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Berlin Wall Tours

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Berlin Wall
At the height of the Cold War in 1961, socialist East Germany erected the Berlin Wall as an imposing concrete barrier that divided Berlin's eastern and western sides for nearly 30 years. In 1989, toward the end of the war and the fall of East Germany and communism in Europe, the wall's demolition began, thus reunifying Germany. Today, sections of the wall remain as permanent reminders of the days when the country (and Berlin) was divided.

The Basics
On Bernauer Strasse, the Berlin Wall Memorial is made up of an original section of the wall and a gun turret. Visit the memorial and various portions of the wall on a small-group tour to learn about the area's history among other travelers, or on a private historian-led tour for an in-depth, personalized experience. Bike tours, Segway tours, and walking tours are all great ways to see the wall's various remaining sections spread across the city, as well as Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous border-crossing spot between the two sides.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Berlin Wall Memorial features a visitor center, where you can get an overview of Berlin wall sites and watch a historical film, plus the Documentation Center with its exhibits and the Chapel of Reconciliation, where prayers services are held. 
  • The longest and most interesting remaining stretch of the wall is the open-air East Side Gallery, set on Mühlenstrasse featuring murals painted by international artists in 1990 and again in 2009.
  • Because Berlin's reunification was so successful, it can be difficult to tell the difference between east and west in many parts of the city. Look for the double row of cobblestones to guide you along certain sections of the wall’s course.

How to Get to the Berlin Wall
The almost 100-mile-long (160-km) Berliner Mauerweg is a multi-use path that runs along the former wall, with 40 multilingual information stations posted along the way. In other parts of the city, lengths of the wall are covered in psychedelic graffiti, like that at the East Side Gallery on Mühlenstrasse. Sections of the wall also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters.

When to Get There
The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse is open daily from 8am to 10pm. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am until 6 or 7pm, depending on the season. The East Side Gallery is always available to visit, and the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie is open daily from 9am to 10pm.

Berlin Sights Along the Wall
It's ironic that Berlin's most popular attraction, for the most part, no longer exists. Because the Berlin Wall disappears and reappears around the city, you can see several of the German capital's most important landmarks as you visit the wall. Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Brandenburg Gate can be seen easily on a bicycle tour, weather permitting.
Address: Mühlenstraße, Berlin 10243, Germany
Admission: Free
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City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Optional Boat Tour

City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Optional Boat Tour

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Explore the best Berlin has to offer on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from two different routes and visit many of Berlin’s top attractions, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Wall Memorial. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass, and then board at any of the stops and get to know the city with live onboard commentary, hopping off whenever you'd like. You can also upgrade to add a scenic boat cruise.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$19.65
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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour

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Experience Berlin’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city's Mitte district. Visit landmarks from the city’s Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and modern eras, offering insight into the evolution of this fascinating German capital. Stroll along the iconic Berlin Wall and follow Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg Gate. Then check out the rebuilt Reichstag and the Holocaust Memorial and hear the amazing stories of Cold War Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie. Your walking tour of Berlin also includes a complimentary city map and guidebook.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin

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Discover Berlin’s turbulent past on this private, guided, 4-hour historical walking tour. Enjoy personalized attention while visiting some of Berlin’s most popular World War II and Cold War attractions, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, Hitler’s bunker and much more. Customize the tour and learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding, to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War. A central Berlin hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$214.95
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Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin Bike Tour

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Get to know the best of Berlin on this guided bike tour. Learn the history of the city, from its beginnings to its role as capital of the Nazi Third Reich, to the divided city of the Cold War, to the modern-day capital of a unified Germany. This tour includes a trip to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate and more. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, with a stop for lunch at a beer garden on the longer tour (own expense).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

Cold War Walking Tour of Berlin

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Discover Berlin as the frontier of the Cold War on this guided historical walking tour. After World War II, Berlin changed from the capital city of Nazi Germany into the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular Cold War attractions, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, underground "ghost stations," and more. Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to this divided city of the Cold War.
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  • 3 hours
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Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall

Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall

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Look behind the Berlin wall and its complex, tragic history on an in-depth walking tour focused on the city's most infamous architecture. See the longest section of the wall that remains, plus other Cold War landmarks like Checkpoint Charlie and a former DDR watchtower. A guide’s commentary goes beyond Communist kitsch and well-known headlines for an insightful look at life in Berlin before and after the wall.
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  • 3 hours
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Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

