The Communist Past and Private Life in the GDR
How was life in the East Berlin? How did the average East German live? What happened to those who did not conform?
Was it really a classless scociety? How did the two Germanies see eachother? Exactly what events lead to its fall? And, how did the two Germanies manage to grow together?
You will see and touch parts of the The Berlin Wall. This montrous sturcture, 12ft. tall, symbol of the Cold War which began in the summer of 1945, has had one of the greatest impacts on the history of the 20th century.
Discover what life was like behind the wall. Visit a typical East Berlin neighbourhood to get a feel of what daily life was like before 1989. You will visit the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse where tunnels were dug in desperation and you discover what ghost stations are. Upon request you will see the ominous Stasi (secret police) Museum.
* This tour can also be delivered using private transportation, please contact me before booking it for vehicle availability - Price subject to change
Original Berlin Wall, Check-Point-Charlie, Palace of Tears, Bernauer Straße, East-Side-Gallery, an typical East Berlin neighbourhood.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your centrally located hotel or at any other place previously arranged location.
End location: The tour ends in city centre, your centrally located hotel or any other location at your request.
Duration: 4 hours
On this tour we will walk and use public transportation. If desired, this tour can be delivered using a hired vehicle with driver at an additional cost.
Private Tour in English with suggestions (Film, Literature) for further exploration of the subject matter. Suggestions for activities after the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 EUR - is the cost per person for an all day ticket for all public transportation. 19,90 EUR ist the price of an all day ticket for small groups up to 5 people.
Day ticket for public transportation
Germany does not allow tour guides to drive hired cars or minivans. This service must be given by two persons. A hired car always has a driver.
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We had a great time with Karin and Yorgen (our driver) - visited off the path sites, so much information to take in, Karin really knows her stuff but Yorgen was my car guy (Mercedes, Audi etc). I would not hesitate one instant to recommend this tour guide. The concentration camp was our favorite albeit very disturbing site. We even received a history lesson on our hotel. 5 stars