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Welcome to Berlin! free tour by Walkative!

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4.9
419 ratings
  • Berlin
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Germany and Malta - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Germany and Malta - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

About the Tour

Ah, Berlin! From humble village beginnings to the capital of the mighty kingdom, then empire, through darkness and division of the Nazi and Communist eras and back to its glory as the defining capital of European culture, trends and fanciness - what a place to tell stories about!

On our tour we will journey from the east to the west, crossing times, rivers and stories that, especially in the last 200 years, have shaped not only the city but the entire world. Let us tell you who that Alexander on the Platz was, is there really any medieval Berlin and what are the connections between American and German Martin Luthers. Add to that the Humboldt University, Checkpoint Charlie and our finishing point, the Brandenburg Gate with its memories from the time of the Wall and you will have learned the basics of Berlin’s identity.

We will also revisit the stories connected with the darkest moments of the city, nation and Europe: Adolf Hitler’s rise to power and the resulting war and the Holocaust - the Jewish Memorial will remind us of the fragility of the world around us.

On the upper note feel free to ask us about the local hip and party scene, many calling it the defining nightlife scene of Europe and the beginning of the world trends. Berlin has learned its lesson - let the feeling of inclusiveness, hundreds of cultures coexisting and shaping the world for better take you!

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
  • Gendarmenmarkt and Book Burning Sites
  • 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.

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

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 (8 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.     

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front of the Red Town Hall (Rotes Rathaus) - look for the yellow umbrella!

Frequently asked questions

Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 7 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (419)

4.9
By category
Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.82
Expression
4.89
Quality
4.84
Route
4.86
Samuel Krems an der Donau 01/27/2022

Mark New York 01/27/2022

JR was great, would love to go with him again.

Paul Paris 01/25/2022

Kaan Berlin 01/24/2022

It was an absolutely amazing tour! Packed with history and stories. The 10 min history inttro with visuals was really helpful. Definitely recommended!

Naresh Lüneburg 01/23/2022


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!