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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

From US$16,70
  • 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

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
From US$16,70
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
From US$16,70

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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1 - 5 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Walid is the best!

Talk about going above and beyond! Walid is the best. He was informative and helpful and just a pleasure to spend the tour with!

2  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Tour with Taylor

Fantastic walking tour with our guide Taylor. He was very knowledgable and the tour was extremely informative. I highly recommend it!

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 3 days ago
great experience

Took the tour today with Barnaby and it was great. The sights were amazing and the tour guide was great in being very informative with a great sense of humor.

Thank mohammed935
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What an amazing walk back in time

What an amazing walk back in time. Our guide Brian was absolutely amazing, he had so much knowledge and made it fun for everyone. It didn’t matter if you had a lot of knowledge or none at all, he made sure everyone was included, entertained...More

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

Hi Neil, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Brian! Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, we really do appreciate it! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Brian! All the best, Sophie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best Tour with Barnaby's

My 18 yr old daughter (who loves Euro/war history) and I signed up for this tour for a more I depth view of the Cold War POV from a local expert. We landed with Barnaby as our tour guide and his approach to the Cold...More

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

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! Fantastic to hear you both enjoyed your tour with Barnaby, I'll be sure to pass on your kind words! Wishing you a pleasant stay in Berlin, All the...More

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Emma B
20 May 2018|
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
Liz W
4 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