1. Germany
  2. Berlin
  3. Berlin Wall

Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour

Product ID: 11531
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Get an insider’s look at the Cold War on a walking tour around Berlin. Discover how it came about, what life was like behind the wall, how it crumbled down, and much more on a fascinating journey into one of the most intriguing episodes in history.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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  • Get an insider's glimpse at the history of the Cold War in Berlin
  • Retrace the route of the wall
  • Learn about life behind the wall
  • Hear about incredible escape attempts from the GDR
  • See hidden areas of former death strips and espionage points
  • Marvel at the bustling Alexanderplatz
  • Pass by the Palace of Tears
Full description
Follow the ghost-like trail of the death strip and wall, and discover everything there is to know about the Cold War on a fascinating walking tour around Berlin. Learn about where the cold war powers formerly confronted each other, the routines and duties of border guards, Soviet and allied forces, the Stasi and the CIA.

Get an extraordinary insight into what it was like to live in the eastern bloc, and hear about failed escapes, and how the border command were ordered to shoot to kill anyone who would dare attempt the heinous crime of emigration, known as “flight from the Republic.”

Learn about how the M16 and the CIA tunneled under the Wall into the Soviet Zone and tapped into the Red Army’s secret communications, about the methods used by Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell.

Discuss the state of the present German society and the plight of former East Germans. Learn about the changes that German society went through, from shopping to daily life and work, and what the future holds.

Explore sites such as ghost stations, former guard towers, and hidden areas of the death strip, espionage points of the CIA and KGB, and much more.
  • 4-hour tour with English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Public Transportation tickets

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting point West: In front of McDonald's, outside main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz, 10623 Berlin.

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We walk rain or shine, every day.