Contemplate Hitler's rise to power, unravel the mystery surrounding his death. Learn of the East German uprising, come face to face with the Berlin wall. Get the story of Berlin - without the fluff. Meet me in the historic centre of Berlin and join me on an informative walk detailing the story of this amazing city. Throughout the 2km (ca. one hour) stroll you'll learn of the events which changed the world, while standing in the places where they happened. We finish the tour at a historic cafe overlooking Checkpoint Charlie to enjoy a complimentary espresso and chat. A shot of history and a shot of caffeine: the perfect way to kickstart your trip to Berlin.
I'm Chris - freelance tour guide, story teller and expert in all things Berlin. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Berlin home for my wife (whose german) my kids (who are half germans) and myself (whose getting there). With 6 years experience leading city tours in Germany I can offer you a professional, concise and entertaining look into the history of this amazing city, plus give you the tips and advice you need to make the most out of your stay..
We finish the tour at a historic cafe for an espresso and a chat. This is a great opportunity for you to glean some local…
Pass under the legendary Brandenburg Gate. Contemplete the Nazi siezure of power at the Reichstag. Confront the darkest chapter of Berlin's story at the Holocaust Memorial. Unravel the mystery surrounding Hitler's death at the site of the Führerbunker. See an original section of Berlin Wall and learn of one family's daring escape. Finally enjoy a free espresso overlooking cold war flash-point and espionage hotspot - Checkpoint Charlie.
Comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothing.
Guests should be capable of spending one hour on their feet and walking two kilometres (one and a half miles) within an hour.
Espresso Tour: A shot of history