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GuruWalk Original
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Welcome to Berlin! Free tour by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Berlin is without any doubts one of the most interesting and important cities in the world. Our tour will give you a good understanding of the city, its history and the many ideas born in Berlin that shaped this city and the entire world! We will journey in time from the humble medieval beginnings, through the capital of a mighty kingdom and empire, revolution, dark times of nazism, destruction and communist divisions up to today – the trendiest and hottest city in the world. That was truly a spectacular transition, one you should not miss! 


On the tour we will see and discuss:

  • TV tower
  • Red Town Hall and the remains of the old Berlin
  • Museum Island and the Berlin Cathedral
  • Unter Den Linden and Humboldt University
  • Book Burning Site
  • Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Wall stories
  • Adolf Hitler’s Bunker Site
  • Jewish Holocaust Memorial
  • Brandenburg Gate


The last stop for this tour is Brandenburg Gate.

Look for the yellow umbrella at the meeting point!

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

The tour is fit for pets, but one site, the Holocaust Memorial, is only allowed to walk around (so you see it, but not walk through). Please have that in mind.

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Rathausstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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    In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Rotes Rathaus
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Berliner Dom
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Humboldt-Universität in Berlin
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gendarmenmarkt
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Brandenburg Gate

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

4437 ratings
4.9
By category
Professionalism
4.89
Fun
4.78
Expression
4.85
Quality
4.84
Route
4.83
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4 stars
311
3 stars
64
2 stars
16
1 star
14
Mary 23 May 2024
Glenfarne

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Comprehensive taster of Berlin to get your bearings. Do this early so you can plan what you want to return to later in your stay in Berlin
Geoff 23 May 2024
Camden

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Rob Shaw gives an OUTSTANDING tour. His fascination and enthusiasm for history enlivens the tour as he relates the long and complicated history so it's understandable, and ties it all together memorably to the locations. I want to keep him.
Khayles 23 May 2024
Pombal

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Anika is dynamic and well articulated. I had a great time in her group!
Rashmi 23 May 2024
Perth

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
This was a good tour, however, I felt a bit rushed. Would have liked a bit more time at certain venues eg Berlin wall
Hannah 23 May 2024
Toronto

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Wonderful tour! Sara was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting and lighthearted while professionally and respectfully discussing some heavy topics. Very much reccomend!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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