By utilizing methods such as employing radical street thugs to fight their opponents and sophisticated propaganda, the Nazis were able to conquer the cosmopolitan and traditionally “leftist” capital of the Weimar Republic. Once they were in power, Hitler planned – together with Albert Speer – a new and imposing city that was to be renamed “Germania.” The associated building projects, together with the overall destruction caused by the subsequent events of WWII, permanently changed the face of the city.
Our private tour follows the chronology of the Third Reich: from its chaotic beginnings, through the elaborate seizure of power, the brutal terror and design of the associated political leadership structures, to the unconditional final struggle that finally led to their downfall. While many members of the NSDAP hierarchy will be discussed at length, our private guides will also address how these leaders manipulated prior “German” history for their own deadly purposes, explore the lives of the common people who lived in Berlin at the time, and even delve into several major instances when German citizens chose to resist the will of the Nazis. This will be done in order to give the most well-rounded idea of how life in Berlin was like during the twelve worst years of its history.
In order to accomplish these tasks, we will take you to the original sites that are still visible, and refer to those that are no longer visible via visual material.