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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the history of East Berlin's communist era during a guided walking tour with a small group
  • Visit Cold War-era like the 'Palace of Tears' and the 'Ghost stations'
  • Small group trip limited to no more than nine guests
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3-Hour East Berlin Walking Tour
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local English-speaking tour guide.
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Explore Berlin's former Soviet sector with a local Spanish-speaking tour guide.
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Overview
Experience what life was like ‘behind the Iron Curtain’ during this 3-hour guided walking tour of East Berlin’s onetime Soviet sector. Join a group of no more than nine guests as you get a first-hand look at life in Communist East Germany, learning about the regime’s notorious Stasi secret police, daring escape attempts, and exploring sites like embassies of the major Cold War powers, plus much more.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon in front of the Starbucks at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. You’ll proceed with your guide and small group into the former East German sector of Berlin, learning about daily life and key events during this critical Cold War period.

Follow the path of the iconic Berlin Wall which once split the now-reunited German capital in half, learning about the people, places and secrets that fueled the battle between East and West during the period following World War II. Over the course of your visit, you’ll get a look at key East Berlin sites from the Soviet period including the one-time embassies of the major Cold War powers, key Berlin Wall crossing spots like the “Palace of Tears,” and the “Death Strip” that once separated the two divided cities.

As you explore, your guide will also share stories about the key events and moments of Cold War Berlin. You’ll learn about the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police, hear about dramatic escape stories, and discover the meaning behind the concept of “ostalgie” in modern-day Berlin. Your visit will end around 6pm at either the East Side Gallery or on Bernauer Strasse. For a more detailed run-down of key trip highlights, please review the itinerary details below.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great way to see the sites and understand the history

We took the free walking tour and were very impressed with our guide Chris, the Canadian, he mixed the anecdotes, with historical facts and some thought provoking comments. To make this a very interesting and entertaining three hour walk at a leisurely pace. Highly recommended.

Thank pfswingwell
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent walking tour and intriguing format

Strongly recommend, interactive discussion and angle on describing the key events in Berlin’s history, tour guide Mark excellent!

Thank 778mlowry
Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful walking tours of Berlin

My girlfriend and I did two of the Sandeman's walking tours last week. Our first tour was the free one with Rob McCracken. I did the alternative tour with Rob 2 years ago. Rob was informative, passionate and very witty, just how I remember him....More

Thank david k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Loved our Walking Tour with Susan Grouchy

What a way to start a trip! I knew that Berlin has a long, complicated history and Susan was able to explicate that with an effortless display of comprehension, fun and passion. Thank you for guiding us through the myriad of monuments and memorials and...More

Thank Atsani B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Outstanding tour given by motivated tour guide

Our tour was given by Susan who talked about the history and sites of Berlin with such enthusiasm and excitement that it made the tour so much more interesting. She was extremely engaging and very polite by stopping to ask if we had questions, letting...More

Thank frenchiwilson
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