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Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall, Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie

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    Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin Germany

    Your guide will take you on a walk along the former death strip in the city center of Berlin and to a visit of the authentic sites and documentation centers.

    The tour starts at the Berlin Wall Documentation Center north of downtown Berlin. Here, in "Bernauer Strasse", many of the dramatic escape attempts took place, successful and tragic ones. See, where famous events of the Cold War happened, like the young East German soldier jumping over the barbed wire or where people died after jumping out of the windows into the West because the front of their houses formed the Berlin Wall. Maps and an open-air exhibition will help you to understand what it meant to live in the divided Berlin.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: DDR Watch Tower, Erna Berger Strasse Potsdamer Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany

    On the tour you will also see the last remaining original pieces of the Wall and also one of the last remaining Watch Towers built on the "Death Strip" that once divided the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17 Mitte, 10117 Berlin Germany

    You will ride on one of the subways that were called "ghost trains" during the division of the city. So-called because of the gloomy atmosphere in the underground stations close to the wall.

    Using one of those former ghost-lines we will reach the "Palace of Tears". See where Germans from West Berlin could travel to the East and visit their relatives. When they had to go back, they had to say goodbye to each other at this checkpoint. That is why this former checkpoint is called "Palace of Tears". See the building and the inside documentation center.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin Germany

    The tour also covers Checkpoint Charlie, the former military checkpoint and hot spot of the Cold War. This is the site where the fate of mankind was hanging by a thread in 1961 when US and Soviet tanks confronted each other.

    The tour ends at the Wall Museum which you may visit afterwards.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from any hotel in Berlin - please forward your hotel address during the booking process
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Central Berlin
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Tickets for public transportation
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Please forward your hotel address during the booking process
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The terms and conditions of Sightseeing Point GmbH apply: https://www.sightseeing-point-berlin.com/general-terms-and-conditions/
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will 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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    Great experience! Axel is a wonderful tour guide. We saw Brandenburg gate, the Berlin Wall, all the major attractions.
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    Alex was knowing, clear speaking and focused on everybody in the group. We walked at a suitable pace and there were time for questions. All-in-all: Alex is the best!
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    We were a group of 7 for this walking tour. We had 5 adults and two children age 14. Our guide's name was Horst. We highly recommend this tour. We were met by Horst exactly on time at our hotel. He was able to discuss topics that the adults were interested in and made sure
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    Great tour and great guide! We walked through areas of Berlin full of history. Eleni was really great, she took the time to explain a lot of details that made it all very clear, i learned more than i was expecting about the Cold war and the Wall. I certainly recommend the
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    We were very pleasantly entertained by Axel, a knowledgeable and capable tour guide. He was informative and watchful of the entire group, keeping us together and out of traffic! Lots of exercise, fresh air, and an intimate look at the recent history of this important city.
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German
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