Berlin Essentials: Explore the History of the German Capital

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4 km
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Duration 1h 30m - 2h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Discover the history of Berlin at your own pace guided by this in-app audio tour
  • See the most famous landmarks of the German capital — the Berlin Cathedral and the Brandenburg Gate
  • Visit Nikolaivirtel, the charming historic district where you can have a taste of the Old Berlin
  • Walk along the iconic Unter den Linden avenue and learn more about some of the celebrated Berliners
  • Explore Berlin’s evolution from the town of fishermen into one of the most diverse European capitals
Get the perfect introduction into the history of Berlin, a city between past and future, with the help of this insightful self-guided audio tour. A true European capital, the city of Berlin is known as one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the continent. However, to understand this open and vibrant city you should look closely to its turbulent past. This comprehensive audio tour will give you this opportunity and help you to discover top landmarks and must-see places at your own pace. Start your journey in front of the iconic Red City Hall and walk along the charming streets of Berlin. You will discover the most famous tourist attractions of the German capital such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the Museum Island. And visit some of the lesser-known places that will help you to better understand the unique history of Berlin. Along the way you will get to know the origins of Berlin as the free trade city on the Shpree River and will learn how it became the capital at first of the Kingdom of Prussia and then of unified Germany. You will also see the scars the devastating evens of the 20th century left on the face of Berlin, exploring the dark legacy of the Third Reich and the Cold War, and will get to know how Berliners address their past: their victories and their mistakes. The tour gives a chance to look at the world-famous sights from a new perspective and to grasp what they mean not just for Germany, but for Berliners.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations of food venues where you can experience the taste of Berlin
  • Recommendations for further exploration of Berlin
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones – please bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
U Rotes Rathaus
U Rotes Rathaus, Mitte
Reichstag Building
Bundestag, Mitte
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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