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Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall
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Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall

By Birchys Berlin Tours
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Duration: 3h
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  •  Our tour guides are highly educated and experts on the material in which the present. 
  • Entry/Admission - GDR Watch Tower
What's not included
  • Private Transportation


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  • Birchys Berlin Tours, Ebertstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Ebertstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Birchys Berlin Tours
      Ebertstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
      Ebertstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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    • 1
      Memorial of the Berlin Wall
      Stop: 80 minutes
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    • 2
      Checkpoint Charlie
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 3
      Topography of Terror
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 4
      GDR Watch Tower
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    • 5
      Potsdamer Platz
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Birchys Berlin Tours
      318
      Berlin, Germany
      Joined in March 2019
    • Lt_Shade
      0 contributions
      Tour guide main the experience
      So glad we booked the tour rather than visiting Sachsenhausen unguided. Our tour guide Stephen was amazing. He was knowledgeable, friendly and covered the subject manor with respect. The meetup spot is easy to locate and it is a short train trip out to Oranienburg . From there it is a short walk to Sachsenhausen. On the way interesting spots were pointed out which we would have simply walked past on our own. Sachsenhausen is very large and if we had done it ourselves we would have run out of time to see everything. The tour covers all the main aspects and due to the train schedule you can remain behind after the tour to have a longer look around. Highly recommend and if I am in Berlin again I plan on using Birchy's Berlin tour for the city walking tour.
      Written February 25, 2024
    • raghu410
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour!
      Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful experience right from our meeting point in Berlin through to the tour of the concentration camp. I would highly recommend Birchy's Berlin Tours!
      Written February 19, 2024
    • Nomad26867079502
      0 contributions
      Paul is an asset to your team
      Paul was a brilliant and knowledgable tour guide and answered all our questions. He was very personable and brilliant at his job. He also directed us to many of Berlin's great shops and restaurants. He saved the day when the trains were cancelled and re-routed us too! Thanks for a great Saturday in Berlin.
      Written February 17, 2024
    • 148garethl
      0 contributions
      Very good and thorough Third Reich Tour
      Thank you Birchy Tours and our fantastic tour guide Ciaran for this experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had an amazing in-depth understanding of the people, dates and buildings etc. You did not disappoint, we so recommend Birchy Tours if you are in Berlin!!! Thank you.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • andrewtY1252NS
      0 contributions
      A day in a time that must never be forgotten.
      An insight into a horrific period of time that the human race created. How could people do this to each other. It was an amazing tour under the circumstances, Paul was a fantastic tour guide, lovely guy who gave us such a knowledgeable account of the camp. Thank you pal for the day. A must do during your visit to Berlin, on a final note the other people on the tour rounded off the day. Thanks again.
      Written February 15, 2024
    • 148garethl
      0 contributions
      Fantastic tour and tour guide
      Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Paul Tobin was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable. His extra knowledge about other aspects of German politics, society and faith was extremely helpful too. We learnt so much and the whole tour was very interesting. You are definitely missing out if you don't visit and while it was of course a sombre place, it was a good experience. Thank you so much to Birchy Tours and our amaing tour guide Paul!!
      Written February 15, 2024
    • trutgard
      0 contributions
      A highlight of our week in Berlin!
      Outstanding tour. Guide was Paul Tobin; he’s fantastic. I’m a history nut; my wife not so much, but we both enjoyed the tour a great deal. If your travels take you to Berlin, this is a tour you must take!
      Written February 10, 2024
    • Molly J
      0 contributions
      Unveiling history and vibrancy.
      Exploring Berlin on a city tour is an enriching experience that unveils the city’s rich tapestry of history, culture and contemporary dynamism. From iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate to poignant reminders of the city’s divided past at the Berlin Wall Memorial, the tours offers a captivating journey through Berlin’s complex history. Knowledgeable guides share insightful anecdotes, while vibrant neighborhoods and a thriving arts and culinary scene add depth to the experience. Berlin’s city tour is must do for anyone seeking to uncover the essence of this dynamic city.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • Thekazzman_aruba
      0 contributions
      Living Memory of Death
      This tour put us back in time to a place that makes you remember how easy it is for bad things to happen. Our guide Paul, enlivened the experience with his superior knowledge on the subject. It was a cold day and it was not even a fraction of the pain and suffering that went on at this place. A must visit to remember how close we are to letting fear dictate common sense.
      Written January 18, 2024
    • X8164ZGgabrielw
      0 contributions
      Outstanding tour with Cairan
      We had a world-class tour with Cairan on our trip to Berlin. Throughout the day, it was clear that he is the definition of passionate and incredibly knowledgeable both within the bounds of the tour and beyond. Every aspect of the day was well thought out and considerate, and we covered a great deal of Historic Berlin in one tour. I highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to get a unique historical perspective of Berlin.
      Written January 3, 2024
    • 733jos
      0 contributions
      Excellent historical trip
      We had a great day with Ciaron who took us to the key historical sites and was so knowledgeable and easy to get along with. Ciaron was very passionate about history and patient with our family’s questions and differing needs. You won’t regret it. Some of the places are hard to find by yourself so this made it all very easy. We covered history from the Prussians to the end of the Cold War and knew a lot more by the end of the day.
      Written December 28, 2023
    • matthewwV5756PB
      0 contributions
      Great tour of Berlin
      It was the best walking tour I have been on Darren was very knowledgeable We learned so much about Berlin and its history It was well worth it
      Written December 23, 2023
    • Travel00620168884
      0 contributions
      Great history tour
      Julian is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of Berlin. This tour was a highlight of our trip. It is a full day with lots of information. Thanks again Julian!!
      Written December 12, 2023
    • Rebecca G
      0 contributions
      Superb
      Very interesting tour delivered by a knowledgable and fun guide. Overall, I found the service fantastic and I would use this tour company again.
      Written December 6, 2023
    • BlackPudGirl
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      A must do tour if in Berlin
      Great tour to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum . The guide made the day as very knowledgeable and interesting. Paul Tobin was his name.
      Written December 3, 2023
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    Kyle H
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    I embarked on this tour on 26/01/24, and luck was truly on my side. Not only was Berlin blissfully tranquil for a history tour during this time of year, but a stroke of fortune led to the cancellation of fellow attendees due to rail strikes.
    As a result, I found myself on a personalized, one-on-one historical exploration of Berlin with the incredibly knowledgeable Paul.

