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The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour
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Overview

Discover Berlin past and present on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour. First, learn about the city’s dark past with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and Hitler’s Bunker. Then, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Mitte; admire architectural highlights such as Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt; and tuck into a delicious Currywurst.
  • 4-hour private tour of Berlin past and present
  • Learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War history from an expert guide
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, the Palace of Tears, and Hitler’s Bunker
  • Sample Currywurst, Berlin’s most popular street food
  • Marvel at architectural wonders on Museum Island and the Gendarmenmarkt
  • Visit little-known attractions and local haunts in Mitte
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food & drinks
Entrance to attractions not included
Oranienburger Str. 36 , Oranienburger Str. 36, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Your host will meet you outside the Main Entrance of ehemaliges Kaiserliches Postfuhramt

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your private guide on Oranienburger Strasse in West Berlin and set out to explore the city at your own pace. Pass by the New Synagogue, pausing to admire its striking Moorish architecture, then walk to the nearby Palace of Tears, a former border point between East and West Berlin. Learn more about the divided city during the Cold War years as you explore the exhibition and hear the harrowing tales of how residents attempted to flee from Russian occupied East Berlin into Allied occupied West Berlin.

Next, stop to take photos of the grand Brandenburg Gate, one of the city’s most significant historic monuments, and walk through the moving Holocaust Memorial, a poignant reminder of the city’s dark past. A visit to Hitler’s bunker offers more information about Berlin’s WWII history and the rise of the Nazi party.

Re-fuel with a delicious Currywurst, a popular street food snack of sausage with curry sauce, then move on to discover a different side of the city. Stroll around the Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz, home to some of Berlin’s most impressive architecture, and cross over to the UNESCO-listed Museum Island.

Finally, explore the vibrant urban quarter of Mitte, where your guide will point out little-known attractions including the Missing House on Große Hamburger Strasse and the picturesque Heckmann Höfe.

Your tour ends back at the starting point.

Please note: This tour is private and the itinerary can be customized to suit your interests and preferences.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Oranienburgerstrasse
Meet your local guide here
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Admire one of Berlin's most significant Jewish landmarks.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Tears
Full of stories and the main departure point for travelers from the former East Germany to West Berlin.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reichstag Building
Admire beautiful, impressive architecture of Berlin!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Brandenburg Gate
A key point, full of history and meaning. It is a must see!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Get inspired and outside of your comfort zone by the sober grey architecture.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hitler's Bunker
Visit the hidden bunker.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wilhelmstrasse
Have a delicious Currywurst break and get ready for more awesomeness!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Checkpoint Charlie
One of the iconic images of political and territorial division marked by the Berlin Wall.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bebelplatz
A beautiful, architectural, must-see for all visitors of Berlin.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum Island
Find out the story of the infamous "book burning" organised by the Nazis.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals
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.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "We cannot recommend this tour highly enough an dif you are lucky enough to get Claudia i am sure you will agree it is excellenet value for money." See review

