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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour provided by Original Berlin Walks

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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover East Berlin on this half-day walking tour with a guide. Explore the capital city's main attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, and the secret police's headquarters. Plus, see significant points along the wall including where it came down in 1989. And learn what life was like for citizens of the German Democratic Republic during the war.
You'll start at
Neue Promenade 3
Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, GermanyIn front of the Starbucks across from the S-Bahn "Hackescher Markt"
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  • 1
    Hackescher Markt
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 4
    Palace of Tears
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Russische Botschaft
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 6
    Brandenburg Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 7
    Pariser Platz
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 8
    Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 9
    Platz des 9. November 1989
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
10178 Berlin, Germany
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  • This tour is perfect for history buffs looking to learn more
  • You’ll be able to touch the remains of the Berlin Wall on this tour
  • Get an understanding of what life was like for Germans during this time
  • Meet at a convenient location by public transportation
Important Information
Departure Point
Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Return Details
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone pass (approx 7.00 Euros)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Claire wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Our tour guide Heidi is a lovely lady who has an east Berlin background. She explained the history of the cold war and the divided city in detail. Moreover, she cares about the need for participants(toilet, water or break), and happy to answer our questions. She took us to walk
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Date of experience: August 2019
Pat H wrote a review Aug 2019
Derby, United Kingdom5 contributions
Our tour guide Tobi was absolutely brilliant, extremely informative on all aspects of the tour. Having grown up as a young boy in East Berlin himself during the cold war and fall of the wall, he was able to share his family's experiences which was enthralling. The arranged pick
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Date of experience: August 2019
K H wrote a review Aug 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
Linsey was very knowledgeable and provided great answers to questions. She took time to explaining details when necessary but balanced this with ensuring that everything was covered on the tour. Great job!
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Date of experience: August 2019
Ghata62 wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia61 contributions15 helpful votes
This tour is definitely for those who love history. Although it is informative a lot of walking and catching public transport is involved. Tour is not for uninterested teenagers and young children. Our guide was knowledgeable but lacked the passion. He deflected questions with
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Date of experience: July 2019
Jocelyn wrote a review Aug 2019
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I have joined the third reich walk with the topdeck tour group this morning and it was amazing!!! Although Wouter is not from Germany, he has great knowledge of the history of Berlin and I learned a lot from him! His guide was engaging and fun! Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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By: Original Berlin Walks
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Excellent tour the guide Scott was very knowledgeable and informative. He even tried to provide ideas and tips
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I have read a lot of history, a significant chunk of it has been about Germany.. I even have a degree in the
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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
A fantastic way to learn some of the history of Berlin
We had Ryan as our guide and his passion and obvious love of the city was clear from the moment the tour started.
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Colin S
Newton Mearns, United Kingdom
Excellent half day walking tour with Jonathan
We decided to spend our first morning in Berlin doing the half day Discover Berlin tour (having thoroughly enjoyed
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Evelyn V
Guided walking tour of Berlin
Sam B was a wonderful guide informative, witty and relevant. Clear spoken engaging and respectful of the emotive
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Shaun S
Our tour was brilliant. Nathan was amazing and so so knowledgable. I had two teens with me and he asked every
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fantastic tour! Highly recommended
We went on the Hitler’s Germany tour with our superb guide, Cesar. Totally exceeded my expectations, mostly
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Burch Family
Melbourne, United Kingdom
Informative and Interesting Walking Tour
Sam B was our guide for this 4 hour tour and he was brilliant. He had a real passion for European history and it
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Graham O
Enjoyable and interesting tour thanks
Very interested tour led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Berliner. Very much enjoyed by both of us thank you.
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Forfar, United Kingdom
Can’t do Berlin without doing this tour.
This was a fabulous walk through the city with a very pleasant and informative guide. Rob who we had on a
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