House of the Wannsee Conference
During this tour pass by the “House of the Wannsee Conference”, a former industrialist’s villa built in 1914-15 and used from 1941 to 1945 by the SS as a conference centre and guest house — on 20 January 1942, fifteen high-ranking representatives of the SS, the NSDAP [Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei] and various ministries met to discuss their cooperation in the planned deportation and murder of the European Jews. “The Solution of the Jewish Question”.
(Entrance is not guaranteed and only can be confirmed upon location)
Allied Museum Berlin
The objects you see at the Allied Museum are almost exclusively originals, most of them from the museum's collection. When the Western powers marched into Berlin in the summer of 1945 and held a parade together with the occupying forces of the Soviet Union, the Soviets ordered the population to fly the flags of the four victorious powers to welcome the troops. One of the highlights of the permanent exhibition is the Hastings TG 503, a British transport plane from the Airlift era. It stands on the Museum grounds and has become a sort of emblem of the Museum. In the warmer months, generally from April to October, you can visit the interior of the airplane as well.
(The Museum is closed on Mondays)
Nuclear Bomb Shelter
Since 1974 Berlin has had a nuclear bomb shelter beneath the Ku’damm Karree, built to provide shelter for 3.592 people in the event of a nuclear attack. We will be visiting parts of this gigantic area. Just the mere thought is more than chilling, to imagine what it would be like to be amongst the “fortunate” 3.592 people in this environment.
(This visit is not suitable for guests with claustrophobia)