Third Reich and Nazi Germany Bike Tour feature Comfortable cruiser or city-style bike, Helmet, Experienced, English-speaking guide. On a 4.5-hour guided bike tour of Berlin, you’ll learn about Nazi Germany’s capital city and the Third Reich. Take a tour of the former Jewish neighborhood to see Nazi bunkers, an air raid shelter, antiaircraft installations, war-damaged structures, Nazi resistance monuments, and more. Learn about the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party to power, as well as the lingering effects of the Third Reich and World War II on Berlin today. Take a break for lunch if you can (own expense). You get to ride a bike and wear a helmet for free.
- Air Raid Shelter
- Urban Ruins
- Nazi Architecture
This powerful tour explores Berlin as the capital city of Nazi Germany. We’ll visit the former Jewish quarter, the location of Nazi bunkers, an air raid shelter, anti-aircraft installations, war-damaged buildings, Nazi resistance monuments, WWII battlefields, and more.
By the end of the tour you will:
- Come understand the circumstances that allowed a maniac like Hitler to achieve power.
- Realize both the grim fate that awaited the victims of the Holocaust and grasp what life was like for ordinary citizens.
- Draw the connection from the end of World War I to Hitler’s rise and consequently his fall to the building of the Berlin Wall.
- See the impact the Third Reich and WWII still have on Berlin, specifically by exploring the destroyed remnants of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin’s old main train station.
In Alexanderplatz, a bustling public square and transportation hub in central Berlin, meet the tour guide and other members of the group. There will be a brief introduction to Berlin, the former capital of Nazi Germany and the Third Reich, followed by a fitting for a Beach Cruiser bike and helmet before the approximately 4.5-hour ride around and through modern-day Germany’s cultural center.
Start at the Neue Synagoge, Berlin’s former Jewish neighborhood, where you’ll find two distinct monuments honoring the city’s Jewish past as well as its Jewish present. Visit the Luftwaffe Ministry, one of the many Third Reich structures still standing today. It served as the Nazi air force’s headquarters. Learn about the repurposing of a World War II-era civilian air raid shelter in today’s video. Get inspired by these imposing Nazi structures. Some of the structures are still in use, but others have been severely damaged by the battle.
Be sure to see the Reichstag, where the German Parliament meets today, as well as Bebelplatz, where Nazi books were burned during World War II. You can also stand over Hitler’s bunker and reflect on the events that led to World War II’s conclusion. Berlin Anhalter Bahnhof, which served as a railroad station and deportation point for Holocaust victims, is still standing. Finally, pay a visit to the Holocaust Memorial, which is formally known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. There will be time for lunch during the tour (own expense). Alexanderplatz is where the tour comes to an end.
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