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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

  • Discover Berlin’s Cold War history and view its most famous sites, such as the location of the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie

  • Save time negotiating the busy streets with a professional tour guide and specific itinerary

  • Visit the last remains of the Berlin Wall and learn about life in the German Democratic Republic

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Berlin is known as a pivotal city in 20th-century politics, but its Cold War history is often overshadowed by its role in the Second World War. Familiarize yourself with the significant sites of Cold War Berlin and learn about life in the divided city from a professional guide. Visit notable attractions, including the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie, while avoiding the hassle of map reading and guidebooks and gaining holistic insight into the complex history of this city.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at Zoologischer Garten underground station and hear an account of the changes Berlin underwent after the Second World War, from the capital city of Nazi Germany to a city that came to represent the clash of two superpowers.

Then, follow the former site of the Berlin Wall and its “death strip”. Learn more about the many attempts to escape as you walk along Bernauer Strasse, toward the last remains of the wall itself at the Berlin Wall Memorial.

Next, walk through Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin, and discover how the Cold War divided not only the city, but the country too. The next stop is the Brandenburg Gate, an important but everchanging symbol throughout the history of Berlin.

As you tread the very streets, learn more about what life was like behind the wall, gaining insights into the German Democratic Republic, before concluding your journey in the centre of East Berlin or Alexander Platz.

Reviews (253)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great Tour with Julian

Our guide Julian really knows his stuff. Originally from Toronto he’s lived in Berlin several years having studied Political Science and Philosophy of History and so is knowledgeable, interested and interesting. The stops on our Cold War tour were Palace of Tears, Berlin Wall memorial,...More

Thank claudiniusmaximus
Reviewed 5 days ago

Did a 3 hour walking tour with Phil from Ireland, and it was amazing. He was so full of knowledge, so much information, and he made it very interesting. He was also very funny and that made the tour even better. You know how sometimes...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour w JJ!

Had a great tour with JJ -- he was very knowledgeable not just about the geopolitics of the Cold War, but was also able to share valuable insights about what the various developments (e.g. The Berlin Wall) meant for ordinary people. Great tour, and comes...More

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Third Reich and Cold War tours

We went on successive morning walks both, by chance, with Barnaby. He was great company and at 6’7” difficult to lose in a crowd. His Cold War talks were very humorous but succeeded in getting the points over. Difficult to be humorous about the Nazis...More

Thank 858davidbyrne
Reviewed 1 week ago
Cold War with Brian

I loved this tour! Really interesting topic and good way to see the city. Brian was super friendly, funny, knowledgable and entertaining

Thank Courteney C
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English. Actually, our guide was an Aussie. Superb tour
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Response from Jenga222 | Reviewed this property |
I’d check accessibility on the metro- I’m pretty sure they have to be accessible. All the main locations are flat or have slopes. Let the company know in advance so they can make sure they choose the right entrances and... More