Cold War Berlin: Private 3-hour Walking Tour

» Berlin » Berlin » Berlin

From $156.06

1 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Learn more


Post-WW2 Berlin was a geopolitical battleground. Socialism and capitalism, dictatorship and democracy, and the United States and the Soviet Union all went head to head in the German capital. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, stood at the frontier of East and West, and people risked their lives trying to escape across it.

This tour is designed to immerse you in the divided city – a place of ideological extremes, of espionage and intrigue, and of tyranny and heroism – while also considering the legacy of the division in a Germany that reunified in 1990. Your professional, local guide will present the bigger picture of the Cold War in Germany, while also telling the stories of the individuals who risked it all to escape from the East, and also those that died trying.

What's Included

Professional, local guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees (none required for the tour)

Food and drink


Public transportation costs

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Checkpoint Charlie
Cross the border from West to East at the frontline of the Cold War, where spies roamed and US and Soviet tanks faced off in 1961.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brandenburg Gate
Be transported to a time when Berlin's most iconic monument was closed by the Berlin Wall, standing as a stark symbol for both the division of Berlin and Germany. See where Reagan challenged Gorbachev to 'tear down this Wall!' in 1987, and learn why the Gate is now a bold statement of German unity.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Berliner Fernsehturm
Stand in the shadow of Europe's second tallest building – built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the GDR, and as a powerful symbol of the power, capability, and modernity of Socialist East Germany.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Visit Berlin's official Berlin Wall Memorial: stand in the shadow of the Wall; follow it underground into one of the city's notorious former 'Ghost Stations'; pay tribute to the those who lost their lives at the border, and stand at the site of daring escapes from East to West; and look out over the former 'Death Strip'.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Bear witness to the fall of the Berlin Wall where the border was first breached on the 9th of November 1989, and walk in the steps of the East Berliners as they streamed into the West of the city for the first time in nearly 30 years.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Tears
Witness a city, a people, and families divided at this excellent museum housed in the former passport control of a border crossing point over the Berlin Wall.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

« All Activities

Berlin activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2023 Berlin Travel Guide