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Berlin and the Cold War – Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • A must for history enthusiasts - this renowned tour reveals many secrets of the cold war
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


    4 hours

    Start time

    West: 10:00am

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from the front of McDonalds, opposite main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz 2-4, 10623 Berlin.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to your original point of departure

  • Overview & Itinerary


    A tour of the Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of the Cold War, accompanied by a learned guide will be a great treat for history lovers! Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the eastern block’s most ‘Stalinistic’ State, successful and failed escapes where border command sooner followed the orders of ‘shoot to kill’ than allow the heinous crime of ‘flight from the Republic’.

    Let your guide explain how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the Berlin Wall and Soviet Zone to tap the Red Army’s secret communications. Take this tour and get a detailed insight into the history of Germany.


    Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a walking tour of the Berlin Wall.

    It is an iconic symbol of the Cold War, the wall divided east and west Berlin for 28 years. This tour follows the Death-strip and Wall, retracing some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border from Guard Towers to tank traps.

    Start from the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, the guide will describe the routines and duties of border guards, the Soviet and Allied forces, Stasi and CIA. You will also visit the following sites:

    • Berlin Wall
    • Soviet Embassy
    • ‘Ghost Stations’, former Guard Towers
    • Espionage points of the CIA and KGB
    • Stasi surveillance techniques and equipment
    • Locations of both successful and failed escape attempts.
    • A reassembled area of inner and outer fortifications of the state border.

    You will return back to the starting point of the tour at around 2:00pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guide available in English
    • Walking tour


    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • I recommend

      Great tour. Especially useful for young people who do not know history of the world. Very informative and interesting....

      Elena Potapenko
    • Excellent stuff !

      Excellent tour.Our guide Micheal really new his stuff,took time to explain what can only be described as a complicated part of modern history and gave us a great feel for the...

      G A Macindoe
    • Cold War Walking Tour

      Michael was an amazingly knowledgeable our guide and the walk was interesting and a lot of fun. It is highly recommended to people who are interested in the Cold War period in...

      Franz Henri Kratz
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