Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

115 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Discover Berlin’s tumultuous history on a private 4-hour historical walking tour. Your private guide will tailor the tour to meet your interests. During this comprehensive tour you can cover locations like, the Berlin Wall, the former death strip area, take a "ghost train" ride under Berlin and learn about life in Berlin over the tumultous 20th century. See the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about espionage techniques of the CIA and KBG, stand above Hitler's bunker. See the site where Stauffenberg and other German resistors against the Nazi's were executed. Visit the military high command of Germany during WW2. Visit the massive Templehof airport, built by the Nazi's and after WW2 used by the allies for the Berlin airlift. See the location of where the SS, Gestapo and had their headquarters in Berlin, the site today is the Topography of Terror an exhibition on the perpetrators during the Nazi period. Join us for a comprehensive tour of Berlin's past.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Insider Tour Berlin

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Reichstag Building

If you’re interested in WW2, visit monuments for those who opposed the regime, including Claus von Stauffenberg, and for those who lost their lives during those cruel times. Learn about Albert Speer's Berlin and plans for Germania, as well as the Soviet Monumentalism. Hear stories about the titanic struggle from Stalingrad through the fall of the Third Reich's Capital during the Battle of Berlin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate

On this private walking tour of Berlin, tailor the tour to your interests for a personalized Berlin experience. Whether you are interested in the history of WW2, the Cold War or both, your guide will show you top Berlin attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Hitler’s bunker -- the epicenter of the Nazi regime.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker)

Get deep insights into the history that made Berlin what it is today. To ensure you get the most out of your tour, please include any specific requests at the time of booking. For example itineraries, please see the Itinerary section.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall

Walk along the old "death strip" area and see original defences from the Berlin Wall including an old guard and signal fence. Stand above the most successful tunnel dug under the Berlin Wall, tunnel "57" and learn about its construction and then denunciation in 1964. Go to the Church of Reconciliation and hear the story why the old church was blown up in 1985!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Prenzlauer Berg

Go to an old NKVD (precursor to the KGB) prison, which was then later used by the East German secret police, the Stasi, hear which sort of methods were used to extract information from the "prisoners" there. See what the site is used as today and how Germany comes to terms with it's destructive past.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: East Side Gallery

Walk along the longest permanent open air graffiti wall in the world, which happens to be the longest piece of Berlin Wall still standing. See the art and experience some amazing murals, promoting justice and freedom, you have to see it to believe it!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Topography of Terror

Experience the location of where the SS, Gestapo and the SD had their HQ during the period of the Nazi's. The location is now an exhibition informing us about the perpetrators during that dark period of German history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

Walk around the old Nazi airport, which was used by the allies during the Berlin airlift in 1948/49. The airport today is longer functioning as an airport, but an immense playground for people to enjoy, a truely sensational space.

Duration: 20 minutes
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