A city rebuilt upon the ruins of its former self; Berlin was transformed from the capital of the Third Reich into the embodiment of Cold War conflict and became ground zero for a war of propaganda and four decades of chronic political & military tension between superpowers. Generation Tours free Cold war walking tour will guide you through the Cold War era and take you back in time to experience Berlin’s past as an occupied city. Hear the fascinating stories, see the lasting legacy, and learn what it really meant to live behind the Iron Curtain and in the shadow of the Berlin Wall with your free cold war walking tour guide.

The free cold war tour in Berlin runs every Monday & Friday at 11 A.M. Meet your local Berlin guide at our tour meeting point in Lustgarten. Don’t miss this unique insight to Berlin and the remarkable Cold War era here.

Please note that you need one AB metro day ticket on this tour.

  • WWII & Germany's division
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Life in the DDR
  • Palace of Tears
  • Russian Embassy & Soviet War Memorial
  • Ghost stations
  • TV Tower & Alexanderplatz
  • communist ideology, propaganda, art & architecture
  • 17th June 1953 uprising
  • Karl Marx Allee & 'Stalin's bathroom'
  • Reichstag & German Reunification
  • Escape Stories & victims of the Wall
Starts at
Monday flag11:00 AM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday flag11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday flag11:00 AM
Meeting Point
At the huge granite bowl in Lustgarten, the park in front of the Old Museum and the Berliner Dom

If travelling by S-Bahn or U-Bahn, get out at Hackescher Markt (lines S5 and S7) or Alexander Platz (lines S5, S7, U2, U5 and U8), which are both a few minutes from the meeting point at Lustgarten.

From Alexanderplatz station, head in the direction of Museum Island along Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, you’ll pass St. Mary's Church on your left, and then cross over the bridge towards the Berliner Dom. At the Dom, turn right onto the Lustgarten.

From Hackescher Markt, take Burgstrasse along the river bank (it becomes Spreepromenade) and cross the bridge on your right when you get to it and walk to the Berliner Dom, then just pop into Lustgarten.

The guides will be in the square in front of the Old Museum next to the marble bowl with light-blue umbrellas, T-shirts and name tags.

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Apologies, this tour is suspended until 2022