Get an insider’s look at the Cold War on a walking tour around Berlin. Discover how it came about, what life was like behind the wall, how it crumbled down, and much more on a fascinating journey into one of the most intriguing episodes in history.
What to Expect
Follow the ghost-like trail of the death strip and wall, and discover everything there is to know about the Cold War on a fascinating walking tour around Berlin. Start at the infamous Checkpoint Charlie where the cold war powers formerly confronted each other, and learn about the routines and duties of border guards, Soviet and allied forces, Stasi, and CIA.
Get an extraordinary insight into what it was like to live in the eastern bloc, and hear about failed escapes, and how the border command were ordered to shoot to kill anyone who would dare attempt the heinous crime of emigration, known as “flight from the Republic.”
Learn about how the M16 and the CIA tunneled under the Wall into the Soviet Zone and tapped into the Red Army’s secret communications, about the methods used by Stasi to control the East German population, and what happened to the leaders of the GDR when the wall fell.
Discuss the state of the present German society and the plight of former East Germans. Learn about the changes that German society went through, from shopping to daily life and work, and what the future holds.
Explore sites such as ghost stations, former guard towers, and hidden areas of the death strip, espionage points of the CIA and KGB, and much more.
What's Not Included
- Public Transportation tickets
Meeting point West: In front of McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoologischer Garten train station. Just look for the friendly Insider guides.
What to Remember
We walk rain or shine, every day.