The Discover Berlin Walk by Original Berlin Walks c/o Welcome Berlin Tours
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The all-in-one walking tour, in English only! See the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and MORE. We walk through Berlin's complex past and its exciting present!
- Departs from: **Tour 10 start times from Meeting Point West:** 1.30pm on Saturday and Sunday in December (last tour December 23) Tours take place in all weathers.
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 4 Hours
- Takes Place In: Berlin
What to bring:
- Light Refreshments
Included in price:
Find out why leading guide books recommend us and why TIME Magazine wrote ´Best Sightseeing`.
We walk you through Berlin's complex, sometimes tragic past and its exciting, dynamic present!
We'll introduce you to the famous (and infamous) personalities who left their mark on the city and show you the main sights in its historic heart - Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, remains of the Berlin Wall, and lots more.
How a swamp by the Spree river was transformed into the capital of the Kaisers
how Hollywood legend, Marlene Dietrich, shot to stardom in her home city
where Albert Einstein taught, before the Nazis forced him to leave Berlin
why there is nothing left to see of Hitler's bunker and how the victims of the Nazi past are remembered today - visit the sites of the SS and Gestapo headquarters, now a permanent memorial site.
how the Nazi bookburning is remembered today on Bebelplatz.
how and why Berlin was divided after the war
who built the Wall in 1961 and why it fell in 1989
why Berliners remember JFK with such affection
where successful escapes were made over the Wall; we show you remains of the Wall and walk down the former "Deathstrip"
how Berlin is being rebuilt as Germany's capital "Hauptstadt" at the start of a new millennium
and some more reasons for joining a tour:
choice of meeting points on west or east side - (Click on Map above) From Meeting Point West we travel just a few stops on public transport and show you how this excellent system works! From Meeting Point East, it's all walking!
find out about the "Ghost Stations", where east German border guards once patrolled deserted platforms. We explain how the trains worked in a divided city.
finish in Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin's most beautiful sqare, a short walk from the fascinating Checkpoint Charlie Museum
our guides can give you independent, up-to-date advice on what to do after the tour is over.
If you are under 26 or over 65 years old, please check the prices for the "Discover Berlin - Youth/Senior discount" tour.
12 YEARS AND YOUNGER: Children 12 years of age and younger can take this tour for FREE! There is no need to book a ticket for them when they come on the tour along with their parents.
Duration is about 4 hours from Meeting Point West. We use public transport on this tour; you can buy public transport tickets from the guide, if you have not bought them already. (€ 2.10). From Meeting Point East it is all walking.
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