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Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get an insider’s look at Berlin, the capital and cultural centerpiece of Germany, on this guided walking tour. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular attractions — like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie — as well as a few lesser-known locations that many group sightseeing tours miss. Learn about the history of Berlin, from the time of the Teutonic Knights to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany.
  • Discover top Berlin attractions with your guide including Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament building and Checkpoint Charlie
  • Get an up-close look at the remains of the Berlin Wall
  • Find out what life was like during WW2 and the Cold War
  • See where Hitler's former bunker is located

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See top attractions and hidden sites on one tour, with a Berlin map included.
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Local Expert Guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Reichstagufer 17 , Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin. Our guide will be wearing a blue lanyard with a yellow name tag! If you still cannot see us, please call us at the office before the tour starts.

10:00 AM
Brandenburg Gate , Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Meet your expert local guide outside Friedrichstrasse train station in central Berlin and start your walk through the city while your guide will provide a detailed account of the Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history. Learn about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party and what life was like during the Third Reich. See where Hitler’s bunker was located and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Also, find out how Germany was divided while walking through Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.

Other sites on the tour include the protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the East German Government Quarter and Unter den Linden, a boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin.

Walk under the famous Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most important monuments. A symbol of division between Berlin and Germany during the Cold War, it is now a national symbol of peace and unity. Also, see the Reichstag Building, the meeting place of the German Parliament. Your tour ends here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
Start your tour from our central meeting point
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Tears
Learn about this Cold War international checkpoint- also known as the Traenenpalast
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neue Wache
National memorial site reflecting on war and tyranny
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)
The location where Marx, Engels and Einstein studied and taught
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berliner Dom
Biggest church in Berlin, Lustgarten, City Palace (Stadt Schloss) and the Humboldt Forum
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Pergamonmuseum
Learn about Islamic art, the Ishtar Gate, the Market Gate of Miletus
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Neues Museum
Learn about the Ancient Egyptian collection on a World UNESCO Heritage site
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Altes Museum
Learn about the first museum built in Berlin and the very famous architect, Karl Schinkel
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Stadtschloss Berlin
The brand new Humboldt Forum. See the reconstructed Hohenzollern family palace
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bebelplatz
Be enchanted by the beauty of the 18th century square
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz
Stand on the location where the Nazi's burned tens of thousands of books in 1933
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Staatsoper (Berlin)
The beautiful opera house built under Friedrich the Great in 1743
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Konzerthaus
The spectacular Schinkel concert house completed in 1821
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gendarmenmarkt
From the period of Berlin's religious tolerance, the Calvinist French Cathedral and the Lutheran German Cathedral
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Checkpoint Charlie
Cold War civilian and military checkpoint, location of tank stand-off in 1961 between Soviet and American armed forces
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Niederkirchnerstraße
See a 200m long piece of the Berlin Wall
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus
Hermann Göring's airforce ministry, East German house of ministers, German Finance Ministry
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Hitler's Bunker
Stand above the location where Hitler spent the last days of WW2- the site of Hilter's bunker
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Walk through the Memorial dedicated to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Reichstag Building
German house of Parliament and government quarter
Stop At:  
Brandenburg Gate
American Embassy, French Embassy, Hotel Adlon, Academy of Fine Arts
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pariser Platz
The American and French Embassy and the famous Hotel Adlon can all be seen from this square
Duration: 10 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
  • **NB!!** PLEASE CHECK DEPARTURE DETAILS FOR EXACT MEETING POINT LOCATION!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Insider Tour Berlin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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 policy on sanitization during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Explore Berlin: Top Attractions Walking Tour.

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  • "Phil was a great guide,knows a lot about history and made this tour very interesting, you sholud wear comfortable shoes,there is a lot walking involved, but worth money and time" See review
  • "It is 4 hours long and a 20 minute break for lunch." See review

