Let your guide explain how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the Berlin Wall and Soviet Zone to tap the Red Army’s secret communications. Take this tour and get a detailed insight into the history of Germany.
Tuesday, Thursday & SaturdayDuration
4 hoursStart time
West: 10:00amMeeting Point
Tour departs from the front of McDonalds, opposite main entrance to S+U Zoologischer Garten Train Station. Hardenbergplatz 2-4, 10623 Berlin.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour returns to your original point of departure
Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a walking tour of the Berlin Wall.
It is an iconic symbol of the Cold War, the wall divided east and west Berlin for 28 years. This tour follows the Death-strip and Wall, retracing some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border from Guard Towers to tank traps.
Start from the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, the guide will describe the routines and duties of border guards, the Soviet and Allied forces, Stasi and CIA. You will also visit the following sites:
• Berlin Wall
• Soviet Embassy
• ‘Ghost Stations’, former Guard Towers
• Espionage points of the CIA and KGB
• Stasi surveillance techniques and equipment
• Locations of both successful and failed escape attempts.
• A reassembled area of inner and outer fortifications of the state border.
You will return back to the starting point of the tour at around 2:00pm.
Please call the activity operator for any logistical query you may have.
Great tour. Especially useful for young people who do not know history of the world. Very informative and interesting....Elena Potapenko, Russian Federation, 17/Feb/2014
Excellent tour.Our guide Micheal really new his stuff,took time to explain what can only be described as a complicated part of modern history and gave us a great feel for the...G A Macindoe, United Kingdom, 24/Jan/2014
Michael was an amazingly knowledgeable our guide and the walk was interesting and a lot of fun. It is highly recommended to people who are interested in the Cold War period in...Franz Henri Kratz, Germany, 13/Nov/2013