- 4-hour walking tour of Berlin’s Cold War sites
- See the Berlin Wall, the Palace of Tears (Traenenpalast), 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 Jan was informative and humorous and, bless him, got us out of trouble with a tram inspector after we had purchased the wrong ticket. Jan showed us everything of importance and provided interesting commentary along the way. He was patient and allowed the group the time to take photos. We didn't miss a thing! This was a great tour and well worth the money.
See my review on the Final Days of WWII. Absolutely brought the WWII times to life for all of us.
Guide Yan was punctual for the start of the tour. He was knowledgeable, witty and humorous. He made the tour entertaining and informative. Yan offered us the choice of taking us back to our pick up point or giving us 1/2 hour extra. We had the 1/2 hour extra. He ensured we were at a point where we could easily get back to our pick up point.
Excellent tour with a very special guide, michael. He was educating us through the entire tour telling us real stories from the people of Berlin stating their opinion on the wall and other aspects of that time. That was the most interesting thing for me because you can have an all around perspective of that era. I strongly recommend this tour as you are going to learn a lot of things you never heard before about the history of Berlin.
One of the best tours I've ever done. Our guide Michael was fantastic. He had an extraordinary knowledge of the era and a very engaging personal manner.
In my 5 years of taking tours throughout Europe, Barnaby was by far the best tour guide I have ever had! The Cold War walking tour of Berlin was very informative with the right amount of humor thrown in.
Excellent!! Excellent! Would give it 6-stars if i could!
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Barnaby did a wonderful job.
Interesting and fun! A lot of stories that makes you feel you were there :
This tour was amazing!
Tarek was our guide and gave an excellent tour - it was very interesting to visit many areas relating to the cold war and to hear more about what really happened here at that time. Checkpoint Charley was not included in the tour - but we visited it the day before on our other tour.