The infamous Berlin Wall carved the city in 2 virtually overnight, causing divisions that cut far deeper than tangible geography. Discover the effects of this dramatic event, try to comprehend life at that time, and see how Berlin reacts to it today on this informative tour.
Meet your expert guide and set off to explore the sites that best illustrate the Cold War's divisive effects on the city. First, stroll down Karl-Marx-Allee. Lined with postmodern architecture, this wide boulevard was a tribute to Communist ideology. At former crossing points, learn about the Stasi’s chilling security methods, perhaps best illustrated at Bernauer Strasse—a road separated by the wall.
Continue to Gethsemane Church and hear of the gathering of brave civil rights activists that would eventually lead to Germany’s unification after 28 long years. The Wall Memorial offers a place for rumination as you consider the city's turbulent history, still so recent.
End at centrally located Alexanderplatz, another East German showpiece with the monumental TV Tower.