Berlin Historical Bike Tour: Berlin Wall and Cold War

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Take a deep dive into some of the most famous places and moments of the Cold War during this laid-back half-day bike excursion in East Berlin. Cycle at a relaxed pace to a number of sites located alongside or near the iconic Berlin Wall, including the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. Hear insightful stories about Cold War Berlin from your guide, featuring tales of espionage, communism, daring escapes and a famous airlift. This Cold War-themed Berlin bike tour also includes a beach cruiser bike and helmet.
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  • 4 hours
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PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR

PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR

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Join Birchy or one of our expert guides on a private tour of the key-sites related to the Berlin Wall and Cold War Berlin. Learning the when, why, how of the Berlin Wall explore the incredible Berlin Wall Memorial, with the complete death-strip preserved and partially reconstructed. Unique even prior to the memorialization that occurred after the wall fell, it was the scene of incredible escapes and tragic loss of life. From the Wall Memorial we will head to part of Mitte where the Berlin Wall bounded the American Sector to the South and as well as the British Sector to the west. There we will see the Check Point Charlie (the most famous of all the crossing points between West and East), the immense former House of Ministries buildings (and one of the very few surviving Nazi ministry buildings) and from there head to the last surviving of the BT - variant Watchtower (which we can actually ascend).  The tour finishes at Potsdamer Platz, once one of the busiest city intersections in Europe it was decimated by the end of the Second World War and what remained was further erased due to the construction of the Wall and the development of the death-strip. Now a bustling commercial and entertainment district it is a stark symbol of how a city can rebound from what was a social catastrophe if there ever was one. This is a Walking Tour Pickups are on foot 
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  • 4 hours
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East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

East Berlin and Cold War Half-Day Walking Tour

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Learn the history behind the Cold War while you sightsee on this 4-hour walking tour of East Berlin. Led by a guide, explore the Cold War capital of spies, secret police, and exciting escapes. Visit the Berlin Wall memorial, see the Stasi headquarters, and stand at the place where the Wall fell in 1989. A Berlin city map with museum recommendations and public transportation information is also included.
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  • 4 hours
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Berlin Small-Group Segway Tour

Berlin Small-Group Segway Tour

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Experience Berlin like never before on this guided, educational and entertaining, 3-hour small-group Segway tour. Berlin is Germany’s capital and cultural centerpiece. Cruise to all its main sites — like the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island, Reichstag, Gendarmenmarkt and many more — stopping frequently to hear fascinating stories, take pictures and discuss Berlin’s history. Guided Segway training, plus a helmet and poncho (in case of inclement weather) are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 3 hours
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2 hour 15 min Berlin Wall Self Drive Trabant Tour

2 hour 15 min Berlin Wall Self Drive Trabant Tour

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Ride through Berlin and learn about its turbulent history on this guided tour. Drive an East-German-made Trabant through the streets in a convoy and pass sites from the Cold War, including still-standing sections of Berlin Wall. Whether you take the wheel or not, you’ll still receive your own souvenir Trabant driver’s license to bring home.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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2.5-Hour Berlin Wall and Memorial Sites Walking Tour

2.5-Hour Berlin Wall and Memorial Sites Walking Tour

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Explore the sights and memorials of the Berlin Wall on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Start in the “Square of November 9, 1989” and learn about the 28-year history of the Cold War in Berlin and Germany from your guide. Visit key sights such as the Berlin Wall Park, Bernauer Strasse Memorial, and the Church of Reconciliation as you follow the old boundaries and the ‘death strip’ of the former structure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Third Reich and Berlin Wall History 3-Hour Bike Tour in Berlin

Third Reich and Berlin Wall History 3-Hour Bike Tour in Berlin

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Experience the impact that the Nazi period and construction of the Berlin wall left on Germany’s capital. Touring Berlin by bike lets you experience historic sites at a pace you can’t access by car. Ride along Berlin’s bike lanes and neighborhood streets with an experienced guide who knows the city and its history.
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  • 3 hours
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Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

Big Bus Berlin Hop on Hop off tour with Walking Tour

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Say goodbye subway and hello 360-degree views when you book this hop-on, hop-off ticket on a classic open-top bus. Two great routes, with live guides, recorded commentary, and onboard Wi-Fi, cover Berlin’s central attractions, and the app lets you track the next bus in real time. Opt for a 1-day ticket, a 2-day ticket with a walking tour, or a 2-day deluxe ticket with walking tour and river cruise.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall

