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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.
  • 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
  • Travel by foot to familiarize yourself with the town, while learning more about the wider impact of the division and its causes
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hardenbergplatz, Berlin, Germany
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Free map of Berlin
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx 7 euros)
  • As a good amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We did the tour with Nickolai, on which he covered a lot of locations in east and west Berlin. The way he tells the story, surrounded by such interesting locations and the events around them is fascinating! Sharing his personal experience through some of the latter moments in
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Great tour of the main cold war sites around Berlin with Jamie, who presented with a combination of interesting facts, local knowledge and a good deal of humour. Despite being a bit of a Cold War geek I learned a lot from it. Berlin Wall near Nordbahn station was a particular
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Excellent well planned walking tour. We had Jamie as our guide. He had a fantastic knowledge of all the places we visited and was very happy to answer any questions we might have. Would definitely recommend the company and especially the tour that we went on.
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So glad we booked onto this tour, Mike was an amazing guide who really brought the history to life. The walk is beautifully thought out and takes you through events in chronological order and it really helped having a guide who had fantastic stories to share.
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Response from John O, Manager at Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Karen, Wow, what a review! Thank you so much! We're so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Cold War tour with Mike, we hope that he helped to make your trip a memorable one! I hope you went on to have a wonderful stay in Berlin, and a safe trip home! All the best, Sophie
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We had Jamie as our tour guide. He was absolutely amazing. Incredible knowledge and great patience for all of the groups questions. I would highly recommend the tour group and joining Jamie’s particular walk that day if you are planning a trip to Berlin.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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