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.
Palace of Tears
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
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