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Six hour private van tour– max 6 person group
includes 19% VAT, guide fee, booking fee, admin fee, transportation and driver costs, and tourism insurances
Our Berlin History Tour can start wherever is best for you – at your accommodation or elsewhere
Experience the nuances of Berlin’s complex history over the course of this unique full day experience – combining the sights, sounds, and stories of our full length historical experiences into one unforgettable flagship adventure.
From Berlin’s inauspicious beginnings, through Prussian imperialism and the raucous years of the Weimar Republic, the countless tragedies of the Second World War, the intrigue of the Cold War, the ecstasy of German Reunification, to the vibrant & cosmopolitan city today.
…the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, the site of Adolf Hitler’s Führerbunker, Checkpoint Charlie, the Prussia Royal quarter, the Holocaust Memorial, the Reichstag building, Gendarmenmarkt and much more…
We also offer private walking tour variations of all our famous private transportation tours
Get in touch for bigger groups tours – we also offer bus tours for companies and schools
English language tours with native English speakers – in other languages on request
Book directly with a local company – 18 years experience offering guided tours of Berlin
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Finding your feet in a foreign city can be as daunting as it is thrilling. With each junction the option between something authentic and undiscovered, and, well, a wrong turn.
I’m here to share my expert knowledge of Berlin with you; the sights, the stories, and the secrets of the city that only reveal themselves either by chance or following years of dedicated pursuit.
All packed into one incredible trip – a Berlin Highlights tour that covers almost 1,000 years of history of the German capital – a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Certainly, it was far from evident from its humble beginnings – as a minor fishing village settled in an unforgiving backwater – that Berlin was destined for the world stage. The catastrophic events of the 20th century that have come to be so closely associated with the peaceful present-day German capital seem unbelievably distant from its time as part of the remote ‘Sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire’.
However, to remove Berlin now from the European story would leave many questions unanswerable; eras have begun and ended here; events served as catalysts to the great turning points in history.
Germany’s doomed involvement in the First World War; the city’s status as the nerve centre of Hitler’s Third Reich; Berlin carved up and occupied on the frontline of the Cold War conflict; the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall; and the reunification of Germany with Berlin as the country’s capital.
Within the six hours of this Berlin History tour, you will discover the city’s major and many minor sights – focusing on the central historic Mitte district and the five grand squares – the Lustgarten, Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Wilhelmplatz & Pariser Platz – that dominate the area.
Not only will you leave well-versed in the facts & figures of Berlin’s fascinating past but also confident and capable of further exploring the city’s present.
The Television Tower(Fernsehturm)
The former Prussian Royal Quarter
The site of the Stadtschloss (City Palace)
The UNESCO World Heritage listed Museumsinsel
The Berliner Dom
Unter den Linden
Bebelplatz/the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’
Gendarmenmarkt/ the former French Huguenot Quarter
Wilhelmplatz/the former Nazi government quarter
The Berlin Wall
The former SS/Gestapo Headquarters
The former Nazi Airforce Ministry
Site of the Führerbunker
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Brandenburg Gate
The American, French, British and Russian embassies
The current German government quarter
The Reichstag/German Parliament
This tour is not only an opportunity to explore Berlin’s present but also to come to understand its unique past and find answers to some of the most common questions related to its history.
Why is Berlin the capital of Germany?
How old is Berlin?
What was Prussia?
Who built the Berlin Wall?
Was the Fall of the Berlin Wall an accident?
What was Checkpoint Charlie?
Did Hitler escape to Argentina in 1945?
Was Adolf Hitler a drug addict?
Who was really responsible for the Reichstag fire?
Did the Nazis invent decaf coffee?
Did the Nazis invent the biycle reflector?
Was the Döner Kebab invented in Berlin?
Was the Currywurst invented in Berlin?
Did Frederick the Great introduce the potato to Germany?
Was the Nazi Party democratically elected?
Are there any Nazi statues left in Berlin?
Was East Germany part of the Soviet Union?
How many people died trying to escape from East Germany?
What is special about Berlin’s pedestrian traffic lights?
Did US President JFK call himself a jam donut in Berlin?
Has German reunification been a success?