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Private 3-Hour Berlin Walking Tour: East and West Berlin Cold War Tour with a Local Host

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide on Bernauer Strasse. Your flexible start time can be arranged for any hour between 10am and 6pm. You’ll spend the next three hours exploring the Cold War legacy of the divided German capital. Make sure to let your guide know about any special itinerary requests, as they often able to incorporate them into the tour.
    Start your trip along Bernauer Strasse, a street famous as the dividing line for the Berlin Wall. You’ll be able to investigate some of the remnants of this infamous barrier that once divided the city’s residents, and visit a nearby museum that houses artifacts from people who tried to escape.
    Proceed from there to Hauptbahnof, a former “ghost station” cut in half by the city’s divisions that today is a symbol of the reunited Berlin. Then head to the Tränenpalast, a border crossing for those traveling by train between East and West Germany. It earned the nickname “Palace of Tears,” thanks to the many agonizing goodbyes that took place inside its walls.
    At the end of your three-hour exploration you’ll return to your original starting point.
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    Reviewed 25 September 2018

    Our first time in Berlin, group of four interested in the Berlin Wall and History and culture of Berlin. We have never used withlocals before so why not give it a try. We set the trip up several weeks in advance and were very happy...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Mbarrett68
    Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

    My friend and I enjoyed a great tour with Sizwe. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the booking.

    Thank Boilerg
    Reviewed 31 July 2018

    Sizwe led a perfect tour for my son (11) and I through Berlin explaining clearly events leading up to historical landmarks. His own personal family background is fascinating and gives credibility and a better understanding to the tumultuous history of Berlin. Thank you for a...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Christine S
    Reviewed 16 July 2018

    Berlin is a fascinating and complex city. It is full of history and unbelievable change in recent history. Miha takes this beautiful and complex city and makes it accessible. He charming, fun and extremely knowledgeable. If you want to learn a lot about Berlin, see...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank liz c
    Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

    Sizwe was personable and knowledgeable. He was flexible and adapted the tour to our interests. Great way to learn about Berlin.

    Thank NicoleTG777R
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