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

  • 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 Wall fell

Explore all this and so much more on the East Berlin Tour!

Good to know

  • Includes two museum visits
  • Includes break for refreshments/bathroom
  • AB Day Pass required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour runs in all weathers


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Eingang Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen mit Schriftzug "Arbeit macht frei) (entrance concentration camp Sachsenhausen with sign "Arbeit Macht Frei", or in English "work sets you free"

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

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Meeting point

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


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

Book online now for a fantastic Berlin city tour in English!

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