Guided tour

Hitler’s Germany: Berlin During the Third Reich & WWII

Hitler’s Germany: Berlin During the Third Reich & WWII

From £16.87 per person

Join a tour of Germany’s darkest history. Learn about the rise and fall of the Nazi party, the Battle of Berlin, visit memorials for the victims of the Third Reich, and see where Hitler and his henchmen made the decisions that would shake the world.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the site of Hitler's infamous bunker
  • Discover the once-terrifying New Reichschancellery
  • Explore Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry
  • Walk past Goering’s famous Air Ministry (Luftwaffe Headquarters)
  • Roam the remains of Himmler’s SS and Gestapo Headquarters known as the "Topography of Terror"
Full description
You will meet your expert guide in central Berlin for either a shared group or private tour, depending on your preference. Your guide will begin with an overview of the Nazi’s decimation of Berlin’s nearby Jewish district, before taking you on a short metro ride to the site of Anhalter Bahnhof, a huge train station destroyed in WWII. You will then walk through the former Nazi government district to the colossal former Luftwaffe headquarters (the German air force), headed by Hermann Göring, the former air force HQ is one of the best surviving examples of Nazi architecture. Then you’ll be taken to the Gestapo (the secret police) and the SS headquarters, now home to the Topography of Terror Museum. After the museum break, your guide will continue to cover the Nazi’s most sinister actions: Joseph Goebbels’ use of propaganda; the ‘T4’ euthanasia program; and the Holocaust. As you make your way towards Berlin’s largest park, the Tiergarten, you will visit the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism and the memorial for 96 politicians arrested by the Nazis as they seized power in 1933. Your tour will finish in front of the impressive German parliament building, the Reichstag, as your guide explains both Hitler and Albert Speer’s plan to completely redesign Berlin as ‘Germania’, capital of the empire of the world, and the culmination of the Battle of Berlin - how Soviet soldiers assaulted the Reichstag under anti-aircraft fire, whilst the führer was committing suicide not even a mile away.
Includes
  • 4-hour guided tour in English
  • Free map of Berlin with info on public transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation tickets - an AB public transport ticket (EUR 2.90 single, EUR 7 day pass) is advised. Get one before the tour or buy one from your guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Tour runs in all weather on all public holidays.
  • A public transport ticket is needed on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Wouter was fantastic. Very friendly and answered all our questions. The booking accidentally put German and English speakers together and he masterfully switched back and forth between each language to make sure everyone was learning. The sites you see on this would be almost impossible to find on your own, as they are not well marked or destroyed. This tour is a great overview of the war and the Third Reich. My history buffs back home will be jealous.

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19 September 2021

We took this walking tour on 17 Feb 2020 and it was absolutely excellent. Our guide Kai was really fantastic. Very knowledgeable and engaging and with perfect spoken English. It is not the most obvious meeting point (most other tours start at the Brandenburg gate) so make sure you plan your way there in advance. We definitely saw key sights that we would have missed if we had attempted a tour unguided, inc the memorial to the night of the broken glass which is hidden away near a children's playground. The stop at the museum was very brief (30 mins) and not enough time to see all we wanted re the exhibits so we went back there (entry free) the next day. Recommend taking a snack with you as it is a long tour. Highly recommend and think this is a must do excursion for anyone visiting Berlin.

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22 February 2020

Our Dutch guide was very informative and enthusiatic.. My son and I learnt a lot about the Third Reich rise and fall and saw some very interesting buildings. Our only criticism is that he did not always allow us enough time for photo opportunities. Definitely recommend this walk to other visitors to Berlin.

30 October 2019

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