Guided tour

Red Berlin: Secrets of the Communist Capital

4.6 / 5

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Red Berlin: Secrets of the Communist Capital

From US$ 18.10 per person

Experience the stories and monuments that mark East Berlin's Communist days and hear about the city's role in the Cold War. Learn about life behind the Berlin Wall and discover the dark secrets of the Stasi secret police on this walking tour!

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Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
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English, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the embassies of 4 Cold War powers
  • Discover crossing points of the Berlin Wall at the Palace of Tears
  • Learn about the infamous Ghost Stations
  • Hear about the phenomenon of "Ostalgie"
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Take the Cold War and Communist Berlin walking tour and learn about the city before the days of reunification. Hear how Berlin existed on the front line of the Cold War, and learn of the people, places, and secrets that kept 2 worlds on the brink of World War III, along with the wall that separated them. You will be strolling through Berlin's former Soviet Sector, a Cold War battleground and foundation of Communist East Berlin. Learn about life behind the Iron Curtain, and see how the Stasi, the largest spy network the world has ever seen, kept an entire population under observation.
  • Guided tour of Communist East Berlin
  • Time for lunch
  • An AB transit ticket is required to participate in this tour (Day card recommended)
  • Food and drinks at break
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Warm recommendation

The tour Red Berlin guided by Sophie was great! I am very happy that I could attend it and have very nice history lesson. Many thanks! I warmly recommend it. By the way - There is very important remark for GetYourGuide - You advertise that the tour Red Berlin includes visit to Treptower Park - Soviet memorial, what actually is not part of the tour. Please, update it as it can make misunderstandings and issues for Sandemans guides.

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September 3, 2019

Amazing tour with (Scottish) Sam

We had an insightful experience. The tour was very interesting and we could ask our guide (Scottish) Sam any question. He loved the subject, told us loads of stories and facts about the Cold war (loved the chalk map on the floor), the Berlin wall and how life was on the Eastern side. Totally recommended! (Also, thanks for recommending Watergate...)

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August 18, 2019

Whow....amazing guide and learnt so much

Every step of this tour is a learning moment with moments of the satirical and moments for tears. Sarah our guide was so generous with her knowledge, her passion to share this tragic part of history and with other aspects of Berlin life. Sarah thank you I have taken so much away with me...and am reading more and more. An enlightening roller coaster of a tour

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July 22, 2019

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