Berlin Wall and The Cold War Private Tour of East Berlin
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Duration: up to 2 hours
- Visit some of the city's most notable landmarks in the old East Berlin.
- Imagine how the city was once divided as you listen to the guide's anecdotes.
- Take time to reflect on the tragic fate of those who attempted to escape.
Ostpolitik, DDR, Stasi, Ostalgie, Trabi, and the Wall are just a some of the terms that come to mind. Do these names and acronyms conjure up memories from the recent past that are well-known and dramatic? Come with us to an unforgettable journey back in time as we see the Cold War locations of Berlin and remember significant events and family stories from the end of WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
We will pass via Alexanderplatz, the city's historic crossroads and the epicenter of the new socialist system. In the 1987 reconstruction of the medieval district of St. Nicholas, we shall discover a new way of viewing historical buildings.
We willvisit the former Stalinallee, an imposing boulevard with a peculiar architectural style known as 'Wedding Cake,' which was also the route taken by Soviet tanks to liberate Berlin in April 1945.
We willgo to the Prenzlauer Berg area, which is both bohemian and fashionable, as well as the Kulturbrauerei, a historic brewery.
We willalso explain what the 'Death Strip,' of which we'll view an original section on Bernauer Strasse's Wall Memorial, represents, as well as the function of a dramatic emblem of the era - the Berlin Wall.
We will look at East Berliners' daily lives and compare them to the nearby but starkly opposed reality of West Berlin.
Note: This tour is on foot but requires travel by public transport, the cost of which is not included.
- Guided walking tour of former East Berlin
- Admission fees for attractions and museums
- Public transport costs
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 8, 10178 Berlin, Germany
In front of the entrance to the St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche).
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the tour begins.