The Berlin Wall – Berlin behind the Iron Curtain
Enjoy a walking tour through Berlin and experience Berlin during the Cold War. Walk down 'Stalinallee', visit the Wall Memorial and Gethsemane Church in Prenzlauer Berg and much more!
- Explore Berlin behind the iron curtain
- Walk down 'Stalinallee'
- Visit the Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse
- Learn about the risks many took to escape
- Enjoy a fascinating walking tour
Explore The Cold War Berlin
For decades after WWII, there were two Berlins: One a bastion of the West behind the Iron Curtain, the other a capital city eager to demonstrate the superiority of Communism.
Learn how the Allied's powers divided Berlin into four sectors at the end of the War and see where three of those sectors converged at Potsdamer Platz.
Walk down the boulevard 'Stalinallee' in the East and see its wedding-cake architecture designed to illustrate Communist pride 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 learn how courageous East Berliners managed to prevent the shredding of files at Stasi headquarters, allowing us important insights into the inner workings of the regime.
The tour ends at centrally located Alexanderplatz, another East German showpiece with the monumental TV Tower.
Shortly after your booking is complete your e-ticket will be sent directly to your email, just print it out and bring it on your tour.
Where does the tour start?
The tour starts in front of the restaurant Weihenstephaner opposite Hackescher Markt S-Station. Please be there 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at Alexanderplatz.
How long does the tour last?
The tour lasts approx. 4 hours.
How do we get around on the tour?
The tour includes a train ride, so please bring an AB public transport ticket or buy one from your guide (AB-day pass costs €7).
What languages is the tour available in?
The tour is operated in English only.
What happens if it rains?
The tour runs in rain or shine, so please wear clothes and shoes according to weather.
Are there children's tickets?
Children under age 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Youth tickets are available for people under 26 years old.