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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin provided by Insider Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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, while avoiding the hassle of map reading and guidebooks and gaining holistic insight into the complex history of this city.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Reichstagufer 17
    Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Please meet outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
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    Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Palace of Tears
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Admiralspalast Berlin
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Chapel of Reconciliation
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Alexanderplatz
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Alexanderplatz
    10178 Berlin, Germany
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Highlights
  • Discover Berlin’s Cold War history and view its most famous sites, such as the location of the Berlin Wall
  • 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
  • Travel by foot to familiarize yourself with the town, while learning more about the wider impact of the division and its causes
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. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Duration
3h
Return Details
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Inclusions
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Free map of Berlin
Exclusions
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
  • Entry/Admission - Admiralspalast Berlin
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx 7 euros)
  • As a good amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Joshua C wrote a review 3 Oct
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Nikolai was an amazing tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and really brought a sense of personalisation into the tour which really allowed me to visualise the cold war. The stops along the way showed both sides of the cold war and were really insightful. As a first timer to
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JeffB32 wrote a review Apr 2020
Bloomfield Township, Michigan4,016 contributions241 helpful votes
Barnaby, our tour guide, really made the excursion what it was. He was knowledgeable and super friendly and was not afraid to make fun of himself or us (which we really enjoyed). It was the perfect amount of tour, travel, friendly conversation, free time and history.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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EmmaHQS wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Knowing very little about the Cold War, we found this an excellent basis for finding out more. However I would recommend this to anyone. Walking tour, 4 hours, with public transport utilised. Ronan was our tour guide, and he was great!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ken T wrote a review Mar 2020
Crewe, United Kingdom9 contributions38 helpful votes
The tour was fantastic. Mike was full of really interesting information and his knowledge of the Cold War was outstanding. Certainly worth booking.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nelson Costa wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I am writing this review as a 'Thank You' to your tour guide Jan. He was our guide on March 3rd for the Cold War walking tour and he did a wonderful job. He had a lot of knowledge to offer, very good details about all the places we walked by, and extra ones, and better than that
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Radaroloon
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Fantastic Tour Guide!
Our Guide Nikolai was absolutely awesome! His historical knowledge of the Third Reich Berlin was extremely thorough
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Aleksandar_Vucin
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Great tour & great guide
I’ve visited Berlin in January 2020 and I totally forgot to write a review. Tour is excellent and it’s covering man
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826arianay
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Highly recommend a tour in English with Maria - insightful and moving!
We took a tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with Maria (in English) through Insider Tour, and really appreci
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petvet69
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Must-do tour!
Jamie provided a great tour of Berlin and did a great job discussing Berlin during WWII. Because of COVID-19, our
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annaaI4230KT
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Best walking tour
We booked "The Famous Walk" tour in December 2019 and really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Phil was extremely k
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Edmond v
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Great WWII experience
Great tour by foot in the center of Berlin, Maria the Guide was excellent and provided us with lots of information
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Cheesecake1312
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Felt like time travel
Due to Corona we were a very small group. Maria, our guide, was very well informed and could answer even tricky que
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Travelling_Dane_11
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Excellent also second time around
What an excellent way to get a lot of information about WW2 and Berlin. Can absolutely recommend it to everyone. We
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Y2483TAkaterinak
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4 hours will fly
Jamie was really great. Kept us captivated in the history of the city. Me and my 14 years old son loved it. Very kn
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Hqgoh
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Informative tour with great guide
The tour was really very informative, explaining how Hitler and Nazi came into power and maintained absolute power
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tasos k
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For history lovers
It was a really educative tour. We visited many city spots of historic significance. Our tour guide Nikolai was exc
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LJF321
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Incredibly detailed and insightful
My husband and I have been to Berlin before but somehow missed all the big sights. We thought it best to visit them
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maywahsiew
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The Famous Insider Walk
Completely recommended. Our tour guide, Brian, was funny and engaging. It's 4 hours long, covering all the major si
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271vadyml
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Walk with pleasure
Great tour for these who first time in Berlin. Guide named Thom was professional and told lots of interested histor
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Mary949
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Sachsenhausen
This is definitely an all day trip but well worth the time. We booked the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (SCC) t
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