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Berlin City Tour

The must see highlights

On the City Tour, Jessica navigates through the many layers of Berlin’s rich past. Through her extraordinary storytelling, we uncover its fascinating secrets – all of which have left their mark, creating the melting pot of diversity that is modern Berlin. This tour takes us all the way from the city’s swampy origins to the rise of the Prussian army. We gain a chilling insight into Hitler’s megalomaniac vision for a new world capital and then move on to the totalitarian Communist regime that led to the decades-long division of Germany and the construction of the Berlin wall.


We explore Berlin’s historical highlights such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and the new government quarter. We take a look at Hitler's plans for Berlin and pay a visit to the harrowing sites of the Führer's bunker and the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS. We cross the front line of the Cold War – Checkpoint Charlie – and learn about life in Stasi-controlled East Germany, building up a picture of just why so many people risked everything trying to escape to the West. We will also discover the contrasts of Berlin today; just a stone’s throw from the bustling Potsdamer Platz, with its ostentatious modern architecture, Germany's dark past is remembered in the moving Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. We then move on to the enchanting beauty of Gendarmenmarkt and the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Museum Island, home to a number of gems of classical architecture.


Let Jessica take you on a journey – through the city and through time – to trace the evolution of Berlin into one of the most dynamic cities in Europe.

We cover:

• The Brandenburg Gate

• The rise and fall of the Third Reich

• The Berlin Wall

• Checkpoint Charlie

• The Russian War Memorial

• The site of Hitler's bunker 

• The Holocaust Memorial

• Potsdamer Platz

• The Luftwaffe

• The Topography of Terror

• The Bookburning Memorial

• The Reichstag and government headquarters

• Gendarmenmarkt

• Neue Wache

• Schinkel's Opera house 

• Unter den Linden

• Museum Island

Jessica is a licensed Berlin guide through The Verband der Berliner Stadtbildeklärer e.V.

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