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Itinerary
Meet your guide on Bernauer Strasse. Your flexible start time can be arranged for any hour between 10am and 6pm. You’ll spend the next three hours exploring the Cold War legacy of the divided German capital. Make sure to let your guide know about any special itinerary requests, as they often able to incorporate them into the tour.

Start your trip along Bernauer Strasse, a street famous as the dividing line for the Berlin Wall. You’ll be able to investigate some of the remnants of this infamous barrier that once divided the city’s residents, and visit a nearby museum that houses artifacts from people who tried to escape.

Proceed from there to Hauptbahnof, a former “ghost station” cut in half by the city’s divisions that today is a symbol of the reunited Berlin. Then head to the Tränenpalast, a border crossing for those traveling by train between East and West Germany. It earned the nickname “Palace of Tears,” thanks to the many agonizing goodbyes that took place inside its walls.

At the end of your three-hour exploration you’ll return to your original starting point.
Locations visited
Palace of Tears
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Berlin Hauptbahnhof
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Overview
Immerse yourself in the Cold War history of Berlin during this private, customizable, 3-hour walking excursion. Learn from a passionate local historian about this once-divided city as you explore landmarks such as Bernauer Strasse, the former East German ‘Tränenpalast,’ and Hauptbahnof (Berlin’s central station).
Highlights
  • Take a deep dive into Berlin's Cold War history on this private walking tour
  • Check out Cold War Berlin hotspots like Bernauer Strasse, Tränenpalast, and Hauptbahnof
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Perfect trip for history lovers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Intro to Berlin!

Sizwe led a perfect tour for my son (11) and I through Berlin explaining clearly events leading up to historical landmarks. His own personal family background is fascinating and gives credibility and a better understanding to the tumultuous history of Berlin. Thank you for a...More

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Berlin is a fascinating and complex city. It is full of history and unbelievable change in recent history. Miha takes this beautiful and complex city and makes it accessible. He charming, fun and extremely knowledgeable. If you want to learn a lot about Berlin, see...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
Wonderful Experience

Sizwe was personable and knowledgeable. He was flexible and adapted the tour to our interests. Great way to learn about Berlin.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
SIZWE went above and beyond our expectations

Having never been to Berlin before we expected to be out of our depth! Boy, we were not wrong. We booked Sizwe for the first morning. He picked us up from our hotel and whisked us on the over ground and underground. Showing us all...More

1  Thank Jean_JeanieLancaster
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour

Sizwe was fantastic at communicating throughout this process and we found him easily on the Saturday morning. We had a super short time in the city and he ensured that we looked at some great places whilst having interesting conversation. We really enjoyed listening to...More

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