Guided tour

Berlin: History of Crime Walking Tour

Berlin: History of Crime Walking Tour

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Uncover Berlin's criminal history from the end of the 19th century to the present day on this walking tour. Listen as your guide tells you about organized crime and political crimes.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the thrill of uncovering the history behind Berlin's dark criminal past
  • Discover how Berlin was connected to the infamous 1920s gangs from Chicago
  • Find out how the notorious Glasgow gang terrorized the citizens of Berlin
  • Hear how the head of the Ministry for State Security was involved in a murder
  • Learn about the importance of Ernst Gennat in leading the criminal police
Full description

Dive into the underbelly of Berlin's past as you discover its history of crime on this walking tour. Delve into stories about gangs, political murders, and facinating scandals. 

 Hear about how Chicago gangs dominated the Berlin entertainment industry in the 1920s. Get details on the underworld's involvement in protection rackets, drug trafficking, kidnappings and prostitution.

Learn about how the infamous Glasgow gang terrified the whole of Berlin in the post-war period and hear about the Safe Breakers. Listen as your guide tells you the story behind the gang fight at the Silesian train station.

Immerse yourself in the terror at Bülowplatz where the later head of the Ministry for State Security, Erich Mielke, was involved in a political murder. See the former location of the massive Berlin police headquarters and find out how the police won world acclaim through Ernst Gennat. 

Finish your tour at the Rotes Rathaus where you can hear the tale of a financial scandal in the 1920s which involved the mayor. 

  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in rain or shine
Customer reviews

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There were three of us with the guide, no more interested parties had registered. This tour is very interesting. Our guide provided historical events with small anecdotes and told them very vividly. The 2 hours passed very quickly. I can only recommend this tour.

May 9, 2022

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July 10, 2022


Der Guide war sehr gut.Viele Informationen. Können wir gerne weiterempfehlen.

April 18, 2022


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