This grand building remained significant throughout the turmoil of the 20th century.7 min
Meant as a symbol of peace, this gate has often been associated with war and victory.5 min
A potent and austere memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe.3 min
Named for the trees that once lined it, this is one of Berlin’s most famous streets.5 min
This square features diverse architecture and a notable statue of Friedrich Schiller.5 min
This point is the most infamous crossing along the Berlin Wall.2 min
The site of an infamous book-burning, this square features many notable buildings.8 min
A beautiful bridge with red granite pillars and several statues.1 min
Built and rebuilt over the years, this cathedral features a vast copper dome.5 min
At 368 meters high, the Fernsehturm is the 2nd tallest building in Europe.2 min
Our guide to Berlin starts at the magnificent Reichstag where we talk about its war torn history - and its exciting modern incarnation.
Over the next 4 or 5 hours, depending on how many breaks you take, we then direct you round to the Brandenburg Gate where we explain not only what you’re looking at but we also put this historic symbol of Germany into context. Afterwards, we pay a visit to the new Holocaust Memorial, and our Berlin guide explains the thinking behind it - and reveals why it's proved to be so controversial.
We then wander down Unter den Linden, hear about what the name means and take a short detour down to Checkpoint Charlie. Afterwards your Berlin guide takes in the impressive architecture of Bebel Platz but also talks about the most shameful episode in the square’s history – and the points out the simple but moving memorial to that awful event which so many visitors miss.
After the glorious Berlin cathedral, the Berliner Dom we finally we arrive at the TV Tower.