3-hour Berlin Introduction tour, Small Group
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Berlin
- Product code: BLN: Berlin Intro
On this introductory Berlin city tour, we’ll explore iconic landmarks, surveying the political and ideological forces that prompted genocide and global war during the 20th century. The tour will highlight insights into the Nazi and Cold War eras, while looking into Prussia’s transformation into a dominant military power during the 1700s and how this set the stage for the great tragedies of modern history. Your expert guide will help you discover how Germany’s capital has confronted its dark past and renewed itself as a city renowned for multiculturalism, tolerance, and creativity.
*Meander down Berlin’s royal boulevard, Unter den Linden, following the steps of Napoleon to Pariser Platz and the iconic Brandenburg Gate.
*Trace the path of the Berlin Wall and view the dramatic Holocaust Memorial before crossing through Tiergarten Park and reaching Germany’s parliament, the Reichstag.
*Pause at the statue of Frederick the Great and consider his role in shaping Prussia’s future as the German Empire.
*At the site of the 1933 Nazi book-burning, learn about Hitler’s rise to power before a contrasting walk across Museum Island, where Berlin developed into a cultural center in the 19th century.
*Experience the lively Hackescher Markt Square, offering a glimpse into the preserved Art Nouveau courtyards of pre-war Berlin.
*Finish at Checkpoint Charlie, where thousands of East Germans poured across the border to end the Cold War.