East Berlin and the Wall: Walking Tour

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Explore the highlights of Berlin East with a guide on a walking tour. Visit important places to understand Berlin’s history as the capital of East Germany.

Highlights

  • Discover the highlights of Berlin East on a small group walking tour
  • Visit the Memorial Bernauerstrasse and the Berlin Wall
  • Discover how life was lived in East Berlin

Description

Discover the captivating story of divided Berlin and delve into the daily life of East Berliners during the era of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Our guided tour offers insight into the distinctive characteristics and customs of communist Berlin. As a symbol of the Cold War post-World War II, Berlin was divided by the infamous Wall in 1961, leading to starkly different economic and social systems on each side. Explore the remnants of this era and how it's commemorated today as our passionate guides lead you through iconic locations of the Wall. Our journey commences at Potsdamer Platz, then we board the S-Bahn to Nordbahnhof, a former ghost station closed for nearly three decades post-Wall construction. At the Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, immerse yourself in the trauma of separation, witnessing original portions of the death strip and learning about escape attempts and tragic tales of those lost to the Wall. On Alexanderplatz, amid socialist architecture, feel the resonance of peaceful demonstrations challenging STASI's political repression, leading to the Wall's collapse and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet bloc. Relive the post-war years and conclude with the renowned East-Side Gallery, adorned with 104 murals, including the iconic Brezhnev-Honecker kiss. With our professional guides, gain a comprehensive understanding of East Berlin's dramatic history and socialist reality, offering a detailed and captivating exploration of sites now entrenched in history.

Includes

Walking tour with a small group French, Italian, or Spanish-speaking guide

Important Information

  • You will need a valid ticket for the public transportation for the zones AB during the tour.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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