Berlin capital of culture guided tour
Activities

Berlin capital of culture guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Walk through the city with a historian as guide
  • Learn more about 300 years of history
  • See the main places of the Prussian era as well as the Nazi years and Cold War period
  • Experience the contemporary revival atmosphere
What to expect

Explore Berlin as the capital of culture and the epicenter of the most catastrophic conflicts of modern times during a guided tour.

The German capital has lived catastrophic conflicts in the 20th century, but the seeds of those hostilities were planted centuries before: Get a broad view of the political and ideological forces that unleashed genocide and global war in the 20th century. Explore Berlin’s iconic landmarks while emphasizing the tumultuous Nazi and Cold War eras and learn how in the 1700s tiny Prussia’s violent transformation into Europe’s dominant military power already set the stage for the great tragedies of recent history.

See the famous Reichstag building and admire its glass transparent dome that is now an iconic image of modern Germany’s commitment to democratic government. Walk by the neoclassical Brandenburg Gate from the 18th century and find out more about the many famous events from Napoleon’s triumphant entrance to Ronald Reagan’s cold war speech that have taken place at this legendary gate. Marvel at the Museum Island, the unique ensemble of five large Berlin museums on the Spree island built under the Prussian rulers, including the Pergamon, the Neues Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Pass by the historic Potsdamer Platz that has reborn since the fall of the Berlin wall and walk along the grand boulevard “Unter den Linden”, 19th century Berlin’s answer to Paris’ Champs-Elysées. Immerse yourself in the graceful gardens of the Tiergarten, the inner-city park, and stop at the Holocaust Memorial for some reflection.

In the end, consider with your guide Berlins’ present-day successes and confront its dark past with the dynamic modern capital known for multiculturalism, tolerance, and creativity.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Public transport ticket (€8,60/per person)
Where

Unter den Linden 42, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point:

The tour starts at Café Einstein.

What to remember
  • This tour is accessible to wheelchair users
  • This tour requires a minimum of two people and does not allow more than 12 people per booking
  • You will need to use public transport a few times since the distances between some key sites are too far to walk. If you do not have a multi-day visitor’s transit pass to Berlin already, we suggest that you purchase the day metro pass for €8,60. If you cannot purchase it in advance, your guide will help you purchase it at the first metro station on the tour
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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