Private Essential 3rd Reich Berlin Tour

This a a great tour to book whether you have a solid educational background in the Third Reich and the Second World war or just a curious interest. Your guide has had a life-long passion for the Second World War and we can / will literally cover everything related to the rise of the Nazi's, looking at the period between 1918-1933. The establishment of the dictatorship and the road to war and genocide between 1933-1939.

There will be an emphasis as well on the military aspects of the Second World War in Berlin. The impact, ebbs and flows of the strategic bombing raids on the city throughout the war and the final onslaught of the Soviets, the Battle of Berlin. With the near complete destruction and also the political removal of buildings post-war some sites are now merely "ghost sites" but we will endeavor to discover as many tangible, physical things as possible. As well as shattering some common myths and misconceptions along the way!

per adult from

$275

NZD

Duration

3 to 4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Experienced and passionate Guide
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Mitte, Berlin Germany

      Focusing on the rise and fall of Nazi Berlin, this tour visits the key sites from the darkest chapter of Berlin’s history.

      We will discuss how the Nazi seized power and established their brutal dictatorship (visiting the key sites realted to that) and look at how their instruments of terror and suppression (Gestapo and SS) functioned. There will be ample opputunity to learn about Berlin during the war itself and to look at the piecemeal destruction of the Capital of the Third Reich from air and land as the tide of war turned against the Nazi's.

      This tour walks through the Government district (Wilhelmstrasse), the nerve centre of the Third Reich. Visiting the former Reich Main Security Office, Headquaters of the SS and Gestapo, the former Luftwaffe HQ, The New Reichs Chancellery and Hitler’s bunker. Whilst the latter is now a “ghost site” we will visit the imposing bunker on Reinhardtstrasse, as well as over-looked sites related to the Battle of Berlin. We will discuss in some depth the Soviet assault on the city at the end of the Second World War and see the many scars that the city still bears. We will also visit several incredible memorials to the victims and victors of the Second World War.

      List of site visited:

      Brandenburg Gate

      Reichstag

      Air-raid shelter on Reinhhardt Strasse

      Moltkebrücke

      Site of the Kroll Opera House

      Soviet War Memorial

      Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

      Site of the Fuhrer Bunker and New Reich's Chancellery

      Former Luftwaffe HQ

      Former Gestapo and SS HQ

      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany

      See the iconic Brandenburg Gate whilst learning the about Germany before at and at the end of the Fist World War and the background to the rise of the Nazis.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin Germany

      Visit one of the most iconic buildings in Germany and discuss it's significance with regard to the establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship as well a recounting the bloody battle fought by the Soviets to take the building

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Soviet Memorial Tiergarten, Strasse des 17. Juni, 10623 Berlin Germany

      Visit the imposing Soviet War Memorial in the Tiergarten, the only Soviet Memorial in former West Berlin as we talk about the War in the East and the Battle of Berlin. We will also discuss the Allied bombing campaigns over Germany and Berlin.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Cora-Berliner-Strasse 1, 10117 Berlin Germany

      Visit and experience the largest and most significant of the many, many memorials in Berlin

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Bundesministerium der Finanzen, Wilhelmstrasse 97 Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus, 10117 Berlin Germany

      Now the Finance Ministry but originally the HQ for the Luftwaffe. learn about its history and an overview of the Nazi architecture.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany

      Enter one of the most horrific of all the sites within Nazi Berlin...the site of the SS and Gestapo HQ. Learn how these organizations functioned, what they done on the site and how the site has been memorialized over time.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Hitler's Bunker (Fuhrerbunker), Wilhelmstrasse 77, 10117 Berlin Germany

      Learn not only what was below ground but also above ground at what is now one of the world's most infamous car park/Parking lots. Also learn what were the key events in the run up to Hitler taking his life in late-April 1945.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin, Germany
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Return Detail :
      Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Your Tour Berlin

    Activity ID: V-108965P4

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