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Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall Verified by FREETOUR.com Recommended by FREETOUR.com

Provided by Generation Tours
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This is a remarkable free tour all about the Cold war era in Berlin as the city went from witnessing the bloody reign and eventual fall of the Third Reich as Germany's Nazi capital, to become the epicentre of tense conflict between Superpowers. A city divided by the infamous wall, Berlin's fascinating stories during this era are told by passionate and engaging local guides to make this almost unbelievable period in history accessible and thought-provoking. We definitely recommend doing this free walking tour when in Berlin, as a hugely important period of Berlin's recent history it will forever have a lasting effect on the city and this tour will certainly inform your perception of Berlin and your understanding of the city as it stands today.


On our free tour, we’ll take you into Berlin’s past to discover everything from the lives of those who lived in the shadow of the iron curtain, it’s lasting legacy on Berlin itself and hears stories of those who lived through it all.

Please note that you need ONE SINGLE METRO TICKET on this tour.

This activity includes:

  • WWII & Germany's division
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Life in the DDR
  • Palace of Tears
  • Russian Embassy & Soviet War Memorial
  • Ghost stations
  • TV Tower & Alexanderplatz
  • communist ideology, propaganda, art & architecture
  • 17th June 1953 uprising
  • Karl Marx Allee & 'Stalin's bathroom'
  • Reichstag & German Reunification
  • Escape Stories & victims of the Wall

Our Guides

    FREETOUR.com Traveler Reviews

  • “Great Tour!”
    Reviewed on July 17, 2019
    Flecha is extremely nice and provided us with some very nice details about history, not only from the perspective of facts per se, but also from the human perspective. Parabéns! Continua o bom trabalho!
  • “Cold war tour”
    Reviewed on July 16, 2019
    Fletcha was such an egaging guide. It was a fabulous 3 hour tour and the historical content was interspersed with personal stories that made it all so much more real. Highly recommend this tour and it was a highlight of out time in Berlin.
  • “Cold War tour ”
    Reviewed on July 16, 2019
    Very informative and great tour . Would highly recommend.
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Meeting point

at the huge granite bowl in Lustgarten, the park in front of Altes Museum and the Berliner Dom

On arrival

Upon arrival: Look for our guides with light-blue Generation Tours t-shirts, umbrellas and name cards at the big bowl in front of Altes Museum.

The closest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations to Lustgarten are Hackescher Markt (lines S5 and S7) and Alexander Platz (lines S5, S7, U2, U5, and U8). Both of them are within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the meeting point.

If you are coming from Hackescher Markt, once you get off the S-Bahn take Burgstrasse, which becomes Spreepromenade situated along the riverbank. Once you see the bridge on your right, cross it and walk to the Berliner Dom. Congratulations, you have arrived to Lustgarten, the square in front of the Old Museum and the Cathedral! Walk to the middle of the square and look for our guides with light-blue T-shirts and umbrellas at the marble bowl.

Coming from Alexanderplatz take Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, pass St. Mary's Church on the left, towards Museum Island. Cross the bridge and continue to the Berliner Dom. Once at the Dom make a right onto the Lustgarten. Our guides with light blue T-shirts and umbrellas are waiting for you at the marble bowl in the center.

Things to note

How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!

Please note that you need ONE SINGLE METRO TICKET on this tour.

Please note that this tour is only available to individual travelers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a basic set fee and must be booked in advance.

Due to the high demand, we recommend you reserve your space for this tour.

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