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East Berlin: City of Shadow Small-Group Tour with a Historian

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per traveller Price was £86 Discount price is £73
Duration: {0} Duration: 3h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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Delve deep into the legacy of Communist-era Germany on this fascinating walking tour of East Berlin. Uncover dark and hidden history with an expert historian, who leads you to key sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Friedrichstrasse train station, and the Karl Marx Allee housing complex.

Head to Pariser Platz to meet up with your guide, an actual historian with expertise in German history. Start your tour at the Brandenburg gate, the neoclassical monument where Ronald Regan famously implored Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” in 1987. Your next stop is the Friedrichstrasse railway station, an important border crossing between East and West Berlin. Step inside the office known as the Palace of Tears, in which separated families were forced to say their sad goodbyes.

Continue your tour along the Berlin Wall, stopping at the memorial to see the famous Death Strip. Here, listen to your guide's stories of the East Berliners who perished in their attempt to escape. Afterward, discover a symbol of the East German government's intimidation and paranoia at Karl Marx Allee, a housing complex in which the Stasi secret police encouraged neighbors to spy on one another.

Your final stop is Alexanderplatz, East Berlin's centre of public life that became the setting for massive demonstrations against Communist rule. Learn how the protests contributed to the downfall of the East German regime, a fitting way to wrap up your illuminating tour.

Delve deep into the legacy of Communist-era Germany on this fascinating walking tour of East Berlin. Uncover dark and hidden history with an expert historian, who leads you to key sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Friedrichstrasse train station, and the Karl Marx Allee housing complex.

Head to Pariser Platz to meet up with your guide, an actual historian with expertise in German history. Start your tour at the Brandenburg gate, the neoclassical monument where Ronald Regan famously implored Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” in 1987. Your next stop is the Friedrichstrasse railway station, an important border crossing between East and West Berlin. Step inside the office known as the Palace of Tears, in which separated families were forced to say their sad goodbyes.

Continue your tour along the Berlin Wall, stopping at the memorial to see the famous Death Strip. Here, listen to your guide's stories of the East Berliners who perished in their attempt to escape. Afterward, discover a symbol of the East German government's intimidation and paranoia at Karl Marx Allee, a housing complex in which the Stasi secret police encouraged neighbors to spy on one another.

Your final stop is Alexanderplatz, East Berlin's centre of public life that became the setting for massive demonstrations against Communist rule. Learn how the protests contributed to the downfall of the East German regime, a fitting way to wrap up your illuminating tour.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

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Live Commentary in English.

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2:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller Price was £85.52
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It only takes 2 minutes

East Berlin: City of Shadow Small-Group Tour with a Historian

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Berlin

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Cafe Einstein

    42 Unter den Linden

    Berlin 10117


Highlights

  • Vivid picture of daily life behind the Iron Curtain

  • Exploration of surviving monuments of East Germany's Berlin

  • Visit the Palace of Tears at Friedrichstrasse train station

  • Karl Marx Allee housing complex, symbol of East German rule

  • Historian guide offers profound insights along the way


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of East Berlin with a historian guide

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Public Transport Ticket


Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • You should have a Berlin public transport ticket for the tour, as you will use the public transport during the tour.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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