The Cold War Walking tour departs at 10 am Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout the year.
What It Is
On this comprehensive Cold War themed tour you will discover the events that turned post-WWII Berlin into a city divided into East and West.
See the wedding cake " communist architecture on Stalinallee', visit the Bernauer Strasse Memorial, where many Eastside residents attempted to cross to the west, and learn about the extreme security measures that prevented the citizens escape.
In the company of an expert historian guide you will learn how East Side activists campaigned for their civil rights, how they battled against a strict communist regime and how, in 1989, they toppled the Berlin wall.
You will also visit the Gethsemane Church, where the activists secret meeting was held, see the remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and marvel at Potsdamer Platz, which now represents modern, metropolitan Berlin.
Your Experience With Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
Explore the eastern and western sides of Berlin and learn what it meant to live on either side during the division of the city.
Visit significant sites and monuments to the conflict of the Cold War, including the memorial to the Berlin Wall.
Explore underground bunkers, lookout towers and the no-mans land where many civilians lost their lives attempting to cross the border.
What Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin Includes?
4 hour Cold War themed walking tour.
Proffessional English speaking guide.
Things Before Go
The Cold War Walking tour will operate in rain or shine, please check the weather and dress appropriately. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Transport is not included in the ticket price, you will need to purchase a ticket for AB Zones.
You tour guide will be a local resident so don't miss the chance to get some tips for exploring the city.
During the tour your guide will point out interesting museums and attractions which you may want to visit afterwards. http://www.tripindicator.com/view/attractions/berlin-.html
Is It Suitable for Me?
The Cold War Walking Tour is aimed at adult visitors who would like to learn about modern history.
One of the most interesting walking tours available in Berlin.
The Cold War Walking tour has 5 out of 5-star ratings on both TripAdvisor and Viator.
Travellers say that the tour is very informative and with excellent guides.
Comments agree that the content is great if you want to understand the events of the Cold War.
The only downside is that the end point of the walking tour is a little far from the city centre.
Best Times to Visit
This walking tour runs all year round.
Address / Pick up Location
Meeting Points: Opposite Hackescher Markt Train Station, or outside the Zoologischer Garten Underground Station, Central Berlin.
Please check your meeting point in the booking confirmation.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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