It may seem that the massive urban expanse of Berlin – unusual amongst other great capital cities in that it doesn’t have a distinct centre – would not lend itself to a free walking tour of the city. You’d be bang wrong: much of the city’s great landmarks can be covered on foot in a few hours, whilst typically efficient German tour guides are more than capable of rattling off Berlin’s history without taking too much of your time for seeing other parts of the city. Finding a good free walking tour of Berlin can be a challenge, with so many local operators to choose from. It’s best to go with a local company with enthusiastic guides, and in this respect, we recommend checking out Original Berlin Tours.
By far and away the most popular tour offered by Original Berlin Tours is their free walking tour. The tour promises stories of past wars, urban legends, and the city’s triumphs and tragedies whilst covering some of Berlin’s top attractions and landmarks. Highlights of the tour include The Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe. Given the tour only takes three hours, this is a good number of stops, and will leave you feeling like you know Berlin much better. Have a look at their website to find out more!