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Cold War Berlin Behind the Wall

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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. Berlin became the frontier of the Cold War, where the two superpowers collided.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall
  • Pass intriguing border fortifications
  • See the former Stasi headquarters
  • Visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Description

Retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, and see some of the more intriguing border fortifications, from guard towers to tank traps.

Walk along Bernauer Strasse, a site of many remarkable escape attempts.

Learn of successful and failed escapes in the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'.

Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and learn about 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?

Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the Eastern bloc’s most heavily policed state. What was it like to live behind the Wall?

"It is our duty to retain proof of this madness to guard against any possibility of its return." – The Senator for Urban Development concerned that the Wall has been almost completely erased from the face of Berlin.

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

Reviews from travellers (3)

4.7/5

Great insight, worth your time
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/

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.

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