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star-5
Miha was very...
Keith_L
, Jul 2022
Miha was very knowledgeable on his history, also very friendly and fun to be with. The walk around Berlin was never boring.
star-5
Great Berlin Guide!
Patrica_V
, Jun 2022
Sara was wonderful! She was not only informative, but gave insights into the post WWII history, with a look back into things that led up to it, that helped to fill in the bare bone facts. She was charming, just the right touch about little stops, a coffee break, appropriate bathroom stops, etc. I was so impressed and would use her on a return trip! She went out of her way for me, and it was appreciated.
star-5
Very educational.
Pam_P
, Jun 2022
Boyd provided an informative tour about Berlin during the Holocaust/WWII and the Cold War. He helped put into perspective the effects each of these events had upon the people of Berlin.
star-4
Insightful tour
Catherine_D
, Jun 2022
Amelia was a pleasant and interested in her subject matter. She did her best to help us get out of the tour what was most of interest to us.
star-5
Boyd, the guide with the bike on foot :)
jean_d
, May 2022
we had the pleasure to have a superguide!!! His name is BOYD.. if you want a guide who shows you the nicest places and tells you the story behind with love and great passion => ask for him! Thanks Boyd for this great trip back in time... you are our Biggest Friend in Berlin..
star-5
Fantastic! Highly recommend Sara!
drforkids
, May 2022
Sara was phenomenal! Her energy, passion and amazing knowledge allowed us to submerge ourselves in the history of Berlin and the ‘behind the scenes’ ongoings. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Awesome
paularbrown44
, Apr 2022
Fabulous tour with a very knowledgeable and personable guide - Boyd. He bought the city to life, explaining its complex history. Our only comment would be that it would have been good to have had a short tea (or beer!) break part way through.
star-5
Insightful tour from Miha
Tingsong_H
, Apr 2022
Miha was amazing and knowledgeable, answered all my questions about different parts of the city. He even knows wheres the best place to take pictures. We had sometime remaining and he brought us to the gestapo camp.
star-5
Amazing Berlin tour
Ivani_P
, Apr 2022
Tour was amazing! My guide gave me a history class while we walked around so many places I would never imagine to go on my own. He was very nice, explained everything in a very clear way, made me realize so many details in the building, the mix between past and modernity. It was a half day tour, but it seemed all day. Guide was also nice to meet me in a more convenient place.
star-5
Sara was amazing!!! She...
Julie_R
, Mar 2022
Sara was amazing!!! She was knowledgeable, energetic and fun. I would highly recommend her!!! She answered all questions we had and custom made our experience!
star-5
Amazing tour!
zrzppz6pyq
, Mar 2022
Michele gave an awesome world war 2 tour. She was very very knowledgeable and made the tour super engaging and interesting. Michele was super friendly and really easy to talk to. The tour was four hours and not once did it feel like it was going too long or I was bored. It was an amazing way to see Berlin and also learn a lot about this history. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
Excellent tour.
Brona_K
, Jan 2022
Boyd was an Excellent guide and his knowledge was superlative. He thought us a lot and also helped us decide where we should visit further on our own.
star-5
A great historic deep dive
Igor_D
, Dec 2021
Amelia was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide, who adapted the tour to my interests. During the tour she also pointed out places to visit that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. Highly recommend.
star-1
Watch carefully when an operator has 5 stars - check the guide's name and find a pattern
ricardopocasleitao
, Nov 2021
Unfortunately my wife and I didn't connect with the guide assigned to our tour (which was not the 5 star Miha that shows up in most reviews - so if you book this tour, I strong recommend you ask the guide that is 5 star all over the reviews not the other one that has only 1 five stars review). Our guide was on time, but did not seem professionally. Facts: 1) she spoke several bad words (fuc.., cra.., dame...); 2) all other tours we did in Berlin in Nov/2021, at the beginning of the tour, the guide outlined the plan for the tour, she didn't and we started to walk without knowing what we would see; 3) she was concerned about bitcoins and her boy friend as she was texting and making such comments for nearly 5 minutes. 4) it was not 20 euros tour, we paid for a private tour (only me and my wife) so we expected the guide would at least introduce herself and ask our names (I know our names are in the app and she knew it, but a basic European etiquette was not there). Maybe this guide is a good person, but she definitely should not be a guide for WWII History. We stopped the tour after 15 minutes.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi there, I am Mark from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we really want our customers to receive the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at info@withlocals.com and we will make sure to understand why this happened, to see that you are at least compensated for this bad experience or to offer you a better experience instead. We really look forward to your email! Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals! Have a great day, Mark @ Withlocals
star-5
Highly recommended
Jose_A
, Nov 2021
Excellent experience. Miha is really good, knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. Berlin has so much more to see, thanks to Viator and Miha we discovered a lot 👌
star-5
Fun and informative
carolyn_w
, Oct 2021
Betty is a really informative guide. We covered a lot of Berlin and Betty is wealth of knowledge on Berlin . Our sons ( aged 27 and 21) in particular really enjoyed the trip and appreciated Betty’s fun narrative .
star-4
Top
Dirk_V
, Jul 2021
Very good guide. She knew al the details there were to know. A tour you should do at the beginning of your visit to Berlin!
star-5
Michele was great!!
sara_h
, Jul 2020
Michele was outstanding! Our first time in Berlin and we loved the tour! Super fun and great company too
star-5
My guide was more than a Guide ! Cláudia was a friend during the tour!
Lucia_S
, Dec 2019
It was a very good time ! Claudia is the best guide in Berlin ! It was very good to knew the city by her side!
star-5
Great Walking Tour to get a perfect intro to Berlin !
JuanPablo_D
, Dec 2019
We are a family of five and enjoyed an amazing introduction to Berlin with this great walking tour. Michele, our guide was extraordinary on her knowledge, passion and people skills. Highly recommendable !! JP

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