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- Duration: 3 Hrs
Departure Time :
Mondays and Fridays -- 2:00 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays -- 10:00 AM
Departure Details :
Unter den Linden 42, 10117 Berlin, Germany, , Traveler pickup is offered, We pickup from any hotel or accommodation in Berlin. , ,
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Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewThis 3 hour tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. A historian will reveal the dialogue between modern Berlins built environment and its dark and often hidden history. Youll hear about life under Communist rule, the East Germans growing discontent and their governments brutal suppression.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Small group ensures personal service
- Fully narrated tour
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Next stop is the Friedrichstrasse train station, a key crossing point between East and West Berlin. When families were torn apart by East Germanys ironfisted immigration laws, they said their sad goodbyes here in the office known as the Palace of tears. At Nordbahnhof, youll explore how Berlins division created ghost stations, unused but heavily guarded stops on West Berlins subway lines that lay in East German territory. Farther along, the Berlin wall memorial allows you to experience the notorious Death Strip and hear stories of East Berliners whose attempts to escape led to their tragic deaths.
You will visit the grandiose mile long housing complex known as Karl Marx Allee and consider how East Germans dreams for a Socialist paradise turned into a nightmare of deprivation, suppression and paranoia. East Germanys secret police, the notorious Stasi, coerced neighbors and family members to spy on each other. At the former Stasi headquarters, youll learn how its feared leader Eric Mielke recruited a massive network of spies and created innovative surveillance techniques.
Finally, you will visit the center of public life in East Berlin, Alexanderplatz, which was rebuilt in the 1960s with monuments like the futuristic parliament building and the iconic TV Tower. In 1989, this symbol of East German pride was the setting for massive demonstrations that led to the regimes downfall and brought 40 years of Communist rule to an end.
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions: You will need to use public transport a few times, since the distances between some key sites would be too far to walk. If you will not have a few days visitor's transit pass to Berlin already, we suggest that you purchase the day metro pass. If you cannot purchase it in advance, your guide will help you purchase it at the first metro station on the tour. Berlin Transit One Way Tarif AB Ticket 2.8 Euro, Senior Discount 1,70 EUR Berlin Transit Day Ticket for one Person 7 Euro, Senior Discount 4,70 EUR
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level