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After World War II, Berlin went from being the capital of Nazi Germany to a central city for the struggle for control over war-torn Europe. It was to become the epicenter of the Cold War, with the two superpowers facing off. What was it like to live "behind the wall" in the GDR, the most tightly controlled state in the Eastern Bloc?

Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie © Scholvien

Participants learn about the sophisticated methods used by the Stasi to monitor the East German population for 40 years. They discover how the KGB assisted its "comrades" in their attempts to outwit the CIA and MI6. They see the last remaining section of the Death Strip and the Berlin Wall along Bernauer Strasse, where several escape tunnels were located, some of which, such as Tunnel 57 and Tunnel 29, successfully led East Berliners to the West. Visited the minimalist Chapel of Reconciliation.

Program:

  • See the Berlin Wall Memorial and former Death Strip
  • See the location of Tunnel 57 and 29, two of the most successful tunnels dug under the wall
  • Take a ghost train ride up to Nordbahnhof
  • Learn about the Palace of Tears, a former East German transit building
  • Visit the Admirals Palast – location where the East German SED political party was formed
End point: The tour ends in the Bernauer Strasse area.

(Program in English)
Additional information
Time  10:00

Always Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Duration 3 hours

Required Transport Ticket

in English language