WWII past & present tour

WWII past & present tour

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(158 reviews) star City tour Berlin 1 - 8 watch_later 4 hours
  • done Visit the famous Holocaust memorial, Brandenburg Gate & other Must-Sees
  • done Discover Hidden Gems where only Locals go to
  • done 100% Private, 100% Personal & Tailored around You
  • done Get Unique Historical Insights from a Local
  • done Enjoy the City Like a real Local
  • done Adapted to winter conditions with its currywurst stop, hot drink stop & shorter itinerary!

You will meet here: Oranienburger Straße

What you can expect

Dive into the rich history of Berlin with your favorite local! Get amazing insights about the city’s WWII past, see the main highlights and discover some of its hidden gems! In this Withlocals Originals tour we combined the main attractions of Berlin with a few amazing spots known only by locals to give you the perfect private historical journey through the city!

Now winter-proof: enjoy the same tour with a shorter walking time, and 2 warming up stops including the best currywurst in the city and a hot drink to enjoy.

Want to add anything to your route? No worries, this tour can be 100% personalized to suit your own wishes! You and your family or friends can choose whatever you like most!

Begin your private tour at the New Synagogue and head to the Palace of Tears to hear the story of East Berliners traveling to West Berlin after the wall went down. Here you'll get to learn all about the strong effects the war has brought to the city.

After taking a glimpse of the Reichstag, it's timeto enjoy a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate in an authentic coffee house.

After you got warm again, it is time to arrive at the most important landmark of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate. take in its strong meaning. This world-known gate now symbolizes an unified city.

Continue with a unique experience at the Holocaust Memorial - commemorates the millions of Jewish victims. Move on to Hitler’s Bunker, find out the story behind: What happened to Germany’s past leader? This is the perfect time to stop for a delicious Currywurst snack and a nice relaxing break.

Enjoy great architectural views at Potzdamer Platz and the stunning Gendarmenmarkt. The tour ends at Bebelplatz where you will discover more about the Nazi's book burning.

Our passionate local hosts can’t wait to show you their city and tell you all about its history. From the the popular highlights to the hidden spots and unique WWII stories, they know it all! Enjoy Berlin in a unique local way!

Check out our hosts profiles and pick your one. Find out what makes Berlin such a fascinating place to be in - its past, its present or the ambitions for its future? Now it’s time to answer all your questions in a private tour with a local!


This is the plan

Stop 1
New Synagogue - admire one of Berlin's most significant Jewish landmarks
Stop 2
Tränenpalast - full of stories and the main departure point for travelers from the former East Germany to West Berlin.
Stop 3
Reichstag building - admire beautiful, impressive architecture of Berlin!
Stop 4
Enjoy a warm cup of Coffee or hot chocolate
Stop 5
Brandenburger Gate - a key point, full of history and meaning
Stop 6
Holocaust monument - get inspired and outside of your comfort zone by the sober grey architecture
Stop 7
Potsdamer Platz - get a taste of modern, urban, renewed Berlin!
Stop 8
Typisch Berlin - Have a delicious currywurst break and get ready for more awesomeness!
Stop 9
Checkpoint Charlie - one of the iconic images of political and territorial division marked by the Berlin Wall
Stop 10
Gendarmenmarkt - a beautiful, architectural, must-see for all visitors of Berlin
Stop 11
Bebelplatz - find out the story of the infamous "book burning" organised by the Nazis

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking Tour
Duration
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Oranienburger Straße
Guest pick-up included
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkDelicious currywurst plate
checkHot chocolate or coffee
checkNon alcoholic

About Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the true heart
    of the city

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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% you.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.