Berlin Wall & Cold War: Personal Life Stories Private Tour

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Learn about everyday life during the era of the Berlin Wall, from people who personally lived through it. Hear first-hand stories from both East and West Berlin perspective on this private tour.

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  • Get an eye-witness account of life during the Cold War, from guides who lived it
  • Visit Brandenburg Gate, the Topography of Terror and the Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Learn about the political and ideological differences between East and West
  • Hear stories of the Cold War, like the Allied tank confrontation
  • Take a ride on the former ghost train line


The Berlin Wall is probably the most symbolic artifact of the Cold War and the so-called Iron Curtain, dividing Berlin into two worlds that could not have been more different. And it was much more than just “the Wall” — there were mysterious ghost stations, a teardrop palace and complex border installations known as “the death strip.” In addition to the physical division, there was a political division, insurmountable ideological barriers, and some downright absurdities. On this Berlin Cold War tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the past world of socialist East Berlin. Learn about incredible escape stories, the Allied tank confrontation at Checkpoint Charlie, and the Soviet monuments that are still of great symbolic importance to this day. Visit Brandenburg Gate, which was once a symbol of division and now represents German reunification. Finally, check out the East Side Gallery, where the deadly wall has been re-dedicated as the longest open-air art gallery in the world. About Our Guides Our Berlin tour guides are more than just guides — they are true characters of the city, with deep knowledge of Berlin’s history and politics. What’s more, our guides for this tour were all eyewitnesses to the Cold War and have personal stories to share with you about their lives during that time. Come with plenty of questions, to be answered by someone who lived it!


Private Expert Guide Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel Public Transport Tickets

Important Information

  • Our guides are experts in their subjects, but this is your private tour, and the city has no shortage of fascinating places to see. It’s our pleasure to tailor this tour to suit your interests. Simply tell us where your interests lie, and we’ll be happy to accommodate your wishes.

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