Berlin Under The Swastika

Duration: 3h and 15min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Germany, France and Ukraine - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 3 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish, Polish 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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Sabine 05 Feb 2023
Berlin

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
easy to book; many different tours on offer; great guides (friendly, easy to listen to, animated, lots of facts); to be recommended
David 19 Jan 2023
Sliema

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Will was great and fun to listen to. I found him engaging and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him ^^
Lily 16 Jan 2023
Sydney

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
The ‘Berlin Under the Swastika’ tour is incredibly informative and interesting- for those who have some knowledge on the subject matter and for those who are complete beginners. Jules was an amazing guide, very friendly, engaging and knowledgable. A great experience overall.
Laurie 15 Jan 2023
Winnipeg

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
This is a great tour if you are interested in the Nazi history in Berlin. Our tour guru Xavier was professional, well organized and personable. I would highly recommend.
Du P... 13 Jan 2023
Pretoria

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Very good guide. Gives a good look into the history of Nazis.
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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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