OUR FLAGSHIP PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF BERLIN
Certainly, it was far from evident from its humble beginnings – as a minor fishing village settled in an unforgiving backwater – that Berlin was destined for the world stage. The catastrophic events of the 20th century that have come to be so closely associated with the present day German capital seem unbelievably distant from its time as part of the remote ‘Sandbox of the Holy Roman Empire’.
To remove Berlin from the European story would leave many questions unanswerable; eras have begun and ended here; events served as catalysts to the great turning points in history. Germany’s doomed involvement in World War One; the city’s status as the nerve centre of Hitler’s ‘Third Reich’; Berlin carved up and occupied on the frontline of the Cold War conflict; the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall; the reunification of Germany with Berlin as the country’s capital.
To walk the streets of this city is to be confronted with major history at every turn.
The perfect introduction to Berlin for first time visitors or anyone looking to find their feet in the city. This tour offers you a nuanced overview, featuring all the places that epitomise the milestones of the city’s complex history.
We’ll show you what there is to see, and also open your eyes to what lies beneath the surface: the faint traces, the stories, and the voices that warrant no memorials, but tell you just as much about life in Berlin across the ages.
Join us on this trip from Berlin’s beginnings in the swamplands of Brandenburg, through Prussian imperialism and the raucous years of the Weimar Republic, to the Second World War, the Cold War, the ecstasy of reunification, to the vibrant capital that is today’s Berlin.
If you’re short on time and looking to make the most of it, our Berlin Highlights tour covers almost 1,000 years of the city’s history in the space of a day – all the sights, the sounds and the stories.
– the Television Tower(Fernsehturm)
– the former Prussian Royal Quarter
– the Lustgarten
– the site of the Stadtschloss (City Palace)
– the UNESCO World Heritage listed Museumsinsel
– the Berliner Dom
– Unter den Linden
– Humboldt University
– Bebelplatz/the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’
– Gendarmenmarkt/ the former French Huguenot Quarter
– Checkpoint Charlie
– Wilhelmplatz/the former Nazi government quarter
– the Berlin Wall
– the former SS/Gestapo Headquarters
– the former Nazi Airforce Ministry
– the site of Hitler’s Führerbunker
– the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
– the Brandenburg Gate
– the American, French, British and Russian embassies
– the current German government quarter
– the Reichstag building
The length of this tour means that a short snack/coffee break (not included in the tour price) can be integrated into the route – or, if requested, a longer meal break– at the detriment of the route and a number of the sites mentioned above.
All of our private tours are custom tailored to our clients needs and wishes and can include Berlin sights decided in advance or spontaneously organised on the day of the tour.
If you have any specific requests for your tour, regarding sights and content, do not hesitate to ask – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to contact us via the contact box at the bottom of this page for a personalised offer.
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