Guided tour

Berlin: Reichstag Battlefield Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours

Berlin: Reichstag Battlefield Tour

Activity provider: On the Front Tours
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From £16.91 per person

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Do you want to see where the final battle of WWII in Europe took place? With a military historian, this battlefield tour will take you on a journey to see where the war in Europe ended.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the truth of the Soviet flag raising the Russians don't want you to know
  • Hear stories of heroism and bravery during crucial street battles
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army & German defenders
  • Understanding one of WWII's most pivotal moments.
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Full description
Our journey begins at the meeting point on the southern side of the modern Hauptbahnhof (Main Station). Following a brief introduction to set the scene, we will make our way to the Moltke Bridge. This ornate red sandstone structure became the scene of some of Berlin's most deadly fighting. Here, we will orient ourselves to the Soviet 3rd Shock Army’s axis of advance and discuss the key challenges for both the encroaching Soviets and the German defenders. After making our way across the Moltke Bridge we will reach the then Interior Ministry, nicknamed the “Himmler House” in the old diplomatic quarter. Following a Soviet artillery barrage at point-blank range, we will discuss the horrific room-to-room fighting that occurred here. Continuing to ‘no man’s land,’ we will stand on the former Königsplatz and take stock of the 300m area that the 207th and 150th rifle divisions would have to cross before reaching the Reichstag. As we walk toward the Reichstag, we will discuss Hitler’s final moments in the Führer bunker only a few hundred meters away. Once at the foot of the Reichstag, you will hear the stories of Sergeant Yegorov and Sergeant Kantariya and how they raised special banner No.5 on the roof – signifying the end.
Includes
  • Rain ponchos throughout the year (in event of rain)
  • Hand & feet warmers (Winter only)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Washingtonplatz is on the south side of the Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will be holding a Blue Umbrella and standing outside in the centre of the main entrance/Exit

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    • Comfortable shoes

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    • This tour will take place rain or shine.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

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    There was a slight problem finding the guide, but this was not his fault in anyway. He was very patient waiting for me and in fact I was the only person on the tour. The company actually told me I was in the wrong place until I queried this and the guide, Matthew emailed me to sort things out.

    30 October 2021

    The tour was very well designed and great fun. The tour is an absolute must for all those interested in history and especially those who are specifically interested in the Second World War. The guide was very knowledgeable and very accessible for questions and discussions. The tour is much more interesting than a visit to a museum, as you are told the story directly at the historical locations. And for the persuaded partners, family members or friends who are not interested in history, it is much more bearable than a visit to a museum.

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    1 September 2021

    24 October 2021

    Product ID: 400729