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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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Walk through Berlin
A very interesting walk with a excellent gide ( Georgia). You see the most "hot spots" of Berlin. 👍👍👍👍
gert_v, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Berlin

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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
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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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William_H, Nov 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Georgia was a very knowledgeable and personable guide, highly recommend. Got to see many sites in a timely fashion.
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Recommended
Stephen_T, Nov 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
We had an excellent time on this tour. Our guide Campbell was very friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. He took us to places I’m sure we wouldn’t have gone to if we’d been left to our own devises. Very good value for money and recommended.
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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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Excellent tour to get around Berlin!
David_P, Nov 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
Excellent tour exploring the rich history of Berlin, with a strong focus on the 20th century. Our guide, Fran was brilliant and really brought it to life. She's clearly really passionate about history and about Berlin and it made the tour superb! Would definitely recommend if you want to see a lot of the key places in Berlin.
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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!
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Berlin is a big city and...
Alexandre_C, Nov 2021
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin
Berlin is a big city and there is so much to see. A bike tour is an ideal opportunity to get a glimpse of what it has to offer in a few hours. We had a great time with our guide. He has many iconic sites of Berlin and a lot of details about the history behind them.
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Great Berlin Cycle Tour
Jon_F, Nov 2021
Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin
A great tour of Berlin, taking in all the major sites. Jerry the guide was very knowledgeable. The bikes were great. Riding thru Berlin was easy and safe.
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The tour itself was very...
Erik_O, Nov 2021
City Sightseeing Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
The tour itself was very nice and interesting. It's a little bit confusing that there several companies using the term hop on hop off. At first we had som difficulties in finding the right one.
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Great guide Miguel!
sean_r, Nov 2021
Original Cold War, East Berlin, Communism & Berlin Wall Tour
Lovely experience walking around with Miguel, i learned a lot about berlin history and he also gave us some great tips on where to go out which was really helpful. Definitely recommend!
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Wonderful tour and excellent tour guide
Georgia_G, Nov 2021
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
We had Beth as our tour guide and she was excellent! Very knowledgable, engaging, and (at appropriate times) cheerful and funny. We learned a lot about the long history of the area in a compressed amount of time, while walking around a lovely city. Great time overall and highly recommend.

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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