Have you ever wondered why Berlin became the central hotspot of the Cold War? When the Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961 families and friends were separated overnight - some for 28 years. Through this virtual exploration, you will discover how the city was divided, becoming one of the only locations in the world where the Cold War superpowers lived next door to one another. Wander along a former stretch of the Wall bordering previous grounds of Nazi SS and Gestapo headquarters, pass the Trabi-Museum and discover how World War Three was narrowly avoided at the famous Checkpoint Charlie.
This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Berlin’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Berlin. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Berlin of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Berlin's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!
Our private tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Berlin time. Please send us a message if you would like to request a specific date and time.
Preparing for your Experience
Please make sure you have a stable internet connection that allows for streaming video and audio. The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.