Berlin’s Underground Station & Shelters by Private Vehicle & Guide

Berlin’s Underground Station & Shelters by Private Vehicle & Guide

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      Berlin, Germany
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 716

      • Berlin Underground "Tube" Station: Considered better than the London Tube, U-Bahn stations are now ranked high in efficient public transport. But in the past the purpose this tunnel system served was very different, protecting citizens from air strikes and used as escape tunnels.
      • Original bunkers: Visit the age-old bunkers that were built to protect people in the event of a nuclear war. Offering protection from air strikes, these bunkers are alive with tales of survival.
      • Historical underground: Get an insight into how the emergency U-Bahn stop could have saved lives, had World War III broken out.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.

      Helpful hints

      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!

      Getting around

      This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some over cobblestones and uneven paths, with steps to climb. It is not wheelchair accessible. Travelers with limited mobility may not see all sites fully but can participate at their discretion.

      Activity type

      Private Tour, Cultural, Walking Tour, Adventure Tour

      Transportation used

      We have different size vehicles to accommodate your group. Don't see the size vehicle you need? Contact us at hello@gobe.com for further assistance.

      Tour ID

      PP-EUR-DEU-BERL-EN-1020

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      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.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for travelers 7 years of age and older.

      If you’re not a fan of the dark or confined spaces, this tour of underground Berlin is not for you! Your private vehicle and driver will pick you up from your Berlin city hotel and take you to meet your guide, who will be waiting to take you on your walking tour, at the Berlin underground tube station, better known as U-Bahn. With origins dating back to the late 1800’s, it goes without saying that this station has a rich and fascinating history.

      During World War II, the underground transportation system was partially devastated by Allied air raids and its north-south tunnel was destroyed approaching the end of the Battle of Berlin. Reconstruction followed, but further work was put to a stop due to restrictions associated with the construction of the Berlin Wall.

      This concrete manifestation separated East and West Germany – two areas that felt the full force of the Cold War. Feel it for yourself as you closely inspect an original WWII bunker from the inside-out. A slightly more modern bunker from the Cold War era can also be explored on this tour.  

      Designed to withstand a nuclear blast, these fallout shelters were constructed as a preventative measure to safeguard the public, should another war have kicked off.

      In the event of an attack, the bunkers would have served as bomb shelters. Exposure to any radioactivity or hazardous debris would have been minimal. These days, the underground is constantly expanding and a total of 173 stations are included in the rapid transit railway network.

      Berlin’s Modern Transport System

      The city has changed a lot over the years and is proud to boast one of Europe’s most efficient transport systems. Economic development is promoted through Berlin’s transportation infrastructure and thanks to state-of-the-art technology, smooth operation is ensured. Buses, the metropolitan transit system, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn all offer a way to travel around this hub that connects the East with the West.

       

      Non-refundable if canceled within 30 days of requested services.

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      Berlin, Germany
      Great photo opportunities
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