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Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Memorial in warm light © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Cold War Guided Tour

Insider Tour

This tour follows the Berlin Wal - retracing some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border from Guard Towers to tank traps. Starting at the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, where the Cold War powers formerly faced off just yards apart, the tour guide describes the routines and duties of Border Guards, the Soviet and Allied forces, Stasi and CIA. Features include the monumental Soviet Embassy, "Ghost Stations", former Guard Towers, hidden areas of the Death Strip and espionage points of the CIA and KGB, Stasi surveillance techniques and equipment, locations of both successful and failed escape attempts, a complete reassembled area of inner and outer fortifications of the state border and more.


Learn about the divided city of Berlin
Get an insight into the history of the Cold War in Berlin
Hear stories about the attempts to escape from the GDR
Follow the Berlin Wall


4 hours


Regular: € 14,00 
Reduced: € 12,00

Reduced are students (13 - 26 years) and senior citizens (from 65 years). Children under the age of 13 are free with paying adult.

Languages and time:

English tour:
Year around Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 am

Hebrew tour:
1st Apr - 31st Oct Tuesday and Saturday 10:00 am

Please notice: This tour is only available in the above mentioned languages.

Meeting point:

In front of McDonalds, outside main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz, 10623 Berlin.

Train Tickets: An AB zone travel ticket is needed.