Private walking historical guided visit in Berlin
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Berlin’s Tumultuous History Tour

Half a day of unique insights into 19th and 20th century German history

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Martin | about the guide

Love history? A fan of eclectic architecture? This tour is a unique opportunity to travel through several hundred years of German history, focusing on the 19th century and World War II. For first-time visitors, this is the ideal way to learn more about Berlin and its rich, tumultuous, often tragic, past. Find out more about the aftermath of World War II at Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known (starring in James Bond) Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin. Visit the notorious Clou Concert Hall - now a swish office building - where in 1927 Adolf Hitler gave his first public speech in Berlin. Explore the Government District, where the world’s most powerful woman, Angela Merkel, works her magic. Ready to access unprecedented insights into people and places that make Berlin such a diverse and vibrant city?

(3 reviews)
  • Berlin
    Germany
  • 4 hrs
    DURATION
  • 5
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
German history, Berlin during World War II, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag
transport :
By foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
From 14 years old
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (Bilingual), Allemand/German (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
5

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Services of professional private guide for approximately 4 hours

NOT INCLUDED

- Personal expenses - Coffee/tea along the way (optional) - Pick-up by car (can be arranged for extra)

ITINERARY

This 4/5-hour tour starts at Checkpoint Charlie and takes you around some of Berlin’s best known monuments: Clou Concert Hall, the Rohwedder Building, the Topography of Terror, the Hansa Ton Studios, Potsdamer Platz, the Holocaust Memorial, the Otto Bock building, the US Embassy, the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Frank Gehry's DZ Building, the Government District, Museum Island and more. You’ll stop for a well-earned break at one of the city’s numerous cafés along the way. All the monuments are seen from the outside only.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Checkpoint Charlie or hotel, if centrally located
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Museum Island

about
your guide

Martin

Berlin

languages :
Français/French, Allemand/German, Anglais/English

I’m a true Berliner who lived in the city until the mid 90’s, before moving abroad (Paris, London, Bath, Birmingham and Lytham-St.-Anne’s). I came back in 2010 and have been working as a tour guide ever since. On my return, I had to rediscover the city as so much had changed. These constant transformations make Berlin a fascinating place to live and visit. My vision of Berlin takes you beyond the guide books to discover local life, traditions and culture. I’m a culture, architecture, art lover. Wherever I live or visit, I set out to discover its museums, monuments and hidden treasures. It isn’t all that surprising I ended working as a guide! I feel passionate about showing people around my city and revealing the stories behind the buildings. My hobbies? Old films (1920s, Nouvelle Vague, 1940’s Hollywood), long walks with my dog, the arts, history, architecture and photography.

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3 reviews

average rate :
Shideh
United States - 06.08.2018

Martin was perfect! Passionate, well informed, sophisticated, amiable, authentic and caring! We hadoneperswn who needed frequent stops to rest bad knees and he planned the whole tour so it was painless without missing anything. We really learned about and connected to the Berlin 20th century history.

EVELYNE
France - 11.07.2018

we are french and we had a amazing tour with Martin who perfectly speaks french and knows everything about Berlin. Very useful. Thank you very much Evelyne

Kelso
United States - 11.09.2017

Thanks so much for an amazing tour. Martin was great. Hope to come back soon for another tour.

Berlin’s Tumultuous History Tour Private walking historical guided visit in Berlin
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 3 customer reviews
Product description: <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Love history? A fan of eclectic architecture? This tour is a unique opportunity to travel through several hundred years of German history, focusing on the 19th century and World War II. For first-time visitors, this is the ideal way to learn more about Berlin and its rich, tumultuous, often tragic, past. Find out more about the aftermath of World War II at Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known (starring in James Bond) Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin. Visit the notorious Clou Concert Hall - now a swish office building - where in 1927 Adolf Hitler gave his first public speech in Berlin. Explore the Government District, where the world’s most powerful woman, Angela Merkel, works her magic. Ready to access unprecedented insights into people and places that make Berlin such a diverse and vibrant city?</span></div> Customer reviews:
Berlin’s Tumultuous History Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Martin was perfect! Passionate, well informed, sophisticated, amiable, authentic and caring! We hadoneperswn who needed frequent stops to rest bad knees and he planned the whole tour so it was painless without missing anything. We really learned about and connected to the Berlin 20th century history.
Berlin’s Tumultuous History Tour ,
5/ 5stars
we are french and we had a amazing tour with Martin who perfectly speaks french and knows everything about Berlin. Very useful. Thank you very much Evelyne
Berlin’s Tumultuous History Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Thanks so much for an amazing tour. Martin was great. Hope to come back soon for another tour.