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Language
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Total time
2h 45 min
Meeting point
In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!
Category
Walking tour
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About

Ah, Berlin! From humble village beginnings to the capital of the mighty kingdom, then empire, through darkness and division of the Nazi and Communist eras and back to its glory as the defining capital of European culture, trends and fanciness – what a place to tell stories about!


On our tour we will journey from the east to the west, crossing times, rivers and stories that, especially in the last 200 years, have shaped not only the city but the entire world. Let us tell you who that Alexander on the Platz was, is there really any medieval Berlin and what are the connections between American and German Martin Luthers. Add to that the Humboldt University, Checkpoint Charlie and our finishing point, the Brandenburg Gate with its memories from the time of the Wall and you will have learned the basics of Berlin’s identity.


We will also revisit the stories connected with the darkest moments of the city, nation and Europe: Adolf Hitler’s rise to power and the resulting war and the Holocaust – the Jewish Memorial will remind us of the fragility of the world around us.


On the upper note feel free to ask us about the local hip and party scene, many calling it the defining nightlife scene of Europe and the beginning of the world trends. Berlin has learned its lesson – let the feeling of inclusiveness, hundreds of cultures coexisting and shaping the world for better take you!


On the tour we will see and discuss:



  • TV tower

  • Red Town Hall and the remains of the old Berlin

  • Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral

  • Unter Den Linden and Humboldt University

  • Gendarmenmarkt and Book Burning Sites

  • Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Wall stories

  • Adolf Hitler’s Bunker Site

  • Jewish Holocaust Memorial

  • Brandenburg Gate


After joining the general Berlin tour check out our Alternative Berlin and Communist & Socialist free tours to understand Berlin and its history much better! 


Additional Important Information
Included

professional local guide

Ticket Message

Meeting point: In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) – look for the yellow umbrella!

Start time: participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.

Language: English, German, Spanish, Polish

Duration: 2 h 45 min

Meeting Point
In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!

BOOKING RULES
Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.



Amazing tour with Many stories!

Rated 5 out of 5
3 days ago

The guide was very enthousiastic and interesting. We enjoyed these 3 hours tour without paying attention to thé clock !

Thank you !!

Estelle

Welcome to Berlin with JR

Rated 5 out of 5
5 days ago

Very positive and charming tour with JR, loved every minute of it!

Audrius

Amazing tour with Will

Rated 5 out of 5
6 days ago

Will was our guide and it was very interesting, funny and impacting walking. He is very clever and gave us a huge panorama of Berlin. The Welcome to Berlin tour made me want to book the other ones.

Sara

Fabulous tour of Berlin with Dara

Rated 5 out of 5
6 days ago

An amazing almost 3 hour walking tour with Dara today taking in the sights of Berlin . It was a great tour with lots of info, interesting facts and humour ( with even a coffee stop en route)! We enjoyed and would highly recommend this for anyone visiting the city.

Lucy

Excellent tour

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

We had a great tour with JR on our first day in Berlin. He was so engaging and shared so many interesting facts about the city. We loved that he included stories about his own personal experiences of Berlin and moving to the city.

Sadhbh Ni Bhriain


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