Guided tour

Berlin: Cold War, East Berlin, Communism & Berlin Wall Tour

Berlin: Cold War, East Berlin, Communism & Berlin Wall Tour

From US$ 5.67 per person

See the sights and learn about the history of the former East Berlin on this walking tour. Visit major landmarks and remnants of the wall has left behind including the East Side Gallery, guard towers, and the Berlin Wall memorial.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Join a guided walking tour looking at East-West divide, the Cold War, and communism
  • See major landmarks the wall has left behind
  • Explore off-the-beaten path sights
  • Learn stories of horror and triumph from wall escapes and forced conscription
  • Explore what life was like on the dark side of the wall
Full description

Get a complete picture of a divided Germany on this tour on foot through the capital. See traces of the former East-West divide and follow your guide to such crucial sites as the East Side Gallery and Berlin Wall Memorial and get a clearer image of history.

Head out east from your meeting point, making stops at border crossings, escape points, and famous East Berlin landmarks. Through the lens of your guide, come to understand the Cold War and communism in Berlin. Listen as the guide points out the differences between east and west Berlin.

Look at propaganda from each side that is still visible today. Hear stories of tragedy and triumph along the route to some of Berlin’s most famous historic points. See the East Gallery, featuring pieces of the wall adorned with modern art that shows the continuation of the wall's effects today. Take a look at where armed border guards once stood sentry.

Explore the Berlin Memorial, the central memorial site of German division, in the middle of the capital. See the last piece of the Berlin Wall complete with the original preserved grounds. Take in the traces of the original border obstacles and let your guide fill in the blanks with tales of real life horror and inspiration.

Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Local guide
  • Cold War tour starting in Berlin city center
  • Transportation ticket
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you at the front door of Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Alexanderplatz 7. Next to Burger King Entrance.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
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March 11, 2018

Eine sehr informative und interessante Führung mit kompetentem Führer!

April 12, 2018

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