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

Whilst not the highest, the widest nor the longest, the Berlin Wall is probably the most famous of them all. And no trip to Berlin would be complete without visiting it and the other significant sites associated with it.

We will cover the fascinating period between the Second World War and the construction of the Berlin Wall when the uncomfortable alliance between the Soviets and Western Allies finally shattered, heralding the beginning of the Cold War.

what led to the construction of the wall?

what led to its fall?

what life was like on both sides of the Berlin Wall?

• Also we look and the many varied and ingenious ways people escaped and and visit a number of the specific escape spots.
• Our Guides have lead hundreds of tours on the Berlin Wall and Cold War and we have molded this tour from years of tour guiding experience and personal research. Whether you are a history buff yourself or just a curious traveler, we don’t think you will be disappointed. We will cover the Who, the Why, the When and the how and see how this history is relevant today

per adult from

$30

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    •  Our tour guides are highly educated and experts on the material in which the present. 
    • Entry/Admission - GDR Watch Tower
    What's excluded :
    • Private Transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin Germany

    One of the most incredible sites related to the Berlin Wall and the scene of tragic loss and brilliant escapes. The memorial itself is over 1km long and includes the only preserved complete cross-section of the Berlin Wall and Death-Strip.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr. 43-45, 10969 Berlin Germany

    The most famous of all the Check Points it was the scene of many failed and successful escapes and also an incredible face-off between the American and Soviet forces in the Autumn of 1961.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Topography of Terror, Niederkirchnerstrasse 8, 10963 Berlin Germany

    The section on Niederkirchnerstrasse is the only surviving fragment of the wall in this part of Berlin. It is right next to the former-Luftwaffe Headquarters which was used during the East German Period as the House of Ministries. It is also the site of one of the more incredible escapes into West Berlin.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: GDR Watch Tower, Erna Berger Strasse, 10117 Berlin Germany

    Visit and possibly ascend the last of the "BT - variant" watchtowers that used to surround West Berlin. A rare survival saved thanks to a private initiative.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Potsdamer Platz Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin Germany

    See how a desolate piece of land in, and also bounding, the death-strip has developed into a high-rise business and entertainment quarter. The rebirth of re-unified Berlin before your very eyes.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Birchys Berlin Tours, Ebertstraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Birchys Berlin Tours

Activity ID: V-131478P5

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