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Tour Operator: Humboldt Tours Berlin 6 hours Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Berlin

Battle of Berlin 1945 Private Tour: Berlin at the End of WWII

Battle of Berlin: The City After the End of WW2

Duration:

8 Hours

Start & end point:

Pick up from your hotel

Inclusions:

• Private Expert Guide
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel
• Entrance or Admission Fees
• Public transport tickets for the walking option
• Bike/helmet rental for the cycling option
• Private Driver/Black Van for the driving option

Exclusions:

• Gratitude for your guide
• Food & drinks

About:

After terrible years of war, during which the Nazi war machine killed at least 27 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, the Red Army finally reached the Eastern Bank of the Oder River on January 31, 1945.

There they gathered their strength until, on April 16, 1945, they launched the offensive that is known today as the Battle of Berlin. The brutal conflict involved roughly 2.5 million Soviet soldiers and 800,000 NSDAP German defenders. Of the latter, around 100,000 became trapped within the city limits by April 30th.

The entire campaign featured some of the deadliest fighting in recorded military history. Soviet forces were eager to end what they knew as their “Great Patriotic War,” while the capital itself was defended by a haphazard collection of demoralized fighters. These included Wehrmacht veterans from the German armed forces, Heinrich Himmler's fanatically loyal “Waffen-SS,” and even a few foreign nationals (including Frenchmen, Belgians, and Norwegians, among others), who found themselves resisting

the overwhelming tide in SS uniforms due to their strong opposition to communism.

The battle left a trail of destruction in its wake, along with massive human cost. On our Battle of Berlin private tour, we will explore both, as well as how the battle changed the course of post-war Germany for good. Our guides are experts in military history and, as you visit sites such as the Soviet Memorial at Tiergarten, the Reichstag building, and the site of the former Führerbunker, your guide will explain the Soviet Strategy, the Chaos of the Battle, and the Surrender of the Third Reich, as well as share personal stories of

civilians and soldiers that time.

About Our Guides:

Our Berlin Tour Guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin's history and politics. Some of them were eyewitnesses to the Cold War, and all of them are enthusiastic ambassadors of their city. On this private tour, you will be led by an expert in military and Third Reich history, who will be happy to take the time to answer all your questions about the Battle of Berlin and WWII

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Tour Flexibility:

This tour is a private experience with your own personal expert and is perfect for those with a deep interest in military history. You can decide to walk or cycle on this tour, or we can include a private vehicle and driver, to allow you to see sights slightly further out of the centre. If you are interested in a Battle of Seelow Heights Private Tour, please contact us and we can arrange it for you

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Please note:

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Germany is still a cash country - please bring some cash
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Please understand that, to cover costs or loss of income, the following fees will be charged if a client cancels a tour or does not show up as agreed or reschedules it (all changes will have to be confirmed in writing):

• Private Walking & Van Tours (up to 6 Pax): up to 48 hours free of charge; less than 48 hours 100% charge
• Private Bus Tours (more than 7 Pax):
• more than 30 Days before the tour is scheduled: no cancellation fees are charged except for
paypal costs or bank transaction fees or any other costs that unavoidably arise.
• 30-14 Days before the tour is scheduled: before the tour is scheduled, or if the client does
not show up: 20% of the tour price.
• Less than 14 Days before the tour is scheduled, or if the client does not show up: 100% of the
tour price.

• Complex Services incl. special arrangements e.g. Afterhours Museums; Multiday Trips:
• Special Conditions apply case by case


• If the client wants to reschedule his tour we will try and find a solution free of charge. In case we can not comply with a rescheduling wish the above-mentioned conditions apply. In case of a rescheduling on the day of the tour the agreed payment is due 100 %, even if only a part of the tour can be given within the agreed time-slot; or else, if the guide can and will have to use more time, the time will have to be paid at the agreed hourly rate. Our guide will wait at the agreed meeting-point for 30 minutes; if the client does not show up or give notice the guide will leave and the payment is due 100 %.

• Regarding service-partners (e.g. transportation) their terms & conditions apply. If events that were unforeseeable on the day of the tour-agreement will make it impossible or very difficult to conduct the tour, Humboldt Tours Berlin will inform the guest as soon as we know and can and will do everything we can to provide an alternative. Unforeseeable events are also, if a service-partner (e.g. transportation) will reschedule the tour or does not show up. Humboldt Tours Berlin or the guest may cancel the tour, if an appropriate solution cannot be found. If HTB cancels, we will transfer back any deposit for the tour; if the guest cancels HTB will charge 15 % for a normal tour and 30 % for an individually planned tour. For the service-partners their terms and conditions apply.
Meeting point
Boxhagenerstraße 116, Berlin, 10245, Germany
Important information

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

  • Germany is still a cash country - please remember to bring some cash
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