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Walking tour

We are a couple in our 60's and would like a suggestion for the best walking tour. Mainly history of the war years and cold war with the wall.

Is it possible to have a guided tour of the airport used during the air lifts when Berlin was divided?

Thanks

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1. Re: Walking tour

Were you interested in joining a group tour like ones that Insider Tours offer? They have 3rd Reich and Cold War tours which cost 10-12 € per person. Or would you prefer a private tour which would cover all those aspects in a few hours? If it is the latter, then I would suggest "Jeremy, the Berlin Expert".

The Berlin Air lift is when the Soviets blockaded Berlin and no traffic of any kind could get in or out for almost a year, from 1948-1949. Berlin was divided for way longer than that. Not sure if any tour companies are doing tours about this theme, but hopefully someone else will know and offer suggestions.

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Re: Tempelhof Airport tours

Yes, there are guided tours (Saturday and Sunday) Have a look here:

http://www.tempelhoferfreiheit.de/en/

The Airport, the buildings and the airfield are worth a visit. The Airfield is now used as a big open space for everybody to enjoy.

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If you decide to do one of the Insider tours, which I recommend (Berlin Walks are also very good) you should investigate the Welcome Card, which includes discounts on many tourist attractions including these walks, as well as all your public transport use.

You can see all the information here:

http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html

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4. Re: Walking tour

The Tempelhof airport tour is excellent but note there is only one a day. The exact tour depends on the guide and you may not be allowed in to the main terminal or hangars if they are preparing for an event, but in two hours you still see a lot. There was a lot of walking up and down stairs, however, and there was only a lift in one place, so if you or anyone in your party has mobility issues do take that into account.

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