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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
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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 (281)
1 - 5 of 138 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Splendid tour. Saw some interesting parts of the city. Guide Jamie (from the Isle of Wight) knows how to tell a story. Brought an era from the recent past alive with a mixture of facts, interpretations and some personal anecdotes.

Thank LydiaTacx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour, awesome tour gide!

I was excited to take a tour of the cold war to hear the stories of the various ways the tension between East and West Germany manifested within Berlin. I was treated to an excellent tour of both sides of the city of Berlin with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kautzmeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great guide!

I actually wanted to do another of the Third Reich tours which I had done before but these were not operating on the day so I chose the Cold war tour instead. Pip our guide was very friendly and accommodating and took us through a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable for the whole family

The teenagers went with me on this tour under sufferance but ended up really enjoying it. Jamie, our guide was engaging and very informative and made the tour relate to all our party. Was enjoyable and well recommended

Thank GlennD686
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Cold War with Nickolai

Nickolai is an engaging and very knowledgeable guide giving the detail required to begin to understand the history of this fascinating city. Although 4 hours long, our party of fifteen were engaged with his narrative at all times.His own life experience in the Eastern Bloc...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim K
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13 November 2018|
Response from Lucia_Mkk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was little bit over 4 hrs (inc.30 minutes refreshment break).
12 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