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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 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

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
From $16.10

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.

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.

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.

Reviews (265)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

3 couples on vacation had a very pleasant surprise - Barnaby. he was insightfull , clever and able to dispence a plethora of historical knowledge while charming our group. lofty in stature he was easy to follow both on the path and regaelling us with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Germany and the Cold War explained!

Loved my half day walking tour with Barnaby! He’s so informative and delivered this tour in a very fun and laidback way, it was my first walking tour in a capital city, and the experience he gave me made me want to do many more!...More

Thank loohicks
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the most informative and fun tours I’ve been on. Barnaby was super helpful and filled with great anecdotes and so much historical information I came out of it with so much new knowledge. Would highly recommend!

Thank emerhick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Cold War Tour

Just finished the tour with Barnaby as our guide. A great half day of being guided round some the city’s most historic and iconic landmarks. He delivered this in an informative and laid back style that made it very entertaining and interesting. He clearly knows...More

Thank TimLowe2
Reviewed 1 week ago
History brought to life

Brian was a great guide - keeping us engaged the whole time. Really interesting insights into Cold War Berlin that were told with enthusiasm and humour (that lightened the dark subject matter but didn't disrespect it!!). Thanks

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November 12, 2018|
Response from Lucia_Mkk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was little bit over 4 hrs (inc.30 minutes refreshment break).
November 11, 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
Bridget M
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Oliver B | Reviewed this property |
English. Actually, our guide was an Aussie. Superb tour