Private Cold War

See the Berlin Wall and hidden areas of the Death Strip, former guard towers and underground 'Ghost Stations', the Soviet Embassy and espionage points of the CIA and KGB. Learn about the leaders of East Germany and hear what life was like for Berlin's citizens during the near 45 years of conflict.

  • The Wall Documentation Center - Bernauer Strasse
  • Church of Reconciliation & the Site of Tunnel 57
  • Bornholmer Bridge – Nov. 9th 1989
  • The Reichstag White Crosses Memorial
  • Admiralspalast & Palace of Tears
  • Friedrichstrasse Ghost Stations
  • Karl Marx Allee (Stalinallee)
  • Alexanderplatz – Monday Demonstrations
  • Potsdamer Platz – No-Man's-Land, Tank Traps & Guard Towers
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Former NKVD/Stasi prison
  • 'Daily Life in the DDR' Exhibition in the Kulturbrauerei
  • Former Ministry of State Security (Stasi) Complex

This tour includes an expert, professional guide, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off

Not included

It does not include public transport tickets, meals or gratuities

Duration4 Hours
Bring along

Masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

Important information

Participants must bring and wear their own masks. Please bring masks, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. This tour includes an expert, professional guide, as well as a hotel pickup and drop off. It does not include public transport tickets, meals or gratuities. Before your tour date, we will get in touch with you to let you know who your guide is and give you some info on the guide.On the day of your tour, your guide will meet you in the foyer of your hotel (unless specified otherwise) and will be wearing a yellow mame tag on a blue lamyard for easy recognition! If you do not see them, please call us on +49306923149!


Hotel pickup available- please contact us to confirm your hotel address

Berlin, Germany

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Insider Tour
- Berlin

Further information

After WWII Berlin went from being the capital city of Nazi Germany to being the pivotal city in the struggle to control war-torn Europe. Berlin became the frontier of the Cold War, where the two superpowers collided.

Discover the divided city of Berlin, and see the 'Palace of Tears', a former border crossing point where many friends and families were forced to say goodbye. Retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, coming upon some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border, from guard towers to tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, site of many remarkable escape attempts.

Learn of successful and failed escapes in the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'.Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and learn about the systems, devices and people that kept the entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years. Who were the key figures in the GDR leadership and where are they today?

Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the eastern bloc’s most heavily policed state. What was it like to live "Behind the Wall"?"It is our duty to retain proof of this madness to guard against any possibility of its return."The Senator for Urban Development concerned that the Wall had been almost completely erased from the face of Berlin.

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