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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

  • 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
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
From US$16.49

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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Reviewed today via mobile
Great and insightful tour!

Mike was our guide and man, he was great! Funny, knowledgeable and a great storyteller! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the Cold War - fascinating and recent history! The only thing I would change is making people aware that public transport...More

Thank cynthiaventer2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Entertaining and informative

Jamie was our guide. He was very knowledgeable. The pacing of the tour and delivery of the information was great. He kept the tour interesting while providing a lot on historical content.More

Thank kjstevertrip
InsiderTourBerlin, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Kjstevertrip, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review! We are so proud to hear that you enjoyed your Cold War tour with Jamie, and that he kept things interesting throughout the 4 hours! We hope you had a fantastic trip to Berlin,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour

This was my second Insider Tour. Barnaby is an excellent guide with a great knowledge of Berlin history and politics relating to the Cold War. Definitely a tour I would recommend. Thanks Barnaby.

Thank pam s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Thanks Walid!

We absolutely loved this walking tour. Walid was friendly, very knowledgeable and gave us a much greater understanding of the Cold War and life in a Berlin at this time.

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Hebrew tour (Nadav) with guide Lior

This Hebrew tour succeeded in turning some historic detail I was too young to live through into a tangible human tragedy that tears your heart. Very informative and interesting. A special thanks to the guide Lior.

Thank Alexander S
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Emma B
21 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
5 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