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Berlin Under The Swastika

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Once the heart of Jewish life in Germany, Berlin’s landscape changed irreversibly with the Nazi seizure of power. Within a matter of years, Europe’s most liberal and metropolitan city had been transformed into the capital of one of the most destructive regimes in human history: Hitler’s Third Reich, but also the birthplace of powerful forms of resistance - big and small. 

 

Join Walkative! Tours on ‘Berlin under the Swastika’ to explore this dramatic shift in the history of the city, and trace the steps of the rise of the Third Reich to its final destructive vision. 

On this tour, we will go to the former Jewish quarter and learn about the thriving Jewish life here before 1933, and how it was soon lost. We will explore the former ministry district and Reichstag, and discuss the propaganda machine and glorification of the Fuhrer, and we will see, too, the memorials dedicated to the groups victimised by the Nazis - from the Roma and Sinti to the homosexuals. 

After this 3.5 hour tour, you will see how after rebuilding itself twice since the Second World War, Berlin became the city it is now: never hiding anything about its gruesome past, but openly trying to make amends and pay respect to the people who suffered here during that time.

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  • Meeting point:
    Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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    Look for the guide with the yellow umbrella in front of the Red Town Hall.

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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PAUL 15 Sep 2022
Bath
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Chris gave us a very engaging and informative talk, showing us many interesting places and explaining the events behind the rise of the third Reich. And about what the...

Pearl 15 Sep 2022
Berlin
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Did the tour with Chris and it was amazing, very knowledgeable guy and fun! He said we should say hi to his mom Lynn so... Hi Lynn!

Ann Flanagan 02 Sep 2022
Melbourne
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

The tour was great and really informative. Chris did a great job and was passionate and really knowledgeable. Thanks again Chris. Ann

Alan 17 Aug 2022
Palm Springs
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Probably the best walking tour I’ve ever been on. Jules was great, informative and entertaining. She has boundless knowledge of the subject. The three hours flew by. ...

Isidora 29 Jul 2022
Nairobi
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

The tour was incredibly interesting and Will is an encyclopedia! I loved seeing the other side of history and how he complemented the tour with pictures, letters and...

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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