5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the staging ground of the military conflict between the Western world and the communist world. With your expert guide, see the Berlin Wall and hidden areas of the Death Strip, former guard towers and underground 'Ghost Stations', the Soviet Embassy and espionage points of the CIA and KGB. Learn about the leaders of East Germany, including Erich Honecker, and hear from your guide how life was like for Berlin's citizens during the almost 45 years of conflict.

Highlights

  • 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

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

On this Cold War walking tour through Berlin, discover the city’s Cold War-related sites and remember the nearly 45 years of political conflict that came to an end in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union.

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?

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent Tour - enjoyable and our guide Nicoli was fantastic.
On Saturday we had rain forcast, but only a slight drizzle in the AM.
This turned out to be a personal tour for us.
GREAT! Highly recommend,

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