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East Berlin Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience Highlights

Behind the Iron Curtain, east of the city centre, lies the former Soviet sector. Delve into the shadows of Berlin and discover the place where the Cold War fought its battles during a 2-hour walk through East Berlin.

  • Learn all about the Soviet sector of Berlin.
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour
  • Small groups for a more immersive experience.

What’s included

  • Guided walking tour in small groups
  • 3-hour walk through East Berlin with a break halfway through the tour
  • Transport: you must purchase an AB travel ticket before joining the tour.

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Step by Step

Join this 2-hour walking tour in a small group and get to know the highlights of East Berlin. Let your local guide lead you through the different stops on this walking tour to discover how the former Soviet sector of the city became the front line of the Cold War.

You will follow the route of the Berlin Wall and learn about the functioning of the two-wall system (with the Section of Death in the middle). In addition, during the walk, the guide will share with you the stories of the lives and tragic deaths trying to get over the wall.

Reconstruct history with all the information you will gather at the different stops along the tour:

  • Friedrichstrasse
  • The Palace of Tears, the crossroads between East and West Berlin.
  • The Chapel of Reconciliation

By the end of the tour you will have become an expert on espionage between East and West and life beyond the Wall:

  • How the Stasi (the feared East German secret police) interrogated and intimidated citizens.
  • How GDR citizens lived
  • How the "ghost stations" functioned
  • The "Ostalgie" concept


· 4332 Reviews
  • C
    (0 Reviews)
    Berlin is quite a big city, so taking this kind of tours is the best option to get to know it and have a very complete perspective of the whole area. There is no doubt that later you will look for similar tours as we did.
  • E
    (0 Reviews)
    A walking tour at a very good price, very professional, informative and interesting. A tour to definitely take if you want to understand in the most interactive way about what happened in East Berlin.
  • Y
    (0 Reviews)
    Extremely interesting, great guide. I recommend it 100%.
  • D
    (0 Reviews)
    The best way to take a first step and introduction to what happened in East Berlin.
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