An infamous and universally loathed symbol of political division, the Berlin Wall separated West and East Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
Guards patrolling the Wall’s watchtowers and mined ‘death strip’ were ordered to shoot East Berliners attempting to escape to the West, and increasingly the Wall became a canvas for protest murals and memorials.
In the sectors of Wall that remain, it is these very human aspects of the Wall that continue to fascinate.
Our four hour Segway tour of Berlin was awesome. We really enjoyed the great mix of fun and interesting sights and history. Our tour guide was Marriette and she was really first class - looked after us 'Segway newbies' really well (after only 5 or 10 minutes practice everyone of our group was relaxed and confident using Segways). My wife and I would highly recommend this particular tour of Berlin. Marriette, Wallid and the crew were extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about Berlin. Go for it!!
Fabulous tour of the city of Berlin. Liked the interesting facts the guide told us about the Berlin wall.
Really excellent tour. Started on time and took in most of the popular tourist sights and gave directions to others not visited. The guide (Matti) was very good, spoke perfect English and gave us some very interesting snippets of information about the sights we were seeing and life in East Germany before the wall came down.
We booked to take this tour on our first afternoon in Berlin so that we could identify the places we wanted to go back to see in more detail. The tour was perfect for this and each time we saw something for the second time we recalled something that Matti had told us about the location.
The tour was excellent value for money so we gave a good tip to the guide.
Today, remnants of the Berlin Wall can be seen in Friedrichshain, known as the East Side Gallery and featuring artworks by painters from around the world.
Sections also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters, and on Bernauer Straße.