I should do more short trips in Europe while I'm here. I usually neglect the north of Germany too because I don't like the long drive and if I'm flying I might as well go to another country, which is often cheaper anyway. It's also quicker to drive to say Czech Rep than it is to Berlin.
So saying that, the wife and I are going to Berlin for a few days in a couple of weeks time. I've been before, about 8 years ago. I'll be staying really close to the (Rob) Halford Bar, because that place was awesome \m/
Berlin is a cool city and I look forward to seeing it again. Mrs München Don has never been there either.
I'll need your opinion of Berlin, or Portable Mink's. We've got 2 full days in Berlin before a big tour, and were going to fill it in with 3 walking tours from
We were looking at the WW2 tour, the Cold War tour and the Berlin Now one.
I think Dachau and Auschwitz are on the other bigger tours, and to tell the truth, I'm not that interested in Jewish stuff with the Jewish Berlin tour. I lived in and around Caulfield for nearly 40 years. So no need for a couple of them.
I did the Insider tour last year with that company (guide was Barnaby). I found it really good, the city has so much history and that company did a great job of bringing it to life for me. The insider tour is the starter tour containing a bit of everything(ww2, holocaust and cold war) which i then used on my later days to explore in more detail some areas. Cant comment on the ones you have picked but I could easily see how you can do specific walks concentrating on each period, as there is so much to cover.
In general Berlin is a very easy city to discover things on your own if you didn't want to do 3 tours. All sites/museums/galleries etc are in English. Maps highlighting important sites and even suggested walks are readily available. Also the subway is very convenient to get around.
You can buy a single pass that gets you into nearly all the museums/galleries, which is good value if that appeals.