Topography of Terror

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  • Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    1. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour with Optional Cruise

    Hop on an open-top double-decker bus and enjoy fantastic views and the great atmosphere of Berlin. Choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket along 2 different routes and discover the city's history and vibrant culture from the fully narrated audio tour. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Victory Column, and the legendary Checkpoint Charlie to the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall. The city's vibrant culture, diverse architecture, and fascinating history will take your breath away. Explore over 20 locations throughout the city along the red or blue route with daily departures from the starting point at Ku'Damm or Alexanderplatz. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. A choice of two walking tours is included with premium and deluxe tickets. Delve even further into Berlin’s fascinating past and present on one of the two following Big...

    Very informative and great way to see the city. Good value as well as could use throughout the days I was here to get around the city!

  • Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

    2. Berlin: Evening Sightseeing Tour by Bus

    Avoid the daytime crowds and the hassle of navigating public transportation to catch all the highlights of Berlin. Hop on the one-stop sightseeing bus and experience the best views of the city from a double-decker bus on a 45-minute ride. During the trip, cruise past and through some of Berlin's most vibrant locations after darkness falls, including Alexanderplatz, the new Berlin Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Topography of Terror. Take in spectacular views of the Berliner Fernsehturm, the Holocaust Memorial, and, of course, the Berlin Wall. Get a feel for the spirit of the city with multiple-language audioguides which shed light on the German capital's culture and history. Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a sightseeing tour via modern bus.

    Tour bus starting place good, driver very professional and audioguide was nicely informative.

  • Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

    3. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary

    Explore Berlin's top sights on a convenient hop-on hop-off tour. The complete route will take around 2 hours although you'll have the freedom to jump on or off throughout the validity of your ticket. If, for example, you start your tour at Kurfürstendamm, you will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and reach KaDeWe, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers, through Tauentzienstraße. Next you continue on to Lützowplatz and the embassy district at the Tiergarten and over to the Philarmonic and the West Berlin Kulturforum. The next stop is the historically significant Potsdamer Platz. In the 1930s, it was one of the most public squares in Berlin. After the Second World War, this was no man’s land, where the Berlin Wall divided the city. Today, seeing the vibrant life and the newly erected towers reminiscent of New York’s urban canyons, you will hardly believe that for years there was...

    Our guide had amazing energy and catered to everyone’s languages on the bus (english, german, italian). Staff was very friendly. The whole tour was about 2 hours.

  • Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

    4. Berlin: Small-Group Third Reich and Cold War Walking Tour

    Hear about the tumultuous contemporary history of Berlin in a nutshell on a two-hour small-group or private walking tour. Meet your tour guide in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of many changes in 20th-century Berlin. Listen to expert commentary about the last days of the Second World War and hear how the gate came to be a symbol of reunification in Germany after 1989.  Next, learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Here you’ll delve deep into the key events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933, what happened to this building since the fall of the wall in 1989 and how it is used today. Continue your whistlestop sightseeing tour via the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten, you’ll have the chance to examine Soviet military hardware, tangible sources of the history of the city.  From here...

    My husband and I had never been to Berlin before and were lucky enough to get booked onto this small group walking tour, easily one of the best European city walking tours we've ever done. Our friendly guide, Jamie, was so engaging and really impressed us with not only his outstanding subject knowledge, but also so many additional facts, figures, photographs and stories of life during this period that brought the entire subject vividly to life on a truly memorable route starting at the Brandenburg Gate via The Wall, the Jewish Holocaust Memorial, Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie to name just a few. Outstanding throughout, we would highly recommend to anyone. Jamie and Get Your Guide - thank you so much for an amazing Berlin experience!

  • Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

    5. Berlin: Hitler's Berlin The Rise & Fall Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide in front of the tourist center at the Brandenburg Gate before embarking on a journey uncovering the dark history of the Third Reich. Following a brief introduction to build an understanding of the political instability of 1930’s Germany and the roots of the Nazi Party, walk over to the memorial to victims of the Third Reich. Get an insight into the cruel social philosophies that would later underpin the Holocaust. Later at the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), learn how the Nazi Party was elected to power and how Hitler became the Führer of Germany. Intertwined with the fierce final battle for the city in 1945, your guide will highlight key street battles, explain Russian and German military strategy as well point out the battle scars which can still be seen in the buildings today. After viewing the Jewish memorial and the Führer bunker where Hitler spent his fina...

