- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Begin your tour at Hackescher Markt train station in East Berlin at 10am. From there, head to the Berlin Wall memorial 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 Bornholmer Strasse to see the spot where the Wall fell in 1989 and hear the story behind this historic event.
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.
Then visit the former headquarters of the Stasi, East Germany’s terrifying secret police, and learn how the East German state increasingly spied upon its own people, creating a system of complete government control over its citizens.
Conclude your tour at Alexanderplatz, the site of the iconic TV tower in the heart of the former East German capital.
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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)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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.
Reviewed by: Claire W, October 2016
We did this tour with guide Rick, who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was an excellent tour where we saw things that we would not have found on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the history behind the building of the wall and what life was like for east Berliners during that time. It is a fascinating insight into the history of the city at that time.
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.