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Berlin Wall tours and activities

The Berlin Wall was not only a symbol of the division of a city and a country, but the entire world. Europe, still scarred by the appalling tragedy of...

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For 12 years Berlin was the capital of the Third Reich. Hitler’s reign began in 1933, spread across Europe and collapsed with the Battle of ...

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4 hours
Available in: English
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Get the best of Berlin while saving time and money. The Berlin WelcomeCard provides you with: - Free travel on the public transport network ...

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Available in: English
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See Berlin with a hop-on hop-off tour, listening to an interesting audio guide available in 20 languages. Use the buses as a convenient mean...

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Available in: English
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Ostpolitik, DDR, Stasi, Ostalgie, Trabi and the Wall. Do these names and acronyms take you back to famous and dramatic images from the recen...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
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Attraction passes

The Berlin WelcomeCard with Museum Island ticket is your key to the city, providing not only entrance to the art collections on the famous M...

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3 days
Available in: English
Walking tours

Unmistakable, the Berlin Wall was the defining symbol of the Cold War and marked the line in the sand between democracy and dictatorship, ca...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
Bike Tours

Follow the visible and hidden remains of the Berlin Wall by bike, from the Bornholmer Straße up to the Government District, and learn more a...

Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
Segway tours

Treat your friends, family, or even yourself to a private Segway tour of Berlin! Enjoy having your very own guide show you the best sights d...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
Attraction passes

With magnificent views from an open-top bus, this is the perfect introduction to a city that went through a tumultuous history. This careful...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Walking tours

Discover Berlin during the era of Kennedy, Khrushchev, Gorbachev and Reagan, when there were armed border guards watching over the Berlin Wa...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
Bike Tours

After meeting your guide at Alexanderplatz you will head away from the Mitte district and the pedestrian Cold War sights to take in more of ...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
Bus tours

Discover Berlin with a combination ticket. Get access to hop-on hop-off buses and boats for 24 or 48 hours to see all of the German capital’...

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Flexible
Available in: English

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The inside story

The Berlin Wall was not only a symbol of the division of a city and a country, but the entire world. Europe, still scarred by the appalling tragedy of the Second World War, became theatre of a new, terrible conflict which, though it wasn’t fought with weapons, caused deep lacerations. The Cold War between the two super powers of the time, the United States and the Soviet Union, divided the world into two blocs: the pro-American West and the pro-Soviet East. Germany was in the middle and paid the highest price.

The construction of the Berlin Wall, which started on August 13, 1961, was decreed by the government of East Germany to stop the citizens of the GDR leaving towards the more prosperous West. As the west didn’t want to put themselves in a weak position, separation became a fact.

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