Cold War Berlin
Konrad Schumann
Palace of Tears
Berlin Wall

After WWII, Berlin changed from the capital city of Nazi Germany into the pivotal city in a struggle to control war-torn Europe. Retrace the trail of the “death strip” and the Berlin Wall. Visit some of Berlin’s most popular Cold War sites, like the Berlin Wall Memorial, "ghost stations," and more.

  • See the Berlin Wall, the Palace of Tears (Traenenpalast), and hidden areas of the Death Strip
  • Hear about the CIA, KGB and Stasi surveillance techniques
  • Learn about daily life for Berlin's citizens during the Cold War
Not included

Food, drinks, gratuities, train ticket

Duration3 Hours
Bring along

An AB public transport ticket, comfortable walking shoes and cash for a snack on your break

Please bring a mask- this is compulsory

Participants15
Important information

Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time!



Tour will be in English

Meeting point: outside Friedrichstr. train station, on the square beside the 'Traenenpalast' (Palace of Tears), Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin. Our guide will be wearing a blue lanyard with a yellow name tag! If you still cannot see us, please call us at the office before the tour starts on +49-30-6923149

 

An AB public transport ticket, comfortable walking shoes and cash for a snack on your breakPlease bring a mask- this is compulsory

Further information

Discover the divided city of Berlin, and see the 'Palace of Tears', a former border crossing point where many friends and families were forced to say goodbye. Retrace the often ghost-like trail of the death strip and the Berlin Wall, coming upon some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border, from guard towers to tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse, site of many remarkable escape attempts.

Learn of successful and failed escapes in the face of a Border Command that would sooner follow the order of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'.

Discover the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security) and learn about the systems, devices and people that kept the entire East German population under surveillance for 40 years. Who were the key figures in the GDR leadership and where are they today?Get an extraordinary insight into what it meant to live in the GDR, the eastern bloc’s most heavily policed state. What was it like to live "Behind the Wall"?

The tour finishes in the vicinity of Alexanderplatz. There will be a short refreshment break.

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