Berlin 2 Hour Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

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Learn the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin on a guided walking tour of the city's iconic Third Reich and Cold War sights. See the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Soviet War Memorial. Walk through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a poignant dedication to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust/Shoah. Visit the site of Hitler’s Bunker and witness Hermann Göring's enormous Ministry of Aviation, the place where the GDR was founded in 1949. Then go to the site of the former Gestapo and SS HQ, now the site of the Topography of Terror exhibition Learn about the Berlin Wall, built in 1961 and hear details of the almost impenetrable "death strip". See the 200-meter long stretch of the Brlin Wall and view the loctation where successful escapes took place over the Wall. You'll hear stories about those people who did not make it and what their fates were.. Round off the tour at Checkpoint Charlie and learn about how the Wall came down in 1989 and all about German unity today.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Insider Tour Berlin

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Brandenburg Gate

Start the tour at the Brandenburger Gate and learn why this monument is the symbol of the reunfied Germany.

Duration: 6 minutes

Stop At: Reichstag Building

Experience the house of parliament and hear why this building encapsulates Berlin and German history over the last 100 years. Hear the story of the Reichstag fire in 1933 and how Hitler used the building during his dictatorship.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Soviet Memorial Tiergarten

See Soviet T34/76 tanks and field artillery from WW2 at the Soviet war memorial in the Tiergarten

Duration: 7 minutes

Pass By: Victory Column (Siegessaule)

See the Victory column and learn why Albert Speer moved it from it's original location to the new site. Also learn about Albert Speer's plans for the new capital city of the world, Germania, which would have been the new name for Berlin if the Nazi's were successful in winning WW2

Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Walk through this immense memorial dedicated to the murdered Jews of Europe

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker)

Stand above Hitler's bunker listening to your guide inform you about the last days of WW2 and Hitler's suicide in the bunker on April 30th 1945 and how the Germans come to terms with this destructive past today.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At:

Wlak the length of Hermann Goerings Airforce ministry, which was also the location where East Germany (GDR) was proclaimed in 1949.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Topography of Terror

See the site where the infamous Nazi insitiutions, the SS, Gestapo and the SD had their headqurters in Nazi Germany, whch today houses the Topography of Terror exhibition which teaches us about the heinous crimes these people perpetrated during WW2

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

See a huge piece of the Berlin Wall and hear stories of people escaping over the Wall and what happened to those people who tried, but didn't make it. Learn about life on both sides of the Wall East Berlin and West Berlin

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: Checkpoint Charlie

End the tour at Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous of the checkpoints through the Berlin Wall. Hear about the Soviet vs USA tank standoff on this street in 1961. Learn how the Berlin Wall came down on the fateful night 9th Novemeber 1989. End the tour by discovering how successful reunification has been over the last 30 plus years.

Duration: 7 minutes
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