Berlin: Cold War and Berlin Wall Smartphone Audio Tour

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Uncover the story of Berlin’s Iron Curtain and the infamous Berlin Wall on this smartphone audio tour. Enjoy the freedom to pause, restart, and explore at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Delve into Berlin's turbulent past and learn about the impact of the Cold War
  • Hear commentary by Eckardt, a Berlin local and professional tour guide
  • Enjoy the freedom to pause and restart the tour whenever you feel like it
  • Discover why the summer of 1989 was the beginning of the end of East Germany
  • Listen as the audio points out often-overlooked details hidden in plain sight

Description

Step back into Berlin's Cold War era and trace a small segment of the infamous Berlin Wall with an audio tour available on your smartphone. Feel history all around you as you explore historic monuments, including Checkpoint Charlie and the DDR Watch Tower. Begin in Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam Square), where a few pieces of the Berlin Wall remain. Discover how this area was completely rebuilt after German unification. Pass the DDR Watch Tower and learn why the small East German 'trabi' car was so popular. Follow your in-app GPS guide to all the major sights with ease. Get unlimited use from the moment of booking and enjoy the freedom to pause and restart the tour when you like, allowing you to make detours, stop for pictures, and take breaks. Continue to the Sony Center and see the Hardenberg-Denkmal (the Prussian Parliament building), the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, and the Topography of Terror as you wind your way to Checkpoint Charlie. Walk past the building where Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, and Hermann Göring had their offices. Along the way, see the remains of various eras side-by-side and catch glimpses of Prussian glory, Nazi terror, Communist oppression, and post-unification revival.  Hear stories of successful attempts to flee over the wall into the West, as well as some tragic failures. Discover why the summer of 1989 was the beginning of the end of East Germany and hear about the night the wall finally fell.

Includes

Unlimited access to the in-app audio tour Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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