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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
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Reichstagufer 17 , Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin. Our guide will be wearing a blue lanyard with a yellow name tag! If you still cannot see us, please call us at the office before the tour starts.

10:00 AM
Brandenburg Gate , Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Meet your expert local guide outside Friedrichstrasse train station in central Berlin and start your walk through the city while your guide 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:  
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:  
Stadtschloss Berlin
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:  
Staatsoper (Berlin)
The beautiful opera house built under Friedrich the Great in 1743
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Konzerthaus
The spectacular Schinkel concert house completed in 1821
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:  
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
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
  • **NB!!** PLEASE CHECK DEPARTURE DETAILS FOR EXACT MEETING POINT LOCATION!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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  • "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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star-5
Simply outstanding.
Tina_C
, Aug 2022
Swedish Maria was a fabulous tour guide. We learnt so much and she pointed out many things that we would have missed if we had gone by ourselves. A great thing to do on our first day as she gave us many ideas of what else to do. You should definitely do this!!
star-5
The best tour we’ve taken
Sena_C
, Aug 2022
This was my husband’s and my favorite tour ever. It was organized and thorough. We had a transportation issue and almost arrived too late, but calling the tour operator to let them know was very helpful. They made it so easy to find them when we got off the train. Maybe most importantly, Chris (“Moon Lord” - Hahaha) is an amazing tour guide and overall human. We learned so much and were fully entertained. Chris knows his stuff and was able to handle every question skillfully. We also appreciated his authenticity and sincere interest in social justice. Overall, they have set a high bar.
star-4
Ciaran drew a map to show...
ClayGish
, Aug 2022
Ciaran drew a map to show Germany’s division after the war. Quite enlightening and put the discussion in context. However, he could have walked slower. We asked him to. An elderly disabled lady was part of the group.
star-5
Simplify your survey. My...
Edward_F
, Jul 2022
Simplify your survey. My time is valuable. I’m out of here. Did you hear me the first? This is lady time I will submit to your survey.
star-5
Excellent tour for all
Stephanie_K
, Jul 2022
We had Brian as our tour guide and he was excellent! Thorough, passionate, engaging, and patient. Even the usually apathetic teenage boys with us were interested and we all came away with facts AND feelings. Brian masterfully used his performance background to his stories to pull at your heart strings and make you think. It was definitely a lot of walking. In the summer, even with finding shade, it was also hot. I suggest bringing your own water and/or snacks if you're a snacker to get through, as the tour was dense and there wasn't time for many stops. All that said, I enthusiastically recommend this tour to anyone who wants to hear the stories of Berlin's past.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Stepha..., Thank you for your kind review of Insider's Explore Berlin tour with Brian. He is indeed a super guide and we look forward to having him back every Summer. Kind regards, Gerard
star-5
Fantastic
Emily_S
, Jul 2022
Eras was a wonderful guide with excellent knowledge which he shared with a light touch and a great style.
star-5
History with human perspective
Taras_A
, Jul 2022
Immersing into complicated history of Berlin with very much human and personal perspective - loved it. Thanks to our guide Nikolay.
star-5
Fabulous experience
Karen_H
, Jul 2022
Our guide Tom was absolutely fabulous! He brought the complex history of Germany to life through humor, photos and excellent storytelling
star-5
Berlin overview
DanielM
, Jul 2022
Great overview of Berlin showing it’s history from Prussian days until today. Not a bad walk as everything is flat in Berlin. Still had time later in the day to go back to things we wanted to spend more time with.
star-5
Great education
Laura_V
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Chloe, was full of information about where we were walking in Berlin. Her knowledge of the important events that took place was great. Would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
One of my best tour experience!
Jefferson_N
, Jun 2022
Jules gave us an whirlwind tour of some of the most important historical sites in Berlin, and she was both a humourous and excellent speaker.
star-5
Great Experience!
Rick_R
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was GREAT! Very knowledgeable, fun, and gave us a lot of perspective on everything we visited.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very informative and entertaining tour
Laurs_D
, Jun 2022
Ciarán was a wonderful tour guide. He was very informative and entertaining. I would totally recommend this tour if you want to have a better understanding of Berlin’s history.
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Kerri_B
, Jun 2022
What a fantastic tour! Canadian Chris was amazing! He was not only incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable, he was funny and entertaining. He presented historical facts in such a way that made them come to life in the best way. Highly recommend this tour and Chris!
star-5
Great tour for an overview, knowledgeable guide
JenYuan_W
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide is very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the history and stories he shared with us. We didn’t visit the museum island and the Berliner Dom though. I am not sure if it wasn’t part of the planned itinerary but it would be great to see these two main attractions as well.
star-5
This is the walking tour you must do.
Jason_M
, Jun 2022
We had Jim as our tour guide and he did a sterling job. This tour is a must for everyone who visits Berlin. It sets out the City and shows you all the relavent and important sights. This then enables you to plan to return at your leisure.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Jason_M, Thank you for reviewing our Explore Berlin tour. With a great guide like Jim you can't go wrong. We are lucky to have him on our team. We cover a lot of history and sites on our tours. It is always good to have the afternoon free to go back to visit one or two those sites in detail after the tour. Kind regards, John
star-5
Excellent knowledge and perfect presentation
Anja_S
, May 2022
We walked the Top Attractions Walking Tour with Insider Tour's excellent guide, English Rob from Machester - a wonderful story teller and also historian, which will make your tour even more interesting. What this man doesn't know about Berlin is now worth knowing! Book this . you won't be disappointed! /Anja & Wonny from Stockholm, Sweden
star-5
Good value for money
Simon_B
, May 2022
Rob was an excellent guide. I learnt so much more about the history of Berlin that I would not have gained had I gone alone
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Simon_B, Thank you for your review. An Explore Berlin tour with Rob makes for a half day well spent! We are delighted to have enriched your Berlin experience. Kind regards, Gerard
star-5
Enthralling tour!
Magalie_R
, May 2022
Tom was funny, cheeky & INCREDIBLY knowledgeable. What a fun and engaging tour from start to finish. Loved it & highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Magalie... Thank you for your review. Our Explore Berlin tour is a great first tour to take in Berlin, a perfect introduction especially with a great guide like Tom. Thanks again, Gerard
star-5
All of it! Nick was so...
John_R
, May 2022
All of it! Nick was so engaging and knowledgeable and he really made it memorable, would recommend it to anyone

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