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Free Cold War Tour Verified by FREETOUR.com Recommended by FREETOUR.com

Provided by Generation Tours
English  |  11:00 AM
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FREETOUR.com says

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 hear stories of those who lived through it all.

Please note that you need ONE AB METRO DAY 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

  • “Excellent tour”
    Reviewed on April 23, 2019
    Barry was a great tour guide with great stories. We had a great time.
  • “Very interesting tour”
    Reviewed on April 23, 2019
    Time passed very quickly with Barry. Interesting to hear different perspectives.
  • “Great tour”
    Reviewed on April 23, 2019
    It was a great and super informative tour!
© FREETOUR.com 2018 See all reviews

Meeting point

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

On arrival

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 centre.

Things to note

Booking for this tour is required to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!

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