Berlin, Germany
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Overview

Discover Berlin as the center of the Cold War on this private, guided, 4-hour historical walking tour. After World War II, Berlin became the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Visit some of Berlin’s relevant Cold War locations, like the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, Karl-Marx-Allee, Gethsemane Church, Bornholmer Strasse and much more. Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to a divided city of the Cold War.
  • Private walking tour of Berlin’s Iron Curtain history and sites
  • Gain insight into the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, from WWII through to the Cold War
  • Learn about both sides of the Berlin Wall, which once divided Germany’s capital
  • See where the Berlin Wall protests took place, and hear about the audacious efforts that led to its collapse
  • Visit Alexanderplatz, the Berlin Wall Memorial, Karl-Marx-Allee and other important historical landmarks
Begin this 4-hour walking tour at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station in the city. Meet and greet an expert historian guide, who will provide a detailed account of Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history — specifically its place in the Cold War.
After World War II, Berlin turned from its role as the capital city of Nazi Germany into the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Berlin became the centerpiece of the Cold War, where the two superpowers collided.
Discover this divided city and retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, the site of many remarkable escape attempts, and the remains of the wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery.
Visit Gethsemane Church, the best-known church in the locality of Prenzlauer Berg, where civil rights activists gathered in the late 1980s to protest; Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Bornholmer Strasse, one of the border crossings between East and West Berlin.
Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to a divided city of the Cold War, and get a fascinating insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the Eastern Bloc’s most heavily policed state.
The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin.

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, Sep 2016

Our tour guide Rachel Wells, was extremely knowledgeable and provided us with historical facts as well as visiting actual historical sites. I highly recommend this tour.

S
, Jun 2016

Alex was a great guide and had an wonderfully deep understanding of the DDR era and reunification. His choice of sites and routes through wall areas was very informative. A highlight of our trip and far exceeding expactations.

P
, Apr 2016

What a superb tour and our guide, Philippa, was fantastic! We had booked this as a private tour and she catered it to suit our needs excellently. We learnt so much from her and the way she put things across made it a truly enjoyable four hours. The tour ended at the Stasi Museum which put the whole tour into perfect context. We will certainly be recommending it and Philippa of course! to friends and colleagues. Many thanks!


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