Berlin

Explore Berlin's Top Attractions 3-hour English Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceBerlin, Germany
Berlin Highlights and Hidden Sites Historical Walking Tour
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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 Berlin's top attractions and hidden sites on one single tour!

What's Included

  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Local English-speaking Expert Guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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, holding yellow umbrellas!

End point

  • Brandenburg Gate
    Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

What To Expect

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.

Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palace of Tears

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Neue Wache

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Berliner Dom

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Pergamonmuseum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Neues Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Altes Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Stadtschloss Berlin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bebelplatz

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Staatsoper (Berlin)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Konzerthaus

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gendarmenmarkt

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Checkpoint Charlie

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Topography of Terror

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Fuhrerbunker

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Reichstag Building (Pass By)

Brandenburg Gate

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pariser Platz

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • **NB!!** PLEASE CHECK DEPARTURE DETAILS FOR EXACT MEETING POINT LOCATION!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Reviews

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First Trip to Europe
Joanne_T, May 2024
The tour was fantastic! This was my first trip to Europe and my guide was very knowledgeable friendly! I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history of Berlin!
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Joanne_T, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that your first trip to Europe was complemented by our tour of Berlin's history. It's wonderful to know that you found your guide to be knowledgeable and friendly, as providing informative and welcoming experiences is our top priority. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're delighted that you found the tour worthwhile. If you ever find yourself back in Berlin or exploring another destination, we'd be honored to have you join us again for more enriching adventures! Warm regards, Micha
Great tour
Thomas_W, May 2024
Great way to see the highlights of Berlin and learn the history at the same time. Maria made the tire interesting and fun!
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Thomas, It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring Berlin with Maria! We're thrilled to hear that she made the tour both interesting and fun, and that you were able to see the highlights of the city while learning about its history. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Maria. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! All the best MIcha
Walk in the foot steps of history
Jan_T, May 2024
Chris from Toronto was fun and passionate about Berlin. We enjoyed his stories, knowledge and wit. Berlin is a beautiful city.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Jan, It sounds like you had a fantastic time with Chris! We're thrilled to hear that his passion for Berlin shone through and that you enjoyed his stories, knowledge, and wit. Berlin truly is a beautiful city, and we're glad you got to experience it with such an enthusiastic guide. We'll make sure to pass along your kind words to Chris. Thanks for sharing your positive experience with us! All the best Micha
Easy walk with directions on further areas if wanted
Andrew_R, May 2024
Mikey was a great guide who had many illustrations and photos to help along the tour. He definitely was someone interested in the history and always learning more. The walk wasn’t bad because of the frequent breaks.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Andrew, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that Mikey provided you with an informative and engaging tour. It's fantastic that he utilised illustrations and photos to enhance your understanding and that his passion for history shone through. We're glad to hear that the walk was manageable (not too long) with frequent breaks, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Mikey. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back on another memorable tour soon! Safe travels. Miguel
Tobi is Terrific!
Laura_D, May 2024
Tobi was our guide-very informative historically and amusing. He even told us about general travel in Germany and good places to eat. It’s LOTS of walking- mostly flat but wear comfortable shoes! Very nice afternoon
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Laura, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tobi! We're thrilled to hear that he provided you with both informative historical insights and a touch of amusement throughout the tour. It's wonderful that he went above and beyond by offering tips on travel in Germany and recommending good places to eat. We appreciate the heads-up about the walking—comfortable shoes are indeed a must for exploring. We're glad you had a pleasant afternoon and hope to see you again soon for another adventure! Safe travels. MIcha
Perfect introduction to Berlin.
Michael_C, May 2024
