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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Your walking tour of Berlin also includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.
  • Learn about Berlin during the eras of the Prussians, Imperialists, Nazis and the Cold War
  • Visit Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the Topography of Terror
  • Walk along the Berlin Wall and down Unter den Linden
  • Witness Berlin’s modern urbanization at Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about Prussian kings, the Nazis, and the city’s modern rebirth in areas such as Potsdamer Platz.
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City map/guidebook
Professional guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Return Details

Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Take a walk back in time as you explore the many layers of history found in Berlin, covering everything from its Prussian period, to its violent 20th century and the present period of rebirth. History fans and those interested in the remarkable renaissance of Berlin’s urban center will enjoy this insightful, half-day trip past the city’s key monuments.

Start your day at Neue Promenade 3 where you'll meet your guide. Listen to an introductory overview of the strange, winding history of Berlin, covering the city’s founding and continuing with stories about the turbulent years of war and modern era as the tour moves forward. Walk down Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard, a thoroughfare that links Stadtschloss royal palace with Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. By the 19th century, this elegant street was among the most famous in the city, growing even more grand as Berlin’s boundaries pushed further west.

Head next to Museum Island, pausing at the Berlin State Library (once the workplace of Albert Einstein) and the Neue Wache memorial as you continue. Travel beneath the monumental Brandenburg Gate, which forms the beginning of Unter den Linden, and check out the Reichstag, home of Germany’s parliament, just nearby. Then explore Pariser Platz, the location of Hitler’s bunker and the Holocaust Memorial, commemorating the many Jews that lost their lives during the Nazi regime.

Trace the path of the “death strip” to Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point for those traveling between East and West Berlin, and visit Bebelplatz, the location of an infamous 1933 book burning by the Nazis. You’ll then have time the stroll along the Berlin Wall, demarcating the boundary between East and West during the Cold War, and hear details about its triumphant downfall in 1989.

Take a moment to stop at the Topography of Terror Museum, situated at the former Gestapo and SS Headquarters. Hear from your guide about the significance of the museum’s location, which the city’s leaders consciously chose to help confront and reconcile the awful moments of Berlin’s past. Look down into the building’s excavated cellars, a haunting spot where political prisoners were once tortured and killed.

Wrap up your Berlin walk on a lighter note with a stop at the modern area of Potsdamer Platz, a one-time “dead zone” between East and West that has since been rebuilt. Then take a walk along Friedrichstrasse, a high-end retail district. You’ll end your tour at Gendarmenmarkt, where you’ll receive a city map detailing useful info on Berlin’s public transport, nightlife and museums.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hackescher Markt
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
James Simon Park
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum Island
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berliner Fernsehturm
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neues Museum
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pergamonmuseum
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Altes Museum
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berliner Dom
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss)
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rotes Rathaus
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nicholas Quarter
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lustgarten
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schlossbrucke
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neue Wache
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bebelplatz
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper)
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedral of St. Hedwig - Domgemeinde St. Hedwig
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ampelmann Shop
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pariser Platz
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brandenburg Gate
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reichstag Building
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Victory Column (Siegessaule)
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker)
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Topography of Terror
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Checkpoint Charlie
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gendarmenmarkt
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franzoesischer Dom
The guide will explain the history of the site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Original Berlin Walks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The tour is a lot of walking and standing, so wear comfortable shoes." See review
  • "I suggest comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot (maybe run a little bit)!" See review
  • "Do it at the start of your trip so you can aprecise the context in which you are seeing the city during your stay." See review

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Exceeded my expectation
Anh_T
, Jul 2021
I had Martin as our tour guide for the day. He was extremely knowledgeable about history! I had such a great time learning from him that 4 hour tour just flew by! Martin set the bar quite high for walking tour and I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning about Berlin history.
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Xavier is a Fantastic Guide!
Mary
, Jul 2021
We were delayed and able to instead take the tour on 7/21 with Xavier Excellent tour with a guide who was a wealth of information! He was able to explain the content thoroughly, respectfully, moments of levity and concern for participants. Xavier was clearly enthusiastic about his career choice and is happy living in Berlin.
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Wonderful
Rah_rah
, Jul 2021
Great guide and so much fun! Learned a lot about the history and culture. Go! Well worth the time and money!
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Enriching and fun
Brener_R
, Jul 2021
Jonny definitely knew about a lot of things and also was super funny. He also showed us some less touristic information,which was pretty cool.
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Informative
Sueshai_P
, Jul 2021
AMAZING WE LOVED OUR TOUR GUIDE!!!! Great value for you money and meeting point wasn’t hard to find.
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Informative and fun
ShivaniUmesh_M
, Jul 2021
I had missed my tour on the day I had booked but my tour was arranged the next day without any extra charges. It was very much informative, knowledgeable and fun. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful.
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Exceptional overview of Berlin
Erica_G
, Jul 2021
Exceptional overview of Berlin. Our guide, Wouter, was very knowledgeable and gave us several wonderful recommendations for the rest of our stay. This was a wonderful way to see the city and make some great connections!
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This was my THIRD time on this tour and I loved it again
Anna_R
, Jul 2021
I've done this tour three times in the past 16 years (first by myself, and then while traveling with each of my two kids). Each time it's a little different, because each of the guides brings their knowledge to the walk to bring the experience to life. This time, with Jess as our guide, more than half of the information and stories he shared with us was new to me. He was brilliant and deeply knowledgable. He also truly made it easy to ask crazy questions and good conversations ensured. If you're new to Berlin, do this tour on your first day; it'll help you set an of the things you'll MOST love doing here (there's so much -- you'll want to choose wisely). Highly recommended.
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Highly recommend
Deirdre_B
, Jun 2021
Great guide, well paced and knowledgeable. Not rushed, but lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. About 5 hours in length.
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Berlin in Motion
Debra_G
, Jun 2021
Torben was an excellent guide as we toured the major sites in Berlin. His presentation as very informative with info you actually wanted to know, at a pace that was very manageable. I would highly recommend it to friends. Questions were always welcome and a stop half way for coffee/snacks. Afterwards, I was able to find may way to other points of interest based on the stops on this tour to use as a reference. One of the best Viator tour hosts.
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