East Berlin Cold War and Berlin Wall Private Tour

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore a city torn in two by the Berlin Wall. Discover life with the Stasi (secret police) in communist East Germany, and hear daring escape stories. Visit an original section of the Berlin Wall and see how & where Berliners dug tunnels to escape communism. Hear how West Berlin trains would travel through "ghost stations" beneath the East, sometimes stopping so that family and friends could have touching reunions and say emotional goodbyes. Trace the path of the Berlin Wall and hear how border guards at the "Death Strip" were trained to shoot to kill if they caught anybody trying to escape!

Choose your end location: either the East Side Gallery, the colourful and most famous section of the Berlin Wall, covered in paintings, or Bornholmer Strasse, the very place where the Wall fell in 1989, leading to the reunification of Germany in 1990!

What's Included

Bottled water

Expert private local guide

Hotel pickup

What's Not Included


Metro tickets - ca. €6 - €10 per person (subject to change)

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Our guide team closely adhere to all COVID-19 hygiene rules as set out by the German government. Please note that it is currently necessary to wear an FFP-2 mask in public transport (including taxis) in Germany. Your guide can help you source a mask.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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
Discover one of the potential hot spots during the Cold War! See where the USA and the Soviet Union came face to face (and nearly to blows!) every single day. Hear stories of spies and escapes, and make your way deep into East Berlin

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Tears
See where West Berliners would say goodbye to their families without knowing if they would ever see them again, and discover every day life for ordinary Berliners in extraordinary circumstances

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Uncover the entire history of the Berlin Wall, from the creepy "ghost stations" beneath East Berlin, to the memorial for the more than 130 people killed while trying to escape to escape to West Berlin.

See a reconstruction of the "Death Strip" that used to divide Berlin, explore the Church of Reconciliation, and hear the thrilling story of "Tunnel 57". There's so much to explore here!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Discover the very heart of East Berlin. Home to the impressive TV Tower, and the cute World Clock. Learn from your guide about the truth behind life in East Berlin, and learn how the dreaded Stasi, the secret police, controlled life in the communist side of Berlin

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The very place where the Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989. Hear the wild story of huge protests in East Germany and big mistakes in the East German government that lead to the peaceful revolution of 1989

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

East Side Gallery
The most famous, colourful section of the Berlin Wall. See an original section of the graffiti-covered Berlin Wall, including the most famous painting 'the kiss', and learn how a symbol of terror and division came to be a symbol of peace and hope.

Don't worry - your guide will make plenty of time for photos!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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