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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin provided by Insider Tour

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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, while avoiding the hassle of map reading and guidebooks and gaining holistic insight into the complex history of this city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Discover Berlin’s Cold War history and view its most famous sites, such as the location of the Berlin Wall
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
Travel by foot to familiarize yourself with the town, while learning more about the wider impact of the division and its causes
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. 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5560COLDWAR
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Local Expert Guide • Free map of Berlin
Exclusions
Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Berlin Friedrichstraße Station • Entry/Admission - Admiralspalast Berlin
Duration
3h
Departure details
Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
Alexanderplatz8, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Inclusions
Local Expert Guide • Free map of Berlin
Exclusions
Berlin Transport AB Zone ticket • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Berlin Friedrichstraße Station • Entry/Admission - Admiralspalast Berlin
Departure details
Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
Alexanderplatz8, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Duration
3h
Return details
Alexanderplatz8, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Reichstagufer 17
    Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Meeting point: outside FRIEDRICHSTRASSE TRAIN STATION, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
    Stop: 7 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Admiralspalast Berlin
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Palace of Tears
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bernauer Straße
  • 4
    Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chapel of Reconciliation
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Alexanderplatz8
    10178 Berlin, Germany
    See address & details
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Alex
2 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2020
Really interesting tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and had lots of stories about the cold war. One of the highlights of our visit to berlin.
Written 31 October 2020
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Joshua C
2 contributions
Outstanding
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nikolai was an amazing tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and really brought a sense of personalisation into the tour which really allowed me to visualise the cold war. The stops along the way showed both sides of the cold war and were really insightful. As a first timer to Berlin I really recommend this tour, which summarises the post-war period in an amazing way, bringing history to life.
Written 3 October 2020
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JeffB32
Bloomfield Township, MI4,023 contributions
Great Tour - Barnaby was the Best
May 2019
Barnaby, our tour guide, really made the excursion what it was. He was knowledgeable and super friendly and was not afraid to make fun of himself or us (which we really enjoyed). It was the perfect amount of tour, travel, friendly conversation, free time and history. Definitely recommend.
Written 28 April 2020
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EmmaHQS
4 contributions
Great tour!
Mar 2020
Knowing very little about the Cold War, we found this an excellent basis for finding out more. However I would recommend this to anyone.

Walking tour, 4 hours, with public transport utilised. Ronan was our tour guide, and he was great!
Written 18 March 2020
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Ken T
Crewe, UK9 contributions
Fantastic Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
The tour was fantastic. Mike was full of really interesting information and his knowledge of the Cold War was outstanding. Certainly worth booking.
Written 13 March 2020
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Nelson Costa
London, UK1 contribution
Cold War Walking Tour with Jan / March 3rd
Mar 2020 • Solo
I am writing this review as a 'Thank You' to your tour guide Jan.
He was our guide on March 3rd for the Cold War walking tour and he did a wonderful job.
He had a lot of knowledge to offer, very good details about all the places we walked by, and extra ones, and better than that was his passion for his job, really motivating us to listen every single word.
I can really say that I this tour was one of the highlights of my visit to Berlin!
Well done and keep up the good work!
Written 9 March 2020
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noodlenella
New York City, NY3 contributions
Super!
Pip was our tour guide and she is smart and interested and makes great conversation. She is incredibly knowledgeable and ready so answer all questions about this complicated history. Most importantly, and what sets Pip apart is how intuitive she is - it was colder and more windy than any of us expected and she knew to tuck us into corners and warm spots.
Written 9 March 2020
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Rory L
1 contribution
Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin
Mar 2020 • Couples
Highly recommended. Pip was very engaging and conveyed a thorough understanding of the context of the events. A great start to our Berlin visit.
Written 8 March 2020
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Fiona C
1 contribution
Cold War Tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Jan was full of knowledge and passion for the subject. He shared interesting, as well as personal anecdotes from the Cold War era.
Written 4 March 2020
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chiltern1000
UK40 contributions
Interesting tour with excellent guide
Mar 2020
Ronan was an excellent guide who brought to life the realities of life and conditions in the old DDR. His knowledge was comprehensive and his descriptions unfailingly accurate (I worked in the former communist counties before and after the Wall). Modern Berlin doesn't make it easy to comprehend the geography of the divided city but Ronan worked hard to make us understand. Perhaps a little more time in the museums would be good, but one can always go back.... Highly recommended.
Written 3 March 2020
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Thank you for leaving Ronan such a lovely review! He will be chuffed reading this! We feel very proud to have him on the team :) It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your experience with us, we would love to welcome you back anytime! Happy Travels, Sophie
Written 4 March 2020
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beegardener
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Great way to get to know Berlin’s fascinating and complex history and see beautiful architecture
So glad we did this tour as soon as we arrived in Berlin for the first time with our family of 5 including 3 teenag
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
tasos k
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
LJF321
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Incredibly detailed and insightful
My husband and I have been to Berlin before but somehow missed all the big sights. We thought it best to visit them
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