View iconic sites from World War II and learn about the city’s poignant Jewish history. Visit famous Humboldt University and the grave of Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. And stop at an old bakery to sample a “Real-Berliner”.
Walk through backstreets where thousands lived in the past in horrendous conditions and get up close to the last remains of the iconic Berlin Wall, the structure that divided the city and the world during the Cold War.
Scenes from history will confront you at every turn on this enthralling walking tour.
For your Hidden Berlin Walking Tour, you will meet your informative, local guide at the entrance of the Melia Hotel at Friedrichstraße,103 (close to the suburban station Friedrichstraße).
To start your Berlin tour, you will head for the "Palace of Tears", where you will learn the amazing story behind the name of this place. You’ll visit the emotionally-charged places where Jewish children were either rescued, or more often sent on to the deadly killing camps in Poland.
Along the way, you will gain an insight and appreciation for Berlin’s Jewish heritage and past. You will visit the famous Humboldt University, which has been the place of study for more than 29 Nobel Prize winners. There is also the iconic location of the book burning in 1933 where you learn more about this event and the story behind it.
Continue to the Museum Island with its astonishing world class museums, and see more of this UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the New Synagogue and hear the stories of "Reichskristallnacht” or the Night of Broken Glass. Be ready for some great pictures. The golden dome of the building makes a stunning Berlin travel picture moment!
Continuing your Berlin sightseeing tour, you will walk to the grave of most famous Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn. Afterwards, you will go on a journey to learn about an amazing man, a traditional bread baker during World War II. In this bakery you will have the chance to sample a “Real-Berliner”. Part of this adventure is delving into some of the dark stories of the Jewish population in Berlin between 1933-1945, and find out whether the Germans have come to terms with this dark piece of their past.
As you walk the backstreets with your experienced guide, you move through the backyards of tenement houses,where in times past thousands of workers lived under horrible and degrading conditions.
And no Berlin travel experience is complete without a detailed and up-close experience of "The Wall". A fragment still remains as a symbol of the past, and you will discover the reasons, emotions and stories behind why this place was so deadly before 1989.
You will hear from your guide how the wall started as a barbed wire fence erected overnight, and evolved to its final incarnation as an advanced multi-wall system which came to be a potent symbol of the Cold War.
Through pictures, maps and original documents, your guide will give you a unique experience as you see how Berlin has been transformed. It will truly make this city tour come alive!
Your tour ends at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauerstrasse (close to S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof), located in Berlin Mitte. Your tour comes to an end with an immersive virtual reality tour of the Berlin Wall, that takes you back to those trying times and the events that led to its construction.
English-speaking local tour guide Tasting at a local bakery Sample of Berliner (doughnut) Virtual Reality headsets
Hotel pick-up and drop-off Meals and beverages
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. Tipping: If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Really great tour, went down backstreets of Berlin, saw sights I never thought I would. Guide Julia was sensational , really knew her history. Would recommend this tour to nayone...
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