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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $15.13

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

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
On this historical walking tour, learn all about Berlin and the Cold War as you follow your guide to Berlin’s top sites. Learn about the two sides of Berlin that remained for 40 years after World War II: one a bastion of the West behind the Iron Curtain and the other a capital city vying to demonstrate the superiority of communism.

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.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station
Departure Time:
10am
Duration:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Alexanderplatz at approximately 2pm

Pricing information

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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • 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: 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.