Guided tour

Berlin: Original Cold War East, Communism & Wall Tour

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Activity provider: Original Europe Tours
Guided tour

Berlin: Original Cold War East, Communism & Wall Tour

Activity provider: Original Europe Tours
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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 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your guide will be waiting for you in front of Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger straße., 10117 Berlin, Germany. Next to the Entrance.
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  • 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.

  • Admission fees
  • Local guide
  • Cold War tour starting in Berlin city center
  • Transportation ticket
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you in front of Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger straße., 10117 Berlin, Germany. Next to the Entrance.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
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4.9 /5

based on 52 reviews

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Booked the tour last minute with my cousin as I have done similar tours in other cities! Our guide Paul was amazing!!! He had such knowledge of the city and of its history that I feel I'm leaving Berlin with an even better appreciation! It was also light hearted and fun and topped off with a local sweet snack mid walk! A list of recommendations of what to do and where to eat was also given to us which I think fulfills any trip! Thanks PAUL!

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March 28, 2023

The absolute best walking tour I have ever done! And I have done a few. Paul was completely amazing. His storytelling is remarkable. He knows what he is talking about and makes the stories very alive and gets everybody with him. I saw myself standing with my mouth open while listening. I definitely recommend this tour.

March 28, 2023

A friend and I chose to do the cold war tour since we had free time. Nothing beats the youth and enthusiasm of the young tour guides, like PAUL FOR EXAMPLE! His tour was great and covered a lot of ground and information. He's a pretty smart guy and if you are looking for a choice of guides, I would highly recommend him.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 61966