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Short Description
Our main tour of the historic centre of Berlin, an introduction to the city and its history. You will see the TV Tower, Museum Island, Under den Linden, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate, among others. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one you are looking for.
Total time
Around 2h 45 min
Language
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Brandenburg Gate
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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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

  • Book Burning Site

  • 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! 


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 informative tour with JR!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 day ago

It was a very informative tour with also humor added by JR. The way he guided us was perfect! Thank you.

Hazal

Tour with JR

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 days ago

Interesting, in-depth understanding of the modern history of Berlin. Very informative and moving

Vicci

Brilliant tour with Jules

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 days ago

This tour was one of the best we’ve done. Jules was very knowledgeable, informative, engaging and easily heard. The short break in the middle of the tour was welcome. Would highly recommend!

Fiona

Informative Tour mit Anika

Rated 5.0 out of 5
2 days ago

Die Tour mit Anika war sehr kurzweilig, informativ und hat Spaß gemacht!

Theresa

Brilliant tour with Chris

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 days ago

We are sitting having a coffee after a walking tour with Chris from Canada, talking about how amazing the experience was with him. He had a brilliant sense of humour but mixed with the right amount of seriousness. His knowledge about not only the history of Berlin, but also how this related to the countries of origins our fellow tour attendees too was great. Very inclusive, considerate and overall knowledgeable!

A super insightful and interesting tour.

Alison and Erin


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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