East Berlin Stories: Private 4-hour Walking Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

403007


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A look back into 'the radiant future'


The German Democratic Republic (1949 - 1990) has left a lasting legacy on the cityscape of Berlin and in the hearts and minds of its residents. Join me on this tour which will explore some of the unusual sites in Berlin.

We'll trace the story of communism in Berlin from the 1920s until the downfall of the DDR in 1990. We'll visit the original communist party headquarters, see the heart of the government district and buildings associated with the dreaded Stasi, the secret police.

We will also explore a few areas where it's just about possible to still get a flavor of the old regime, among the newly gentrified buildings. We'll finish at a Kneipe (traditional German pub) which stayed open through the whole period of DDR, to enjoy a much earned drink!

Itinerary

Please note that I'm quite flexible with starting time.

You'll see a mix of DDR highlights and must-sees, alongside those hidden, out-of-the-way gems that really bring the city to life. For example:
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Alexanderplatz
Staatsrat building
TV Tower
Karl-Marx-Allee
Stasi HQ
Berlin Wall
and more

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at you hotel or at any other convenient spot in downtown Berlin.

End location: Back to your hotel or at any other convenient spot in downtown Berlin.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

My service as a private guide and unforgettable memories of Berlin

Estimated Local Cash Needed

16 Euro - All extra costs are optional.
Bottle of water €2
Coffee €3
Famous Berlin Käsekuchen (cheesecake), must-try €4
Public transport ticket €7 (valid for 24 hrs)

Usually I make a 30-minute break for drinks and/or snacks.
Also, in case we decide to take public transport (to save energy, time or avoid bad weather), you might need to buy a ticket.

What’s Extra

All drinks and food that you might fancy.
Public transportation tickets.
Any personal purchases or expenses.

Restrictions

I don't guide inside museums.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very recommended!!! Great tour! Great guide! We took the DDR tour with Sean and we loved it! The tour was very interesting and we would've never have experienced Berlin the same way if we would've just gone around by ourselves. Sean was a great guide and his explanations and interpretations added a lot of value to everything we saw. We all felt that our visit to Berlin was too short (we only had 3 days) so we will definitely go back there. And then we'll definitely book another tour with Sean.
Iene van Remortel

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