Berlin Tour

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Join us for a tour of the heat of Hitler’s Reich and the conformation point called the ‘sagensumpf’ (spy swamp) during the Cold War. This is a unique city with so much to experience. We will be tracing the steps of the fall of more than one great Empire – those of Kaiser Wilhelm, the Third Reich and the Soviet Empire. The years of the Weimer Republic will also contribute to our tour. Crossing the city centre takes us from East Side Communist to West Side Federal Republic. We will visit locations on the edge of the city to help our understanding of what happened here in the last century. This is 100 years of fascinating history and vibrant culture.

This is a special tour not to be missed as we tell an incredible story about a place that has been part of so many different and exciting stories.

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Speciality
Liberation Route Europe
Conflict
WW2
Year
2017
Start Location
End Location
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DAY ONE
Travel to Berlin at your own expense.
12.00. Our tours begins at our hotel. The advantage of a city tour is the ability to travel like local when appropriate. The public transport in Berlin is excellent and tickets are included in the cost of your tour. We will use the system to travel first to the Jewish Quarter of Berlin. This will bring us to the New Synagogue (entry included), the site of the old Jewish Cemetery on Grosse Hamburgerstrasse and the Rosenenstrasse Memorial. By contrast we can see the ‘Missing House’ the memorial to those killed in Allied bombing during WW2. We will move on to Alexanderplatz. This was the centre of East Berlin and the showplace heart of the Communist city. You can rise to the top of the TV Tower for outstanding views across the city. We will return to our hotel for dinner and the evening free.      

Accommodation:  Berlin City
Meals:                 D

DAY TWO
09.00 Depart hotel after breakfast. Today our focus is Berlin under the Nazi’s but we will also take in sites associated with other periods of the 20th Century. We would not call this Hitler’s Berlin for two reasons. First, his plans for Berlin were never brought to full reality. Nonetheless, he did make much of what we can now see in Berlin. Second, he did not like Berlin. We will visit:
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag
Holocaust Memorial
Potsdammer Platz (Lunch at own expense)
Air Ministry
Topography of Terror
Checkpoint Charlie (Entry cost not included)
Jewish Museum (Entry included)
Unter den Linde
Neue Wache
Bebelplatz
Schlossplatz and Museum Island

We return to our evening accommodation.

Accommodation: Berlin City
Meals:                B
                

Route

  1. Berlin