Cold War Tour Berlin Wall Closeup

Cold War Tour:
City of Spies

"Berlin is the testicle of the West.
When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin."
Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet leader


From spy novel tropes to Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech: no city epitomises the Cold War as much as Berlin.

Here, East and West – capitalism and communism – clashed within the narrow confines of the city, leaving their marks on buildings, streets, and on the lives of countless ordinary Berliners.

This tour considers not just history with a capital-H, but also the stories of life (and of lives uprooted) on either side of the Wall.

Hear about a society that deemed itself a workers’ paradise while waging a war of surveillance on its citizens, about subcultures carving out their own little niches of freedom, and about the events that ultimately led to the fall of the Wall.

Cold War Tour Mural 17. Juni
Cold War Tour Soviet Memorial
Cold War Tour Stasi Archives

Suggested Private Tour Sights

  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Berlin Wall
  • Site of Tunnel 57
  • Bernauer Strasse Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
  • ‘Palace of Tears’ Passport Control Office
  • Former East German Secret Police Headquarters
  • Karl Marx Allee – The East German Showcase Boulevard
  • Nordbahnhof Ghost Station
  • Embassies of the Four Cold War Powers
  • Former Soviet Embassy
  • Teufelsberg – NSA Listening Station
  • Bornholmer Strasse Crossing
  • Deathstrip Watchtowers
  • Site of 1953 Uprising/Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953
  • Cafe Moscow

Booking

For information on tour prices, check our (FAQ section).

We ask that you enquire about bookings seven days in advance, so as to allow ample time to tailor your request to your personal wishes. We are, however, also available for last minute bookings – if uncertain, please do ask.

Bookings can be made using our booking form (here). We will reply within 24 hours and present an offer based on your preferences.

Payment

In some instances payment can be made in cash at the end of the tour directly to the guide. Payment in advance can be made by secure bank transfer/credit card/PayPal. Tours booked within ten days of the date of the tour must be paid in advance. (See our FAQ section for more details)

Standard

- Three Hours


- Walking Tour


- Designed for up to five people
(prices vary according to group size)


- Includes time for coffee break


- Fully insured


- Available in other currencies (ask for accurate rate)


- No hidden fees

Standard

Premium

- Five Hours


- Walking Tour 


- Designed for up to five people

(prices vary according to group size)


- Includes time for meal break


- Fully insured


- Available in other currencies (ask for accurate rate)


- No hidden fees


Premium

Standard+

- Three Hours


- Includes transportation (Car or Van)


- Designed for up to five people
(prices vary according to group size)


- Includes time for coffee break


- Fully insured


- Available in other currencies (ask for accurate rate)


- No hidden fees


Standard+

Premium+

 - Five Hours


- Includes transportation (Car or Van)


- Designed for up to five people
(prices vary according to group size)


- Includes time for meal break


- Fully insured


- Available in other currencies (ask for accurate rate)


- No hidden fees


Premium+