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Berlin - Third Reich To The Cold War (11 Hours 30 Minutes)


Berlin, Germany

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Berlin - Third Reich To The Cold War (11 Hours 30 Minutes)

Berlin, Germany

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Upon arrival in Berlin, your tour will begin at the Reichstag, the parliament building, where a fire--allegedly lit by a communist in February of 1933--served Hitler’s pretext for a seizure of absolute power by means of an “emergency decree.” Then you are on to the Soviet War memorial, the burial place of the soldiers who took Berlin and the Reichstag. Next you'll walk along the East-West Axis to the Brandenburg Gate, the stage for Hitler’s triumph in 1933, and to the newly completed Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. After standing on the “Führerbunker,” where Hitler spent his last weeks, you'll get to take a closer look at important Nazi ministries such as Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, Goering’s Ministry of Aviation, and Hitler's Chancellery.

Now continue on to Checkpoint Charlie, where you will see the torture cellars left over from the headquarters of SS and Gestapo, and then on to the Clou, the entertainment palace where Hitler held his first speech in Berlin and where Jews and opponents were later gathered for deportation, as well as the seat of the famous Organisation Todt. Break for lunch at the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt, a monument to Old Prussian tolerance, and travel from there to the Hausvogteiplatz, the former heart of the Berlin confection industry, largely in Jewish hands at the time and destroyed by the Nazis.

As you travel through the city, your guide will direct your attention to the historical sites as you pass them. Learn about the role of the former Imperial Bank, with its massive and forceful Nazi-facade, the storage location of gold stolen from raided enemies. Then continue past Humboldt University, where 20,000 books written by opponents of the regime were burned, and students and professors collaborated with the Nazi regime to remove Jewish colleagues and contribute “scientific” know-how to Hitler’s plans.

Next, take a closer look at the Neue Wache, as well as the Lustgarten on Museum Island. Listen as your guide explains the fatal art policies of the Third Reich.

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