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Berlin: World War II & Third Reich Tour

1. Berlin: World War II & Third Reich Tour

Discover the fascinating city of Berlin on this fantastic guided tour through the city. This Berlin World War II Tour concentrates on the effects, history, buildings, and stories surrounding Berlin in the Second World War. Join a shared group or upgrade to a private tour. First, explore the Battle of Berlin to explore how Berlin served as the Nazi stronghold in Germany and command center for Hitler and the Third Reich. This will be followed by discovering the Reichstag — a historic building in Berlin that houses the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany's parliament. Proceed to the Russian-German War Museum (Entrance is Free) to understand how Berlin may have played the biggest part of any city during the atrocities that took place in World War II. Next, uncover the Flak Tower to see the damage brought on by thousands of allied bombs and the defense structures built to keep them out. Then, head to Prenzlauer Berg to look at the scars and battlefields left behind during the Battle of Berlin. Finish the tour at the Site of Hitler's Bunker to see the spot where Hitler had his notorious underground lair.

Berlin: German Spy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

2. Berlin: German Spy Museum Flexible Entry Ticket

Book your flex ticket to Berlin’s German Spy Museum and discover the fascinating world of secret services and spies. Don’t worry about prior registration or reservations: with your flexible ticket, you can visit the museum during opening hours on any day of the week.  Step into the heart of Berlin and experience a unique 3,000-square-meters large exhibition exploring the life and history of spies with the help of modern technology and a multitude of interactive stations.  See the Berlin Spy Map featuring famous places of espionage, join interactive activities like the popular laser maze, and much more. Decide if you’d have what it’d take to be a spy. 

Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Potsdam Tour

3. Berlin: Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Potsdam Tour

Acquire deeper knowledge of World War II history and understand the cruelty of the crimes committed against the victims of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with a guided visit. Afterward, explore the ancient Slavic town of Postdam and its royal palaces and gardens. Board your bus at the TV tower at Alexanderplatz and begin your drive to the first stop. Meet your Sachsenhausen Memorial guide and enter the camp to understand the dimensions of the cruelty that took place there. Learn about how jobs were distributed and how the camp was run. After your visit, set off towards Potsdam. Hear the story of how it went from being a Slavic town to becoming a royal residence. See the palaces and gardens where the royal families and their courts ruled and walked. Take a guided walk and enjoy some free time to discover the area on your own.

Berlin: Jewish History Walking Tour

4. Berlin: Jewish History Walking Tour

Berlin's Jewry has a unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment, through the brutal truths of the Holocaust, up to its present-day revival. Uncover the history of Berlin's re-emerging Jewish community, learn about the people that made its greatest impacts, and see the sites that matter. From Moses Mendelssohn to Albert Einstein, Berlin's Jews have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural development. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination which, after seething for centuries, eventually devastated Europe, and the rest of the world, more recently than many of us would like to think. See the magnificent New Synagogue, and hear its incredible story, which mirrors the tale of Jews in Berlin before, during, and after Nazi persecution. See where non-Jews risked their lives in order to hide their Jewish neighbors, including the Workshop for the Blind, where one courageous Berliner risked his own life to save those of his Jewish employees. See the site of the ancient Jewish-Cemetry where Mendelssohn is still buried, and acquaint yourself with his significance in philosophy and Jewish history. Walk in the footsteps of working-class Jewish immigrants who dreamed of a better world. Hear the stories of women who aspired to be Rabbis, and the rich who desired poverty. Discover what it means, and what it once meant, to be a Jewish Berliner.

Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

5. Berlin: Scenic Guided Tour by Private Car for 2, 3, 6 Hours

Make the most of your time in Berlin with a guided tour of the hotspots and discover the rich culture of the German capital. Get picked up at your hotel and visit sights as old as Gendarmenmarkt and recent as the Berlin Wall. Spend time in the central district of Mitte and see how life has changed. Meet your driver and guide at your chosen pickup for an introduction to Germany and Berlin's recent history. With a separate dedicated driver, your tour guide can focus fully on telling you about each area, planning your preferred route, and checking if you’d like to stop and walk around. Drive by world-famous locations like Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and the former Jewish Quarter with its impressive New Synagogue. Stretch your legs at areas like Museum Island or Unter den Linden to find historical gems that are worth seeing up-close. Deepen your understanding of Berlin’s controversial past as you pass Checkpoint Charlie, the site of Hitler’s Bunker, the former Nazi Government Quarter, and Bebelplatz where the ceremonial burning of Nazi books took place. Take in the solemn atmosphere at the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under National Socialism. Learn from your guide about the importance of these memorials to modern Berliners and international tourists. Opt for the 6-hour tour and add a trip to former West Berlin. See the majestic Charlottenburg Palace, the Kurfürstendamm, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and stop at the legendary Berlin chocolatiers: Rausch. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs or grab some refreshments with at least 2 breaks in each tour. Be sure to let your guide know what sights are on the top of your lists and if there are any restaurants or cafes you'd like to check out.

Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

6. Berlin: Historical Sights & Berlin Wall Tour with a Berliner

Meet your local guide at one of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight about this symbolic monument that reunified Germany, and discover why it was isolated for 28 years. Continue the tour along the former border between East and West Berlin and marvel at the remainders of the Berlin Wall. Hear the impressive and gripping stories of escapes from East Berlin as well as other tales from Berlin’s turbulent history. Learn why Berlin was once called the “front city” and uncover its time as an island of freedom during the Cold War. Arrive at the famous Checkpoint Charlie, the official allied border that crossed from West to East Berlin in the time of the partition. Listen to a fascinating story about an altercation that occurred here in 1961, almost igniting World War 3.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

7. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Tour of the Jewish Quarter in Spanish

Explore the most important places in the history of Berlin's Jewish community on this 2.5-hour tour of the Jewish Quarter with a Spanish-speaking guide. The tour takes you round the interesting places in the district, from the Hackesche Höfe and Hackescher Markt to Tacheles, the New Synagogue, Rosenstrasse, and the Museum Otto Weidt. Learn about the infamous “Night of Broken Glass," the Wannsee Conference, and the miracle of the women on Rosenstrasse, and the effect they each had on the Jewish population of Berlin. Learn about the troubled history of the Jewish community in Berlin. Since the founding of the city, there has always been a Jewish presence that has been forced to live through good and bad times. In the times since their expulsion during the Prussian Monarchy, the Jewish population were alternately allowed and disallowed to stay in Berlin, until Nazism wrote the saddest chapter of their history.

From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

8. From Berlin: Battle for Seelow Heights WW2 Battlefield Tour

After meeting your guide, travel to the town of Seelow, approximately 1.5 hours from Berlin. Visit the Seelow Heights War Museum where your guide will provide a detailed overview of the Berlin-Seelow offensive operation and highlight key exhibitions, including a 3D model of the Soviet 1st Belorussian Front bunker and the trench network which will be visited later in the tour. Explore the museum at your own leisure following the introduction. After the museum, it is a short drive to the next town of Reitwein. Discover this small and unassuming town which played a vital role in the Soviet advance and was the starting point for the 1st Belorussian Front assault on Seelow and the future advance on Berlin. Learn how Marshal Zhukov set up his command post in this town and visit the remnants of the bunker and trench network systems located in the nearby forest. See the remains of Marshal Zhukov’s observation point where he commanded the battle. Following a small excursion through the trench network, continue to Dolgelin Railway station. Learn about the German defensive positions and the immense difficulties that the Russian and Polish troops faced in crossing the aptly named "shooting gallery". Begin the journey back to Berlin following the original route of the Soviet advance. Pass through the town of Lietzen and stop at the German field cemetery. Make a final stop at the town of Jahnsfelde, which you will discover the brutality and desperation of the fighting. Now host to a sports field, see the site of a German field hospital which was attacked by Soviet aircraft during the final days of the war.  Once back in Berlin be dropped off at the Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel.

Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

9. Berlin: City Highlights and Cold War Walking Tours

Our Berlin guided walking tours will introduce you to its most famous (and infamous) landmarks. After discovering its architectural and historical highlights, you’ll deep dive into 20th-century Berlin, reliving the city’s pivotal moments in more recent years. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is flexible from the first use. These fascinating walking tours piece together Berlin’s perilous past by guiding you through those places that changed the course of history. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Berlin and its incredible history. Historic Berlin includes: Gendarmenmarkt Hausvogteiplatz Friedrichswerder Church DDR Museum Museum Island Marx and Engels Forum Alexander Platz Berlin Television Tower Traces of the Cold War includes: Potsdamer Platz Holocaust Memorial Brandenburg Gate French cathedral Topography of Terror Pariser Platz Konzerthaus Berlin The German Church Rausch Chocolate House Main sights in Berlin self-guided routes: Great wall Reichstag Checkpoint Charlie Pergamon Museum Berliner Dom Soviet War Memorial St. George and the Dragon statue St. Mary's Church Marienviertel and Potsdam: Friendship Island Potsdam city Palace Unity Square Barberini palace City canal St. Nicolas Church Old guard house Luisenplatz ...and many more!

From Berlin: Royal Palaces & Gardens Private Black Van Tour

10. From Berlin: Royal Palaces & Gardens Private Black Van Tour

Start this fascinating tour with pickup at your hotel in Berlin. From there, you will be transported to the beautiful city of Potsdam to begin an 8-hour tour through an atmospheric city crammed full of history and cultural heritage. Whether it's the Prussian Royal Family or Cold War espionage that excites you most, you will not be disappointed. Less than 1 hour from Berlin, Potsdam is a small city surrounded by picturesque landscapes, beautiful nature, abundant palaces, castles, and baroque architectural wonders. Led by an expert guide, explore the picturesque Potsdam and learn the stories behind the city’s spectacular façade. You will visit Glienicker Brücke (Bridge), which crosses the River Havel and runs through the middle of the East/West division. There, hear exciting stories about the spies’ exchanges, undertaken by the allies 3 different times. Many other historic traces of the German division can still be found here as well. The tour will lead you through the former KGB headquarters, the unusual small colony of wooden houses built almost 200 years ago, and other highlights that expose the Soviet influence after the Second World War. Next, visit the Dutch quarter, whose endless rows of red brick houses will remind you of Amsterdam. Potsdam is a city constructed from a patchwork of cultures. The New Garden was commissioned by King Frederick William II more than 200 years ago. After roaming this beautiful fairy-tale garden, the tour guide will lead you to Cecilienhof Palace, the location of the famous Potsdam Conference, built in 1916.  There, walk through the very halls where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill negotiated after the war. Perhaps one of the most visited places in Potsdam is the grave of Frederick the Great at Sanssoucci; situated at the top of a vineyard, it's a truly wonderful spot. You can also visit the other Prussian Royal Family graves at the awe-inspiring Peace Church. The spectacular design of the church is known to evoke spirituality even in those who do not believe. There is so much to see and hear about in this city. At the end of the tour, just sit back and relax as the tour guide transports you back to your hotel.

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Our guide Nikolai was amazing!! The tour was incredibly informative and he was very knowledgeable on the subject .It was a small group and he even kept our teenagers interested which is quite a feet.Would highly recommend.

Ryan was a knowledgeable tour guide and customized the trip according to our interests. Marcos was a safe and good driver. I highly recommend this tour. So much better than a large group tour!

arrived on time at cruise terminal.. brought us back with time to spare. Very professional.

Our guide Felipe was fun, detailed oriented , show great inside info and knowledgeable.

Really interesting tour, visited some great places