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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

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This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the staging ground of the military conflict between the Western world and the communist world. With your expert guide, see the Berlin Wall and hidden areas of the Death Strip, former guard towers and underground 'Ghost Stations', the Soviet Embassy and espionage points of the CIA and KGB. Learn about the leaders of East Germany, including Erich Honecker, and hear from your guide how life was like for Berlin's citizens during the almost 45 years of conflict.
  • 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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Departure Point
Hardenbergplatz, Berlin, Germany
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Free map of Berlin
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
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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 travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was Jakub and he kept a large group enthralled throughout a four hour tour, no easy task. We visited various locations around the city travelling by underground and walking. Jakub managed to provide the right level of information for those who know...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RenaldoandClara2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great tour with guide Barnaby on both occasions.I can recommend this tour company, well informed and engaging guide with great sense of understanding of where Berlin is today in light of its tumultuous history.His sense of humour and stories are memorable!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Elspeth B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tourguide Barnaby made the tour a fun and informative day. He earned the compliments. The tour takes 4 hours but time flies.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Koos6821
John O, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving us a review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed Barnaby's tour, delighted you decided to join us! We hope you went on to have an amazing stay in Berlin, Happy Travels, Sophie

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide Barnaby was excellent, funny and informative. Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about Berlin.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Colin H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Barnaby was amazing! The tour was 10/10 , lots of exploring on foot and by public transport and I learned so much , barnaby was funny and informative, absolutely loved the tour

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12 November 2018|
Response from Lucia_Mkk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was little bit over 4 hrs (inc.30 minutes refreshment break).
11 November 2018|
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Response from Sharon23 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did the Cold War tour and it was great! The other one we took was the 3rd Reich, also a very good one. Both were 4 hour tours thru Insider Tour. If we had been there a few more days I would have taken the Potsdam... More
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9 August 2018|
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Response from PTOwner15 | Reviewed this property |
English. Actually, our guide was an Aussie. Superb tour
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