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Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Mühlenstraße, Berlin, 10243

The Basics

On Bernauer Strasse, the Berlin Wall Memorial is made up of an original section of the wall and a gun turret. Visit the memorial and various portions of the wall on a small-group tour to learn about the area's history among other travelers, or on a private historian-led tour for an in-depth, personalized experience. Bike tours, Segway tours, and walking tours are all great ways to see the wall's various remaining sections spread across the city, as well as Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous border-crossing spot between the two sides.

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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
$23.70 per adult
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Excellent tour to start exploring Berlin with the best guide
We have the best tour guide and best storyteller of Berlin - Martin, whose passion and humour shone! Berlin is full of history, and in our 4 hour walking tour (including half hour break), we covered a lot of ground. Excellent tour to get us start our days exploring Berlin - myself and my 11yo learnt a lot.
Tra_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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A MUST-DO for History Lovers!
Susan_H, Aug 2021
Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall
I'm a Global History teacher and learned SO much from this tour. Paul was an AMAZING guide! He was organized, interesting and knowledgeable - not to mention friendly and great company. He was very accomodating to my specific interests regarding the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. I would say this tour is a must-do if you are interested in history and gaining an understanding of Berlin's role in it. Oh, and there's a tasty donut & coffee break!
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Excellent tour to start exploring Berlin with the best guide
Tra_H, Oct 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
We have the best tour guide and best storyteller of Berlin - Martin, whose passion and humour shone! Berlin is full of history, and in our 4 hour walking tour (including half hour break), we covered a lot of ground. Excellent tour to get us start our days exploring Berlin - myself and my 11yo learnt a lot.
star-5
Intro to East Berlin
Jack_R, Oct 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Great introduction to former East Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate. The guide was quite knowledgeable and a bit philosophical. He was very good! Highly recommended.
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Fun and safe
Joan_B, Oct 2021
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin
The guide was very friendly, funny and eager to give us loads of information. We were a bit nervous about cycling but we were safe and relaxed
star-5
Great time!
Kayla_H, Oct 2021
Berlin Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour
This was a great bike tour of Berlin. We saw many lovely parts of Berlin and learned lots of history and fun facts. Our tour guide Lauren was absolutely fantastic. We would do this again!
star-5
😉 amazing
Adriana_N, Oct 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Amazing tour, my guide was Xavier, fantastic and a lot of knowledge of everything. I really recommend this experience!!!
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Fabulous 3 hr Tour
Denyse_S, Sep 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Tobi was our guide and he was exceptionally knowledgeable about Berlin. He also gave is a balanced account of life before and after the Berlin wall came down. It was one of the best tours I have ever been on. 10+
star-5
Best way to see Berlin
Allan, Aug 2021
Berlin Bike Tour
Came solo on this tour. Our guide- Nate, was very knowledgeable and kept everyone moving at the right pace, with great energy and humour, even when some city events made us take a detour. The best way to see Berlin! Definitely recommend.
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Perhaps the best city bike tour I’ve done.
Raleigh_S, Aug 2021
Berlin Bike Tour
And I’ve done lots. Felix was knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. It was a memorable and meaningful day.
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Saw so much of the Berlin Wall and heard the history that went along. Aaron was a great guide.
LARRY_J, Aug 2021
PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR
Aaron was a awesome guide. He was very passionate and informative with all his information that he presented. His tour was very organized and had a good plan so we could see a lot. So much to see. It was a great history lesson. My wife and I leaned a lot.
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Great Intro Tour of Berlin
Vinay_N, Oct 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Xavier was an awesome tour guide with an in-depth knowledge of Berlin and it’s history. I had several questions beyond the scope of the tour and he answered them patiently. I also found him to run the tour keeping everyone’s ability to walk, etc.
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Exceptional Insight into Berlin
Robin_S, Aug 2021
Private Walking Tour: World War 2 and Cold War Sites in Berlin
Our morning tour with Eran was the most worthwhile part of our trip to Berlin! Not only was it informative, it also offered context and insights we would never had gleaned otherwise. Eran listened to our interests, shaped the tour accordingly, and could not have been warmer or more professional. Absolutely worth the money and time — we would ask him to join us every day of our trip if we could!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Berlin Wall Memorial features a visitor center, where you can get an overview of Berlin wall sites and watch a historical film, plus the Documentation Center with its exhibits and the Chapel of Reconciliation, where prayers services are held.

  • The longest and most interesting remaining stretch of the wall is the open-air East Side Gallery, set on Mühlenstrasse featuring murals painted by international artists in 1990 and again in 2009.

  • Because Berlin's reunification was so successful, it can be difficult to tell the difference between east and west in many parts of the city. Look for the double row of cobblestones to guide you along certain sections of the wall’s course.

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How to Get to the Berlin Wall

The almost 100-mile-long (160-km) Berliner Mauerweg is a multi-use path that runs along the former wall, with 40 multilingual information stations posted along the way. In other parts of the city, lengths of the wall are covered in psychedelic graffiti, like that at the East Side Gallery on Mühlenstrasse. Sections of the wall also remain near the former site of the Gestapo headquarters.

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When to Get There

The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse is open daily from 8am to 10pm. The visitor center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am until 6 or 7pm, depending on the season. The East Side Gallery is always available to visit, and the Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie is open daily from 9am to 10pm.

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Berlin Sights Along the Wall

It's ironic that Berlin's most popular attraction, for the most part, no longer exists. Because the Berlin Wall disappears and reappears around the city, you can see several of the German capital's most important landmarks as you visit the wall. Museum Island, Potsdamer Platz, and the Brandenburg Gate can be seen easily on a bicycle tour, weather permitting.

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