Context does walking tours in several cities around the globe. While normally I would never consider this, the fact that the maximum number of participants in a group is 6 and that it's led by a scholar seemed more credible and much more what I was looking for. We debarked on our tour, The Topography of Terror: Nazi Berlin, Saturday morning, meeting our lovely docent near the Brandenburg Gate.
Our docent walked us through the gate, to the Reichstag, then to the Memorial of the Sinti and Roma people (which had just opened the week prior,) on to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, past Hitler's bunker and further on to the Topography of Terror museum all the while, stopping along the way at important buildings and sites. It was fascinating.
|Memorial to Political Prisoners outside of the Reichstag|
|Memorial to the Murdered Roma & Sinti|
|Some refer to the raindrops that sit on the columns as tears.|
|Outside the Topography of Terror Museum - a section of the Wall in the backdrop.|
Our Context Travel Walking Tour was one of the best things we did on our stay in Berlin and it was most definitely worth the 65€ cost per person. I feel like we came away much more knowledgeable but as always, the more one learns, the more questions they have. We were, in fact, so impressed that we immediately tried to book a second tour (on the divided city) but unfortunately, none were running during the remainder of our stay in Berlin.
Luckily, Prague is also one of Context's tour cities and we're looking at booking a walk while we're there in the next couple of weeks.