Hitler's Berlin: The Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 22, 2021

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.

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

Tour description

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). 

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  • Meeting point:
    Scheidemannstraße, 10557 Berlin, Germany
    Scheidemannstraße, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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    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.

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

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Sandy 30 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Daniel was great and very informative! He is really passionate about the history and made it very interesting/engaging throughout.
Vignesh 27 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
One of the best walking tours I have taken. A must for any tourist visiting Berlin
Beatrice 26 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Daniel gave an informative and astounding narrative of Berlin during the Nazi regime. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Third Reich and how Berlin was torn during the WWII, and is deeply passionate about the subject matters. The route is very well planned - that is particularly the case with the final stop where we are left with a moving and resounding note on the brutality of war and the importance of world peace. Highly recommended!
Adrian 23 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing. Daniel was awesome; very nice guy and an immensely interesting tour. One of the highlights of our holidays.
Pradosh 21 Aug 2022
New Delhi

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Very knowledgeable and decent person.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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 requires 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.

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