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Private Walking Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall

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    What to Expect
    Begin this 4-hour walking tour at Hackescher Markt. Meet and greet an expert historian guide, who will provide a detailed account of Berlin’s fascinating and oftentimes troubled history — specifically its place in the Cold War.

    After World War II, Berlin turned from its role as the capital city of Nazi Germany into the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Berlin became the centerpiece of the Cold War, where the two superpowers collided.

    Discover this divided city and retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, the site of many remarkable escape attempts, and the remains of the wall at the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery.

    Visit Gethsemane Church, the best-known church in the locality of Prenzlauer Berg, where civil rights activists gathered in the late 1980s to protest; Karl-Marx-Allee, a monumental socialist boulevard built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and Bornholmer Strasse, one of the border crossings between East and West Berlin.

    Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to a divided city of the Cold War, and get a fascinating insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the Eastern Bloc’s most heavily policed state.

    The tour ends at Alexanderplatz, a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at your hotel if it is centrally located.
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Berlin, Germany
    • Professional guide
    • Pick up at the hotel (if centrally located)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Public transport day pass
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Please note: a public transport day pass covering zones AB is required during the tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I've been to two guides with Nathan, he has such depth in history, spending the day with him was like revisiting world history. Very recommended!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Peepy
    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    My husband and I were so fortunate to have Ken Walsh lead us on our private walking tour, Discover Berlin. Being amateur history buffs, ourselves, we appreciated Ken's accurate knowledge of German history, much of which he obtained as a history student in Berlin. The...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank bradangiebaby
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