About Berlin Bike Tour: Third Reich and Nazi Germany
How could the Germans allow Hitler's rise to power? Who, if anyone, stood in his way? What was known of the extent of the Holocaust, and what was done against the persecution of the Jews and others? What was life in Berlin like during the Third Reich and during the bombing of World War II? What happened in Berlin once the Soviets defeated the Nazis? Find out on this fascinating Berlin Bike Tour.
To answer these and other difficult questions, this subject-specific tour visits the Jewish ghetto, Nazi bunkers, an air raid shelters, anti-aircraft installations, still-destroyed buildings, resistance movement monuments, World War II battlefields, and much more.
Highlights of this tour include:
- Seeing Jewish businesses destroyed during the infamous Nazi Night of Broken Glass, as well as the monumental New Synagogue that survived that night, at least.
- Exploring the destroyed remnants of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berlin's old main train station, both heavily bombed during air raids, that still stand as a grim reminder to the damages of war.
- Visiting one of the few remaining functional air raid shelters, which was topped with anti-aircraft guns, and was filled way beyond occupancy during the Allied Battle of Berlin.
- Understanding Hitler's immense plan for Berlin, once it would become the Reich capital of Germania, by seeing what remains of Hitler's old government installations.
- Honoring the resistance movements against the Third Reich, particularly the assassination attempts on Hitler, at the Memorial of the July 20th, 1944