- 1.5 hours
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- Brandenburg Gate
- Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
- Berliner Dom
- Memorial to May 10, 1933 Nazi Book Burning
Crossing the Spree River, you will take a moment in front of two significant memorials: first the Neue Wache, a memorial to the victims of war and tyranny. Next, we'll visit The Empty Library, a poignant remembrance of the Nazi book burnings on May 10th, 1933 in Berlin. After passing in front of the Gendarmenmarkt and taking short stops at the Georg Elser Memorial and the site of Hitler’s Bunker, you will arrive at The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, a striking landmark with its 2711 concrete blocks.
You will end your 90-minute introduction in front of the most iconic of Berlin sites, the Brandenburg Gate - once the edge of both the early modern and Communist city and today a representation of reunification at the heart of the modern city. This condensed walking tour ensures you leave with a newfound appreciation for the city, ready to further explore Berlin's fascinating past and present on your own.
- You want to make the most of your time in Berlin with this curated initiation to the main highlights of the city center and gain insight into the heart of the city in just 90 minutes.
- You are a solo curious traveler, a duo, or a group.
- If you’re traveling with children under the age of 12, we recommend our family-oriented Berlin Wall History Tour for Kids.
- Marienkirche – St. Mary's Church (exterior only) – A striking medieval church located in Berlin, Germany, known for its impressive red-brick architecture and a distinct blend of Gothic and Romanesque styles.
- Berliner Dom, also known as Berlin Cathedral (exterior only) – An iconic Protestant cathedral in Berlin, Germany, boasting an impressive Baroque facade and a majestic dome that dominates the city's skyline.
- Book Burning Memorial – Located in Bebelplatz, Berlin, this somber memorial pays tribute to the infamous Nazi book burning that took place on May 10, 1933, with an underground library visible through a glass plate, symbolizing intellectual resistance.
- Hitler's Bunker (exterior only) – The site where Adolf Hitler's underground bunker was located during World War II in Berlin, Germany, now marked by an unassuming information board, preserving history's reminder of the bunker's dark significance.
- Holocaust Memorial – Also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, this poignant monument in Berlin consists of 2,711 concrete slabs of varying heights, creating a haunting and powerful representation of the Holocaust's magnitude and tragedy.
- Brandenburg Gate – An iconic neoclassical gate in Berlin, Germany, symbolizing unity and peace, and witnessing significant historical events, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, making it a significant national symbol.
- We meet near the Marienkirche and end at the Brandenburg Gate.
- The exact meeting point and map are communicated in your confirmation email.
- If you are looking to learn more about Berlin prior to a visit, check out our online lectures at Context Learning.
- The tour covers 2.5-3 miles of ground over the course of 90 minutes. The route is relatively flat and does not involve many cobblestone roads or stairs, but the pace will be fairly brisk.
- This tour does not enter any venues. Berlin sidewalks are wide and generally wheelchair accessible. This tour is appropriate for both hand-operated and motor-powered wheelchairs.
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