with a knowledgable guide (Nikolai), gave us the historical confext to the city along with some anecdotes you wouldn’t find in the guide books. Well worth it. Diolch.
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Berlin Walking Tour
terrilmanning
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Aerial was great! He was personable and very well informed. This tour is great if it’s your first time in Berlin.
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Must experience this tour
jmeier31
, Feb 2020
John was an excellent tour guide! He knew the cities history very well and did a great job remembering where each person is from in our group to make specific references to each of our countries throughout the tour. His speeches about the Holocaust memorial and the government of Germany during and after WWII really drew your attention in. Speaking as an American, I would highly recommend this tour.
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Great tour
lottiepalmer111
, Feb 2020
Great tour, Jamie G was so knowledgable and really helped to bring the city to life with his sense of humour!
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