Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin
Discover parts of the city that shed light on a dark episode of Berlin's turbulent past. Visit powerful memorials and learn about the people involved.
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This powerful tour explores Berlin as the capital city of Nazi Germany. We visit the former Jewish quarter, location of Nazi bunkers, an air raid shelter, anti-aircraft installations, war-damaged buildings, Nazi resistance monuments, WWII battlefields, and more.
By the end of the Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin you will understand the circumstances that allowed a maniac like Hitler to achieve power. You'll realize both the grim fate that awaited the victims of the Holocaust and grasp what life was like for ordinary citizens. The guide will draw the connection from the end of World War I to Hitler’s rise, and consequently his fall, and to the building of the Berlin Wall. You'll see the impact the Third Reich and WWII still have on Berlin, specifically by exploring the destroyed remnants of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin’s old main train station.
- Duration: 5 hour(s)
- Available: Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat
- Pick-up: Not available
- Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Fully guided tour by bike of Berlin / Beach cruiser or City style bike with easy gears and comfy seat plus helmet (provided but optional) / Stop for lunch (cost of lunch not included)
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10:30 Depart on your Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin
Neue SynagogeBegin the tour by examining the former Jewish quarter of Berlin. Here you'll see not just the impressively rebuilt New Synagogue, but also two distinct memorials to Jewish victims and Jewish courage.
Luftwaffe MinistryOne of the many remaining Third Reich buildings you explore is the massive former headquarters of the Nazi air force. This lies directly across from the site of the former Nazi SS and Gestapo headquarters as well.
Air Raid ShelterSee one of the last remaining civilian air raid shelters and hear about how they are now being reused. These were typically topped with anti-aircraft guns and filled way beyond capacity during the bloody Battle of Berlin.
ReichstagAt the Reichstag - the parliament building in which Hitler never stepped foot - your guide explains how Hitler rose to power. See the memorial to the 96 parliamentarians who eventually gave their lives after voting against Hitler.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeThis massive new Holocaust Memorial consists of 2711 concrete stella, all at various heights and slight angles. You'll have time to explore not only this memorial, but also the contrasting memorial to the homosexual victims to further understand how Germany is coping.
Nazi architectureThere are a few still-used and very impressive examples of Nazi architecture remaining. Your guide will point them out, as well as war damage to these and other structures, along the tour.
BebelplatzBebelplatz was the site of the infamous Nazi book-burning on May 10, 1933. We detail here how Joseph Goebbels, mastermind of the Nazi propaganda machine, started and expanded the Nazi party in Berlin.
Anhalter BahnhofSee all that remains of Berlin's once glorious Anhalter train station. Not only was this where Mussolini would arrive by rail, but it was also used as a deportation station for Holocaust victims.
Hitler's BunkerStand over the area of Hitler's bunker as we recount in detail the demise of Hitler and the final days of World War II. As one of the final stops on the tour, we use this area to then explain how the Cold War grew from the ashes of WWII.
What happens if it rains?
- The tours run rain or shine. The tours in the rain can be a different kind of fun and an even more fun memory! The guides try their best to take cover but sometimes you will be exposed to the elements. Pocket-sized rain ponchos are for sale in the shop and it is highly recommend that you purchase one before the tour. If you don’t use it, the shop will buy it back from you - it's a bit of a rain insurance policy!
Do we go inside the Berlin museums and monuments?
- The tour guides cannot enter the Berlin museums and monuments. German Law restricts museum guides to their authorized officials. Plus, some people would want to spend only ten minutes in the museum while others would prefer 3 hours. Your guide, and the shop staff, will be happy to show you exactly how to go back to any sites you would like to explore further or visit the interior. This applies to all bike and segway tours except Gardens and Palaces of Potsdam Bike Tour from Berlin. This tour includes entrance tickets and audio-guide of Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam.
Do I need to bring anything with me for theThird Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin?
- Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the lunch break. It is also recommended that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it gets chilly during the tour. There is a luggage rack on the e-bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.
Do we stop for lunch on the Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin?
- Yes, you will make a stop for lunch during the bike tour. Please remember that the cost of food is not included in the tour price, so make sure to have some cash with you.
Is the Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin suitable for children?
- Berlin bike city tours are great options for families and kids are very welcome. Third Reich and Nazi Germany tour itinerary does include explanations about sensitive topics. This tour will discuss a very turbulent time of Berlin's history and some of the content might be tough for young guests. Parent's know best, so kids are welcome if you think your kids are ready for this topic.
What if I haven't ridden a bike for a while? Can I continue to join the Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour of Berlin?
- Don't worry, it's just like riding a bike! The tours move at a very comfortable pace so don’t worry if you are a bit rusty. If you are worried about being comfortable on the bike, feel free to stop by the shop a bit early and you can take a few practice laps.
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