Cold War Walking Tour Of Berlin

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Hardenbergplatz, Berlin, Germany
    2: Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Return Details :
    U Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • 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.


This guided Berlin walking tour will show you the staging ground 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, former guard towers and underground 'Ghost Stations', the Soviet Embassy and espionage points of the CIA and KGB. Learn about the leaders of East Germany, including Erich Honecker, and hear from your guide how life was like for Berlin's citizens during the almost 45 years of conflict.

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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?


Local Expert Guide

Free map of Berlin


Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring a Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket (approx 7 euros)

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

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Our tour was a fantastic addition to our break in Berlin. It was informative and the story of the Cold War came alive. Jamie our tour guide was excellent, full of knowledge and a great story teller. I would fully recommend.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    A really interesting look at the wall and it’s history. Our guide Yann was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    The tour guide Taylor is a consummate professional along with his delivery of the material including visual aids. Starting at S + U Zoologischer Garten station where it is recommended that you get a day pass for the A+B zones because the tour involves the use of the train. There are many stops along the way with opportunities to browse exhibits/museums pertaining to the tour, to ask questions and take photos.

  • 13-Jan-2020

    I absolutely loved this tour and can't recommend it enough. Our tour-guide Maria shared so much great information and inside perspective about this era of Berlin that really helps you understand the city.
    Also you're moving through different parts of the city and getting to see the impact of communism in different neighborhoods around the city. The ghost station were awesome. The tour ends at the Stasi Museum, which I recommend visiting if you have the chance. A MUST!

  • 30-Sep-2019

    A lot of Banh travel. Wished more free time or explanation given at sites. If you stop for a photo you may get left behind.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Barnaby was really great - knowledgeable, looked after us so we didn't get lost, personable - He took us to many places we would not known about and shared interesting, entertaining stories

  • 30-Aug-2018

    We had a superb time with Walid!
    He is an amazing guide on this tour as he detailed the stories behind each historical places, buildings,streets. He was able to explain it beautifully as if we were back in time especially the start and fall of the Berlin Wall.
    It's been the most enjoyable and knowledgeable trip we had, it is highly recommended!

  • 19-Aug-2018

    Did this tour with my OH and 12 year old son on our last full day in Berlin. Tour was well paced and very interesting. Barnaby, a Brit, from Insider Tour was a fantastic guide who was genuinely passionate about the subject matter and kept the tour interesting with anecdotes and humour, which is much needed when discussing the Cold War! The pace of the tour was good and gave us the chance to see more of Berlin using the trams and trains. The only thing that could have made the tour better was a departure point nearer to us, as we travelled to Zoological Garten from Hackerscher Markt only to go return to Freidrikstrasse to start the tour. Highly recommended.

  • 26-Jul-2018

    Really great and informative. Rowan, the guide was knowledgeable and personable. I would absolutely recommend this tour.

  • 15-Jul-2018

    A very interesting tour, that involves walking, trains and trams. The tour guide was a passionate person when shareing his views however, when we came to the end it was a bit baffling on why the tour ended up where we did, maybe I missed something, not sure??
    Don't let the picture fool you, the tour goes now where near Check Point Charlie, so you will have to find another one for this.

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