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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

  • Explore the history of East Berlin's communist era during a guided walking tour with a small group
  • Visit Cold War-era like the 'Palace of Tears' and the 'Ghost stations'
  • Small group trip limited to no more than nine guests
3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour
From US$ 17.18
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local English-speaking tour guide.
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local Spanish-speaking tour guide.
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Experience what life was like ‘behind the Iron Curtain’ during this 3-hour guided walking tour of East Berlin’s onetime Soviet sector. Join a group of no more than nine guests as you get a first-hand look at life in Communist East Germany, learning about the regime’s notorious Stasi secret police, daring escape attempts, and exploring sites like embassies of the major Cold War powers, plus much more.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon in front of the Starbucks at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. You’ll proceed with your guide and small group into the former East German sector of Berlin, learning about daily life and key events during this critical Cold War period.

Follow the path of the iconic Berlin Wall which once split the now-reunited German capital in half, learning about the people, places and secrets that fueled the battle between East and West during the period following World War II. Over the course of your visit, you’ll get a look at key East Berlin sites from the Soviet period including the one-time embassies of the major Cold War powers, key Berlin Wall crossing spots like the “Palace of Tears,” and the “Death Strip” that once separated the two divided cities.

As you explore, your guide will also share stories about the key events and moments of Cold War Berlin. You’ll learn about the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, hear about dramatic escape stories, and discover the meaning behind the concept of “ostalgie” in modern-day Berlin. Your visit will end around 6pm at either the East Side Gallery or on Bernauer Strasse. For a more detailed run-down of key trip highlights, please review the itinerary details below.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Berlin Free walking tour

Just spent the best part of 3 hours on this free tour: met at the Brandenburg gate at midday and off we went : our guide rachella ( sorry bad spelling)was brilliant, knew her stuff and was funny too! Really good insight into Berlin and...More

Thank V6006RKtimb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Highly recommended

We went on this tour yesterday, we set off from Brandenburg Gate where we met our guide George. He was very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about what he was talking about. I knew a fair bit about WW2 history but learnt quite a lot from...More

Thank 383marky
Reviewed 2 days ago
free walking tour with Max

Absolutely loved the free walking tour with our guide Max. So knowledgeable, encouraged questions, and even added some humor when appropriate. Took us to one of the Jewish monuments, and he nearly brought me to tears with how empathetic and sincere he was in his...More

Thank crobinsonjths
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing history walk with Rochale!

First of all, 3 hours flew! I think it has to do with Rochale's style, with a lot of funny comments and great sense of humor. But she did not lack in knowledge at all, whatever we asked she had an answer to. The walk...More

Thank Damir M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour!

We did the free tour with Geroge (I think) from Missouri. He was an excelente guide, bringing the history to the nations of the audience. He gave us really complete explanations and made the tour fun and really enjoyable. Highly recommendable!

Thank Anita B
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Response from Anacephalic | Reviewed this property |
It's moderate,but we were rather slow compared to the group, and age difference,and we easily caught up at traffic lights