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Private Cold War Berlin Tour provided by Insider Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21-03-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-03-31 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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    Stop: 4 hours
    Discover the divided city of Berlin, retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, coming upon some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border, from guard towers to tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, site of many remarkable escape attempts. Learn of successful and failed escapes in the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'. Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and learn about the systems, devices and people that kept the entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years. Who were the key figures in the GDR leadership and where are they today? Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the eastern bloc’s most heavily policed state. What was it like to live "Behind the Wall"?
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Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David Pinckney wrote a review Nov. 2019
20 contributions2 helpful votes
I did this private tour with my daughter and her friend. Nick was our guide and was fantastic! His knowledge of the city and it's past was phenomenal and a private tour allowed us to visit areas tailored to our interests. He brought the tour to life with the many stories of
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Evelyn C wrote a review Sep. 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom37 contributions23 helpful votes
As a teacher who has now been bringing sixth-form history groups to Berlin annually since 2014, this is basically the first thing I book after flights and accommodation. We mostly use Mike whose own 'insider' perspective on the Cold War combines with unbelievable expertise,
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Date of experience: September 2018
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By: Insider Tour
IvanMrkv
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A great Dresden trip!
Dresden is a unique place with all its architecture and history. A real cultural center. I was happy that I took th
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newhorizonrw
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Tangible Facts of the Past
The tour was very informative and interactive. It was great to know the sad stories of the world war with tangible
M6644TXalexm
M6644TXalexm
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Great tour
Really interesting tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of stories about the cold war. One of the hi
Radaroloon
Radaroloon
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Fantastic Tour Guide!
Our Guide Nikolai was absolutely awesome! His historical knowledge of the Third Reich Berlin was extremely thorough
Aleksandar_Vucin
Aleksandar_Vucin
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Great tour & great guide
I’ve visited Berlin in January 2020 and I totally forgot to write a review. Tour is excellent and it’s covering man
826arianay
826arianay
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Highly recommend a tour in English with Maria - insightful and moving!
We took a tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp with Maria (in English) through Insider Tour, and really appreci
I1288AKjoshuac
I1288AKjoshuac
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Outstanding
Nikolai was an amazing tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and really brought a sense of personalisation into the t
petvet69
petvet69
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Must-do tour!
Jamie provided a great tour of Berlin and did a great job discussing Berlin during WWII. Because of COVID-19, our
annaaI4230KT
annaaI4230KT
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Best walking tour
We booked "The Famous Walk" tour in December 2019 and really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Phil was extremely k
Edmond v
Edmond v
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Great WWII experience
Great tour by foot in the center of Berlin, Maria the Guide was excellent and provided us with lots of information
Cheesecake1312
Cheesecake1312
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Felt like time travel
Due to Corona we were a very small group. Maria, our guide, was very well informed and could answer even tricky que
Travelling_Dane_11
Travelling_Dane_11
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Excellent also second time around
What an excellent way to get a lot of information about WW2 and Berlin. Can absolutely recommend it to everyone. We
Y2483TAkaterinak
Y2483TAkaterinak
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4 hours will fly
Jamie was really great. Kept us captivated in the history of the city. Me and my 14 years old son loved it. Very kn
Hqgoh
Hqgoh
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Informative tour with great guide
The tour was really very informative, explaining how Hitler and Nazi came into power and maintained absolute power
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tasos k
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For history lovers
It was a really educative tour. We visited many city spots of historic significance. Our tour guide Nikolai was exc
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