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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

  • Explore the history of East Berlin's communist era during a guided walking tour with a small group
  • Visit Cold War-era like the 'Palace of Tears' and the 'Ghost stations'
  • Small group trip limited to no more than nine guests
3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local English-speaking tour guide.
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local Spanish-speaking tour guide.
Experience what life was like ‘behind the Iron Curtain’ during this 3-hour guided walking tour of East Berlin’s onetime Soviet sector. Join a group of no more than nine guests as you get a first-hand look at life in Communist East Germany, learning about the regime’s notorious Stasi secret police, daring escape attempts, and exploring sites like embassies of the major Cold War powers, plus much more.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon in front of the Starbucks at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. You’ll proceed with your guide and small group into the former East German sector of Berlin, learning about daily life and key events during this critical Cold War period.

Follow the path of the iconic Berlin Wall which once split the now-reunited German capital in half, learning about the people, places and secrets that fueled the battle between East and West during the period following World War II. Over the course of your visit, you’ll get a look at key East Berlin sites from the Soviet period including the one-time embassies of the major Cold War powers, key Berlin Wall crossing spots like the “Palace of Tears,” and the “Death Strip” that once separated the two divided cities.

As you explore, your guide will also share stories about the key events and moments of Cold War Berlin. You’ll learn about the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, hear about dramatic escape stories, and discover the meaning behind the concept of “ostalgie” in modern-day Berlin. Your visit will end around 6pm at either the East Side Gallery or on Bernauer Strasse. For a more detailed run-down of key trip highlights, please review the itinerary details below.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Outstanding tour given by motivated tour guide

Our tour was given by Susan who talked about the history and sites of Berlin with such enthusiasm and excitement that it made the tour so much more interesting. She was extremely engaging and very polite by stopping to ask if we had questions, letting...More

Thank frenchiwilson
Reviewed 5 days ago
Inspirational walk tour full of insight

Sam Noble gave us an OUTSTANDING walking tour in Berlin. Sam is an historian with a gift for providing insight and relevance as he tells the story of Berlin and Germany from the 1920s through today. I highly recommend Sam and his colleagues to broaden...More

Thank ColoradoTraveler75
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best tour ever!

Our tour guide Steve was the best! We thought the 3 hour tour would be too long for us but Steve made it so entertaining and exciting. Powerful ending too. My partner and I highly recommend it.

Thank Melis O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best Tour of My Life

I have been traveling throughout Europe for years, so when our tour guide Sam Noble told the group we were going to have the best tour of our lives, I was skeptical, but I must say he lived up to his word and even may...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 6 days ago
Sophie was amazing

We took the three hour walking tour with Sophie last week. She was an incredible guide. Informative and entertaining. This tour gets you the main spots of the Mitte with great stories that put the history in perspective. The tour was free but we tipped...More

Thank ejsnyc
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