This free walking tour is highly recommended as an ideal way to get the best out of your time in Berlin. It does really well to manage to get so much into 3 hours, which fly by. Extremely interesting content is presented by truly knowledgeable guides with enthusiasm and energy and, as they themselves are local Berliners, they take pride in helping you have a very authentic Berlin experience – so do ask them questions and find out more about the German capital from them as you travel through the now contemporary streets which once saw a great deal of very important history. A fair distanced is covered on this free tour but the route and distance between stops means this is very easily manageable and enjoyable while the main sites are covered, including the likes of the Brandenburg gate and Checkpoint Charlie, as well as little-known oddities and anecdotes. An excellent tour by excellent local guides and well-worth doing for a compelling insight to the world city of Design.
Delve into its intense history of war, dictatorship and see the wall which divided this remarkable city in two. Meet our passionate guides who’ll share with you tales & stories you won’t find in any guidebook. Gain an in-depth experience into this incredible city on our insightful tour.
This activity includes:
- Museum Island
- Berlin Cathedral
- Friedrich the Great
- Infamous Berlin Wall
- Einstein & Humboldt University
- Story of Berlin buddy bear
- Luftwaffe HQ
- TV Tower
- Reichstag & Tiergarten
- Topography of Terror
- the site of Hitler's former bunker
- Checkpoint Charlie
- Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
- Brandenburg Gate
- Unter den Linden
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at the huge granite bowl in Lustgarten, the park in front of Altes Museum and the Berliner Dom
Upon arrival: Look for the guides with Generation Tours branded light-blue umbrellas, T-shirts and name cards.
By public transport:
The closest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations to Lustgarten are Hackescher Markt (lines S5 and S7) and Alexander Platz (lines S5, S7, U2, U5, and U8). Both of them are within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the meeting point.
If you are coming from Hackescher Markt, once you get off the S-Bahn take Burgstrasse, which becomes Spreepromenade situated along the riverbank. Once you see the bridge on your right, cross it and walk to the Berliner Dom. Congratulations, you have arrived at Lustgarten, the square in front of the Old Museum and the Cathedral! Walk to the middle of the square and look for our guides with light-blue T-shirts and umbrellas at the marble bowl.
Coming from Alexanderplatz take Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, pass St. Mary's Church on the left, towards Museum Island. Cross the bridge and continue to the Berliner Dom. Once at the Dom make a right onto the Lustgarten. Our guides with light blue T-shirts and umbrellas are waiting for you at the marble bowl in the center.
Things to note
How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space especially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travelers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a basic set fee and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
This tour has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge of €2 fee per person.