Private tour

Berlin: Private Cold War Walking Tour with Pickup

Berlin: Private Cold War Walking Tour with Pickup

From $231.89 per group up to 20

Get a fascinating insight about the history of Berlin during the Cold War on a private tour with compliementary hotel pickup. See former guard towers, discover hidden military areas, and hear about secret espionage missions.

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Duration options: 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup locations vary. More information will be provided at checkout.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Includes

  • Live tour guide
  • Map
    Highlights
    • Learn about the history of the Cold War in Berlin with a private guide
    • Discover hidden areas of former “death strips” and espionage points
    • Visit historical sites like Palace of Tears and Checkpoint Charlie
    • See remnants of the Berlin Wall and learn about life in a divided city
    • Hear stories about incredible escape attempts from the GDR
    • Benefit from complimentary pickup from your hotel or accomodation
    Full description
    Go back and time and learn about what life was like in Berlin during the Cold War. Embark an exciting and informative private walking tour that takes you to see important sites of the time and gives you an insider's look at the life of the residents of this once-divided city. After your hotel pickup, begin your journey and stop to see the Friedrichstrasse station, one of the most important border stations during the Cold War. Follow the River Spree to the parliament and government district, whose buildings were situated partly along the border strip. Visit the famous Brandenburg Gate where the border ran and was the symbol of the division of the city. From the Holocaust memorial at the former "death strip", proceed to Potsdamer Platz, where the former border split is particularly visible. See remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. Learn about how MI6 and the CIA tunneled under the wall into the Soviet Zone, the methods used by the Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell. Get a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in the eastern block and hear about failed escape attempts. Hear about the changes that German society went through, the plight of former East Germans, and how the Cold War shaped modern-day Berlin.

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    • Tours operate rain or shine.
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    Product ID: 11531

    VA ID: 392402