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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
$17.47 per adult
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Awesome tour. Loved...
Awesome tour. Loved listening to Steve giving life to Berlin's history. I was a walking icecicle by the end. Highly recommend.
Brian_B, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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Brill
George_C, Oct 2021
Explore The Berlin Wall: Cold War Berlin and Behind the Berlin Wall
The tour guide was interesting and gave loads of extra information. My favourite part was the Berlin Wall memorial as the tour guide gave lots of interesting escape stories
star-5
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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An excellent tour guide!
Michael_S, Jan 2022
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Chris (from Canada) did such a great job - it was clear he was super knowledgeable. Chris was happy to answer all of our questions and delivered our tour in a fun, engaging, charismatic and personable way! Chris provided us with an outline of the entirety of German history (not just the 20th century).
star-5
Great tour
Erin_P, Jan 2022
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Campbell was accommodating, knowledgeable, funny, and a terrific tour guide. He took his time to answer all of the questions, and also ask questions that made the group think and be part of the experience.
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Recommend this, a great day
BrittaHassler, Dec 2021
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin
We hade a great day with a great guide with excellent english and tons of knowledge! The biking was easy, the weather both nice and rainy . Gerry shared a lot of his personality and made everyone feel good
star-5
Great visit
Noa_A, Dec 2021
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin
Very good visit, with interesting insights and facts. The visit allowed us to see places we would have missed otherwise. A great way to visit Berlin, I highly recommend the tour and Dimitri, the guide.
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The overall walking experience was good. Just that the time in Berlin wall should have been more.East gallery was missed
RUCHIT_M, Dec 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
The Berlin wall was good, but should have been taken to the other side also and should have been allowed to walk along side the wall and take pictures.
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It was amazing. They were...
Nauman_m, Dec 2021
Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Berlin
It was amazing. They were so accommodative. Weather was bad so they rescheduled without any charge. Dropped me to airport because of change of plans. Stopped to get coffee and then even stopped on way to airport for the best kabob in town. Really really nice experience.
star-5
Amazing tour
Igor_D, Dec 2021
PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR
Steve is exceptionally knowledgeable in the topic and he has a fantastic sense of humor. It did not feel like an official tour and more like a friendly promenade with a friend who happens to be a comedian and a professor of history rolled into one. He adapted the tour to our interests.Highly recommend !
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Great trip
paovero, Dec 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
It was a great walk, i learn a lot and our guide was excellent I was able to understand everything I don't know why they said that because He is australian you can not understand him, it is not true
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Must do!
Toni_P, Nov 2021
PRIVATE BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL and COLD WAR BERLIN TOUR
Our tour guide Aaron was incredible. He has a vast knowledge of the history of Berlin and was so enthusiastic. This is a must do!
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Great Tour November 2021
Alicia_K, Nov 2021
Berlin Highlights Small-Group Bike Tour
We had a great time on the bike tour in November 2021 with Oleg. The tour was well organized and easy to find. Oleg was extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. He had great insight to all of the stops and made sure no one got lost along the way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to see Berlin in a fun and unique way!

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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