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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Highlights
  • Discover Berlin’s Cold War history and view its most famous sites, such as the location of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie

  • Save time negotiating the busy streets with a professional tour guide and specific itinerary

  • Visit the last remains of the Berlin Wall and learn about life in the German Democratic Republic

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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
US$ 16.65
Overview

Berlin is known as a pivotal city in 20th-century politics, but its Cold War history is often overshadowed by its role in the Second World War. Familiarize yourself with the significant sites of Cold War Berlin and learn about life in the divided city from a professional guide. Visit notable attractions, including the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie, while avoiding the hassle of map reading and guidebooks and gaining holistic insight into the complex history of this city.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at Zoologischer Garten underground station and hear an account of the changes Berlin underwent after the Second World War, from the capital city of Nazi Germany to a city that came to represent the clash of two superpowers.

Then, follow the former site of the Berlin Wall and its “death strip”. Learn more about the many attempts to escape as you walk along Bernauer Strasse, toward the last remains of the wall itself at the Berlin Wall Memorial.

Next, walk through Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin, and discover how the Cold War divided not only the city, but the country too. The next stop is the Brandenburg Gate, an important but everchanging symbol throughout the history of Berlin.

As you tread the very streets, learn more about what life was like behind the wall, gaining insights into the German Democratic Republic, before concluding your journey in the centre of East Berlin or Alexander Platz.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
AMAZING TOUR

Fantastic! Barnaby was amazing and very very very informative!! Highly highly recommend this tour and gave my family and I an excellent over veiw of the Cold War. #gobarnaby

Thank HannahGC05
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic and informative tour

We loved our Cold War tour with Jamie. It was fantastic and Jamie’s stories and knowledge were excellent. My whole family rated it as a highlight of our stay in Berlin and we visited places we would never have been to without the tour. It...More

Thank cp5902018
InsiderTourBerlin, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We're delighted to hear that your whole family enjoyed your tour with Jamie! We're very proud to have him on the team! Thank you for choosing Insider Tour, and thank you for taking the time to recommend us, we really appreciate it! Hoping...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cold War Tour with Nickolai was amazing

We took a very interesting tour last month with our friendly and knowledgeable guide Nickolai. I like to think of myself as a bit of a history buff, but Nickolai’s stories of Cold War era Berlin we’re not only fascinating but new, interesting information that...More

Thank Erik M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Barnaby told the story with vim, humour and poignancy

He was also erudite, articulate and illuminating. A complex history was made accessible and fun through a series of interesting and relevant sites. Excellent value for over four hours of entertainment, education and sightseeing. Perhaps this is all the better for being one of their...More

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Cold War walking tour

Absolutely a fantastic tour. Our guide was Brian and he was awesome. Wonderful information in the history of post WWII. We enjoyed it

Thank Ram2264
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Emma B
20 May 2018|
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Response from PTOwner15 | Reviewed this property |
4 hours, including several breaks and 3 short U-Bahn train rides. You need to buy a day ticket for the train (€7.40) on top of the cost of the Tour
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Liz W
5 May 2018|
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Response from Jenga222 | Reviewed this property |
I’d check accessibility on the metro- I’m pretty sure they have to be accessible. All the main locations are flat or have slopes. Let the company know in advance so they can make sure they choose the right entrances and... More
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