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Address: Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 467777911
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
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Berlin Wall And Cold War Walking Tour in Berlin

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A remembrance of an important period in German and particularly Berlin history. A country divided, families divided. In hindsight, what a totally futile and dumb idea during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A remembrance of an important period in German and particularly Berlin history. A country divided, families divided. In hindsight, what a totally futile and dumb idea during the Cold War.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite somber. Effectively portrayed how divided the city became and the repercussions of the Berlin Wall. Doesn't take an enormous amount of time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was just outside the train station that was obviously the border crossing. Was very informative but not very big so didn't take long to walk round. Was slightly disappointing compared to other sites in Berlin.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to come across this on our visit to Berlin. Fascinating place, giving true insights to this part of Berlin's history. Hint.. If you want to get audio guide (free) ensure you have identification on you - as you need to leave this with the concierge in order to 'rent' the guide. Good two hour tour listening... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting, rather new museum in Berlin. We had an English speaking guide who gave us an excellent tour. So overwhelmed by the thought of so many who said farewell at this site, never to return. A stark memorial to the East/West division of Germany,

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being typically Dutch we couldn't resist the temptation of visiting this palace for free 😎 after we were at the crowded DDR museum. That turned out to be a good choice: spacious, lots of original material and as I saw it more fit for adults. Goodbye DDR (not Berlin though)

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it may be free but there are far better places to visit instead of here, step set of stairs to go down

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across its existence by chance. We went in free of charge along with free audio guide. We were there for about 100 minutes and it was spell bounding. The stories and takes of the people affected by the wall were harrowing but at the same time showing people's resilience at the time of trouble. The palace was as... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour about 60 last years of the hirtory of this great town. A lot of emotion at this place where so many family were divided and met again...

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute Must See if you're coming to Berlin. This (free!) museum shows the most intimate & personal consequences of the Cold War: the separation of families, of couples, parents and children, siblings, grandchildren, friends. In this building they all had to bid each other farewell after often very brief visits. This exhibit shows all aspects of that: the personal... More 

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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