A very good introduction to the history of Berlin that will provide you with many landmarks that are indispensable for getting oriented in the Berliner landscape. After an introduction on Museum Island, we’ll walk up Unter den Linden Avenue toward the Brandenburg Gate and end the tour in front of the Reichstag‘s parliament building. This tour takes you on a journey through time, reviewing the defining moments of the history of Berlin from its foundation in the 13th century to Germany’s reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Duration: 2h or 3h
Schedule: at the convenience of the group and depending on the availlability of the guide
Meeting point: right in front of the stairs of the Humboldt-Box (see map below)
Base rate (1-4 participants): 100 € (2h tour) or 150 € (3h tour)
Additional participants: +25 € per adult and +15 € per child (ages 10-15)
* Children under 10 may accompany their parents free of charge.
Discount – Student groups
1-4 students: 80 € (2h tour) or 100 € (3h tour)
Additional students: +20 € each
* Teachers/professors and other accompanying participants may accompany the group at the standard adult rate of 25 €.
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Setting the scene…
Unter den Linden, a mythical avenue celebrated by songwriters and poets, is the German equivalent of Paris’ Champs Élysées. Many embassies and well established luxury hotels are located in this street. From Museum Island to the Tiergarten (the Animals Park), the stroller takes a summer walk in the shade of its linden trees. The passerby enjoys a coffee or a hot spiced wine in autumn on the terrace of its numerous cafés. Tourists rush from all around the world to admire the Brandenburg Gate, a true national symbol around which Germans gather on celebration days.
But where does the prestige associated with Unter den Linden Avenue come from? And how did the Brandenburg Gate become Germany’s most iconic monument? Finally, by what quirk of fate and history does the Reichstag building, constructed in the 19th century to house the German parliament, turn its back on this national symbol?
So many questions to which this tour promises clear answers. Much more than a jumble of names and dates, it will bring you, with humor and simplicity, fascinating stories and crystal clear explanations that will significantly enhance your vision of Berlin and allow you to acquire a living comprehension of the city.
Meeting point: right in front of the stairs of the Humboldt-Box, Schloßplatz 5