    Great tours! Guide was super open and nice. Really learned a lot about Berlin. P

  • Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

    6. Berlin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

    Walk through Berlin’s lively city blocks on a private walking tour with an expert guide by your side. Learn about the city’s vibrant culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide and, after a brief overview of the tour’s itinerary, set off to discover the German capital. Walk alongside the River Spree, make your way over to the picturesque Museum Island, and marvel at the magnificent green domes of Berlin’s Cathedral. Cross the iconic Brandenburg Gate, stroll past the Reichstag, and take in the lush scenery of the Tiergarten’s green spaces and its majestic Victory Column. Here you can take a moment to commemorate WWII victims as you overlook the Holocaust Memorial. Admire the beautiful architectural ensemble at Gendarmenmarkt square and continue towards the notorious Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about the historica...

  • Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

    7. Berlin: Third Reich Walking Tour

    Join an informative walking tour to explore the tumultuous history of Berlin during Hitler’s regime. Hear about the rise and fall of the Nazi party, visit memorials for the victims of the Third Reich, and see where Hitler and his henchmen made the decisions that would shake the world. Stand in front of Brandenburg Gate and listen to expert commentary about the last days of the Second World War and how the gate came to be a symbol of division after the war and later reunification in Germany after 1989. Learn about the curious Reichstag Fire of 1933 as you pass the German House of Parliament. Here you’ll delve deep into the key events that took place after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Continue over to see artillery-pieces and tanks adorning the Soviet War Memorial in Tiergarten commemorating the Battle of Berlin, which helped liberate the country from Nazi...

  • Berlin: Segway Tour Central City

    8. Berlin: Segway Tour Central City

    Journey through Berlin's vibrant past and explore historical spots around the former Berlin Wall on this Segway tour. After a short orientation, enjoy a ride through the center of Berlin and explore the city's famous sights. Start at the legendary Checkpoint Charlie followed by a visit to the Topography of Terror. Ride pass the Brandenburg Gate, take a look at the imposing Holocaust Memorial and experience the colorful hustle and bustle of the Gendarmenmarkt. Listen to interesting facts about the history of Berlin. Marvel at the impressive architecture of the government district and admire how green Berlin is as you travel through Tiergarten or past the Spree. Journey through time and the history of Berlin; from Prussia to the Weimar Republic, the Second World War, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany and the present day - the best overview you can get tog...

    Although we booked a 2 1/2 hour tour, the guide took us on a 6 hour tour. It was great, but really too much information to absorb or remember at one time. Also, the segways go not only on bike paths, but in regular traffic in the streets, so it felt at times a bit dangerous. But all in all, it was very good.

  • Berlin: The Time of National Socialism Walking Tour

    9. Berlin: The Time of National Socialism Walking Tour

    Start at Berlin's most famous landmark - the Brandenburg Gate, which was used for propaganda marches in the time of National Socialism. From there, walk to the nearby Reichstag — at present, the seat of the Germany Parliament — where the Nazi Party NSDAP and Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. You then reach the inner-city park of Tiergarten to see soviet T-34 tanks and artillery from World War II at the Soviet War Memorial. Visit the Holocaust Memorial, the memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. Discover the place where the bunker and the New Reich Chancellery of Adolf Hitler were located. Move on to discover the government district of Berlin at that time. At the Topography of Terror Documentation Center, learn about where the headquarters of the SS, the Secret State Police, the Reich Security Main Office, and the Reich Aviation Ministry were located during World War II. Throughout ...

    Fantastic time visiting all of the key places of the Third Reich, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful when answering questions. He allowed time for pictures to be taken, and gave time to stop at each place to inform us of the history of each location.

  • Berlin: Private City Highlights Segway Tour

    10. Berlin: Private City Highlights Segway Tour

    Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Berlin on a private segway. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your guide along the way. Meet your guide, receive your helmet, and get an instructional session on how to use the segway. You’ll ride on the sidewalks, bike lanes, and through many of the popular avenues and parks as well as on the banks of the Spree River. Listen as your guide provides insider tips about life in Berlin and gives you informative tidbits about the locations that are on the tour’s itinerary. The itinerary includes famous sites like the Reichstag Building, the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, and of course the iconic Brandenburg Gate for perfect photo opportunities, but can also be customized according to your interests.

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What people are saying about Topography of Terror

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,993 reviews

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.

Our guide was lovely. Very easy to understand, had great knowledge of the city and its history and was happy to chat and answer questions during the tour. Great mix of fun anecdotes and historical facts.

I found out lots of interesting information and enjoyed the walking tour a lot.

It was value for time and money. Easy to locate meeting point and tour guide

Great history tour. Our guide (Jamie) was awesome.