Get a feeling for life in the former East Berlin on this guided tour by private minivan. Visit the important landmarks and locations of Cold War Berlin, including the Berlin Wall. See the East Side Gallery, renovated squares, and impressive new buildings.
What to Expect
On this historical private tour of East Berlin, you’ll learn about the Cold War as you see the area’s top sites, including the Berlin Wall. Learn about the city that remained divided for 40 years after WWII.
On this tour that’s priced for a group of up to 7 participants you’ll hear stories of how the Allies divided Berlin into 4 sectors at the end of WWII and see where 3 of those sectors converged. Today Potsdamer Platz boasts some of the city’s most impressive contemporary architecture and has become a symbol of the new Berlin.
Visit the crossing point known as Checkpoint Charlie and the Stasi archives, where you’ll learn about the secret police.
Head down Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly known as Stalinallee, and learn how this boulevard’s wedding cake-like architecture was designed to showcase Communist power during the Cold War.
Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the security arrangements designed to prevent GDR citizens from reaching West Berlin. Learn from your guide about the risks that many people took to escape the notorious state security service, the Stasi, and how many lost their lives in the attempt.
Continue on to the East Side Gallery, where the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall stands, still intact. This historic site has now been turned into an impressive open-air art installation with more than 100 contributions from artists from around the world.
Your private tour ends with a drive to the western part of the city, so you are able to feel the contrast between the 2 sides.
- Pick-up at your hotel/accommodation
- Guided tour
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Admission to museums