3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Germany, Berlin, Berlin
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  • 3 hours
  • Berlin
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The Cold War fought its battles in the shadows of Berlin. Leave the center of town and head east to explore Berlin’s former Soviet Sector and learn about life behind the Iron Curtain. This guided walking tour lasts 3 hours and is limited to a group size of 9.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Beginning near the Brandenburg Gate, this walking tour will take you on an exploration of East Berlin to reveal how the city’s former Soviet sector became the front line of the Cold War.

Stop At: Embassy of Russia in Berlin, Unter den Linden 63-65, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Stop to see what was the Soviet (and is now the Russian) Embassy - only a short distance from where the American Embassy in East Berlin once stood.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17 Mitte, 10117 Berlin Germany

See the Palace of Tears, which used to be the crossing point between East and West Berlin.

Your expert guide will share with you insightful information about how several families were suddenly divided when the Berlin wall was built in 1961.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany

Trace the path of the Berlin Wall and discover the lives of those who lived behind the Iron Curtain.

Learn how the two-wall system (with the Death Strip in the middle) functioned and hear the stories of those who tragically died trying to go over the Wall.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: East Side Gallery, Muehlenstrasse 3-100 Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 14167 Berlin Germany

Explore the East Side Gallery, while you learn not only about the spying between the East and the West but also about the spying that took place by the East German government on its own people. Your expert guide will tell you how the Stasi -the feared East German secret police - interrogated and intimidated their citizens.

You'll continue walking by East Berlin, while your tour guide shares with you insightful information about the life for citizens of the GDR, Berlin's "Ghost stations", the 'Ostalgie' concept and much more.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Bernauer Straße 36 Objektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Schönhauser Allee 172, 10435 Berlin, Germany

Your tour finishes near the U Bernauer Strasse.

Inclusions
  • Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Break partway through

Exclusions
  • Transportation - an AB travel ticket should be purchased before joining the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 13 may join free, however, please note that some content may not be suitable for younger guests
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • You will need to purchase an AB day transport ticket for this tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Berlin Free Walking Tour, Departure Point, Unter den Linden 80, 10117 Berlin, Germany


Departure Time

2:30 PM


Return Details

Bernauer Straße, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 20 Aug 2017 -

Liza D

Sophie was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very comprehensive introduction. She was a passionate guide and did a lot of research on her own which was shared during the trip. Well done Sophie!

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