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Version 10 – August 21, 2020 10:11

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  • For over 40 years, Berlin stood divided, split in half – both politically and physically. Two Berlins existing side-by-side: one leading example of a ‘perfect’ Communist capital, the other an enclave of the West behind the Iron Curtain.
  • * Come across what remains of the **Berlin Wall** at the moving **Bernauer Strasse Memorial**. 
  • * Explore the **‘Ghost Station’ of Nordbahnhof**, which was once used as espionage points by the CIA and the KGB. 
  • * Visit the **Friedrichstraße** checkpoint – the site of bittersweet reunions and subsequent farewells during the Cold War. 
  • * Take a stroll through the **Karl-Marx Allee** – a boulevard that was the centre of socialist activity.
  • Discover why the city became a defining symbol of the Cold War, in this fascinating half-day tour of the sites that capture its mid-twentieth century division best. Trace the line of the infamous Berlin Wall, as your knowledgeable guide weaves together Cold War history with tales of daily life from both sides of the city.
  • For over 40 years, Berlin stood divided, split in half – both politically and physically. Two Berlins existing side-by-side: one leading example of a ‘perfect’ Communist capital, the other an enclave of the West behind the Iron Curtain.
  • * Come across what remains of the **Berlin Wall** at the moving **Bernauer Strasse Memorial**. * Explore the **‘Ghost Station’ of Nordbahnhof**, which was once used as espionage points by the CIA and the KGB. * Visit the **Friedrichstraße** checkpoint – the site of bittersweet reunions and subsequent farewells during the Cold War. * Take a stroll through the **Karl-Marx Allee** – a boulevard that was the centre of socialist activity.
  • Discover why the city became a defining symbol of the Cold War, in this fascinating half-day tour of the sites that capture its mid-twentieth century division best. Trace the line of the infamous Berlin Wall, as your knowledgeable guide weaves together Cold War history with tales of daily life from both sides of the city.
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  • Not wheelchair accessible

Version 2 – April 23, 2020 16:44

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  • Journey into the past as you trace the impact of the Cold War on the city, and its people

Version 1 – April 23, 2020 16:44

Description
  • For over 40 years, Berlin stood divided, split in half – both politically and physically. Two Berlins existing side-by-side: one leading example of a ‘perfect’ Communist capital, the other an enclave of the West behind the Iron Curtain.
  • * Come across what remains of the **Berlin Wall** at the moving **Bernauer Strasse Memorial**. * Explore the **‘Ghost Station’ of Nordbahnhof**, which was once used as espionage points by the CIA and the KGB. * Visit the **Friedrichstraße** checkpoint – the site of bittersweet reunions and subsequent farewells during the Cold War. * Take a stroll through the **Karl-Marx Allee** – a boulevard that was the centre of socialist activity.
  • Discover why the city became a defining symbol of the Cold War, in this fascinating half-day tour of the sites that capture its mid-twentieth century division best. Trace the line of the infamous Berlin Wall, as your knowledgeable guide weaves together Cold War history with tales of daily life from both sides of the city.
  • For over 40 years, Berlin stood divided, split in half – both politically and physically. Two Berlins existing side-by-side: one leading example of a ‘perfect’ Communist capital, the other an enclave of the West behind the Iron Curtain.
  • * Come across what remains of the **Berlin Wall** at the moving **Bernauer Strasse Memorial**.
  • * Explore the **‘Ghost Station’ of Nordbahnhof**, which was once used as espionage points by the CIA and the KGB.
  • * Visit the **Friedrichstraße** checkpoint – the site of bittersweet reunions and subsequent farewells during the Cold War.
  • * Take a stroll through the **Karl-Marx Allee** – a boulevard that was the centre of socialist activity.
  • Discover why the city became a defining symbol of the Cold War, in this fascinating half-day tour of the sites that capture its mid-twentieth century division best. Trace the line of the infamous Berlin Wall, as your knowledgeable guide weaves together Cold War history with tales of daily life from both sides of the city.
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  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund