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    Excellent. I think these tours are a great opportunity to learn more about the history surrounding the places and understand it better. It is much better than going and visiting the places without having a context of its importance. A highly recommended tour if you like to learn history.
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Step back in time and learn about the history of the Cold War in the German capital with this Berlin Wall Free Tour. You'll walk through the remains of the wall as you discover what life was like in a totally divided city. 

Step back in time and learn about the history of the Cold War in the German capital with this Berlin Wall Free Tour. You'll walk through the remains of the wall as you discover what life was like in a totally divided city. 

Berlin Wall Free Tour

At the appointed time we'll meet at the Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) in Berlin to start a free tour that will take us to some of the most important locations around the city during the Cold War.

Our first stop will be the Nordbahnhof ghost station, right on the edge of what was "the two Berlins". This history of this place will leave you with goosebumps.

Then we'll take in the views of the Berlin Wall at the Bernauer Strasse Memorial. This is the best preserved section of the 155 kilometres that once divided the German capital. Here, the guide will tell us all about the Wall, from its construction to the stories of different fugitives who risked their lives to be reunited with their loved ones - it was here that some tensest moments that were experienced in this area during those years.

We'll walk through what was then known as the 'death strip' to see the only place in Berlin where the two layers of the Wall are still intact. We'll also see the watchtower and the Church of Reconciliation.

Finally after a three hour tour we'll say goodbye.

Groups

Our free tour is only for a maximum of 6 people. If you're a larger group, we recommend booking the tour of Berlin during the Cold War.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

3 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

Not included

AB transport ticket

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears)

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