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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

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 3 days ago
Excellent tour with Josh

This was an excellent tour, we took the local trains w Josh all over the city to see all of the Cold War effects. It was excellent. The tour was 22 people but he did not lose anyone, waited and was full of wonderful information....More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Cold War Tour

Excellent 4 hour tour to multiple destinations in Berlin and highly recommended to anybody visiting Berlin. Our tour guide Barnaby did an excellent job! He was very knowledgable about the history and politics of the time. He also has a great sense of humor which...More

Thank Tim U
Reviewed 4 days ago
Super interesting tour

this was great tour ! 4 hours went in a flash, guide was so entertaining & well informed [ she was Canadian but had lived in Berlin for 5yrs]. she covered everything about the politics that created the cold war, building the wall & its...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Cold War Berlin

Outstanding insight into East Berlin and the division of the city by a truly spectacular guide, Barnaby. He is passionate about history and politics, and he communicates clearly and most entertainingly. I would recommend this tour and Barnaby without any hesitation - full marks!!

Thank Fiona-SanJose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Tour worth doing

I admit that me and my son are history buffs and this tour was recommended by a friend. But what a fabulous way to uncover the history of Cold War Berlin. This tour took us all over Berlin with some hidden gems on the way....More

2  Thank wlcatc
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English. Actually, our guide was an Aussie. Superb tour
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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