Entertaining and informative, exactly what a city guide should be. During the walk our guide (James) told us of other places/museums he thought we should visit, which filled another day and which were exactly the things we'd recommend every visitor to Berlin to see.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Michael, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that James provided you with an entertaining and informative tour of the city. It's fantastic to know that he not only highlighted key attractions during the walk but also recommended other places and museums to visit, enriching your experience in Berlin. Your endorsement of these recommendations aligns perfectly with our goal of providing visitors with a comprehensive and memorable exploration of the city. Should you ever return to Berlin or venture to other destinations, we'd love to assist you in discovering more hidden gems and must-see sights. All the best MIguel
Fantastic Walking Trip
Andrew_R, May 2024
Highly recommended walking trip round the sites of Berlin including the wall, check point Charlie and the Brandenburg gate. James our guide was fantastic. Full of knowledge and information. Definitely a must when in Berlin
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Andrew, Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that James led such an exceptional walking tour of Berlin, showcasing iconic sites like the Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Brandenburg Gate. It's fantastic to know that James impressed you with his wealth of knowledge and informative narration throughout the tour. Indeed, exploring these historic landmarks is a must when in Berlin, and having a guide like James undoubtedly enhances the experience. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again for more memorable explorations in the future! All the best Micha
Nice walking tour
Carmela_P, May 2024
It was very informative but it was hard to hear our tour guide. So I kept trying to get closer to him but too many people and half of them were coughing and not covering their mouth. Other than that it was a nice walking tour.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Carmela_P, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you found the tour informative and enjoyed the overall experience. We apologise for the difficulty in hearing your tour guide and the inconvenience caused by the surrounding noise and people not covering their mouths while coughing. We understand how these factors can impact the enjoyment of the tour and your ability to fully engage with the content. We'll address this issue with our team to ensure that future tours are conducted in a manner that minimises disruptions and maximises the quality of the experience for all participants. If you have any further feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know. We appreciate your input as we continuously strive to improve our services. Thank you for joining us on the walking tour, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more seamless and enjoyable experience in the future. Safe travels Micha
Great walking tour for getting to know Berlin
Martin_K, May 2024
We had a great time on this tour our guide was very knowledgeable and spent time answering our questions. The tour is great to get to know all the key sights in central Berlin.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Martin, Thank you for your positive review! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on our tour and that your guide was knowledgeable and attentive to your questions. It's fantastic that you found the tour to be a great way to explore the key sights in central Berlin. We strive to provide informative and enjoyable experiences for all our guests, and we're glad that we could meet your expectations. If you have any further feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to let us know. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours in the future! All the best. MIguel
Berlin's history and interesting facts!
Grace_S, May 2024
Phenomenal tour with Maggie! She is so knowledgeable and kind and made sure we were all taken care of. Best tour!!
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Grace, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a phenomenal tour with Maggie. It's fantastic to know that her knowledge, kindness, and attention to detail ensured that you had a memorable experience. We're delighted that you consider it the best tour! Our team takes great pride in providing excellent service, and we're glad that Maggie exceeded your expectations. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback to share, please feel free to reach out. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future! Safe travels. MIcha
Sightseeing
Free_P, May 2024
Jorg was a great guide. He had great insight & he shared frightful stories from historical perspective. I love walking tours because they’re a great way to see the area.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Free, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that Jorg provided you with a great tour experience filled with insightful commentary and captivating historical stories. It's fantastic that you appreciate the perspective he shared, even when delving into more frightening aspects of history. We agree that walking tours offer a unique opportunity to explore an area while also immersing oneself in its history and culture. We're glad you enjoyed this aspect of the tour as well. If you have any further feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another insightful tour in the future! All the best MIcha
All done in 3hrs!
NICHOLAS_C, May 2024
Concise, straight forward and all the sights in 3hrs. Oren was great. Highly recommended. Meeting place easy to locate. Just look for yellow umbrella
Response from Host, May 2024
Thank you for your succinct and positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you found our tour concise, straightforward, and packed with all the sights in just three hours. It's fantastic that Oren was able to guide you effectively and that you highly recommend our tour. We understand the importance of a convenient meeting place, and we're glad you found our yellow umbrella easy to locate. If you ever find yourself in need of another tour or have any questions, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Great tour at a great price!
