Essence of berlin

Berlin Wall: A City Divided - Private Live Virtual Experience

This interactive virtual experience shows you what life was like behind the Berlin Wall – the Cold War’s most brutal symbol. Your professional, local guide will walk you through the official Berlin Wall Memorial Site to show you what life was like for a city and a people divided.

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1 Hours
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From €79
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Description

Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall finally fell? Join us for this fascinating virtual insight into life on both sides of the Iron Curtain. At the Berlin Wall Memorial you will get a glimpse of just how physically intense this division was, affecting the lives of thousands of East and West Berliners for 28 years. Wander along the famous Bernauer Strasse, where the Wall and former death strip were constructed, and Berliners attempted treacherous escapes from their apartment windows. Discover escape tunnels and learn about the Stasi, the East German secret police, as your guide takes you into the depths of this incredibly recent past.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Berlin’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Berlin. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Berlin of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Berlin's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

What's included

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Berlin Wall Memorial

Your professional, local guide will walk you through the official Berlin Wall Memorial Site. See the barrier that tore a city in two and a recreation of the ‘death strip’ – a fortified no-man’s land to prevent people escaping from East to West. Learn about the East German Secret Police, the Stasi, and the psychological oppression they subjected the East German people to. Pay tribute to those who lost their lives attempting to cross the Wall, and visit the site of several underground tunnels used successfully by escapees. Finally we head to the site where Konrad Schumann, a teenage East German border guard, defected to the West days after the border was closed, and learn how the Berlin Wall came down on the 9th November 1989.

Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Berlin time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Berlin time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@essenceofberlin.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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