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Cold War Tour

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260.00

Description

Post-WW2 Berlin was a geopolitical battleground. Socialism and capitalism, dictatorship and democracy, and the United States and the Soviet Union all went head to head in the German capital. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, stood at the frontier of East and West, and people risked their lives trying to escape across it.

This tour is designed to immerse you in the divided city – a place of ideological extremes, of espionage and intrigue, and of tyranny and heroism – while also considering the legacy of the division in a Germany that reunified in 1990. Your professional, local guide will present the broad historical and political narrative of the Cold War in Germany, while also telling the stories of the individuals who risked it all to escape from the East, and also those that died trying.

See the Berlin Wall, the barrier that divided families for nearly three decades; pass through Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced off in October of 1961; stand where Reagan stood when he challenged Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall!’; walk along the platform of one of Berlin’s former ‘Ghost Stations’ and more.

As always the tour can be tailored to you and can be done on foot, with a vehicle, or by bicycle, depending on your preference or budget. We are also more than happy to help you with restaurant reservations and museum or gallery visits.

Sites Included: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall Memorial, Stasi Headquarters, East Side Gallery and more...

Departure Location
Our tours are designed for your comfort and begin and end where and when you specify.

Included

Private professional tour guide

Excluded

Meals & drinks
Entrance fees

Know Before You Go

Post-WW2 Berlin was a geopolitical battleground. Socialism and capitalism, dictatorship and democracy, and the United States and the Soviet Union all went head to head in the German capital. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, stood at the frontier of East and West, and people risked their lives trying to escape across it.

This tour is designed to immerse you in the divided city – a place of ideological extremes, of espionage and intrigue, and of tyranny and heroism – while also considering the legacy of the division in a Germany that reunified in 1990. Your professional, local guide will present the broad historical and political narrative of the Cold War in Germany, while also telling the stories of the individuals who risked it all to escape from the East, and also those that died trying.

See the Berlin Wall, the barrier that divided families for nearly three decades; pass through Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced off in October of 1961; stand where Reagan stood when he challenged Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall!’; walk along the platform of one of Berlin’s former ‘Ghost Stations’ and more.

As always the tour can be tailored to you and can be done on foot, with a vehicle, or by bicycle, depending on your preference or budget. We are also more than happy to help you with restaurant reservations and museum or gallery visits.

Sites Included: Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall Memorial, Stasi Headquarters, East Side Gallery and more...


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