Jacob_M, May 2024
Mikey was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. He could answer all our questions. We loved our whole experience!
Response from Host, May 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Mikey provided you with an excellent experience and that you enjoyed your time with us. We pride ourselves on having knowledgeable guides who are passionate about sharing their expertise with our guests. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
36-hours in Berlin
Karl_S, Apr 2024
Great way to see historic highlights of Berlin, especially if you are only visiting a few days. Ariel was excellent!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Karl, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Berlin's historic highlights, especially if you had limited time in the city. Ariel will be delighted to know that you found their guidance excellent. It's our aim to provide memorable experiences that make the most of your visit, and we're glad to have succeeded in your case. Should you return to Berlin or explore other destinations, we'd love to host you again for more enriching experiences! All the best MIak
Maggie was well prepared...
Emiliana_C, Apr 2024
Maggie was well prepared with pictures of how Berlin looked like after the war. She was witty and engaging.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Many thanks Emiliana for this excellent review of your 3 hr highlights tour with top Berlin tour guide, Maggie. We are delighted to have helped enrich your Berlin experience!
Berlin in a nutshell
Wjg51, Apr 2024
Maggie was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. It was a good tour to give you a great overview of the city and it’s history
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Wjg51, Thank you for sharing your experience with Maggie as your tour guide. It's wonderful to hear that her knowledge and presentation style made the tour enjoyable and informative. Getting a comprehensive overview of a city's history can be enriching, and it sounds like Maggie did a fantastic job of providing that. Tours like these are invaluable for gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the places we visit. Safe travels. Micha
Informative and extensive tour
Laura_G, Apr 2024
We had a great experience on this walking tour in Berlin recently. Our tour guide was Peter and he was great. Very knowledgable and friendly, he welcomed any questions we had and was happy to go in depth on certain things if we wanted to. He gave a good potted history of Berlin and explained the history of the Berlin wall and separation of the city well. The tour is quite extensive so wear some comfy shoes
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Laura, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you had such a great experience on our walking tour in Berlin with Peter as your guide. It's fantastic to know that Peter's knowledge and friendliness contributed to making your tour memorable. We're glad he was able to provide insightful explanations and engage with any questions you had, making the history of Berlin and the significance of the Berlin Wall come alive for you. Indeed, comfortable shoes are a must for our extensive tour! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back on another adventure soon. All the best MIguel
Great tour
Geoffrey_G, Apr 2024
Wonderful start to the holiday - Our guide Georgia was very informed and interesting - learnt so much - amazing.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Geoffrey_G, Thank you for your lovely review! We're thrilled to hear that your holiday got off to a wonderful start with Georgia as your guide. It's fantastic to know that she provided you with a wealth of information and made the experience so interesting and informative for you. Learning so much and having an amazing time is what we strive for, and we're delighted that we could contribute to your holiday experience in such a positive way. If you have any more adventures planned during your holiday, we hope they're just as enjoyable! And if you ever find yourself back in the area, we'd love to welcome you for another memorable Insider tour. Warm regards, MIguel
Living in the past.
barbara_l, Apr 2024
Nicolai brought history to life in his emotionally charged presentation. We lived in the past ! Highly recommended !
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear barbara_l, Thank you for your heartfelt review! We're thrilled to hear that Nicolai's emotionally charged presentation brought history to life for you, allowing you to feel as if you were living in the past. Nicolai is indeed a passionate guide, and we're delighted that his approach resonated with you. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey through history. If you ever find yourself craving more historical exploration, we'd be honoured to welcome you back for another unforgettable Insider experience. Warm regards, Micha
Great tour, superb guide.
Sylvia_L, Apr 2024
We enjoyed very much our three hours walking tour visiting Berlin’s top attractions. Very fortunate to have Asaf as our tour guide. He’s excellent, very knowledgeable and professional. He’s English is excellent.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Sylvia, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your three-hour walking tour of Berlin's top attractions. It's fantastic to know that Asaf was able to enhance your experience with his excellent knowledge, professionalism, and proficiency in English. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Asaf. If you ever find yourself back in Berlin or exploring another destination, we'd love to welcome you for another memorable tour experience. Warm regards, Micha
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