- 4-hour walking tour of Berlin’s Cold War sites
- See the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Embassy and hidden areas of the Death Strip
- Learn about the military tension between the United States and its NATO allies and the Soviet Union and its allies
- Hear about the CIA, KGB and Stasi surveillance techniques
- Get to know how life was for Berlin's citizens during the Cold War
- Great for history buffs!
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What You Can Expect
Your expert guide will describe the duties of the border guards, the Soviet and Allied forces and the Stasi, as well as the CIA during the Cold War. Find out what happened to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) leadership, including Erich Honecker, Walter Ulbricht and Wilhelm Pieck. See and touch the remains of the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Berlin for about 30 years, find out how life was like in the Eastern Bloc's most Stalinist state and hear stories about successful and failed escapes from the GDR.
As you walk from site to site, hear about the military tension between the United States and its NATO allies and the Soviet Union and its allies. See hidden areas of the Death Strip, and learn about how the MI6 and the CIA tunneled the Berlin Wall and Soviet Zone and tapped the Red Army's secret communications.
See the monumental former Soviet Embassy (today the Russian Embassy), located on the grand boulevard 'Unter den Linden' - in the heart of the enemy. See how it reflects the Stalinist architecture and stands out from those of the other structures on the boulevard. Discover intelligence points of the CIA, KGB and Stasi, and learn about their surveillance techniques and equipment. Hear about former eastern Germans in present society, from former Stasi agents to every-day citizens -- what do they miss about the GDR?
Our guide was called Michael and the tour was amazing! I am german and learned so much and I saw so many places I haven't seen before although it was my 5th time in Berlin. I would recommend this tour to everyone, also to germans who speak a little english.
Great tour! Our guide, Michael, was very knowledgable and informative. The stories that he told about the various sites in East Berlin were interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. He kept us walking at a fairly quick pace, so there was no dawdling. Even so, our tour lasted 4.5 hrs rather than 4 which was fine. It was a fantastic tour with a superb guide.