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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin
Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

This 3­ hour tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. A historian will reveal the dialogue between modern Berlin’s built environment and its dark and often hidden history. You’ll hear about life under Communist rule, the East Germans’ growing discontent and their government’s brutal suppression.

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Stop At: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin Germany

A historian will reveal the dialogue between modern Berlin’s built environment and its dark and often hidden history. You’ll hear about life under Communist rule, the East Germans’ growing discontent and their government’s brutal suppression. The tour begins at the Brandenburg Gate where, in June 1987, President Ronald Reagan famously called on Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to, “tear down this wall!” Nearby is the former Soviet Embassy, a grandiose monument built in 1945 amid the rubble of World War II as a bold declaration of Stalin’s ambition to control all of Berlin. We will discuss how the Allies’ post­war division of Germany into four parts led to decades of Cold War tensions.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Friedrichstrasse, Berlin Germany

Friedrichstrasse train station, a key crossing point between East and West Berlin. When families were torn apart by East Germany’s ironfisted immigration laws, they said their sad goodbyes here in the office known as the Palace of Tears.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Park am Nordbahnhof, Gartenstraße 45, 13355 Berlin, Germany

At Nordbahnhof, we’ll explore how Berlin’s division created “ghost” stations, unused but heavily guarded stops on West Berlin’s subway lines that lay in East German territory.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin Germany

We visit the grandiose mile-­long housing complex known as Karl Marx Allee and consider how East Germans’ dreams for a Socialist paradise turned into a nightmare of deprivation, suppression and paranoia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Bernauer Strasse 111, 13355 Berlin Germany

The Berlin Wall memorial allows you to experience the notorious Death Strip and hear stories of East Berliners whose attempts to escape led to their tragic deaths.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stasi Museum, Ruschestrasse 103 House 1, 10365 Berlin Germany

East Germany’s secret police, the notorious Stasi, coerced neighbors and family members to spy on each other. At the former Stasi headquarters, you’ll learn how its feared leader Eric Mielke recruited a massive network of spies and created innovative surveillance techniques.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin Germany

We will visit the center of public life in East Berlin, Alexanderplatz, which was rebuilt in the 1960s with monuments like the futuristic parliament building and the iconic TV Tower. In 1989, this symbol of East German pride was the setting for massive demonstrations that led to the regime’s downfall and brought 40 years of Communist rule to an end.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Duration:3 hours
Commences in:Berlin, Germany
Country:Germany
City:Berlin

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