The Divided Berlin
Learn about Berlin’s Divided History
For almost 30 years, Berlin was a divided city, a unique situation in German history.
An impressive guided tour with a contemporary witness to authentic sites.
For almost 30 years, Berlin was a divided walled in city, a unique situation in the German history.
We start at Brandenburg Gate – an absolute symbol of division and unification – by the so-called “ghost train” to the “palace of tears”, a famous checkpoint in the past.
We continue to one of the “ghost stations”- Nodbahnhof – along the original wall in “Bernauer Strasse”, known for the spectacular escapes out of the windows and through escape tunnels.
We go over the border control line – the deathstripe – to the chapel of reconciliation, where we take part in a short service to listen about the story of one of 138 victims of the wall.
The tour ends in the documentation center with a lot of photo, film and press material.
➡️ Duration: 2,5 hrs
➡️ Days: Wednesday-Saturday
➡️ Time: 10:30 am
- Person (16 Years and Over)
- Young Person (From 9 to 15 Years)
- Child (Up to 8 Years)
Plus taxes and fees
1️⃣ Start at 10.30 clock at the Brandenburg Gate – in front of the Tourist Info – the city guide can be recognized by the folder with the inscription: BERLINDIVIDUAL TOURS / THE DIVIDED BERLIN AND THE MAUEROPFER. Phone +49 177 3410733
2️⃣ Short ride on the S-Bahn to the so-called Tears Palace.
3️⃣ Continue to “Ghost Station”, the North Station.
4️⃣ On foot along the original wall in the Bernauer Str., known for spectacular escapes from windows and through escape tunnels, to the so-called death strip.
5️⃣ If possible, reading from the so-called Book of the Dead to the fate of one of the 138 victims of the Berlin Wall, which existed alone in Berlin, in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
6️⃣ Completion is in the Documentation Center with film press and photo material.
You need a ticket for the public transport for this tour.
The booking can be cancelled free of charge 72 hours before the start, after that 50% of the booking fee will be charged.
There is no refund for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the event.
InBerlinReisen is the agent for this tour. The tour is conducted by Georg Schäfer.
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