Walking in Berlin
Free Berlin walking tour
Generator Berlin-East in partnership with New Berlin Tours are offering all guests a free walking tour. The tour picks up daily from the reception at 10.15am.
This 3.5 hour English-language walking tour, which goes deeper than just introducing the sites: we delve into the city’s amazing history, from the darkest hours to the brightest moments. We start off at the symbol of Germany: the Brandenburg Gate. From there we follow the line of the Wall, through the Nazi Government District to Checkpoint Charlie. After a coffee break we head through the 1920s Cabaret Mile, over Berlin’s grandest square – Gendarmenmarkt – to Museum Island. The tour concludes in the beautiful surroundings of the Lustgarten – the old royal gardens – in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from some of the best museums in the world.
The walking tour covers all the main sites, such as:
- Generator hostel in Berlin East…the best site of all!
- Pariser Platz
- The Brandenburg Gate
- The Reichstag
- The new Holocaust Memorial
- Hitler’s Bunker
- Luftwaffe HQ
- The 17. June Memorial
- The Berlin Wall
- The Former SS Headquarters
- Checkpoint Charlie
- The Former Red Light District
- The Book Burning Memorial
- Unter den Linden
- Neue Wache
- The TV Tower
- Museum Island…and more!
The tour is free of charge, however you may tip at the end if you enjoyed it. Alternatively a smile and a thank you always goes a long way.
Underground Walking Tour – Culture in Berlin
Dates: English language tours are from Thursday to Monday.
The history behind the Berlin skyline may be iconic and well known, but there is a whole other unseen world to be explored underground. The Underground Walking Tour is a walking tour that begins in the Gesundbrunnen U-bahn station and takes you through little seen air raid shelters and bunkers used in the 2nd World War and even the dominating flak tower perched on a nearby hill.
Tours take place at 11am and 1pm every day apart from Tuesday and Wednesday and cost 10 Euros per person. They begin from just outside the Gesundbrunnen U and S Bahn station which is easily accessible on the S41/42 ring train or by the U8 U-bahn line. It is located on Brunnenstraße 105 and the tour runs for approximately 90 minutes.
Check out our Berlin East city guides for more information.
A short walk away from the Gesundbrunnen is the Offside Pub and Whisky Bar on Jülicher Straße 4. The Offside Pub has a varied and substantial collection of whiskeys and a very open and friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place to unwind and have a natter about the sights you have just seen.