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Travel in Search of Communist Berlin

Let me take you to the heart of East Berlin, the former capital of communist East Germany, and together we will explore its history through famous landmarks and lesser-known sights. On this online tour, I will guide you around Alexanderplatz - one of Berlin’s busiest squares and most popular tourist destinations - to tell the story of how East Germany came to be after World War II, how its ideology is reflected in the architecture and how it came to an end with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

From Berlin
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Look at the Marx and Engels Monument 
  • See the famous Berlin Television Tower 
  • Admire the incredible beauty of Berlin Palace 
Description
  • You will see how this part of Berlin was completely rebuilt after being bombed to ruins during WWII and how this has created a rather peculiar mixture of medieval and East German architecture in Nikolaiviertel - the historic heart of Berlin. The tour will also take you past the reconstructed Berlin Palace, and you’ll hear stories of a very different kind of palace that stood here during the days of the Cold War and what remains of it today. You will also have a chance to say hello to the fathers of socialism while walking past the monument of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and see how the attitudes of Berliners towards it have changed throughout time.
  • This tour would not be complete without East Berlin’s main landmark and the number one symbol of communist power - the Berlin Television Tower, the tallest structure in Germany. At the feet of the tower, another famous landmark - the World Clock - awaits us. You will find out how this popular meeting place was also once a place of demonstrations against the communist dictatorship that eventually led to its collapse.
  • Join me on a fascinating time travel to East Berlin.
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and the 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 before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens or a private session for 125 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
Martina Baltkalne

From USD 79 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.