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  • Address: Mühlenstraße, Berlin 10243, Germany
  • Admission: Free

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Berlin Wall Tours

At the height of the Cold War in 1961, socialist East Germany erected the Berlin Wall as an imposing concrete barrier that divided Berlin's eastern and western sides for nearly 30 years. In 1989, toward the end of the war and the fall of East Germany and communism in Europe, the wall's demolition began, thus reunifying Germany. Today, sections of the wall remain as permanent reminders of the days when the country (and Berlin) was divided.

The Basics
On Bernauer Strasse, the Berlin Wall Memorial is made up of an original section of the wall and a gun turret. Visit the memorial and various portions of the wall on a small-group tour to learn about the area's history among other travelers, or on a private historian-led tour for an in-depth, personalized experience. Bike tours, Segway tours, and walking tours are all great ways to see the wall's various remaining sections spread across the city, as well as Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous border-crossing spot between the two sides.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial features a visitor center, where you can get an overview of Berlin wall sites and watch a historical film, plus the Documentation Center with its exhibits and the Chapel of Reconciliation, where prayers services are held. 
  • The longest and most interesting remaining stretch of the wall is the open-air East Side Gallery, set on Mühlenstrasse featuring murals painted by international artists in 1990 and again in 2009.
  • Because Berlin's reunification was so successful, it can be difficult to tell the difference between east and west in many parts of the city. Look for the double row of cobblestones to guide you along certain sections of the wall’s course.

How to Get to the Berlin Wall
The almost 100-mile-long (160-km) Berliner Mauerweg is a multi-use path that runs along the former wall, with 40 multilingual information stations posted along the way. In other parts of the city, lengths of the wall are covered in psychedelic graffiti, like that at the East Side Gallery on Mühlenstrasse. Sections of the wall also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters.

When to Get There
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 until 6 or 7pm, depending on the season. The East Side Gallery is always available to visit, and the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie is open daily from 9am to 10pm.

Berlin Sights Along the Wall
It's ironic that Berlin's most popular attraction, for the most part, no longer exists. Because the Berlin Wall disappears and reappears around the city, you can see several of the German capital's most important landmarks as you visit the wall. Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Brandenburg Gate can be seen easily on a bicycle tour, weather permitting.

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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.)

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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin, Berlin, Walking Tours
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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 $17.68
Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide, Berlin, Walking 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.)

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Private Berlin Day and Night Photography Walking Tour, Berlin, Private Transfers
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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.)

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Berlin Wall Walking Tour with Historian Guide, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Berlin Wall Walking Tour with Historian Guide

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Trace the route of the Berlin Wall on this 3-hour walking tour led by an expert historian guide. Learn about the wall’s construction and expansion, get a ...  Read more

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

From USD $104.00
Private Half-Day Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War Sites, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Half-Day Berlin Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War Sites

Follow the route of the Berlin Wall on this 4-hour bike tour. Explore the authentic sites, see the former "death strip" and learn about how it cut ...  Read more

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

From USD $251.28
Private Berlin Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer, Berlin, Private ... 
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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 $77.34
Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

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This 3­ hour tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. A historian will reveal ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.00
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin

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Be prepared to experience this unique all-in-one, bike tour. Spend about 3.5-hours exploring Berlin's history, and the Prussian Monarchy with your ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.36
Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, Berlin, Bike & Mountain Bike 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 $30.31

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