Behind the Wall Berlin Walking Tour - in Berlin - LikeALocal Guide

Behind the Wall Berlin Walking Tour

From

14 EUR

Discover the frontier of the Cold War on this walking tour of Berlin. Visit the Berlin Wall, hear stories of the divided city and learn about heroic attempts to escape.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
We did this walk in August 2016, Barnaby was a our guide, you can't miss him at 6ft 9. He was very funny and very knowledgable. The tour is 4 hours and doesn't leave you in any doubt of why the wall was built. Barnaby has some good insights and also some personal anecdotes to illustrate the Cold War. As with all these walks we learned a lot that we didn't know before. We've now does 4 of these walks and every one has been very interesting and well worthwhile/

Read more

Highlights

  • Walk along the death strip and the Berlin Wall
  • See the former Stasi headquarters
  • Visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
  • Hear harrowing stories of escape and oppression

Check availability of the tour:

Description

After World War II, Berlin went from being the capital of Nazi Germany to being the pivotal city in the struggle to control war-torn Europe. It became the frontier of the Cold War, where the two superpowers collided.

This tour gives you the chance to retrace the ghost-like trail of the death strip and see sections of the Berlin Wall.

Your guide will show you intriguing border fortifications – from guard towers to tank traps.

You’ll then hear stories of heroism as you walk along Bernauer Strasse, a site of many remarkable escape attempts.

Your guide will tell you about the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and the systems, devices and people that kept the entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years.

Who were the key figures in the GDR leadership and where are they today? You’ll find out!

"It is our duty to retain proof of this madness to guard against any possibility of its return." – Senator for Urban Development.

Read more

What’s included & not included

  • Expert local guide
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Public transport ticket (€7)

Meeting point

In front of McDonalds, outside Zoo(logischer Garten) train station, on Hardenbergplatz (In front of McDonalds, outside Zoo(logischer Garten) train station, on Hardenbergplatz)

Reviews from travellers (3)

4.7/5

N
Excellent Cold War Walk
We did this walk in August 2016, Barnaby was a our guide, you can't miss him at 6ft 9. He was very funny and very knowledgable. The tour is 4 hours and doesn't leave you in any doubt of why the wall was built. Barnaby has some good insights and also some personal anecdotes to illustrate the Cold War. As with all these walks we learned a lot that we didn't know before. We've now does 4 of these walks and every one has been very interesting and well worthwhile/

M
Cold War Berlin
Our guide from Insider Tours was Yan, who was excellent in bringing the strange and sinister era of the Cold War to life, concentrating on the impact on the populace of the DDR during the period immediately post WW2 through to the fall of The Wall in 1989.

We would thoroughly recommend this tour, and this guide, to anyone who has a particular interest in the subject, and even those new to it.

K
Great insight, worth your time
Book from 
14 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Insider Tour Berlin