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Welcome to Berlin! free tour by Walkative!

  • Berlin
  • Available in: English

About the guru Walkative!

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

Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine and Germany - no matter what their 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

Meeting point
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How to find me: Neptune Fountain next to the TV Tower - look for the yellow umbrella!
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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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.

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Ratings 19

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Daniela Hasche

5 days ago

Great Tour, I learned a lot and would have loved it, if Will would have shown us some pictures how certain places looked before the war or used a small timeline while talking about German history. It would have helped me to follow his explanations even better.

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Dominic Kermath

5 days ago

Great tour, our Guide JR was very informative and very friendly. I had a great 3 hour learning about the history of Berlin.

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Annie Vega

7 days ago

Great tour, the guide as super friendly and informative, we had a great time

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EvA

9 days ago

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us pretty deep insights into the German history as we walked by the key monuments.

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Jonathan

14 days ago

Will was an amazing tour guide. Vast amounts of knowledge about the history, culture and atmosphere of Berlin with a tad of humor. Would definitely recommend!!

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Peter

17 days ago

4.9 (19 Ratings) Rate this tour