Discover the many facades of Albert Einstein’s life and work in Berlin. See the university where he taught physics and the synagogue where he played violin. Extended options: visit Berlin New Synagogue and see the Einstein Tower in Potsdam.
- Discover the legacy of Albert Einstein in Berlin with a 5-Star Expert Guide
- Learn about the life and works of one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century
- See the Humboldt University and other places connected to Einstein
- Visit the historic New Synagogue and learn about Einstein’s Jewish roots (3 and 7-hour options only)
- Explore Potsdam and see the Einstein Tower (7-hour option only)
Travel back in time to pre-war Berlin to follow in the footsteps of one of its most distinguished citizens, Albert Einstein. Learn about his personal life, greatest scientific achievements, and escape from the rising anti-Semitism in the German National Socialist Party. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of one of the greatest geniuses in history.
Choose the 2-hour option to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin, where he lived from 1914 to 1932. Your walking tour will begin in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Peace and Freedom, and continue down Unter den Linden to the historic center. You will pass one of the branches of the popular Einstein coffee shop, and stop at the Memorial to May 10, 1933 Nazi Book Burning at Bebelplatz. Einstein forever left Berlin only a few months prior to this event, lucky escaping the Nazi persecution of Jewish people. You will see Humboldt University, previously known as the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, where on 25 November 1915 Einstein presented his field equations of general relativity. Another point of interest will be the beautiful New Synagogue, where Albert was the first violin of the Jewish orchestra.
Choose the 3-hour option to learn more about Einstein’s Jewish roots on a guided tour of the New Synagogue – Centrum Judaicum. This synagogue was built in the mid-19th century as the main place of worship for Berlin’s Jewish community, and has been reconstructed after being badly damaged during Kristallnacht. A visit inside will help you understand what it meant for Einstein to be Jewish in Germany at the time when Adolf Hitler and Nazi party were rising in power.
Choose the 7-hour opton to discover the traces of Albert Einstein in Berlin and Potsdam. This option includes a walking tour of Berlin, including the New Synagogue – Centrum Judaicum, with a round-trip train ticket to Potsdam, where you will visit the Albert Einstein Science Park. It’s a great place to learn more about Einstein’s life and work and see the famous Einstein Tower (Einsteinturm), an architectural symbol of modernism. It was built by Erich Mendelsohn to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity, and the great man visited once. If time permits, you will also discover Einstein’s Forum and other highlights of Potsdam before boarding the return train to Berlin.
- Albert Einstein Walking Tour with Berlin’s New Synagogue and Potsdam’s Einstein Tower (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
- 5-Star Expert Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
- Interesting facts and myths about Albert Einstein’s life and work
- Tickets to the New Synagogue (3 and 7-hour options only)
- Round-trip train tickets to Potsdam with free admission to the Albert Einstein Science Park (7-hour option only)
- Tickets to the New Synagogue (in 2-hour option)
- Round-trip train tickets to Potsdam with free admission to the Albert Einstein Science Park (in 2 and 3-hour options)
- Bus tickets in Potsdam (optional)
- Admission to Einstein Tower
Meet your guide in front of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Please do not enter the hotel, it is only a meeting point and the staff is not informed about the tour. Open in Google Maps
What you should know
- Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
- Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tickets to the New Synagogue and train tickets to Potsdam are not included in the 2-hour option.
- It may be possible to visit the Humboldt University campus as part of the 2-hour tour. The university is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Tickets to the New Synagogue include admission to the museum. The dome is closed for viewing. The synagogue is closed on Saturdays and some public and Jewish holidays, so it may be replaced with extended sightseeing in Potsdam during the 7-hour tour.
- The 7-hour option includes round-trip train tickets from Berlin to Potsdam. Trains run every 20-30 minutes and the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
- On the 7-hour tour, you will have to walk from Potsdam Train Station to the Albert Einstein Science Park. Please wear comfortable shoes as it will be a 10 minute uphill walk. The park can be reached by bus (tickets are not included in this tour), but please note that the bus doesn’t run on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Berlin Albert Einstein Private Guided Tour