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  1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Berlin Wall

Private Walking Tour of the Berlin Wall

Product ID: 21065
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Visit some of the few remaining portions of the Berlin Wall on this half-day walking tour. Hear about the history of divided Berlin. Learn about Cold War politics, the Wall's construction, escape attempts and how the people of Berlin coped.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See remaining sections of the Berlin Wall
  • Stand on the spot where the Wall was breached for the first time in November 1989
  • Learn about Berlin during the Cold War
  • Visit the Gleim and Bernau Street tunnels
  • View the Berlin Wall Memorial
Full description
This half-day walking tour begins at one of the most notable and historic sites in Berlin: Bornholmer Street border crossing. On Nov 9 1989, after 28 years of separation, this is where the wall first came down, allowing 20,000 East Berliners to immediately cross the border. We will visit remnants of the Wall and view placards commemorating that historic night.

The outdoor exhibition conveys how the West was sealed off from the East and shows a preserved piece of the border fortification with Death Strip and watch tower, as well as excavations of the house foundations destroyed for the wall's construction. Along the way you will encounter literary quotes, testimonies and photographs that document Berlin's Cold War history and allow you to comprehend what life in the divided city was like for Berliners.

We follow the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip and encounter many tracks of its existence known only to insiders. On the way we will cover many well-known parts of the Berlin Wall and have the opportunity to view a reconstructed portion of it, complete with Death Strip and watchtower, at the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Includes
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please be at the location 20 minutes before the beginning of the tour: 75 Bornholmer Straße, Berlin 10439.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Our tours take place in all weather conditions, even if it is raining or cold. In the event of rain we offer the free use of rain ponchos.

Please note that, for groups of 3 or more persons, cancellation is not possible less than 3 days before the tour.

Organized by

BERLIN BIKE TOUR

Product ID: 21065