Discover the Berlin Wall During Cold War Self-Guided Tour

Discover the Berlin Wall During Cold War Self-Guided Tour

Discover the Berlin Wall in this immersive private audio tour about the concrete barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Trace where the Berlin Wall once stood and learn how Berlin's place during the Cold War as part of the Iron Curtain defined the city for the second half of the 20th century. 

Narrated by a local historian, this Berlin walk is all about exploring how Berlin has changed since the late 1940s, affecting the lives of those living both in the east and west.   

We’ll walk through the remains of the wall and explore both East and West Berlin, visiting Ackerstraße, Tunnel 57 and parts of the Berlin Wall. 

Venture off the tourist trail and get a local feel for the area, as you learn about the area’s history, take pictures in front of the graffiti artwork that now covers the wall’s remains, and learn about the famous people that lived in this neighbourhood.

Note: This is a self-guided audio walking tour and does not include entrance tickets

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin Germany

Begin the tour next to a model of the Berlin Wall where we can see a bird’s eye view of how a clash of ideologies between capitalism and communism impacted Berlin physically. Stand on the border between ‘Mitte’, a borough which belonged to the Soviets, and ‘Wedding’, part of the western French Sector.

Visit the Memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall, erected here in the former death strip in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the division of Berlin. You can see beneath each face is a name and their dates of birth and death. Notice also, how there are some blank windows, representing indirect victims of the wall.

Take a peek between the slabs of concrete in the rear wall and see one of the Guard Towers. Learn how there was a huge investment of time, energy and of course money, all in order to secure the border.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ackerstraße, Berlin, Germany

Cross the double-cobblestone brick line and head into into East Berlin, down Ackerstraße. Learn about the realities of communism for people living in East Berlin. Look out into the distance and spot the famous TV Tower and hea about the media and espionage during the Cold War.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Strelitzer Straße, Strelitzer Str., Berlin, Germany

Learn about Tunnel 57, 55 Strelitzer Straße and Egon Schultz in this story about a great escape from East Berlin. This story follows a team of engineering students who, between April and October 1964, secretly dug a 145 meter tunnel under the Berlin Wall to help their trapped family and friends escape.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin Germany

Spot the iconic image of Konrad Schumann jumping over the barbed wire, into West Berlin and hear about how propaganda was used during the Cold War. Learn how loyal people really were to the system when presented with the opportunity to escape it.

Jumping forward to 1985, walk along the wall as you hear about protests, Poland and Mikhail Gorbachev. Take in some iconic photographs here of people rushing through the wall from East to West Berlin in 1989 as we hear about the Reunification of Berlin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: Discover the Berlin Wall During Cold War Self-Guided Tour
10/19/2021 - 6/1/2025
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 50 Minutes
Start location: Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin, Germany

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Access to your self-guided audio tour
  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian
  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi
  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost
  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

Not Included

  • Headphones
  • Mobile device


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