Summary of The Day: Explore and discover a side of Berlin that can't be seen with the naked eye. Learn about the people and events that made Berlin what it is today. We'll start off with a visit to the Palace of Tears, where we'll learn about the incredible story behind the name. We'll see the vestiges of the Cold War and WWII: the place where East and West were divided for decades as well as sites of Jewish persecution and salvation.
For the next part of the tour we'll take you through the city's university quarter for a look behind the dazzling facade of Humboldt University's main building, to the place where the notorious book burning of 1933 took place. Afterwards we'll head to Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to several world-class museums.
Then we'll continue on to the Jewish Quarter for a closer look at New Synagogue. Here we'll learn more about Berlin's Jewish heritage and hear fascinating tales about the dark history of said community in Berlin from 1933 to 1945, as well as stories about the famous Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn; the hospital workers who rescued many Jews from the National Socialists, and the almost forgotten story of Martin Luther King's surprise visit to East Berlin in 1964.
After that we'll take you to one of the oldest bakeries in Berlin - the best place in town to sample a Berliner, a traditional German delicacy. You'll hear all about this family-run bakery, which has remained steadfast through the past 80 years of war, political strife and ongoing revitalization.
Follow your local guide through the hidden backstreets of Berlin and glimpse into the backyards of Old Berlin's tenement houses, where thousands of workers once lived under extremely trying conditions. We'll finish the tour at the Berlin Wall, going behind the concrete and barbed wire to a spot that's been hidden from view for the last 28 years.
This tour ends at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse (near the S-Bahn Nordbahnhof Station).
* Adult: 12 and older
* Child: 6-11 years of age
* Children under 6 years of age join the tour free of charge.
* Tour prices are based on Euros (EUR) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when modified or cancelled.
Please arrive at the departure point 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.
No more than 12 people per group.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Dependent on weather, wet weather gear is useful.
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