Berlin Private History Walking Tour: Wall, Checkpoint Charlie

Private & Custom Tours in Historic Mitte

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from$170.12
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Tour description provided by Viator

This private walking tour brings you to the places, where famous events of the Cold War happened and history was written. On this tour you will also see the last remaining original pieces of the Wall, the last guard towers and the "Checkpoint Charlie".The tour starts at the Berlin Wall Documentation Center in "Bernauer Strasse", where many of the dramatic escape attempts took place, successful and tragic ones. You will ride one of the subways that were called "ghost trains" during the division of the city, so-called because of the gloomy atmosphere in the underground stations close to the wall. The tour also covers Checkpoint Charlie, the former military checkpoint and hot spot of the Cold War. This is the site where the fate of mankind was hanging by a thread in 1961 when US and Soviet tanks confronted each other.
Your guide will take you on a walk along the former death strip in the city center of Berlin and to a visit of the authentic sites and documentation centers.The tour starts at the Berlin Wall Documentation Center north of downtown Berlin. Here, in "Bernauer Strasse", many of the dramatic escape attempts took place, successfull and tragic ones. See, where famous events of the Cold War happend, like the young East German soldier jumping over the barbed wire or where people died after jumping out of the windows into the West, because the front of their houses formed the Berlin Wall. Maps and an open-air exhibition will help you to understand what it meant to live in the divided Berlin. On the tour you will also see the last remaining original pieces of the Wall and the last guard towers.You will ride one of the subways that were called "ghost trains" during the division of the city, so-called because of the gloomy atmosphere in the underground stations close to the wall. The tour also covers Checkpoint Charlie, the former military checkpoint and hotspot of the Cold War. This is the site where the fate of mankind was hanging by a thread in 1961 when US and Soviet tanks confronted each other.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Visit of the open air wall documentation center

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets for public transportation

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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