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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour provided by Original Berlin Walks

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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover East Berlin on this half-day walking tour with a guide. Explore the capital city's main attractions such as the Berlin Wall, Alexanderplatz, and the secret police's headquarters. Plus, see significant points along the wall including where it came down in 1989. And learn what life was like for citizens of the German Democratic Republic during the war.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Neue Promenade 3
    Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
    In front of the Starbucks across from the S-Bahn "Hackescher Markt"
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  • 1
    Hackescher Markt
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Berlin Friedrichstrasse Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Friedrichstrasse
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Palace of Tears
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Russische Botschaft
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Brandenburg Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Pariser Platz
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Memorial of the Berlin Wall
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 9
    Platz des 9. November 1989
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Alexanderplatz
    10178 Berlin, Germany
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Highlights
  • This tour is perfect for history buffs looking to learn more
  • You’ll be able to touch the remains of the Berlin Wall on this tour
  • Get an understanding of what life was like for Germans during this time
  • Meet at a convenient location by public transportation
Important Information
Departure Point
Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Duration
4h
Return Details
Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Berlin Transport AB Zone pass (approx 7.00 Euros)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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c0mben wrote a review Jan 2020
Mackay, Australia8 contributions9 helpful votes
Every tourist to Berlin should seriously consider doing this tour to gain some understanding of what the people of Berlin have experienced. Kyle was our fabulous guide and she shared so much historical and anecdotal information. It was 4 hours very well spent.
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Ruth Cardy wrote a review Jan 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this tour with Lyndsey. Gave us a great insight into life behind the wall and the history of how and why it went up and it’s ultimate demise in 1989. Lyndsey really brought it to life with real life stories and informative history. We visited many sights and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Curious621229 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our guide Sam was excellent . He gave us very informative explanations and opinions about the history of Berlin .He had a great sense of humour as well as a serious side when explaining some of Berlins dark history.We all learned a lot and had a great time. He stayed late, on
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Spike Lemmer wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa72 contributions72 helpful votes
Berlin Cold War walking tour organised by Cost Saver Tours. Tour director was Tammy Coetzee. This tour company really offers excellent value for money. We were guided by Wouter from Walking Tours of Berlin. He was an absolutely stunningly well versed with the history of
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Magnús Þ wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had a wery good experience, walking in east Berlin with Sarah our personal guide. We alredy knew a litte about east Berlin, but this trip deepened our knowledge in this area. We had a great time. Thank you Sarah.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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About the operator

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539keith
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Sachsenhausen with our fantastic guide Wouter
Our guide for the visit was Wouter and he is a fantastic person to be leading the tour. Both knowledgeable and art
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D7367AVashleyk
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Educational and interesting tour
Xavier was our guide, and he gave an excellent tour! After condensing centuries of German history into a digestibl
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Colin_B_Tilst
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Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about Berlin!
Excellent tour and Jonny was incredibly knowledgable and extremely good at sharing his knowledge, the history of Be
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ElevenHZH
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Fascinating & Informative Tour, Highly Recommended!
Georgia is absolutely amazing with her spectrum of knowledge and sincere passion about history, and thanks to her,
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X3860EQsuem
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Fantastic
Jonny the guide made the tour :) Brill tour. Jonny was very informative and made the tour interesting
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kimblya2020
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Great Tour
Sam W was a great tour guide, really knew the background of Berlins History and was extremely friendly
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tomfH9898BB
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Amazing tour, 100% recommend
Amazing tour, very insightful - our tour guide Jonny was super friendly had an incredible depth of knowledge. We di
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M672RTlizs
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You’ve gotta do this tour if you’re new to Berlin
If you come to Berlin you must do this tour. Incredibly informative and loads of fun! Can’t recommend it highly eno
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AmyTamie
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Excellent tour
This was an excellent tour and the price could not be beat. Sarah was fantastic. She knew so much about the history
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AirborneConstable
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Brilliant Tour and Tour Guide
This one was probably one of the best tours I've ever done on a city break (and the longest/best value for money).
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LesleyE99
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5 star tour with Sarah!
We toured Berlin September 23 with Original Berlin Walks and had Sarah as our guide. She was fabulous - her Englis
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melanieo153
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Amazing
What an incredible, informative experience for our entire family. Our guide was doing her doctoral research on this
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Leytongirl99
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Fascinating exploration of Berlin
Seb was our guide, and he was excellent. He was able to explain a vast amount of history, with clarity and sensiti
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DavidWent
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Discover Berlin 4hr Walk
I booked the 4hr Discover Berlin Tour in English on my first morning in the city to get an idea of where everything
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763joannej
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Excellent walking tour
Excellent, Sam was brilliant as our tour guide, learned so much about the history of Berlin. Would recommend.
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