Berlin History Tour

 

 

The tour starts at Checkpoint Charlie (of James Bond fame) and takes you along the notorious Clou Concert Hall - now a swish office building - where in 1927 Adolf Hitler gave his first public speech in Berlin (just goes to show how dangerously short the way from notoriety to insanity can  sometimes be!), the Rohwedder Building - no other building in the whole of Germany is more steeped in history than this one! - the Topography of Terror, the Martin Gropius Building, the Berlin SenateZaha Hadid's only building in Berlin (and one she later disowned!),  the Hansa Studios (where David Bowie recorded his now legendary "Heroes" album), Potsdamer Platz, the Holocaust Memorial, the Otto Bock building, the US Embassy, the ReichstagBrandenburg GateFrank Gehry's DZ Building, and ends ... after nearly three, history-packed, hours ... in the Government District, where Angela Merkel - the most powerful woman in the world - works her magic.   

For centuries, the Hohenzollern were Prussia's - and later the German Empire's -  ruling dynasty, even before Prussia turned from Duchy to Kingdom in 1701. The Hohenzollern left their mark everywhere in the city and traces of their power and influence can be found to this day. This tour takes you along Berlin's not only most striking, but also most beautiful, landmarks, all of which are in one way or another connected to the House of Hohenzollern: The Gendarmenmarkt with its fabled concert hall, the site of the City Palace - now in the process of reconstruction - the State Opera, Schinkel's Building Academy, the Humboldt University, the Zeughaus - now housing the much acclaimed German Historical Museum, and, of course, Museum Island. As am I'm sure you'll agree, without these historic sites and buildings Berlin wouldn't be what it is today. For centuries, the Hohenzollern were Prussia's - and later the German Empire's -  ruling dynasty, even before Prussia turned from Duchy to Kingdom in 1701. The Hohenzollern left their mark everywhere in the city and traces of their power and influence can be found to this day. This tour takes you along Berlin's not only most striking, but also most beautiful, landmarks, all of which are in one way or another connected to the House of Hohenzollern: The Gendarmenmarkt with its fabled concert hall, the site of the City Palace - now in the process of reconstruction - the State Opera, Schinkel's Building Academy, the Humboldt University, the Zeughaus - now housing the much acclaimed German Historical Museum, and, of course, Museum Island. As am I'm sure you'll agree, without these historic sites and buildings Berlin wouldn't be what it is today. 

The Tour 

 

 

Berlin History Tour - 1 - 10 participants,
duration: approximately 3,5 hours: 

 

... from 175€

 

This popular tour takes you through several hundred years of German history with a strong focus on the years between 1871 and 1961. Stops on this tour include the Holocaust Memorial, the site of Hitler's first speech in Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, as well as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, one of Zaha Hadid's earliest buildings, Potsdamer Platz and the studio where David Bowie famously recorded several albums during his stay in Berlin between 1976 and 1978. In just under three hours this tour packs it all in, giving you an overall impression of Berlin's rich, often troubled, and tumultuous history!  

 

If you're into history and if you've only a limited amount of time at your disposal, this tour is for you as in just over three hours this tour packs it all in, giving you an overall impression of Germany's rich, often troubled, and tumultuous history! 

There will be one, if requested, two stops for coffee or tea along the way.