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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $15.51

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Get an authentic feel of East Berlin on this guided half-day walking tour. On this tour perfect for history buffs, see top attractions of the German capital including the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz and the East Side Gallery. Learn from your expert guide how the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was formed after World War 2 and remained until the end of the Cold War, and learn what life was like for citizens of the GDR during the war.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
On this historical walking tour of East Berlin, learn all about Berlin and the Cold War as you follow your expert guide to Berlin’s top sites including the Berlin Wall. Learn about the two sides of Berlin that remained for 40 years after World War 2: one a bastion of the West behind the Iron Curtain and the other a capital city vying to demonstrate the superiority of communism. When you visit Potsdamer Platz, hear stories of how the allied powers divided Berlin into four sectors at the end of the WW2 and see where three of those sectors converged. Today, this square boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and has become a symbol of the new Berlin.
Walk down Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly known as Stalinallee, and learn how this boulevard’s wedding cake-like architecture was designed to illustrate communist power during the Cold War. Explore the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the security arrangements designed to prevent GDR citizens from reaching West Berlin. Learn from your guide about the risks that many people took to escape the notorious state security service, the Stasi, and how many lost their lives in the attempt.
Continue to the Gethsemane Church in Prenzlauer Berg, where many courageous East German civil rights activists gathered in the late 1980s to protest the regime and helped usher in the peaceful revolution that culminated in Germany’s reunification. End your walking tour at the East Side Gallery, where the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall is still intact. Explore this historic area that has now been turned into an impressive open-air artwork with more than 100 contributions from worldwide artists.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Departure Time:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Alexanderplatz at approximately 2pm

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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone pass (approx 7.00 Euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Steven K, September 2016

This tour was amazing. We saw many sights that we would never have been able to see on our own. The tour was four hours, and we used the Berlin metro to get to many of the sites. Our guide, Rick, was exceptionally enthusiastic about this tour he said it was his favourite one. He didn't just show us sites, he personalized the experience, and made us understand what life was like for East Berliners.

Reviewed by: Andrej P, June 2016

The guide (Pip) was realy nice, she knew enough history and exciting facts to make the tour worth the money. So the tour and the guide were good, but the agency Viator is not reliable. On your site you post that the tours are sold-out. This is not the case. Non of the tours were sold out.