Peenemünde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin


9 days from £1,079pp

About the tour: Peenemünde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin


Tour Introduction

On this tour we delve into the past and explore the history of Nazi Germany. We begin in Peenemunde, a small island located off the coast of Germany, where the rocket development programme began. We then travel to the Baltic coat at Prora and right onto the Rugen Island, to see where members of the National Socialist Party would go on holiday. Continuing through the country we head to Berlin, where we take an in-depth look at Hitler’s capital, visiting the Holocaust Memorial and taking a look at the 1945 struggle for Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag. We spend a day visiting the German Army headquarters in Zossen-Wunsdorf, before we head back to Berlin where we spend a final day revisiting the past.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Holland for an overnight stay.

Day 2

We travel across western Germany to the Baltic coast to our hotel in Greifswald for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Peenemunde V-Weapons

We start at Peenemunde, an island on the Baltic coast where the Germany rocket development programme began to build the ‘Vengeance’ weapons in WW2. We see the superb Peenemunde museum, look around the area where the camps and worksites were, take a guided tour of the V-weapon launch sites (now part of a nature reserve and normally closed to public access). We also visit the graves of those killed in the bombing of this area.

Included meals: Breakfast

Peenemunde Museum

Peenemunde Museum (6)

Key Visits

  • Peenemunde V-Weapons Site
  • Peenemunde V-1 Weapons Site
  • Peenemunde Cemetery
  • Peenemunde Museum
  • Peenemunde V-1 Launch Ramp

Day 4 - Prora - ‘Strength Through Joy’ programme

At Prora we go right onto the Baltic coast on the Rügen Island and look at the massive complex built between 1936 and 1939, so that ordinary Germans who were members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday. Part of the Nazi ‘Strength Through Joy’ programme, there are eight huge identical buildings, classic examples of Nazi architecture from this period. A new visitors' centre helps explain the story and the human cost behind such a project.

Included meals: Breakfast

Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex

Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex (4)

Key Visits

  • Prora: Baltic Coast
  • Prora: Strength Through Joy Complex
  • Prora: Main Buildings

Day 5 - The Holocaust: Ravensbrück & Berlin

We travel down to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp to look at the story of the Holocaust. This was the only women's camp, and was where British SOE agents were taken, including Violette Szabo GC, who was murdered here in 1945. We see the Visitor's Centre, the museum, and take time to visit the site of the camp. From here we travel to Berlin, where we look at the Holocaust in the city seeing the memorial to the Jews who were deported to camps, at Gleis 17, and then the Holocaust Memorial near the Brandenburg Gate. We then continue to our hotel in Berlin for three nights.

Included meals: Breakfast

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial (5)

Key Visits

  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Gleis 17
  • Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, Main Gate
  • Ravensbruck Concentration Camp

Day 6 - Zossen Wehrmacht HQ & Seelow Heights

Today we visit Zossen-Wünsdorf, the massive German Army headquarters south of Berlin. Here we see unique ‘rocket-shaped’ air raid shelters, get a guided tour of the underground headquarters site, visit the military museum and, as Wünsdorf is also a ‘book town’, there will be time to explore this side of the site too. We then travel to Seelow to look at the fighting on the Seelow Heights in 1945, visiting the Russian Memorial and the area where the Soviet attacks were made.

Included meals: Breakfast

Zossen-Wünsdorf

Zossen-Wünsdorf (3)

Key Visits

  • Seelow Soviet Memorial
  • Zossen-Wünsdorf

Day 7 - Berlin: Hitler's Captial

This morning we take a short walking tour in central Berlin, seeing signs of the street fighting in 1945, the key sites here on the Unter den Linden, and the Babelplatz where the Nazi book-burning took place in 1936. Lunchtime in the Alexanderplatz area, and in the afternoon we visit the site of the Luftwaffe Headquarters, visit the Topography of Terror looking at the crimes of the Nazi Regime, see the Anhalter Bahnhof area, once the largest railway station in Europe, and then take time to look at the fighting in 1945 around the Reichstag and Tiergarten, including the Russian Memorial.

Included meals: Breakfast

Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin

Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin (7)

Key Visits

  • The Reichstag
  • Topography of Terror
  • Victory Column, Berlin
  • Berlin Battle Damage
  • Luftwaffe HQ, Berlin
  • Anhalter Bahnhof

Day 8

We leave Berlin and travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Greifswald am Gorzberg, located in the south of Greifswald followed by three nights in Berlin at the Vienna House Easy Berlin or City Hotel Berlin East, or similar.

Overnight stays in Holland and Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

Mercure Greifswald Am Gorzberg

Mercure Greifswald Am Gorzberg

About the hotel

The 4-star Mercure Greifswald Am Gorzberg is located in the Greifswald Sudstadt district. The Baltic city of Greifswald charms visitors with its nautical flair and has many visitor attractions such as the city harbour, beaches and the island of Rugen.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Silver Service Coach

Silver Service, refreshments
Silver Service, lounge
Silver Service, entertainment

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Travel Extras

With an overnight stay, a Door-to-Door pick up or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

Door-to-Door service

On Battlefield tours of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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