visit to this intriguing city was so short, I sought out
Berlin Walks, a company offering historically-based walking
tours. With them, I was able to effortlessly see all the
highlights, meet other single travellers, delve into Berlin's
past and get juicy tidbits of female-centered tips from
the company's tour leaders .
During the "Discover
Berlin Tour", Journeywoman found out how to use the transportation
system and where to get half-price theater tickets. We
were walked by the major federal buildings and museums.
We paid silent tribute at Bebelplatz, site of the famous
Nazi book burning. And, it was so very exciting to actually
see Check Point Charlie (The Wall is no longer where it
used to stand but a red line painted on the street marks
where it once stood not so long ago).
The "Infamous Third
Reich Sites Tour" gave participants a chilling glimpse
of Berlin's darkest history --locations of the most important
Nazi buildings were pointed out (including Gestapo headquarters
and Hitler's bunker).
The walk called
"Jewish Life in Berlin" led us deep into the heart of
the pre-war Jewish community and allowed for a visit to
the magnificent New Synagogue. As a bonus, several interesting
ethnic restaurants were pointed out for those wanting
to return on their own. At, each stop, we were treated
to lively, interesting, well-researched background material.
These tours made
all of Journeywoman's past history lessons come alive!
The cost per walk was a (well-worth) 12 Euro and 10 E
for travellers under 26. No prior booking is needed however
you can purchase your ticket online. Check out their website
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