After dreadful years in which the Nazi war machine killed over 10 million Soviet soldiers and over 11 million civilians, the Red Army reached the banks of the Oder River, 50 kilometres east of Berlin. In early April 1945, 1.3 million Soviet Soldiers found a severely weakened Nazi defence, consisting mainly of demoralized and poorly equipped soldiers, old men of the Volkssturm (Home Guard) and young boys of the Hitler Youth. They descended upon Berlin for what Marshall Georgy K. Zukhov called their ”final hour of vengeance.”
The Battle of Berlin and WW II Tour follows the crucial events and details of the battle, including troop movements, the master strategies of leading generals, and the experiences of infantry soldiers and Berlin civilians.
You will make stops at Reichstag, the place of the former Hitler’s bunker, the flak tower in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and the German Resistance Memorial Center – Bendler Block