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Cold War, Stasi and Berlin Wall tour

This dramatic and informative tour helps you to grasp the astonishing history of the Cold War, the sinister Stasi secret police and the Berlin Wall. HIGHLIGHTS:

* See many of the landmarks that came to define the city’s tragedy

* Available with public transport or private vehicle

* Find out about life before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Cold War Berlin Wall split not just the city and Germany in two but the entire world for almost 30 years. The emotional, physical and psychological scars it left behind will take generations to heal. This four-hour tour is available as either a walking tour with the help of public transport or in a private vehicle. See many of the landmarks that came to define the city’s tragedy, including the remnants of the most iconic symbol of that division, what the East German authorities called the ‘Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart’. See the TV tower, the Stalinist architecture of the 2km-long Karl-Marx-Allee – where military parades were held in the shadow of wedding-cake style buildings – and learn about the mysterious ‘ghost’ stations, where subway trains would pass through without ever stopping at the platforms patrolled by stern-looking armed guards. Learn all about the notorious Stasi secret police, which ran a hi-tech surveillance operation on virtually the entire population. Find out what happened to its agents after the Wall fell, what became of the leading communist politicians and where the former border guards who scoured the death strip by the Wall ended up. Hear about the ingenious ways dreamed up by Berliners to cross the Wall. Admire and take photos of the graffiti along colourful East Side Gallery, a kilometre-long stretch of what remains of the Wall. Pass what was once no-man’s-land, see former checkpoints and hear more tales of espionage and intrigue. The Cold War Berlin Wall split not just the city and Germany in two but the entire world for almost 30 years. The emotional, physical and psychological scars it left behind will take generations to heal. This dramatic and informative tour helps you to grasp the astonishing history of the Cold War, the sinister Stasi secret police and the Berlin Wall. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel. Duration: 3 hours.