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Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

Activity provider: The German Food Tour

Berlin: East Berlin Walking Tour with a Travel Book Writer

Activity provider: The German Food Tour

From US$ 25.43 per person

Go back in time to East Berlin on a walking tour with a travel book writer. See representative buildings of East Berlin and learn about the history of the GDR from your guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Taste the flavors of East Berlin with a typical Ossi drink
  • See East Berlin's showpiece buildings, like the iconic TV Tower
  • Uncover and relive the history of Berlin during the GDR era
  • Hear historical stories from a passionate travel book writer
  • Learn about how life looked like in East Berlin behind the Wall
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Explore East Berlin up close on a walking tour with a travel book writer. Learn about how East Berliners lived, what the architecture of the GDR looked like, and how life behind the former Berlin Wall looked like.

Meet your guide at the Weltzeituhr or World Time Clock at the center of Berlin at Alexanderplatz. Once the heart of the GDR, see East Berlin's showpiece buildings, including the iconic TV Tower. Continue on foot towards Karl-Marx-Allee, a long and imposing stretch of road, and learn all about the history of the GDR - how it was formed, how it functioned, and how it disintegrated with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visit key sights such as Café Moskau, Kino International, and Straussberger Platz, before stopping by the Ostel, a hotel where the German Democratic Republic lives on.

Savor a typical Ossi drink, before continuing with the tour, with options to visit a store selling the vanished products of a land no longer in existence or a hidden spot showing East German architecture in its original form.

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Ossi drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and additional drinks
  • Entry tickets to attractions
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the World Time Clock.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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June 2, 2022

Très belle expérience, on sort un peu des sentiers battus.

July 15, 2022


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