Private Van Tour: Soviets in Berlin – The Final Battle & The Beginning of a New Era

Start Hotel in Berlin
End Return to starting point
Duration 1 Days
Developed By
Name Berlins Taiga
Country Germany

Enjoy a private all-day-tour in Berlin about the final offensive in WWII. This sightseeing tour in a modern Soviet vintage van aims to get an overview about the history of Berlin during World War II and life in the later Soviet Berlin.

We will visit the grounds of the very last battles such as the Reichstag building, where the victory banner was raised, an anti-aircraft bunker or the location of the former Reich’s Chancellery, next to the today’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

On our tour you will see two impressive Soviet War Memorials, which are the final resting place for thousands of Soviet soldiers.

From Alexanderplatz, the former center of Socialist East Berlin, we will immerse ourselves in the eastern districts of Berlin. We’ll also pay a short visit to the Berlin Wall memorial.

In Karlshorst is situated the German-Russian Museum, with the surrender room where the capitulation was signed in the night from May 8 to May 9, 1945. The museum’s permanent exhibition has a focus on the German-Soviet War from 1941-1945 and displays Soviet military equipment in the garden.

This tour is operated by the specialist for Soviet history in Berlin, Potsdam and Brandenburg. Individual agreements are possible.

Private Van Tour: Soviets in Berlin – The Final Battle & The Beginning of a New Era

The tour starts at your hotel in Berlin. On the way to the anti-aircraft bunker in the Humboldthain, we make a short stopover at the Berlin Wall Memorial in Bernauer Strasse.

Then we head for East Berlin with its important urban development projects such as Alexanderplatz or Stalinallee/Karl-Marx-Allee.

After visiting Berlin-Karlshorst with the German-Russian-Museum, the former seat of the Soviet military administration and the KGB headquarters we make a stop at the Treptower Park with one of the worldwide largest WWII monuments.

Passing sights such as the famous Checkpoint Charlie or the Topography of Terror (former location of the Gestapo), you will visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the site where once the Reich Chancellery with the “Führer Bunker” was located.

At the last station we visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, where Soviet soldiers were hoisting the red victory flag in early May, and the first Soviet memorial in Berlin in the Tiergarten.

Finally, it goes back to the starting point.