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Hitler's Berlin: The Free Tour

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4.9
292 ratings
  • Berlin
  • Available in English
  • 2h

About the Guru

Espresso Tours are the perfect way to maximize your time in Berlin. With over ten years experience in the guiding industry, we understand that many people don’t have the time, energy, or the attention span for a four hour walking tour. With this in mind, we set out to streamline the walking tour experience. By taking the standard walking tours in Berlin and condensing them t... More

Espresso Tours are the perfect way to maximize your time in Berlin. With over ten years experience in the guiding industry, we understand that many people don’t have the time, energy, or the attention span for a four hour walking tour. With this in mind, we set out to streamline the walking tour experience. By taking the standard walking tours in Berlin and condensing them to include only the most significant sites and information, our Espresso tours give you the story of Berlin without the fluff. Think of it as history without the boring bits. With small groups, no sales pitches and seasoned guides we offer in depth tours which cut to the chase. Come take a walk with us and discover the most fascinating city in the world.

About the Tour

Join an experienced professional guide, specialized in Berlin's Third Reich history, for an informative walk through the city which was once the epicenter of Nazi terror.  Learn how the darkest chapter of Berlin's story is forever etched into the cityscape.

Please Note: a valid Public transport ticket (AB) is required for the tour.
( For tips and advice check out our guide to Berlin's public transport here:  https://espressotours.com/how-to-bahn/ )


Throughout the tour you'll;


  • Contemplate Hitler's rise to power at the site of the infamous Reichstag Fire of 1933
  • see the scars left from air raids and street fighting during the Battle of Berlin
  • unravel the conspiracy surrounding Hitler‘s death at the site of his secret underground bunker
  • confront the horror of the Holocaust while exploring Berlin's historic Jewish quarter
  • learn how Germany's once largest synagogue barely survived the destruction of „Kristallnacht
  • hear the incredibly brave story of "Berlin's Oskar Schindler" 
  • discover the incredible truth of life, death and survival in Hitler’s Berlin


During this experience, you'll come to understand what it meant to live in the Nazi capital, and the challenge the city now faces of confronting and acknowledging its past.

Sites include:

  • The Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • The site of Hitler’s bunker
  • Historic Jewish quarter
  • New Synagogue
  • The „Missing House“ memorial
  • A Former Gestapo "deportation centre"
  • Old Jewish Cemetery (holocaust victims memorial)
  • Otto Weidt's Brush Factory


We end the tour in the north of Mitte, a trendy and vibrant area with plenty of opportunities for eating, drinking and exploring further.

Please don't forget to bring your proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid 19 as per German regulations (02-12-2021). 


Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Your tour will begin in front of the Reichstag building on Scheidemann strasse, beside the large German flag. Your guide will be carrying a blue umbrella.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 (292)

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Professionalism
4.95
Fun
4.59
Expression
4.89
Quality
4.87
Route
4.72
Michaela
08 Aug 2022 Coventry
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

A really interesting tour. Chris was very knowledgeable and mixed dark but true stories with ones that showed there were still some decent people in Berlin who risked their lives to protect others. I'll definitely be using some of this information in my lessons. Thanks

Cumhur
08 Aug 2022 Pamukkale
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

i am sorry to forgot his name but He was awesome and his knowledge about history and germany are spectacular. I suggest this tour everyone who interest about ww2.

Ruben
08 Aug 2022 Kasterlee
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Olga
08 Aug 2022 Atlanta
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022

Amazing tour! A must do in Berlin!

Diego de miguel
08 Aug 2022 Hamburg
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Travelled in couple - Aug 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!