    Paul, the tour guide with a master's degree in European history, made this experience exceptional. His expertise delved into the intricacies of Berlin's history, offering captivating insights with a level of detail that left me utterly fascinated. Beyond his academic prowess, Paul's amiable and approachable demeanor added a delightful touch to the tour, creating an engaging atmosphere throughout.

    What stood out was Paul's flexibility. He graciously accommodated breaks for coffee, fostering a relaxed environment. He eagerly welcomed questions, drawing connections between key historical points in Berlin and broader historical events. His ability to illustrate the significance and relationships between various historical occurrences added depth to the experience.

    Paul's commitment to delivering a comprehensive tour was evident in his meticulous research. Armed with a book of rare photographs, he skillfully wove visual elements into the narrative, providing a unique perspective on Berlin's history.

    From essential historical sites to hidden gems, the tour covered it all, culminating in a visit to the preserved section of the wall—a truly captivating experience.

    For anyone keen on unraveling Berlin's unique history, this tour is a must. Paul's expertise and passion for the subject turned what could have been a simple tour into a weekend highlight for me. So much so, that I am seriously contemplating a revisit on my next trip to Berlin, eager to delve even deeper into the historical tapestry that Paul expertly unfolds.
    Written January 30, 2024
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    Caitlyn H
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    My boyfriend and I turned out to be the only people on the tour due to train strike related cancellations so we ended up having a private tour with our guide, Paul and it was beyond what we could have expected! Paul is so knowledgeable and delivers the content in a digestible and engaging way. He explained the history of the Berlin Wall in a way that I likely wouldn’t have gathered by taking myself through museums which provided context for all of the sites he took us to. Could not recommend this tour enough and hopefully you’re lucky enough to get Paul as your guide!
    Written January 28, 2024
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    Camper814537
    5 contributions
    A fantastic tour, I had known some of the history, but our guide made the tour come alive in a very real way. He was conscientious and aware of our needs as sightseers and responded expertly to the challenges of the cold and also the German ubahn system lol. Highly recommend this tour as it was an excellent bookend to our trip
    Written December 4, 2023
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    Amy S
    2 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    We ended up having a private tour as no one else booked onto our session and it completely made the tour for us! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable of the Cold War, and provided us with a wealth of history not just from this period but from all aspects of Berlin.
    He even provided us with recommendations for restaurants and bars to visit during our stay.
    Thank you Christian, you made our trip!
    Written November 12, 2023
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    Hey Amy, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed you tour and time with Christian. Safe travels and we hope to see you again in Berlin!:)
    Written November 14, 2023
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    thaifan
    Edinburgh, UK57 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Fantastic tour - this was the highlight of our trip to Berlin. Paul was a brilliant guide and we were very lucky to have him all to ourselves as we were the only people booked on this tour. He was so knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions, we learnt such a lot and he took us to so many different interesting locations. Berlin is a fascinating city and there’s so much to learn and understand about its history, and Paul really managed to help us do this.
    Written November 27, 2023
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    David C
    Palm Harbor, FL1 contribution
    In spite of the off and on rain, the tour experience was very informative. Our tour guide (Aaron) was very knowledgeable and friendly.. You could tell he truly enjoyed sharing his knowledge.. Although, I was solo on the tour, I did meet a wonderful British couple.. As there was only three of of us, it allowed for a more personable tour.. I had a wonderful time learning the vast history of the area. Thanks to Aaron..
    Written November 22, 2023
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    Excursion12646920928
    2 contributions
    Sep 2023 • Family
    as this was our first visit to Germany and Berlin, we were interested in hearing the history of the wall and this tour delivered! our tour guide cairan brought great energy and passion for the subject, showing us various points both under and above ground.

    if you're into history, this is an excellent way to experience it!
    Written September 29, 2023
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    RichardsHolThoughts
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Absolutely Brilliant! This was our first time in Berlin and booked The Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind The Berlin Wall Tour. It was delivered with such a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm. The human stories behind the Cold War in Berlin were fastinating and moving. I cannot recommend our guide (see attached photo!) and this tour too highly.
    Written November 25, 2023
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    mnvacays
    Apple Valley, MN149 contributions
    May 2019 • Family
    We've been traveling Europe for a couple of weeks and have gone on tours in every city. Birchys Berlin's tour of the wall was by far the best. The tour guide was fantastic, really knowledgeable and the locations they take you are off the beaten track. You get a lot more than your average city tour. Will definitely take another tour with this outfit!
    Written May 5, 2019
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    Many thanks for the kind words and taking the time to leave a review!:)
    Written May 16, 2019
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    Cara
    13 contributions
    Oct 2022
    This was such an enjoyable and informative tour. We couldn't rate Paul highly enough. His knowledge and passion were unsurpassed. There was so much we didn't know. Do yourself a favour and make sure you take this tour.
    Written October 16, 2022
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