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star-5
Great Experience!
Rick_R
, Jun 2022
The tour guide was GREAT! Very knowledgeable, fun, and gave us a lot of perspective on everything we visited.
star-5
Very informative and entertaining tour
Laurs_D
, Jun 2022
Ciarán was a wonderful tour guide. He was very informative and entertaining. I would totally recommend this tour if you want to have a better understanding of Berlin’s history.
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Kerri_B
, Jun 2022
What a fantastic tour! Canadian Chris was amazing! He was not only incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable, he was funny and entertaining. He presented historical facts in such a way that made them come to life in the best way. Highly recommend this tour and Chris!
star-5
Great tour for an overview, knowledgeable guide
JenYuan_W
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide is very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the history and stories he shared with us. We didn’t visit the museum island and the Berliner Dom though. I am not sure if it wasn’t part of the planned itinerary but it would be great to see these two main attractions as well.
star-5
This is the walking tour you must do.
Jason_M
, Jun 2022
We had Jim as our tour guide and he did a sterling job. This tour is a must for everyone who visits Berlin. It sets out the City and shows you all the relavent and important sights. This then enables you to plan to return at your leisure.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Jason_M, Thank you for reviewing our Explore Berlin tour. With a great guide like Jim you can't go wrong. We are lucky to have him on our team. We cover a lot of history and sites on our tours. It is always good to have the afternoon free to go back to visit one or two those sites in detail after the tour. Kind regards, John
star-5
Excellent knowledge and perfect presentation
Anja_S
, May 2022
We walked the Top Attractions Walking Tour with Insider Tour's excellent guide, English Rob from Machester - a wonderful story teller and also historian, which will make your tour even more interesting. What this man doesn't know about Berlin is now worth knowing! Book this . you won't be disappointed! /Anja & Wonny from Stockholm, Sweden
star-5
Good value for money
Simon_B
, May 2022
Rob was an excellent guide. I learnt so much more about the history of Berlin that I would not have gained had I gone alone
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Simon_B, Thank you for your review. An Explore Berlin tour with Rob makes for a half day well spent! We are delighted to have enriched your Berlin experience. Kind regards, Gerard
star-5
Enthralling tour!
Magalie_R
, May 2022
Tom was funny, cheeky & INCREDIBLY knowledgeable. What a fun and engaging tour from start to finish. Loved it & highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Magalie... Thank you for your review. Our Explore Berlin tour is a great first tour to take in Berlin, a perfect introduction especially with a great guide like Tom. Thanks again, Gerard
star-5
All of it! Nick was so...
John_R
, May 2022
All of it! Nick was so engaging and knowledgeable and he really made it memorable, would recommend it to anyone
star-5
informative
Leanne_J
, May 2022
Our guide, Iona, was very knowledgeable and the history of Berlin was well explained. The tour was a sobering experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Leanne_J, Thank you for your review of our Sachsenhausen tour with our fantastic guide, Ioana. Yes, it is a sobering experience, but so worthwhile. It is the tour that resonates the most for longest with all our Berlin visitors. Thanks again, Gerard
star-5
Brazilian Maria was very...
Brian_T
, May 2022
Brazilian Maria was very knowledgeable. Ensured everyone heard everything and made it more interesting by actively encouraging questions and interaction within the group
star-5
The best way to experience Berlin!
Devan_J
, Apr 2022
We had Canadian Chris as our tour guide, and he did a phenomenal job! We got to see some of Berlin's most iconic sites and hear more about the history. Chris has been in the business for over six years, so he knew how to make the tour personal and culturally relevant. He spent time getting to know all of the participants, and he embedded all of our backgrounds and experiences into the tour. Chris had a careful balance between being entertaining and discussing more of the darker historical events. A personal highlight was seeing the Brandenburg Gate. I highly recommend this tour to truly experience Berlin! Luckily our group was small (seven people) and the weather was nice. As a tip, I recommend checking the weather forecast before booking this tour because you are walking outside the entire time. There was a 15 minute break towards the end of the tour which was nice to sit or purchase a small snack.
star-5
Maria was a very...
Lieven_H
, Apr 2022
Maria was a very knowledgeable and insightful tour guide. The tour was really interesting and well done.
star-4
Great
Sue
, Mar 2022
Great tour . Would recommend. Our guide was great! thankyou ! Just one thing I wish they spent a minute more at the sites to just admire it .
star-4
Great way to learn about and see the sights
Deborah_B
, Mar 2022
Really enjoyed the 3 hour walking tour of Berlin, Jamie was extremely informative and very witty. Would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
An excellent guide and tour - don’t miss it!
Orla_K
, Mar 2022
I would absolutely recommend the walking tour with Martin! He is an excellent guide and true Berliner. A great way to see the city and the main sites. Cannot recommend it enough!
star-5
Berlin in 3 hours
Gregory_C
, Feb 2022
Jamie was amazing. So knowledgeable and cares about the history he is sharing Each site was unique and was all the ones I wanted to highlight during my short time here and then more !!
star-5
Great tour
Graeme_M
, Oct 2021
Campbell was great! He knows his stuff and has a passion for the tour which really shows. We had some small kids in our group and he actively engaged them and answered all questions put to him well. Recommended
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Graem... Thank you for reviewing our Explore Berlin tour. It is a roller coaster ride through the highs and many lows of Berlin's histoty, with a deep dive into the Third Reich and Cold War eras. We are delighted to have enriched yourBerlin trip, and even more delighted to have kept your kids enthralled! Many happy travels ahead! Jerome
star-5
The one tour you need to take in Berlin
Beata_T
, Oct 2021
On a chilly October morning we were warmly greeted by Martin, who proved to be a very funny, interesting guide with the best voice. In the three hours he told us not only great stories about history, but also his life and experience. We have seen all the tourist sites and were given the best description of them. We laughed a lot and received additional tips on what else to visit in the city and where to eat. I would recommend this tour and Martin to anyone. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Beata_T, Thank you for the very positive review of our all-encompassing Explore Berlin tour. We're delighted to have enriched your Berlin trip! Many happy travels in the future, John
star-5
Great Introduction to Berlin
Justin_C
, Sep 2021
The tour was the perfect introduction to Berlin. The guide Aron provided great historical information and context and his passion for the city and his job were evident and appreciated. Thank you!

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