Berlin: Cold War History and Berlin Wall Guided Walking Tour

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Discover Berlin's past as a divided city on a guided walking tour with a local historian. See key sites like Checkpoint Charlie, a former DDR watchtower, and more as you learn about the city's history.


  • Discover the remnants of a city divided as you wander through Berlin
  • Join a guided walking tour focused on the city's Cold War history
  • Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial and the famous Checkpoint Charlie crossing
  • See a 200-meter stretch of the former wall along Niederkirchnerstrasse
  • Hear tales of bravery and escape as you learn what life was like in Berlin


Head to the meeting point next to the famous Brandenburg Gate and get ready to uncover Berlin's hidden past. Explore with a local historian as you visit important landmarks related to this tumultuous period in Germany's past. Head to the Berlin Wall Memorial, a site that commemorates the division of the city and the lives lost as a result, and see Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous border crossing between East and West Berlin. Learn about the fascinating period between the Second World War and the construction of the Berlin Wall, when the uncomfortable alliance between the Soviets and Western Allies finally crumbled, heralding the start of the Cold War. Hear tales of daring escapes and find out what life was like on either side of the divide. Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of why the wall was constructed and gain insight into what led to its fall.


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