Our Cold War Tour

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We believe that the Cold War deserves a day of its own. What do we really know about everyday life behind the “Iron Curtain”, as Churchill put it? Let us take you on a journey into a totally different understanding of life, morality and happiness.

This in-depth tour makes a really good “third day”, but it's also great as a second day (not so much though as a first day, because it's quite off the beaten track).

We'll visit unique and often odd places like these:

  • Bernauer Straße - the street that was torn apart and became the most known symbol of the German tragedy, but also the scene of some legendary escapes

  • Treptower Park – the largest Soviet war & victory memorial outside of the USSR, with which Stalin left its mark on the city for all ages (more or less). It was designed by the Jewish architect Yakov Belopolsky.

  • Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly known as “Stalin’s avenue” - the showcase boulevard of German communism, now the longest architectural monument in Europe(!), where we'll visit an exhibition about everyday life in East-Berlin

  • The famous Ghost Stations underneath the city, an absurdity of Berlin’s divided subway system

  • An open-air reconstruction of the infamous “Death Strip”, where the communist soldiers shot their own countrymen

  • The Cultural Brewery - a great example urban renewal in formerly industrial East Berlin with a fascinating exhibition about everyday life in the GDR

During the tour we'll discuss all those questions you've always wondered about:

  • Why was Germany divided - and, specifically, Berlin?

  • How did the Allies come up with the borders that inflicted so much pain on this city?

  • Was it really that bad...?

  • Why was there no wall before 1961?

  • And why was it erected specifically then?

  • Could it be that the West contributed a bit to the creation of the Berlin Wall?

  • How did the two parts of the same city coexist? How did families communicate?

  • And last, but definitely not least: Why and how, exactly, did the wall come down?

We're looking forward to your email :-)

Cold War Tour in Berlin