For decades after the Second World War, there were two Berlins: one a bastion of the West behind the Iron Curtain, the other a capital city vying to demonstrate the superiority of Communism. Learn how the Allied Powers divided Berlin into four sectors at the end of the War and see where three of those sectors converged at Potsdamer Platz - a square that now boasts some of the city's most impressive contemporary architecture and that has become a symbol of the new Berlin. Walk down "Stalinallee", the representative boulevard in the East with its wedding-cake architecture designed to illustrate Communist might during the Cold War.
Visit the Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and get a sense of the complexity of the security measures designed to prevent East Germans from reaching West Berlin. Learn about the risks many nonetheless took to escape and thus thwart the efforts of the notorious state security service, the Stasi. Visit Gethsemane Church in Prenzlauer Berg, where many courageous East German civil rights activists gathered in the late 1980s to protest the regime and helped usher in the peaceful revolution that culminated in Germany's reunification. See where these efforts first led to the breaching of the Wall at Bornholmer Strasse and end at the longest stretch of the Wall still intact, the Eastside Gallery, which has been turned into an impressive open-air artwork.|
- Guided walking tour of Berlin
- Commentary from your guide in English
- An Original Berlin Walks city map, with information on public transport, museums and nightlife in Berlin
Departure time and location:
10 AM; West meeting point, taxi stand outside Zoo Station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten)
Return time and location:
2 PM; East Side Gallery
Commentary is in English only. You will need to purchase a day pass (6.10 EUR) for the public transport system in order to participate in this tour. These can be bought from the service provider. Tours operate in all weathers. Children younger than 12 participate for free.
|After booking your tour, simply follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation email or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.
How to exchange your voucher(s):
On the day of your scheduled tour, please bring your signed voucher(s) to the West meeting point, at the taxi stand outside Zoo Station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten). Please present your voucher(s) to the guide before departure.
10 AM; West meeting point: taxi stand outside Zoo Station (Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten)
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|