Discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain on this guided, 3-hour walking tour along the trail of the Berlin Wall. Trace the wall’s former route through the city’s center with an expert, 20th-century historian, learning the meaning behind its construction, the realities of living in a divided city and the account of its eventual fall. See surviving sections of the wall and stop to visit the memorials, exhibits, landmarks and street art — a comprehensive account of life before, during and after the Berlin Wall.
3-hour private walking tour of the Berlin Wall
Trace the wall’s route while learning how and why it was erected, developed and destroyed
See surviving sections and stop to visit remarkable memorials, exhibits, landmarks and street art
Learn about the Cold War and hear what life was like behind the Iron Curtain
Enjoy personalized commentary from your private guide, an expert historian and Berlin local
More than 25 years after its fall, the Berlin Wall still ranks at the top of what to see when visiting Berlin. This walking tour begins with a meet and greet with the historian guide at the Berlin Wall Memorial Visitor Center on Bernauer Strasse. Then spend the next three hours exploring the history of this iconic landmark location. For more than a quarter century, the imposing Berlin Wall divided the city into two halves — the freedom of the West side and the Soviet-dominated communist East German side. The concrete wall and its “death strips” were more than just a physical barrier. however. This Iron Curtain represented a symbol of the ideological contrasts between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc. It was literally a city torn in two. Walk the path of part of the former Berlin Wall with a local expert in 20th-century history. See how the wall was constructed and expanded, how it served as a symbol of the Cold War years and how and why it ultimately collapsed. Explore its many exhibits, memorials, artworks and historical locations along the way. Learn about the incredible escape attempts from the Eastern Bloc and find out why Berlin is still very much associated with this structure that no longer exists. Guests are sure to walk away with a clearer understanding of what life in Berlin was like — before, during and after the Berlin Wall. Notice: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A maximum of six people per booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour, highly recommended. Guide was awesome.