Secrets of the Berlin Wall - Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour


  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment


Trace where the Berlin Wall once stood and learn how Berlin's place in the Iron Curtain defined the city for the second half of the 20th century.

Tour info

50 minutes -
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-90 years)
Meeting Point

Berlin, Berlin, 13409

Dropoff location

Schwedter Str., Schwedter Str., Berlin, Berlin, 10435

Why take this tour?

Discover the Berlin Wall in this immersive private audio tour about the concrete barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Trace where the Berlin Wall once stood and learn how Berlin's place during the Cold War as part of the Iron Curtain defined the city for the second half of the 20th century. 

Narrated by a local historian, this  walk is all about exploring how Berlin has changed since the late 1940s, affecting the lives of those living both in the east and west.   

We’ll walk through the remains of the wall and explore both East and West Berlin, visiting Ackerstraße, Tunnel 57 and parts of the Berlin Wall. 

Venture off the tourist trail and get a local feel for the area, as you learn about the area’s history, take pictures in front of the graffiti artwork that now covers the wall’s remains, and learn about the famous people that lived in this neighbourhood.

Begin the tour next to a model of the Berlin Wall where we can see a bird’s eye view of how a clash of ideologies between capitalism and communism impacted Berlin physically. Stand on the border between ‘Mitte’, a borough which belonged to the Soviets, and ‘Wedding’, part of the western French Sector.

Visit the Memorial to the victims of the Berlin Wall, erected here in the former death strip in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the division of Berlin. You can see beneath each face is a name and their dates of birth and death. Notice also, how there are some blank windows, representing indirect victims of the wall.

Take a peek between the slabs of concrete in the rear wall and see one of the Guard Towers. Learn how there was a huge investment of time, energy and of course money, all in order to secure the border.

Cross the double-cobblestone brick line and head into into East Berlin, down Ackerstraße. Learn about the realities of communism for people living in East Berlin. Look out into the distance and spot the famous TV Tower and hea about the media and espionage during the Cold War.

Learn about Tunnel 57, 55 Strelitzer Straße and Egon Schultz in this story about a great escape from East Berlin. This story follows a team of engineering students who, between April and October 1964, secretly dug a 145 meter tunnel under the Berlin Wall to help their trapped family and friends escape.

Spot the iconic image of Konrad Schumann jumping over the barbed wire, into West Berlin and hear about how propaganda was used during the Cold War. Learn how loyal people really were to the system when presented with the opportunity to escape it.

Jumping forward to 1985, walk along the wall as you hear about protests, Poland and Mikhail Gorbachev. Take in some iconic photographs here of people rushing through the wall from East to West Berlin in 1989 as we hear about the Reunification of Berlin.

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.

Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your  tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before your visit to streamline your trip!

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Headphones

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

This is a covid safe experience. Avoid the crowds with this self-guided tour

Cancellation Policy

    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

Redemption information

    You will receive a separate email with a link to your tour. Please click the 'Download Now' option, download the Vidi Guides app, create an account and click 'getmytour'

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.

We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.

With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!

But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.

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