Come and explore the Original Cold War East Communism Berlin Wall Tour!
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Join our local guides on this amazing tour of the Cold War East Communism Berlin Wall. There are still many sections and visible reminders of this famous political catastrophe. See some major landmarks the wall has left behind including the east side gallery, guard towers, and the wall memorial. However, explore with us as we take you to some wall sights off the beaten path. We will show you places where the wall once stood, and our local guides will explain stories of horror and triumph from wall escapes and forced conscription. The division of Germany and the varying countries that controlled it had a massive effect on the everyday lives and culture of the German people. Nowhere is that more easily seen by the naked eye than in Berlin. The conflict between east and west culminated here with the creation of the Berlin Wall. Come explore what life was like on the dark side of the wall on the Original Cold War Berlin and Communism Berlin Tour. The devastating effects of this wall can still be felt today, come and see Berlin on the Original Cold War East Communism Berlin Wall Tour.
Join our local guides as we head out east, making stops at boarding crossings, escape points and famous East Berlin landmarks to understand the Cold War Berlin and Communism Berlin. Our guides will point out the differences from the east to west Berlin. They will look at the propaganda from each side that is still visible today. Telling stories of tragedy and triumph along the route to some of Berlin’s most famous historic points.
The splitting of Germany and Berlin happened after the Nazi’s lost World War II. The allies then split the conquered country amongst themselves. The allies would soon be in a war of their own, leaving Germany and Berlin Split into two. The west side is controlled mainly by the United States and the United Kingdom. The east was then under control by the U.S.S.R. As things boiled over during the Cold War Berlin, a wall was constructed in Berlin to limit movement from East to West. This marked one of the first times in modern history, governments had set up a physical barrier to separate like-minded civilians.
Officially the German Democratic Republic or GDR in German, it was known as Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR. At the Yalta Conference during World War II, the Allies (the U.S., the UK, and the Soviet Union) agreed on dividing a defeated Nazi Germany into occupation zones. From the very beginning, the GDR attempted to create its own identity. In the east, Prussian monuments and buildings were torn down, and replaced with Soviet and working class monuments.
Communism in Berlin resulted from the conflict between east and west was worldwide, and East Germany was one of the hardest hit by the division. Influence heavily by communist mindsets and cultural ideas, the east created many of its own products, like the Trabant car and various foods. However, economic problems lead to food and basic good shortages. Further political disputes then led to a blockade on Berlin, which in turn led to the famous Berlin airlift, numerous escape attempts, and a growing contempt for the Soviet government.
BERLIN WALL MEMORIAL
HIDDEN SECTIONS OF THE BERLIN WALL
BERLIN WALL ESCAPE ROUTES
HIDDEN BERLIN WALL EFFECTS
WEST BERLIN & THE DDR
THE BERLIN WALL ROUTE TODAY
GDR / DDR HISTORICAL LANDMARKS
LIFE IN THE GDR / DDR
COLD WAR SITES
THE PALACE OF TEARS (TRÄNENPALAST)
MUCH MUCH MORE
Our guides have gone to great lengths to make this one of the most comprehensive Cold War East Communism Berlin Wall Tours in the city. Come and experience the division of the German capital like nowhere else. History comes to life on this one of a kind tour!
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By the fountain in front of Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alexanderplatz 7 10178 Berlin, Germany
We suggest bringing a bit of food or something to snack on, as there is little available once at the camp.
*Sachsenhausen requires a donation of 1.20€ to enter this is included in the price of the tour.
Guests will need a valid “ABC transit” ticket.