ELBE DAY TOUR – Private Day Tour from Berlin

This private day trip ELBE DAY tour combines sightseeing, remembrance and commemoration of an event that went around the world: the famous ELBE DAY from April 25, 1945 in Torgau and surrounding places.

We invite you to join us on a unique historical tour from Berlin, where you will have the opportunity to explore the sites of the Elbe River meeting between U.S. and Soviet troops in April 1945. This tour is a fascinating opportunity to learn about the events that took place during one of the most significant moments in history. The ELBE DAY tour starts in Berlin/Potsdam at your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point. We leave the capital south towards the Elbe river.

In the small town of Torgau on the Elbe River we will visit the historical place where the world famous photo of the handshake between the American and Soviet troops was taken on April 25, 1945. You will have the chance to witness the exact location where this historic moment occurred, and our expert guides will provide you with detailed information about the events of that time.

From the overlooking tower of the Hartenfels castle in Torgau we can see far into the Elbe landscape of the opposite river bank.

At the foot of the impressive castle lies the former bridge, where the ELBE DAY photo was taken. The Link-up monument in Torgau, erected in September 1945 by Soviet troops, depecits Soviet  and American flags in order to commemorate the events. The photo taken at the Elbe bridge became a symbol of the end of the National Socialist rule. We discover the few traces in the historic city center that remind us of those days.

Furthermore we will pay tribute to the grave of US-Army soldier Joe Polowsky, who was buried in Torgau in the midst of the Cold War. The cemetery is close to the notorious prison "Fort Zinna", whose Alliied POWs joined the meeting at the Elbe river.

The journey continues towards the south, where the actual first meeting of the two Allies in April 1945 took place. Here, too, some traces remind us of this historic moment.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover the history of the liberation and its significance in world history. Join us on this unforgettable journey to the site where the U.S. and Soviet troops met, and gain a deeper understanding of the events that shaped our world.





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Meeting point:

Your hotel or an individual meeting point.


It goes back to the meeting point.


All-Day-Trip (app. 9 hours).  The tour includes a break and short walks at selected stopovers. Therefore, please think of adequate clothing and comfortable shoes. Of course, the tour will take place in any weather. We have umbrellas on bord.


899,00 € per group for up to 8 persons.


English or German

Group size:

Max. 8 people in the "Buchanka" (+ guide and driver). For larger groups we can organize an additional transport.

Still open questions?

Please write an email: info@berlinstaiga.de or call 0160-5 111 887 (also SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Telegram)

What you get:

+ a unique day trip to historical sites of the ELBE DAY

+ a competent, certified driver and guide

+ Soft drink and other surprises on board

+ an exciting tour by the specialist for tours about the Soviet and WWII history in the region


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