Soviet Berlin - Risen from ruins

Tours & Sightseeing in Berlin

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On this tour, you will discover the intriguing architecture of socialist East Berlin with a GDR-born local certified tour guide. From the Stalinallee (Stalin Blvd.) of the 1950s to the Karl-Marx-Allee (Karl-Marx Blvd.) of the 1960s to the modern Alexanderplatz square of the 1970s, we follow a magnificent boulevard built on the ruins of war-torn Berlin. Eventually, we will reach the central and imposing Soviet War Memorial for the fallen Soviet soldiers of World War II. This final resting place of 7.000 soldiers is one of the most important anti-fascist memorial sites worldwide.
This special walking tour starts at the Frankfurter gate, the magnificent beginning of the former Stalin Blvd. You can reach the starting point with subway or Tram. Your local certified guide experienced the GDR and the transition from his childhood. The tour then goes along the Boulevard in the direction of Alexanderplatz. On the way one can see the most remarkable examples of socialist architecture form different periodes and you will learn many interesting details and stories about the history of the socialist metropolis East Berlin. At the Alexanderplatz the tour reaches another prestigious urban development project of East Berlin. Eventually, we travel by S-Bahn (metro) to the breath-taking Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park, that is dedicated to the Soviet victims of the battle of Berlin. The tour ends here after 2.5 hours and about 4 kilometers of walking.

What’s included

  • tour guide

What’s not included

  • ticket for public transportation