Berlin: Berlin Underground Flak Towers Walking Tour

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This spectacular walk in Berlin will take you into the strange realm inside a WWII-era blown-up air-raid shelter. The Flak Towers (AFD Towers) were built in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna between 1941 and 1943 and you will be able to explore two of the 7 floors of the original Berlin's largest bunker complex. Descend the tower by the only remaining staircase, and learn more about the historical background of these huge gray monsters in the inner districts of the largest cities of the Third Reich. They were part of the amendment of the ambiguous building program, led by Adolf Hitler himself, provided the civilian population with places to live.



Highlights

  • Done in English
  • Immerse yourself in the past, the time of a historical circuit
  • Small group tour

More than 50 people remained in the lower levels of each of the large flak towers, and the upper levels are reserved for military action. Be ready to stare into the abyss of an ancient ordnance facility and thanks to strong and safe steel construction, no one has to suffer from altitude sickness! Now the Flak Towers have been transformed into a refuge for human beings, a dwelling of some of the most mysterious creatures of the night. Bats use the indoor rooms during the winter season for their hibernation, meaning the sanctuary is closed to the public from November until the end of March. Towards the end of the tour you will learn a bit about how these flying mammals actually live.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
The tour starts in the Gesundbrunnen metro station. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.



Departure time :
13 hours 00

Return details:
Return to the original starting point.

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