We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English

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.

Locations visited
Unter den Linden
Palace of Tears
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
See all 6 locations

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.

  • 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

  • Travel by foot to familiarize yourself with the town, while learning more about the wider impact of the division and its causes

Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspost wwiifascinating tourgreat guidepublic transportexcellent tourtour todayinteresting factsfour hoursbrianinsightsiteshumourtearsknowledgecontextwallmaria
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Blown away by Cold War Tour

Our guide, Jamie, provided one of the most interesting tours we have ever undertaken in any city. His knowledge and enthusiasm showed throughout the whole trip. We needed a train pass for the day as we traveled through different sections of the city associated with...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 days ago
great tour! full of information and great locations around Berlin.

I really enjoyed this tour with our very knowledgeable and personable guide Julian. The historic sites and a wealth of great information from our guide made this tour enjoyable and great value for the money. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago
DDR and Cold War Berlin - A terrible period, movingly and expertly narrated

A terrific tour, moving, thought-provoking, which makes clear the depths of pain, internal division & bloodshed within the past 70 years for which Germans have since been obliged to forgive each other. Hundreds of East Berliners protesting as early as 1953 were gunned down by...More

1  Thank albanthurston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cold War and 3rd Reich 11/10

My partner and I prebooked the Cold War tour before our journey online. We were given easy instructions to find the meeting place and we had no hassle with our tickets. You need AB day transport tickets for this but you’ll really appreciate it! For...More

1  Thank Sean G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What a fab tour! Thank you, Barnaby :)

A four hour (actually 4.5 with a refreshing break in the middle) wonderful tour with an informed, entertaining and passionate tour guide (Barnaby). We highly recommend it! (We being two adults an interested 13 year old lad)

Thank TheMartinsCornwall
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bridget M
9 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from PTOwner15 | Reviewed this property |
English. Actually, our guide was an Aussie. Superb tour
Emma B
21 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CJB1966 | Reviewed this property |
Liz W
5 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Travellers Also Viewed
Final Days of World War 2 Walking...
169 Reviews
from US$16.20*
Berlin Wall and Cold War Private...
7 Reviews
from US$22.00*
East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day...
37 Reviews
from US$16.20*
Half-Day Berlin Third Reich Tour
155 Reviews
from US$16.20*
Frequently bought together
Berlin's Infamous Third Reich Sites...
388 Reviews
from US$16.20*
Final Days of World War 2 Walking...
169 Reviews
from US$16.20*
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp...
824 Reviews
from US$19.70*
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour...
668 Reviews
from US$19.70*