Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Berlin, Germany
Discover Berlin Half Day Walking Tour

From USD 21.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Please note that we do not enter any buildings during the tour.
  • Learn about Berlin during the eras of the Prussians, Imperialists, Nazis and the Cold War
  • Visit Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the Topography of Terror
  • Walk along the Berlin Wall and down Unter den Linden

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This award-winning tour includes all of the main sights of Berlin. From the Brandenburg Gate to the UNESCO World Heritage Museum Island experience the best that Berlin has to offer in just one tour!

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Neue Promenade 3
    Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

    In front of the Starbucks across from S-Bahn "Hackescher Markt"

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What To Expect

Take a walk back in time as you explore the many layers of history found in Berlin, covering everything from its Prussian period, to its violent 20th century and the present period of rebirth. History fans and those interested in the remarkable renaissance of Berlin’s urban center will enjoy this insightful, half-day trip past the city’s key monuments.

Start your day at Neue Promenade 3 where you'll meet your guide. Listen to an introductory overview of the strange, winding history of Berlin, covering the city’s founding and continuing with stories about the turbulent years of war and modern era as the tour moves forward. Walk down Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard, a thoroughfare that links Stadtschloss royal palace with Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. By the 19th century, this elegant street was among the most famous in the city, growing even more grand as Berlin’s boundaries pushed further west.

Head next to Museum Island, pausing at the Berlin State Library (once the workplace of Albert Einstein) and the Neue Wache memorial as you continue. Travel beneath the monumental Brandenburg Gate, which forms the beginning of Unter den Linden, and check out the Reichstag, home of Germany’s parliament, just nearby. Then explore Pariser Platz, the location of Hitler’s bunker and the Holocaust Memorial, commemorating the many Jews that lost their lives during the Nazi regime.

Trace the path of the “death strip” to Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point for those traveling between East and West Berlin, and visit Bebelplatz, the location of an infamous 1933 book burning by the Nazis. You’ll then have time the stroll along the Berlin Wall, demarcating the boundary between East and West during the Cold War, and hear details about its triumphant downfall in 1989.

Take a moment to stop at the Topography of Terror Museum, situated at the former Gestapo and SS Headquarters. Hear from your guide about the significance of the museum’s location, which the city’s leaders consciously chose to help confront and reconcile the awful moments of Berlin’s past. Look down into the building’s excavated cellars, a haunting spot where political prisoners were once tortured and killed.

Hackescher Markt

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

James Simon Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum Island

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Berliner Fernsehturm

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Neues Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Altes Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Berliner Dom

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Stadtschloss Berlin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rotes Rathaus

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nicholas Quarter

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Deutsches Historisches Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Neue Wache

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

German State Opera (Deutsche Staatsoper)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cathedral of St. Hedwig - Domgemeinde St. Hedwig

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Humboldt University (Humboldt Universitat)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ampelmann Shop

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pariser Platz

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brandenburg Gate

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Reichstag Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Victory Column (Siegessaule)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Memorial of the Berlin Wall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Topography of Terror

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Checkpoint Charlie

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Franzoesischer Dom

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

The tour is a lot of walking and standing, so wear comfortable shoes.
I suggest comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot (maybe run a little bit)!
Not rushed, but lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.


5,901 reviews
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Great tour guide and experience
David_R, Sept 2023
James was an amazing tour guide with a clear, educated tour of the important sights and cultures of Berlin. He also had a great sense of humor. Definitely one of the best tours in a long time!
Enjoyed our walking tour
Kevin_W, Sept 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Germany. We would definitely recommend him as a guide
Berlin Marathon Weekend
Declan_M, Sept 2023
Highly recommended. Tour guide Rebecca was excellent and engaged well with her guests. Lots of history.
ILEANA_V, Sept 2023
James was really professional and make the whole tour very interesting, thank you. We feel through him the history of the city.
Great tour
annedurham, Sept 2023
Theo was a super guide. Excellent command of the subject and a good story teller! Walk was brisk but not overwhelming. Group size was not too big.
A good introduction to the centre of Berlin with useful and iinteresting information.
Robert_S, Sept 2023
I enjoyed the walk and the most memorable parts were the Museum Island, the Humboldt University Library, the Neue Wache, the Brandenburg Tor, the Holocaust Denkmal and Checkpoint Charlie.
Excellent walking tour!
David_H, Sept 2023
Tom was a fantastic guide and very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour and would recommend him to everyone! Great restaurant recommendation also!
Very knowledgeable guide....
annie_m, Sept 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. My husband found it a bit difficult to follow the guide with a British accent and fast talking, but on the whole satisfied,
Great walk
Bernadette_A, Sept 2023
Paul G was brilliant. He was so thorough and knowledge left me wanting to learn more. Saw all I needed to see
The tour was excellent. ...
Samuel_B, Sept 2023
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide (kathy) was very knowledgable and personable. I highly recommend her for future tours.
Great walking Tour in Berlin!
Terry, Sept 2023
The insights that we learned about each sight in Berlin was something that we would not have known without the tour. These included the book burning sight, Hitler’s bunker, Checkpoint Charlie, and Hotel Adlon. Benjamin was a fantastic guide!
Outstanding walking your of Berlin
Pauline_G, Sept 2023
Johnathan G was outstanding Very engaging and interactive Long walk but knew so much about the city. A long walking trip but we’ll worth it
Brilliant tour with Giles - Highly Recommend
Mark_W, Sept 2023
Giles was a wonderful tour guide. His encyclopedic knowledge of Berlin came alive with his enthusiasm and liberal use of maps, photos, and other props. The amount of information shared in a short three and a half hours impressive - our high expectations were easily surpassed. Highly recommend Giles and the Berlin Half-Day walking tour.
Amazing !!
Amita_G, Sept 2023
It was an amazing tour !! Our guide Alice is highly recommended. She was knowledgeable fun and relaxed. We saw a lot in 3 hours. Everyone must do it ❤️
Linda_M, Sept 2023
Alice, our tour guide, was so lovely. Her enthusiasm and knowledge was fantastic. We really enjoyed our tour and would definitely recommend Alice to friends and family.
Very informative talk- thoroughly recommend this to others.
garj_b, Sept 2023
A good tour through the former East Berlin with an excellent and informed guide. Well organised and interesting
Great First Day Tour
Constance_F, Sept 2023
Giles was a great tour guide--interesting, clear, friendly, witty. He made the history of Berlin come to life and was easy to spend time with over the course of the four-hours plus. It was a great way to get an overview of the main sights of Berlin. Highly recommended.
Informative and fun way to get to know this great city
Natalia_G, Sept 2023
Really informative and fun tour, the guide is very knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. He grew up in Germany but also spent time in the USA, so shares personal stories from both angles and his English is excellent. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get oriented in the city and understand its history and culture.
Definitely worth it
John_W, Sept 2023
Had a wonderful experience, our guide Jasper was passionate and enthusiastic. Would highly recommend asking for him. His English was impeccable, there were no mis communications. It did not seem to be that far, because he made it interesting.
Our guide was very...
Erin_F, Sept 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable, engaging, and kept us in the shade as much as possible as it was an unseasonably warm day! I feel like I got the full Berlin history experience from this tour.

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