Private Walking Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall

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Discover Berlin as the center of the Cold War on this private historical walking tour. After World War II, Berlin became the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Visit some of Berlin’s relevant Cold War locations, like the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse, Gethsemane Church, Bornholmer Strasse and much more. Learn about the history of Berlin, from its founding to a divided city of the Cold War.
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  • 4 hours
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$152.93
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

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Explore Berlin like you own the place on a private half-day tour of the vibrant German capital. With a private guide and chauffeur, you’ll delve into the city’s history as you visit monuments such as Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburg Tor) and the UNESCO-listed Museum Island. Admire the vibrant art of East Side Gallery — formerly the Berlin Wall — and marvel at the grand architecture of Unter den Linden. On this private tour, you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide while seeing the best that Berlin has to offer.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

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Discover the spectacular sights of Berlin at your own pace on a full-day customizable private tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Travel in a luxury private vehicle to arresting landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag parliament building while listening to informative commentary from your expert guide. Relish the flexibility of this private tour by adapting your itinerary according to your interests; perhaps head to the East Side Gallery to see the vibrant art that decorates the Berlin Wall or spend a moment reflecting at the poignant Holocaust Memorial.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall, Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie

Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall, Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie

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Gain fascinating insight into Berlin’s turbulent history on a private 3-hour walking tour of the German capital. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, visit prominent locations like Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall while listening to illuminating commentary about the Cold War and Soviet occupation. Peruse the interesting exhibits presented in the Berlin Wall Documentation Center; admire the vibrant street art that now covers the Berlin Wall; and ride one of the subways formerly known as ‘ghost trains’ due to their gloomy atmosphere. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$207.59
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Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour in Small Groups

Berlin Wall and Cold War Bike Tour in Small Groups

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Learn about the history and impact of the Berlin Wall on a bike tour along the former site. With a guide, hear stories and facts about events in Berlin after World War II, why the wall was built, what life was like for people on both sides and what led to the wall’s fall. As you pedal, you’ll pass by sights like Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Storyline of Berlin Walking Tour by Lonely Planet Experiences

Storyline of Berlin Walking Tour by Lonely Planet Experiences

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Combine cultural treasures and sweet treats on this unique 4-hour walking tour of historic Berlin. Learn about the horrors of WWII as you visit the Topography of Terror and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Then, see the remnants of the Cold War years with visits to the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. After admiring landmarks like the Reichstag, the Gendarmenmarkt and the Humboldt University.
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  • 4 hours
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Private tour of the Cold War Era In Berlin - Soviets, wall and espionage

Private tour of the Cold War Era In Berlin - Soviets, wall and espionage

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Step back in time and discover Berlin through the lens of the Cold War. This 3.5-hour private tour covers all the major Cold War sights in the city including Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery, and the Stasi headquarters. Learn about the history of the Cold War and its effects on Berlin from your informative guide as you traverse the city on foot.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$285.09
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Berlin Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

Berlin Private Sightseeing Tour with vehicle and photographer guide

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The tours I provide are a few hours of photo-shooting during sightseeing tour. My vehicle will take us from one sight to another and walking tours are planned for the most interesting sights. On every stop my Professional Camera will be put on action and I'll try to catch the best moments of our tour. The tour includes historical monuments, culture and arts combined with a lot of interesting stories and facts that you won’t find in your standard city tour. Just before the end of the tour I'll provide WiFi access from my camera to your smartphone so you can have and share your amazing photos right after the tour. We offer our services in English, Russian, Hebrew, and German language.
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  • 5 hours
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$457.14
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Best of Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Join-in Shore Excursion

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Make the most of your time at shore on a tour through Berlin’s highlights and a trip to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Learn about Germany’s dark history from your informative guide as you walk through the former concentration camp. Then hop aboard the bus and head to Berlin to explore the city and visit key landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag, and Potsdamer Platz.
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  • 12 hours
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Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin

Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin

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Explore the streets of Berlin on a 4-hour historic tour. Pedal past famous monuments such as the TV Tower, the Berlin Wall Memorial, and the Brandenburg Gate as you learn about Germany’s history from the Prussian monarchy to the unification of the country after the Cold War. Snap some photos along the way and take in the city scenery as you whizz by on your bike.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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