Cold War Berlin Tour


The Forever Archaeologist

Cold War Berlin Tour

Spoken in: English, Italiano

( 37 reviews ) star City tour Berlin 1 - 12 watch_later 3 hours
  • Learn real facts about Berlin during Cold War
  • Understand the complicated Berlin past at your own pace, asking your guide all the questions
  • Have a viewpoint perspective over the remains of the wall
  • Visit the interesting Bernauer Strasse - an open air museum for all ages
  • 100% customized for you and your group of friends or family

You will meet here: Berlin, Germany

What you can expect

I offer you a tour about the discovery of the unique status of Berlin during the Cold War. It was a city divided by a wall, in the middle of the nuclear crisis between the Soviet block and the US allies.

This is a story of pain, of heroes, of impossible escapes, of terror and spies but also great solidarity. Let´s discover it together!

We will start our tour at Bernauer Strasse, an open air museum which separated family and friends overnight.

We will have a look at remains of the wall from a viewpoint before we visit the museum to have a look at some impressive photos and objects related to the escape of lots of people.

Our walk continues to the Hauptbahnhof, once a ghost station, nowadays operating again. From here we will take the U-Bahn to the Tränenpalast. Until 1990, the departure hall built under East Germany’s SED regime was a border crossing from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) to West Berlin.

Berliners soon dubbed this modern steel-and-glass construction, the scene of so many painful farewells, the “Palace of Tears”.

Hop on the U-bahn to head to Checkpoint Charlie, our last stop. Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. At the height of the Berlin Crisis in 1961 U.S. and Soviet tanks faced each other here.

Want to see anything special? Let me know and I will make a personalized offer to fit you perfectly!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Bernauerstr. U-Bahn station
Stop 1
Visit the amazing open-air museum of Bernauerstrasse.
Stop 2
View from the terrace of the wall museum
Stop 3
Visit the wall museum with interesting photos and objects
Stop 4
Have a view of one of the ghost stations
Stop 5
Take the U-bahn to the Palace of Tears
Stop 6
Take the U-bahn to Checkpoint Charlie

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 12 persons
Meeting point
Berlin, Germany
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
Public transportation tickets


The Forever Archaeologist

37 reviews

I live in Berlin because I fell in love with the atmosphere of the city in far 2003, when I was writing my dissertation on Mesopotamia (Berlin hosted the most famous archaeologists!).

With a friend we opened an little café and pastry shop near what was once the airport of Tempelhof, bringing in Berlin our very Italian love of food. While making cakes, I never stopped interesting myself for history and culture of this unique city and it has never stopped to surprise me."

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