Explore East Berlin

Explore the history of former East Germany. Stand where the infamous “Death Strip” divided the world during the Cold War, and uncover a hidden side to Berlin with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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Tour the streets of Cold War Berlin

Come with us and experience the time of Kennedy, Khrushchev, Gorbachev and Reagan, when the USA and USSR came face to face every day, when there were guards standing over the Berlin Wall, and escape tunnels running beneath it.

Dive into Berlin’s divided days and take a hard look at life with communism, secret police, and the Berlin Wall. Why did Germany split into two countries? Did the Wall really come down by accident? Was East Germany really the most spied upon society in history? Our expert guides answer all these questions and more as we take you back in time to tour a city torn in two.

What you’ll see

Discover how Germany was split into two countries after WWII, and what life was life in the East German capital, East Berlin. See where spies and secret police crossed through the Berlin Wall, uncover the secrets of escape tunnels beneath the noses of the East German guards, and see a reconstruction of the “Death Strip” at the Berlin Wall memorial.

  • The Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast)
  • Ghost Stations
  • Daring Escape Stories
  • Life in East Germany
  • Tunnel 57
  • The East German Secret Police
  • The “Death Strip”
  • The Chapel of Reconciliation
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial
  • How the Berlin Wall fell
  • Explore all this and so much more on the East Berlin Tour!

Good to know

  • Includes two museum visits
  • Break for refreshments/bathroom
  • AB Transit Pass suggested
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour runs in all weathers

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Meeting point

You can see the meeting point for our East Berlin walk on the map below:

HACKESCHER MARKT

Outside Starbucks opposite Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

Address: Neue Promenade 3, 10178 Berlin

The following S-Bahn trains and trams stop at Hackescher Markt:
S-Bahn: S5, S7, S75

Tram: M1, M4, M5, M6, 12

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