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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Berlin

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour
- Guides will wear masks and gloves when required - Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone number) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group pictures will no longer be taken
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Learn about key events that happened during the Cold War period on this guided walking tour of East Berlin. Explore Berlin’s former Soviet sector and learn what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. See crossing spots in the wall like the “Palace of Tears” and the “Death Strip.” Plus find out how this influenced modern-day Berlin.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Berlin Free Walking Tour, Departure Point
    Unter den Linden 80, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Your East Berlin Walking Tour meets in front of the Starbucks at the Brandenburg Gate (S/U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor). Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella..
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  • Pass by
    Brandenburg Gate
  • 1
    Embassy of Russia in Berlin
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 2
    Palace of Tears
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Berlin Wall Memorial
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    East Side Gallery
    Stop: 40 minutes
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    Pass by
    Bernauer Straße 36 Objektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • You'll end at
    Bernauer Straße
    10115 Berlin, Germany
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Highlights
  • History buffs visiting Berlin will enjoy this specialized tour
  • This tour easily fits into a day of sightseeing
  • It provides a great introduction to the city's Cold War history
  • Learn about what life was like for East Germans
Important Information
Departure Point
Berlin Free Walking Tour, Departure Point, Unter den Linden 80, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Duration
3h
Return Details
Bernauer Straße, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers 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 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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Florian G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Fantastic guide Ernestina. She really made the history around the Berlin Wall come to life, highly recommended 👍
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mario L wrote a review Oct 2020
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The tourists guide was quite informed about the historical facts in Berlin. The tour was interesting and funny
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Alex P wrote a review Oct 2020
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Fantastic walking tour which was a perfect mix of orientation, and the history of central Berlin and the events that took place in the area. Mark Curtis was a brilliant guide, highly recommend on your first (or any) day!! Thanks :)
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o_verro wrote a review Oct 2020
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The tour was great! We booked it after doing the free walking tour with Ernestina because she was a fantastic guide and we knew she was doing the East Berlin tour too. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the history of Berlin and the communist era, she was also able to
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saikrishna lalam wrote a review Oct 2020
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The 3 hour tour was really fascinating and our guide made it even more wonderful. Ernestina was our guide, she is so knowledgeable and very good at story telling. The tour was free and nobody has demanded any money from us for the tour. Awesome experience, would recommend for
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deinonihus
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Worst client service
I don't know if the tour is good or not – never had the chance to experience it. I booked it on my weekend in Berl
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julielZ1150EG
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Knowing from the inside
Very interesting guided tour with Sanderman's guides. Pedagogic and passionate people talking about Berlin history
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RuthH1971
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Excellent must-do experience with knowledgeable guide
This was a moving and informative tour. Our tour guide, Ernestina, really brought the whole experience to life for
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995stefaniaa
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Much better than my History classes!
I was amazed by the amount of relevant information and knowledge that Chris - the Canadian ;) - had to share in a s
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mattmiles
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Fantastic tour - informative and passionate
Ernestina’s knowledge of Berlin street art and alternative culture - and her passion for the subject - made for a g
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Annaojoanna
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Fun, insightful and 100% recommended.
Ernestina was an awesome guide for this Alternative Street Art Walking Tour! She is passionate about what she does,
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katej456
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Two awesome tours with Ernestina
I did the free tour in the morning and followed it up with this tour after having such an awesome experience with E
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Mimitush
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Great tour!
Great tour, the only one to actually have enough people during corona. Ernestina was amazing, so nice and knowledge
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73andrewc73
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Excellent, informative and fun introduction to Berlin
This has to be the first thing you do when visiting Berlin. A great introduction to the incredibly rich and complic
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stressedoutmummy
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Fascinating insight into Cold War
Ernestina led a intriguing journey into the modern history of East Berlin, her memory for facts is amazing and she
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Jpvft
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Free walking tour
I’ve done a free walking tour around some of the most important Berlin’s landmarks, Brandenburg gates, the dead jew
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Alandaytime
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Sachsenhausen Tour mit Ernestina
Ernestina is a wonderful tour guide that understands perfectly to be informative, sensible and precise within that
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flaviohermanny
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Sachsenhausen Tour with Ernestina
We took the day tour to visit the concentration camp Schsenhausen and we were accompanied by a great tour guide nam
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lillylindah
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Incredible history
Definitely an amazing place to go. It might fee a bit harsh sometimes, when the tour guide tals about sensitive top
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panay0tkad
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Learnt a lot from Susan in Sachsenhausen
I did the Sachsenhausen concentration camp tour. It was a unique experience! If you have never been to such a camp
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