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Stroll Along The Berlin Wall To Learn About The Cold War

On this tour, we will visit some of the main sites relevant to the Cold War in Berlin. We will walk along the path of the Berlin Wall as well as see original pieces of the wall that are still standing today. You'll be able to take a glimpse behind the Iron Curtain and see what typical East German homes looked like, what cars they drove and even the ministry where East Germany was created.

23 Reviews
From Berlin
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the city of Berlin
  • Intriguing and harrowing stories around the building and crossing over of the Berlin Wall 
  • Highly interactive tour with your seasoned, knowledgeable tour guide
Description

In this Online Experience, I will walk you through the very conflict that defined the mid 20th Century, with Berlin at its centre - the Cold War. From the beginning of the Cold War in the post World War II era all the way to the building of the Berlin Wall that divided the city for 28 years and beyond, you will gain a detailed understanding of how the East and the West clashed, and how Berlin was a focal point between two very different ideologies - capitalism and communism.
I will guide you down the path of the Berlin Wall and tell you about how it was built literally overnight, as well as about some of the unbelievable and harrowing escapes people made. Hear stories such as how two families in East Berlin fashioned a hot air balloon out of their own clothing and flew over the wall to escape into West Berlin. Revel at how close the world came to being plunged into nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union when tanks were facing off against each other in the centre of Berlin.
Come and see the remnants of the wall itself, Checkpoint Charlie where East and West crossed, the Trabi cars that were omnipresent on the roads of East Germany and much more! This tour is perfect for people of all ages who have any interest in 20th-century history or just want to learn more about what life was like during the Cold War and on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 30 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 130 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Chris Moniz

I am originally from the beautiful and outrageously expensive city of Toronto, Canada. I have been living in Berlin since 2015 and have been a tour guide in this city for over 5 years now. I initially planned to come for a year but just like 97% of the people you talk to in this city, they get completely drawn in and stay forever.

Everything about Berlin is exciting, from the amazing history to the famous nightlife. Let me take you through some of the most interesting parts of Berlin - from stories of the Third Reich and the Nazi regime to tales about the Berlin Wall and Cold War and everything in between!

Tour Reviews
  • Joey

    Awesome. I really enjoyed the session.

  • Dewi

    Incredible incredible tour!
    I visited Berlin myself 6-7 years ago, and thought I had seen the main tourist sites myself, but wow, this tour provided me with even more / better insights to Berlin, and I learnt so much!

    Chris was EXTREMELY informative, and it was evident that he knew a tremendous amount on European history + experience as a tour guide. He had images and interesting anecdotes all prepared and ready to share with us as we "walked" from landmark to landmark. It really made the tour come alive, though we were no where near Berlin / Germany or Europe, but in our own home in Singapore.

    I took away so much from this tour, and is probably one of the most informative tours I have been on. Thank you so much for allowing us to explore cities beyond our own during periods we are unable to travel.

  • Agnes

    Chris did a great job! He was able to share his extensive knowledge of Berlin and he made the virtual tour really enjoyable. Will definitely want to join a tour led by Chris when we can all travel again.

  • Jay

    Chris was a wonderful tour guide. His enthusiasm for the tour and love for history really showed in his short but really entertaining tour. Definitely a recommend!

  • M

    Informative!

  • Yang Zhen

    Thank you Chris for the wonderful tour! You have brought a lot of interesting knowledge about the Wolrd War and Cold War to us, and your level of enthusiasm really made the tour that much more entertaining and interesting!

    Will definitely recommend him and also visit Berlin when I get the chance to!

  • Jun Lin

    Chris has a very engaging personality and even though this was a virtual tour, it really felt like you were pacing around Berlin on your own. Chris is also very knowledgeable about the history of Germany and actively brought out his humorous side to bring us on this virtual tour. It was a great end to a long work week so thank you Chris, thank you TourHQ!

  • elle

    amazing. very insightful and engaging. with pictures along the way to elaborate rather than just walking and talking. perfect way to end my work week. thank you!

  • Alice

    Chris has shown us a good view of Berlin.
    He is very knowledgeable on the Berlin history...


    Thank you



  • Beiyi

    very interactive and knowledgable

  • Jacqueline

    Clear, engaging and entertaining!

  • Ana Isabel

    He truly did a good job!!

  • lidia

    This was an excellent virtual tour. At first when I heard that we would have a virtual tour, I actually thought that it would be boring or that it wouldn't be the same as being there. It isn't the same, it's a unique experience, with loads of information given from the tourist guide. I think I actually took over one page of A4 notes. I enjoyed the experience, and so did my friends. In the end we got to learn things which our History teachers don't teach us at school, so it was a great experience. I highly recommend this experience , and I would do it again!

  • Katie Carlin

    I was tasked with arranging a virtual tour for a group of students who were meant to be in Berlin for a week but couldn't travel due to the pandemic. I was delighted to have found Tour HQ and Chris as it was just what I was looking for to give the students a taste of the city they should have been in. Chris was welcoming and professional and found a good balance between giving facinating facts and engaging with the students. I thought it was very clever how he seemlesly switched the camera from street views, to himself as well as adding really informative maps and diagrams to help explain parts of the tour. I felt like I had spent an hour in Berlin. Chris's enthusiasm for the city shone throughout the tour and has spiked my interest so I will go and look up further details on the information he gave us. Thank you for giving our group a fantastic hour in a city many of us were meant to be in this summer. I highly recommend Chris and Tour HQ, they took all of the worry out of organising this tour.

  • Rhianydd

    This was a fantastic tour! It was very informative and interesting. The guide, Chris, was charasmatic and engaging and clearly very well informed on the history of Berlin.

  • Sana

    Amazing!
    The tour guide (Chris) provided an excellent historical background behind the key stops on the tour.

  • Sophie

    Chris was amazing! Super friendly and knowledgable. It was so nice to just have a virtual tour of somewhere that isn’t your home country in the current climate! I would highly recommend doing a tour with him. He took us through so many places, facts and figures in such a short amount of time.

  • Molly

    Very informative and engaging given the virtual circumstances

  • Santiljana

    Chris was very informative and engaging. He made sure this virtual tour wasn't boring and it made for a very pleasant experience

  • Sara

    Absolutely fantastic!! Chris is very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour too! I would 100% recommend if you are visiting the Berlin Wall! Thank you very much :)

  • Ardela

    Very good tour - almost as good as in person (just minus the walking part)

  • Matthew

    Chris was a fantastic tour guide! Very good indeed!

  • Joe

    Chris was a very informative guide and made sure everyone felt involved, despite us not having the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was very good at answering questions and making sure we spent enough time at each stop.

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Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.