WHEN & WHERE
Berlin's Darkest History
For 12 years Berlin was capital of the Third Reich. Hitler’s reign began here in 1933, spread across Europe, and collapsed with the Battle of Berlin in 1945.
Discover the consequences of the ‘Thousand Year Reich’ including the ‘T4’ euthanasia programme, the killing of hundreds of thousands of Sinti and Roma, and the murder of millions of Jewish victims in the Holocaust.
Hear the fate of Berlin’s Jewish district, visit the site of the former SS & Gestapo Headquarters at the Topography of Terror Museum, see the destruction caused by Allied bombing in WWII.
Learn about the rise to power of the National Socialist Party, how Joseph Goebbels’ propaganda strengthened the party’s grip on the German people, how Albert Speer planned to make Berlin into Germania, capital of the empire of the world. Stand before Hermann Göring’s sprawling Luftwaffe HQ.
Finish your tour where the Nazis' reign of terror came to an end: in front of Germany’s parliament, the Reichstag, where Soviet forces were placing their flag above a ruined Berlin whilst the Führer prepared to commit suicide not even 1km away.
Outside Weihenstephaner restaurant opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.
Address: Neue Promenade 5, 10178 Berlin
GPS: 52.52301, 13.401557
The following S-Bahn trains and trams stop at Hackescher Markt:
S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75
Tram: M1, M4, M5, M6, 12