The life in the American Sector
A major part of Berlin's contemporary history ended in the autumn of 1994 with the departure of the last American soldiers. Since their arrival in the south-western sector in July 1945, they had in many ways influenced the history and atmosphere of West Berlin.
The visit begins at the "Freie Universität" underground station, which lies at the heart of the Free University of Berlin. The university was founded with American assistance during the Berlin Blockade in 1948, and subsequently supported with generous donations thereafter.
Following the trail of Little America, an enclave of the American way of life, we will discover a typically American residential area, which is today a designated historical site, the Allied Kommandatura, the military complex and the US-Headquarters Command, as well as areas of leisure, such as the Officer's Club or the Truman Plaza.
The visit will end at the Allied Museum, which once served as the movie theatre for American families.
Former Officer's Club
American residential area (designated historical site)
the military complex and the former US-Headquarters Command
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the underground station "Frei Universität" (line U3), Berlin-Dahlem
Or at any other convenient location.
If you have to be picked up in a different location, we will need more than 3 hours to do the tour.
End location: Allied Museum or as previously agreed
Duration: 3 hours
If you need to be picked up at your hotel, it will take more time to reach the departure point
My services as a certified professional tour guide
Maps and photos of the historical Berlin
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - For drinks or snacks
Any personal purchases or expenses, entry in museum, public transport fares, taxi fares, as well as car hire plus driver (if applicable)