Can any other city have a recent past so brimming with secrecy and double lives? Investigate Berlin's hush-hush world
as our very own "operative" leads you to…
…the Tiergarten, where British MI5 Agent Frank Foley secretly aided over 10,000 Jews to escape Nazi Germany.
Visit the courtyard of the Wehrmacht HQ, where coup and assassination plots against Hitler backfired disastrously.
See where the SS masterminded their first program of mass murder, the "euthanasia project".
Explore the outwardly grand "Stalin Allee", showcase of post-war East Germany's communists, but scene of festering
discontent in 1953. Find out about "Operation Gold", a top secret CIA/MI6 spy tunnel and how a British double agent
blew the whistle on the whole operation.
On Bernauer Strasse, see where Berliners attempted audacious escapes under the Wall, trying to keep one step ahead
of the hated East German secret police, the Stasi.
The tour finishes at the infamous Stasi HQ – office of Markus
Wolf, "the man without a face" and model for John Le Carre's spymaster "Karla". Explore the museum at the end
of the tour; the spectre of Stasi informers and their controllers will haunt your very footsteps!
From Meeting Point West
April, May, June, July, August, September, October: Saturdays at 10.00am.
» Meeting Point West: taxi stand outside Zoo station (Bhf. Zoologischer Garten). Note: we ONLY meet at Meeting Point West for this tour.
Running late? You can also join the tour in front of the German Resistance Museum, Stauffenberg Strasse 13/14, at c. 10.30am.
Prices: € 12.00; under 26 year olds/retirees € 10.00; Welcome Card and ISIC holders € 9.00
Duration: c.4 hours. We use public transport on this tour. Bring an AB Tageskarte (day pass € 6.30) with you or buy one from our guide.