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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

  • 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$16.11

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.

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.

Reviews (272)
1 - 5 of 129 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
It was a cold day but the guide warmed us all with his knowledge

Okay, a pretty corny heading and possibly a terrible pun but an excellent tour nonetheless. This was my first visit to Berlin and it left me breathless. It wasn't just the history that oozed out of every single brick, but 20th Century history, a much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacques g
Reviewed 5 days ago
Cold War - Walking Tour 11.12.2018

Would definitely recommend. Our guide Jan was engaging, very knowledgeable and brought a good level of humour to the tour, despite the weather being bitterly cold and wet. Being a bit of a history geek i thoroughly enjoyed it (and so did my non-history loving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nickwatts04
Reviewed 1 week ago
Cold War walking tour with Mike

Superb tour. Mike was engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable. With his East German in-laws he gave us a great insight into the social history and politics of the cold war. Fanatical leaders imposing their ideology and bigotry - spreading false information and abusing the media. It's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iDontWantAUsername3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting tour made even better by the engaging guide, Jamie - both knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend.

Thank W569IFdavidp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cold War on a cold day

My girlfriend and I did the Cold War tour with Mike. He was fantastic. His tour was able to cater for a complete newbie to the subject and a seasoned pro, keeping it interesting for the both of us. I've visited the main sites without...More

Thank matthewbW3988XE
InsiderTourBerlin, Manager at Insider Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matthew, Wow, what a review! Thank you so much, Mike will be so chuffed reading it! We're just delighted to hear that you both enjoyed the Cold War walking tour, especially as a newbie and a pro, we do try our best to include...More

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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