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  • Address: Mühlenstraße, Berlin 10243, Germany
  • Admission: Free
At the height of the Cold War in 1961, the notorious Berlin Wall was erected by communist East Germany, dividing Berlin (and the whole country) for nearly 30 years. With the downfall of communism in Poland, the Czech Republic, and other central European countries, the Berlin Wall was ceremonially torn down in November 1989, unifying East and West Germany once again.

Today, sections of the wall remain as permanent reminders of the days when Germany was split. On Bernauer Straße, the Berlin Wall Memorial is made up of an original section of the wall and a gun turret, plus a visitor center and a chapel of reconciliation. Checkpoint Charlie was the infamous border-crossing spot between the two countries; close by is a museum showcasing some of the more desperate escape attempts from East to West. In other parts of the city, lengths of the wall are covered in psychedelic graffiti—the East Side Gallery on Mühlen Straße is a multicolored, open-air monument to the wall's demise.

Tours of the Berlin Wall by bike, Segway, and foot are great ways to see the various sections of the wall. To learn more about the area and its history, book a private tour with a historian or a combo history city tour.

Practical Info

The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße is open daily from 8am to 10pm. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am to either 6 or 7pm, depending on the season. The East Side Gallery on Mühlenstrasse is always available for visits, while the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie on Friedrichstrasse is open daily from 9am to 10pm with an admission cost of 12.50. Sections of the wall also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters and on Bernauer Straße.

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Berlin Wall And Cold War Walking Tour in Berlin, Berlin, null
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Berlin Wall And Cold War Walking Tour in Berlin

Join this guided Berlin walking tour and learn about Berlin Wall and the Cold War in the city. See the main sights of the Cold War in Berlin and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.50
Private Guided Van Tour: Berlin Wall with Living Witness Commentary, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Guided Van Tour: Berlin Wall with Living Witness Commentary

Explore the Berlin Wall in a private van tour with a real refugee and guide and discover their unique perspective on history! See the Berlin Wall structure, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,196.23
Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide, Berlin, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

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Discover Berlin’s history on this 4-hour tour with your own private driver and guide. See Berlin’s historic center, walk through the Brandenburg Gate, see the ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.81
Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.22
Private Berlin Day and Night Photography Walking Tour, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Berlin Day and Night Photography Walking Tour

Explore the streets of Berlin with this private day and night photography waking tour. Capture the best of the reunified city by taking a walk along the former ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $266.43
Private Half-Day Third Reich Historical Walking Tour in Berlin, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Third Reich Historical Walking Tour in Berlin

Start your private half-day historical Third Reich walking tour at Berlin's Reichstag and see the most important places of the Third Reich in the city center. ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $369.74
Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

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Discover Berlin on a bike in a 3.5-hour tour and get to know the city's highlights. Your knowledgeable bike guide will make sure you will have an unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.84
Private 3-Hour Berlin Walking Tour: East and West Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Host, Berlin, ... 
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Private 3-Hour Berlin Walking Tour: East and West Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Host

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour in recent history and understand more about Berlin during Cold War from a local passionate about its fascinating history in this ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.27
Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, Private ... 
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour in Berlin and discover the German capital with a personal guide. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.48
Private Berlin Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Berlin Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer

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Capture the best of the reunified Berlin by taking a walk along the former border during this 3-hour photography focused exploration. Shoot the Berlin Wall, ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $152.25

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