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Berlin and the Cold War – Walking Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tue, Thu & Sat

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Make your way in front of McDonalds, opposite main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz 2-4, 10623 Berlin.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • A detailed insight into the history of Germany post World War II
  • A must for history enthusiasts - this renowned tour reveals many secrets of the cold war
  • Learn how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the Berlin Wall and Soviet Zone to tap the Red Army’s secret communications
  • Visit the Berlin Wall, Soviet Embassy, espionage points, Checkpoint Charlie and more


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’.

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

About the Supplier: Insider Tours have been operating in Berlin since 1996 and are known to provide the best historical perspective about Berlin attractions through their variety of walking tours. Insider guides are mostly academics and give an extraordinary commentary on the places they cover during the tours.


  • Walking tour
  • English speaking guide 


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Group Size: Max. 25

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Customer Reviews

  • Elena Potapenko
    I recommend

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

    Russian Federation 02/17/2014
  • G A Macindoe
    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...

    United Kingdom 01/24/2014
  • Franz Henri Kratz
    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...

    Germany 11/13/2013

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