Private Third Reich & Nazi Berlin Bike Tour

Private Third Reich & Nazi Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin became the capital of the Third Reich under the rule of Hitler and the Nazis.  By the time the Second World War came to an end, over half of Berlin was completely demolished. This thought-provoking half-day tour will highlight this turbulent time in the city’s dark history.

If you are interested in learning more about the Third Reich and Nazi Berlin with the backdrop of so many iconic monuments and lasting memories, a private tour will offer you the most options to do so at your own pace.  Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely want you to see and understand the city and its history.  We have crafted a route that includes all of the highlights necessary to best explain this time in Germany's history while staying safe.  

This tour will kick off by discussing the legacy of Imperial Germany and how the events at the end of the First World War created the rift in ideology which allowed for Hitler and the Nazis to gain control.  From here, your guide will go into further detail about how the legal structures of the time were manipulated by the Nazis in order to prevent discord and set up a defense against any opposing parties.  Daily life under the Nazi regime progressed in such a way where it was considered idiotic to contest the fascist regime, and we will continue to explore this and other themes that led to the Second World War. 

Some of the important sites that we’ll visit include the site of Hitler’s Bunker and Herman Goering’s Lufwaffe Ministry - some of the only remaining Nazi archetecture in Berlin. We will also be able to spot some of the damage left after the Soviet Red Army’s battle for Berlin. The military headquarters where the July 20th Plot to assassinate Hitler was launched are still standing, and we will stop here to highlight those who did resist the Nazis and point out their bravery amidst a seemingly all-powerful state.  We will also stop to see all that remains of Hitler and Albert Speer’s strategy to reconstruct Berlin as “Germania,” the Nazi Empire’s Global Capital. 

Berlin is home to several Holocaust and World War II Memorials which we will also include in the tour.  As we explore these monuments and museums, your guide will go into detail about how Germany is addressing this dark chapter of their history.  Finally, we will take time to explore the former Jewish Neighborhood and visit the New Synagogue.

Your guide will ensure that this trip is just as memorable as it is enlightening.  He or she will be happy to take pictures for your group, answer questions, and help you organize the rest of your stay in Berlin.  We like to include a break for refreshments mid-way through (cost not included) the tour which is the perfect opportunity to pick their brain. 

Even though this tour can be heavy in nature, we have carefully planned the route so as to maximize the history in a short amount of time.  You will still have plenty of daylight to explore other areas of Berlin after your tour comes to an end.  And your guide will be pleased to point you in the right direction for a great restaurant, museum, or engaging activity to make the most out of your stay. 

On a private tour, you and your group are completely in control of the pace.  With our comfortabel city-cruiser style bikes, we know that you will be able to take in all of the beauty that Berlin has to offer.  The themes discussed may be dark, but we take the safety component off of your hands so that you can simply listen, experience, and enjoy.  

Tour Highlights

  • Rosenstrasse Protest Memorial
  • Reichstag
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • German Resistance Memorial Center
  • Former air raid shelter
  • Site of Hitler's bunker
  • New Synagogue
  • Soviet War Memorial
  • Stolpersteine “Stumbling Stones”
  • Nazi Architecture
    • Comfortable cruiser- or city-style Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Experienced, English-speaking guide
    • Free bike rental after your tour for the remainder of the day
    • Free bottle of water
    • Free poncho in case of rain
    • This tour is conducted in English by our experienced team of guides.
    • Each bike has an easy-to-use luggage rack, perfect for small bags or extra layers.  Larger bags can be locked up in our shop during the tour.
    • A short stop for refreshments is included in the tour, but the cost of the meal is not. Please bring Euro cash or Maestro/EC card. Many establishments in Berlin do not accept credit cards.
    • We always stop at each site, so there's plenty of time to take great pictures!
  • This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at our Alexanderplatz shop, located at the base of the giant TV Tower (Fernsehturm). You can find us on the northeast side of the tower between the Alex Café and the entrance to the TV Tower. The address is Panoramastraße 1a, 10178 Berlin.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required for this tour?

    Private Tours can only be guaranteed when booked in advance.  We recommend booking as far in advance as possible.  We are, however, happy to book last minute Private Tours when possible.

  • Expand/Collapse What do I need to bring with me on tour?

    Be sure to bring your camera and some cash for the lunch break.  We also recommend that you bring an extra layer of clothing in case it get’s chilly during the tour.  There is a luggage rack on our bikes so you can easily carry some small items with you.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Due to the nature of guide scheduling for private tours, cancellations or rescheduling requests must be done at least 7 days in advance of the activity start time to be eligible for a full refund. Reschedulings are subject to availability and fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse Do I need to reserve a bike separately?

    No- the bike is included with the bike tour, so just bring yourself and we will take care of the rest!

  • Expand/Collapse Do we stop for lunch?

    We do not make a full stop for lunch on this tour but there is usually time for a quick snack at one of the stops. Please remember that the cost of food is not included in the tour price, so make sure to have some cash with you.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for kids?

    Our tours are great options for families and kids are very welcome.  We have several types of kids’ bikes, seats, and helmets to make sure everyone of all sizes is comfortable on tour. Our Third Reich & Nazi Germany Tour does cover some difficult subjects, so please judge if your kids are going to be interested and able to digest the info.

  • Expand/Collapse What if I haven’t ridden a bike in a while?

    Don’t worry, it’s just like riding a bike!  Our tours move at a very comfortable pace so don’t worry if you are a bit rusty.  If you are worried about being comfortable on the bike, feel free to stop by the shop a bit early and you can take a few practice laps.

  • Expand/Collapse What happens if it rains?

    The tour will still run in case of rain.  We try our best to take cover but sometimes we are exposed to the elements.  We have pocket-sized rain ponchos that we provide for free to all of our private tours.  

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    We cannot enter the monuments because German Law restricts museum guides to their authorized officials. Plus, some people would want to spend only ten minutes in the museum while others would prefer 3 hours.

    TIP: Should you want to keep your bike longer, and many people do, you get a discount on rental following a tour.  Your guide, and our shop staff, will be happy to show you exactly how to go back to any sites you would like to explore further or visit the interior.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I combine this tour with other tours?

    Of course!  In fact, our tours make great compliments for each other.  If you want to include a specific site on this tour that's not mentioned in the description, or if you're curious about package deals, just reach out to us at [email protected] 

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