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  2. Berlin
  3. Stasi Museum

Berlin: Berlin Wall and the Cold War Walking Tour

Product ID: 9925
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For decades after the Second World War, there were two Berlins: one a bastion of the West behind the Iron Curtain, the other a capital city vying to demonstrate the superiority of Communism. Learn how the city became one again.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Wall Memorial and hear about life in a divided city
  • Hear stories of daring escapes at the Wall memorial Bernauer Straße
  • Walk on Bornholmer Strasse - the first border point to open in 1989
Full description
During the tour you learn how the Allied Powers divided Berlin into four sectors at the end of the War and see where three of those sectors converged at Potsdamer Platz – a square that now boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and that has become a symbol of the new Berlin. Walk down “Stalinallee”, the representative boulevard in the East with its wedding-cake architecture designed to illustrate Communist might during the Cold War.

Visit the Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the complexity of the security measures designed to prevent East Germans from reaching West Berlin. Learn about the risks many nonetheless took to escape and thus thwart the efforts of the notorious state security service, the Stasi.

Visit 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. See where these efforts first led to the breaching of the Wall at Bornholmer Strasse and end at the longest stretch of the Wall still intact, the Eastside Gallery, which has been turned into an impressive open-air artwork.
Includes
  • English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Public transport
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour will make use of public transportation the costs of which are not inclusive.
Please bring along a valid AB public transport ticket (EUR 7.00 per person for a day pass; prices correct as of January 2016; prices subject to change)
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Berlin Walks

Product ID: 9925