Berlin - The Downfall" (includes: former Ministry of Propaganda, Georg Elser Memorial, location of the New Chancellery, location of the "Führer Bunker", Holocaust Memorial)

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The Downfall" (includes: former Ministry of Propaganda, Georg Elser Memorial, location of the New Chancellery, location of the "Führer Bunker", Holocaust Memorial)

Sat, 6 Nov
(35 reviews)
Georg Elser Memorial, Berlin, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

This 45-minute tour will take you to locations and sites relevant to WWII and the Holocaust. Some of them were already featured on my "Tracing Evil" tour, this part, which you may refer to as "Part 2", focuses on the Nazi regime's downfall, starting with the site of the erstwhile Ministry of Propaganda where infamous Nazi-on-steroids, Joseph Goebbels, concocted the most vicious campaigns against all sorts of minorities, with the aim of getting rid of them by deportation and murder. Then, we'll see a memorial dedicated to a man of rare courage, Georg Elser, who - sadly unsuccessfully - tried to assassinate Hitler on the night of November 9, 1939. Next, we'll see the site of the New Chancellery, now gone, and good riddance! After that, we'll visit the site where Hitler and his vicious propaganda minister took the easy way out by killing themselves: the bunker. Or rather, what's left of it. Last on our tour is a visit to Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, a memorial the size of 2 football fields smack in the centre of town, dedicated to the more than 6m Jews murdered by the Nazis.

Meet Martin


Berlin’s stunning landscape can stupefy you. Home to over 200 parks, forests and green spaces, and over a hundred lakes - replete with beautiful lidos and sandy beaches - it’s one of the greenest cities in the world. Martin helps you discover all this, and more! Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010 and experienced a potpourri of different cultures. At university, he explored German history and studied German-Jewish exile organizations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis. Following his graduation, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organized by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. This led Martin back to Berlin, and he re-discovered the city he had left long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. Since then, his tours have been peppered with adventures and exciting stories, ranging from European cultures to celebrities like Marlene Dietrich. “I once gate-crashed the building where David Bowie used to live in Berlin with a customer who was a huge David Bowie fan and ‘bumped’ into a resident who promptly invited us to have coffee!” he says.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Adam M.

15 September 2021

One of the most educational tours of the entire heygo tour portfolio. Never disappoint. Thank you Martin for sharing your vast knowledge with us.

Joy G.

10 September 2021

Martin is outstanding!

Patricia E.

10 September 2021

Martin is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide, he presents a very dark period of history with sensitivity and compassion. He interacts well with the group answering questions appropriately

Dee (NSW Australia) B.

10 September 2021


Emma H.

09 September 2021

A really interesting and very emotional tour. Thank you.

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