East Berlin & the Cold War Walking Tour - in Berlin - LikeALocal Guide

East Berlin & the Cold War Walking Tour

From

11 EUR

Berlin is the city that both defined and was defined by the Cold War. Join us to see what life was like when Berlin was split into East and West, and to delve deep into the history of East Germany.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
Our Tour guide's name was Rick and he was really good at setting the scene when we came to a new site on the Tour.

The Group was very interested in German affairs and history so a lot of different questions came up during the day..

Just Do It!
Read more

Highlights

  • Touch the Berlin Wall
  • Hear exciting stories of escape
  • Visit the Stasi headquarters
  • Discover what life was like in divided Berlin
  • See where the Wall came down in 1989

Check availability of the tour:

Description

Your expert guide will take you to the Berlin Wall Memorial and show you exactly where the Wall once stood, tell you how it was built, and explain how the ‘death strip’ stopped East Berliners escaping to the West. You’ll hear the stories of those who lost their lives, learn how the Wall was erected overnight, and find out how some people managed to escape to West Berlin.

You’ll then journey further into East Berlin, passing the monumental TV Tower and arriving at Karl-Marx-Allee – Europe’s last grand boulevard. This impressive showcase of communism was a monument to Stalin until all reference to the Man of Steel was removed without a word from East Germany’s communist leaders.

Next, you’ll visit the headquarters of the terrifying institution that defined life in East Germany – the secret police, or Stasi. The Stasi controlled all information in the East;, their increasing paranoia resulting in neighbours spying on neighbours, not to mention the common sudden “disappearances” that were part of East German life.

The tour ends at the Bösebrücke, where East German protestors made it through the Wall on November 9, 1989, bringing an end to more than 40 years of divided Germany.

Read more

What’s included & not included

  • 4-hour tour covering the history of divided Berlin
  • Expert guide
  • Public transport tickets (a full-day pass costs around €7)
  • Food
  • Drinks

Meeting point

In front of STARBUCKS restaurant (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station) (In front of the STARBUCKS (opposite the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station))

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

S
Our Tour guide's name was Rick and he was really good at setting the scene when we came to a new site on the Tour.

The Group was very interested in German affairs and history so a lot of different questions came up during the day..

Just Do It!
A
Excellent tour with amazing guide Rick, he was full of great stories and information that really made you feel like you were there. highly reccomend this tour as it is so much a part of Berlins more recent history.
H
Did the Berlin Wall your with Kevin. It was a fantastic tour and Kevin was a wealth of information. I would highly recommend.

This operator has 59 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Perfect intro tour of Berlin!
We had a great time on this tour, and learned so much! Our guide, Greg, was fantastic- funny and so smart in his commentary. It was a perfect way to start out trip to Berlin!
It was more than just a sightseeing tour
Darren, you’re not just a great tour guide, you’re a great guy! So knowlegable and engaging! Thank you so much for sharing your passion for berlin with us. We got more than we could have expected from this tour, so much to see and to think about - it was an insightful historical journey that made us fall in love with Berlin.
Valentina and Jean
Informative Insight
Our tour guide was Warren (Darren), the Irish guy. He was very knowledgable about the topic as it is what he is passionate about. He made sure all we all knew where we were going, so that no one stayed behind. He stopped along the way to introduce the Nazi era. He made sure he everyone understood what he was saying and was open to questions and comments. He told the history from an unbiased point of view leaving the information to our interpretation and conclusions. He delivered the information in such a way that made you feel you were there, maybe sitting in a college class, being immersed in all this history. He was wonderful.
Book from 
11 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • Instantly confirmed
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Original Berlin Walks