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.