Historic Berlin: An Insight into the Past Walking Tour
- Boulevard "Unter den Linden": Located in Berlin’s Mitte district, this boulevard’s name translates to "under the linden trees" - named after the tree-lined pedestrian walkway.
- Bebel Square: Bebelplatz was the site of the Nazi Party’s 1933 book burning. A memorial, opera house, cathedral and university are located on the square.
- Museum Island: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Museum Island offers sightseeing at Berlin City Palace and Berlin Cathedral.
- “The "New Guard House”: Known by its German name “Neue Wache”, this grand structure honors victims of war and tyranny. It houses the German Historical Museum.
About This Berlin Tour
Berlin boasts many scenic areas, such as Boulevard "Unter den Linden". Towering trees line the long street, which leads to iconic city symbol, Bradenburg Gate. This structure survived the war, whereas many other buildings on Paris Square were reduced to rubble. A square with the Reichstag building in its North vicinity and embassies in the Southeast and East, Pariser Platz is steeped in history, just like Gendarmenmarkt Square.
Flaunting ancient architecture and a magnificent statue of Friedrich Schiller, Gendarmenmarkt Square was damaged during the war, as was Bebelplatz. Named after August Bebel, this public square was the chosen destination for Nazi book burning ceremonies.
Buildings from a bygone era can also be found on Museum Island, not to mention rare artifacts, such as the Bust of Nefertiti! This limestone sculpture is housed inside Pergamom Museum, which is within walking distance of Neue Museum, Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum.
Your time spent at Neue Wache, better known as the New Guard House, will tug at the heartstrings. Since 1931 it has been a memorial to the victims of war and dictatorship. Constructed under the orders of King Frederick William III of Prussia, the building was originally a guardhouse for troops.
It’s not just tax-free shopping one can enjoy when visiting Berlin but also, a voyage on the water. The capital is somewhat similar to Venice, because thousands of bridges dominate the landscape, which is made up of 180 kilometers of waterways. Approximately one third of the land area comprises forests, lakes and parks, while the rest is UNESCO World Heritage Sites, active opera houses and modern buildings.
Please make your way to the Tourist Information Booth at Brandenburg Gate (South Wing), Paris Square to meet our GoBe Representative.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. Be aware that when it's windy, an umbrella might be risky!
This is a walking tour. Plan to stand or walk for the entire duration. This tour is not suitable for travelers utilizing a wheelchair. If your mobility is limited, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group.
Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 30 days of requested services.
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