Berlin Cold War Tour

Learn all about the Berlin Wall & the life in a divided city

Meeting Point

At the huge granite bowl in Lustgarten, the park in front of the Old Museum and the Berliner Dom


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.

  • 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 AM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday flag11 AM
Thursday Closed
Friday flag11 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


The closest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations to Lustgarten are Hackescher Markt (lines S5 and S7) and Alexander Platz (lines S5, S7, U2, U5 and U8). Both of them are within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the meeting point.

If you are coming from Hackescher Markt, once you get off the S-Bahn take Burgstrasse, which becomes Spreepromenade situated along the riverbank. Once you see the bridge on your right, cross it and walk to the Berliner Dom. Congratulations, you have arrived to Lustgarten, the square in front of the Old Museum and the Cathedral! Walk to the middle of the square and look for our guides with light-blue Hostelculture T-shirts and umbrellas at the marble bowl.

Coming from Alexanderplatz take Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, pass St. Mary's Church on the left, towards Museum Island. Cross the bridge and continue to the Berliner Dom. Once at the Dom make a right onto the Lustgarten. Our guides with light blue Hostelculture T-shirts and umbrellas are waiting for you at the marble bowl in the centre.

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