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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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Private guide
CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional food & drinks
Entrance to attractions not included

Departure Point

Oranienburger Str., Berlin, Germany

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 (Fuhrerbunker)
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
See all safety measures taken by The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by The History of Berlin: WWII Private Tour.
Q:
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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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 .
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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
star-5
Claudia was an outstanding guide
168stuartb
, Oct 2019
Our guide Claudia has lived in Berlin for over a decade and is involved in many heritage and historial initaives in the city. She shared a wealth of details in a chatty easygoing manner that made our four hours fly by. As we had already seen a couple of the sites the day before that she was intending to take us to she happily changed our itinerary and took it all in her stride. 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.
star-5
Berlin walk
E6078CNdennisp
, Jun 2019
Our guide Boyd was knowledgeable and friendly good pace great overview of the city included all major sights
star-5
We had a great time with Miha as he...
Alice_B
, Sep 2017
We had a great time with Miha as he showed us around Berlin and took us to some of the places we wouldn't see if we had followed a traditional guide. We were amazed at how much ground we covered and managed to see every sight we had planned to visit in a single day. This may sound rushed however due to Mihas excellent humour and knowledge we did each sight in great detail and left knowing and understanding the history in greater depth. The World War 2 tour was brilliant! This was a really nice day and we would like to recommend Miha to everyone else who wants to see the real Berlin.

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