Cold War Walking Tour Of Berlin

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Return Details :
    Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the battleground of the military conflict between the western world and the communist world. With your expert guide, see the Berlin Wall and hidden areas of the Death Strip, a former guard tower and travel through underground 'Ghost Stations'. Stand above the most famous escape tunnels, hear about the people who created them. Listen to stories about espionage, how the CIA and KGB faced off in this geopolitical hotspot. Learn about the leaders of the time and the events that kept the world on the brink of a nuclear war for 40 years. Your guide will expertly inform you on what life was like for Berlin's citizens during the almost 45 years of conflict and the ramifications we are still dealing with today.

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On this Cold War walking tour through Berlin, discover the citys Cold War-related sites and remember the nearly 45 years of political conflict that came to an end in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union.

Your expert guide will describe the duties of the border guards, the Soviet and Allied forces and the Stasi, as well as the CIA during the Cold War. Find out what happened to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) leadership, including Erich Honecker, Walter Ulbricht and Wilhelm Pieck. See and touch the remains of the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Berlin for about 30 years, find outwhat life was like in the Eastern Bloc's most Stalinist state and hear stories about successful and failed escapes from the GDR.

As you walk from site to site, hear about the military tension between the United States and its NATO allies and the Soviet Union and its allies. See hidden areas of the Death Strip, and learn about how the MI6 and the CIA tunneled the Berlin Wall and Soviet Zone and tapped the Red Army's secret communications.

See the monumental former Soviet Embassy (today the Russian Embassy), located on The grand boulevard 'Unter den Linden' - in the heart of the enemy. See how it reflects the Stalinist architecture and stands out from those of the other structures on the boulevard. Discover intelligence points of the CIA, KGB and Stasi, and learn about their surveillance techniques and equipment. Hear about former eastern Germans in present society, from former Stasi agents to every-day citizens -- what do they miss about the GDR?

Inclusions

Local Expert Guide

Exclusions

Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Entry/Admission - Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station

Entry/Admission - Admiralspalast Berlin

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring a Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket

As a good amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

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  • 21-Dec-2022

    Jörg was an excellent guide - well paced, knowledgeable, personal and attentive to the whole group. It was very cold, but I don't think he was to blame ;-)

  • 07-Dec-2022

    Excellent commentary from cyran. Thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommend. If in winter, make sure to wear warm footwear

  • 03-Dec-2022

    The best tour I have taken… informative and told with passion! The experience came alive to Maria’s storytelling! I enjoyed my day immensely!

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Johnny was a great tour guide. Very funny and knowledgeable, highly recommend this tour to visitors to Berlin!

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Mikhail, our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He did really a great job and this tour was the highlight of our stay in Berlin.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Sarah who run the tour was outstanding and gave a fascinating explanation of the entire Cold War period. It picqued my interests in everything about Berlin. It is a must do.

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Lovel walk with Saran. Very informative and fascinating. Enjoyed the walk and brilliant having someone to provide insights and explanation around the memorials.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    On a recent trip to Berlin, I booked the Cold War Tour for me, my wife and my 2 children (13 and 11) through Viator (good discounts). The admin was all seamless through the Viator app and we met our guide for the tour, Jamie G at the meeting point which was easily accessed by the superb public transport system. Jamie was very knowledgeable and was able to pass a lot of information in an engaging manner with the use of visual aids to assist in getting a feel for the conditions people lived in and the history that created the cold war. We visited the Palace of Tears and the Berlin Wall Memorial before finishing on Alexanderplatz. There were some trains to catch but this also led to visiting Nordbahnhof station which was built by the Nazi's for the 1936 Olympics and is preserved in the period fashion which was an eerie throwback to the 3rd Reich. Jamie left us with plenty of information as to other places to see, bars and restaurants to visit and even books and TV shows about the era that he recommends (I have started watching Babylon Berlin as a result).

  • 19-Oct-2022

    Wonderful hugely informative guide Josh, who I highly recommend. Even in the pouring rain Josh’s tour was incredibly interesting. Thank you.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Walking the Wall and listening to the personal escape stories and the political terror that underpinned life

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