Tours & activities in Berlin

Berlin Third Reich Free Walking Tour

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in Berlin

ABOUT THE Berlin Third Reich Free Walking Tour

On this 2-hour walking tour, an experienced local guide takes you through the heart of Adolf Hitler’s Berlin, and shows you the scars the Nazis’ reign left on the city. Discover how the Nazis came to power, learn about their victims through the memorials scattered through central Berlin, and visit what used to be Berlin’s Jewish Quarter.


Your Berlin Third Reich Tour meets in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor) and it usually ends at the women’s protest memorial "Rosenstraße" (between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt). We never cancel; tours run rain, hail or shine.


The beginning of 12 years of terror

This 2-hour tour starts at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, through which the Nazis held their victory parade when coming to power in 1933. From there, you’ll go to see the Reichstag – once again the modern-day seat of the German Parliament, but (probably) burnt down by the Nazis to gain total power in 1933.

The Nazi government district, and the memorials to their victims

Your expert local guide will then lead you through Berlin’s memorials to tell you more about some of the Nazis’ victims – Jewish, political, homosexual, Sinti Roma and Soviet. After that, you’ll venture towards the Nazi’s former government district, seeing where Hitler’s Chancellory once stood, and remnants of his bunker still remain underground.

Strolling through Berlin's former Jewish Quarter

To finish the tour, you’ll visit Berlin’s former Jewish Quarter, and learn more about the Nazi’s despicable treatment of the Jewish people. Stroll past the Old Synagogue, visit the former Jewish cemetery desecrated by the Nazis, learn about the remarkable women's protest, and and hear how the Nazis declared Berlin to be “Jew-free” in 1943.

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The Berlin Third Reich Tour starts in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor)

  • See where Hitler's Chancellory once stood, and where parts of his bunker remain today
  • Remember the Nazi's victims through the many memorials in central Berlin
  • Learn about how the Nazis came to power, consolidated power, and eventually led the world into WWII
  • Hear about the atrocities committed by the SS and the Gestapo
  • Visit what was the Berlin Jewish quarter, seeing the Old Synagogue, and the street once called Tolerance Street, but later nicknamed Death Street
  • Learn about the remarkable and brave women’s protest which saved the lives of their Jewish husbands


2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-language expert guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
  • Train ticket (short-trip ticket required)
  • Food and drinks at break
Additional Information
  • You will need to purchase an AB transport ticket for this tour
  • Children up to 13 years old may join free, however, please note that some content may not be suitable for younger guests
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud to help so many local guides welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
Third Reich Tour start point in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate
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What is a Free Tour?


The Free Tour is the best introduction to Berlin! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 2 hours and is led by a superb local tour leader, so tour content can vary depending on your tour leader’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The Free Tour is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travelers, not groups. You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day. There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Berlin's best local freelance tour leaders, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.


Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • The route covers many of Berlin's major landmarks
  • The meeting point is centrally located in the Brandenburg Gate
  • The Free Tour is guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • The guides performing tips-based Free Tours are incentivized to perform every time


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