Free tour

SOVIET BERLIN! Treptow War Memorial and the Soviet Account of History

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Mia
Quality Verified Registered on March 06, 2020

Me llamo Josep M. Subirana y soy licenciado en Bellas Artes por la Universidad de Barcelona. Vivo en Berlin desde hace 8 años y actualmente me dedico enteramente a mi lavor artistica, centrado básicamente en el grabado y el muralismo.

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Tour description

Do you want to know what no one has told us? Discover history from the Soviet perspective and understand the origins of the division of Berlin, Germany and Europe?
This is your Tour!

A visit to the Treptowerpark Soviet Memorial is a journey into Berlin's Soviet past. An opportunity for art and history lovers who want to discover spaces in the city far from the most commercial tours. We will learn about the history and symbolism of the most impressive monument of the Soviet footprint in Berlin. The largest anti-fascist monument in Europe and the largest military cemetery in Germany , where Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin are honored. A trip to the city's past, to the battle that ended the Second World War and the lives of 80,000 red soldiers.

A monumental example to also learn about Socialist Realism, the official propaganda art imposed in the Eastern Bloc until the end of the Cold War.
Architecture, sculpture and landscaping at the service of the great ideals of Communism, the ideology that marked the lives of Berliners and half the world for 45 years.

We will continue the tour to the banks of the Spree River, with visits to the gentrified Berlin of the 21st century, an unequivocal reflection of the defeat of the great socialist project.

Some tour content:

  • Treptower Park and the workers' struggle.
  • The Battle of Berlin and the end of the war.
  • The Great Patriotic War or the Soviet account of history.
  • Stalinism and art; artists as engineers of the soul.
  • Nazis vs. Reds; the ideological war.
  • Communism; the new Religion.
  • Lebensraum; Hitler's plans in Eastern Europe.
  • Cannon fodder; soldiers as heroes.
  • Violations and abuses against the civilian population.
  • Military cemeteries and the political use of pain.
  • Life in East Berlin.
  • Berlin 21st century. Neither poor nor sexy. The defeat of Socialism.
  • Cultural and leisure recommendations.

*The Tours will be carried out with a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of ten. If the group is smaller, I will contact you directly to let you know and try to agree on another date.

*Given that I do the tour with small groups, with the aim of making it more participatory, and that I pay a fee per tourist, it is profitable for me to do it starting at €10 per person. I thank you in advance for taking this into account when making payment. Thank you so much

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Puschkinallee 14, 12435 Berlin, Germany
    Puschkinallee 14, 12435 Berlin, Germany
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    I'll wait for you in front of Bistro Liliput. Treptower Park S-Bahn stop.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Treptower Park
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptow
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rosengarten mit Wasserfontänen
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hafen Treptow
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Puschkinallee 14

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Elena 22 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Muy buen tour totalmente diferente al resto de los que se hacen en la ciudad. Bajo mi punto de vista el tour es totalmente desideologizado pese a ver monumentos soviéticos.
Edith 20 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Me encantó! Súper informativo y una gran sorpresa! Recomendado 100% para obtener otra versión de los hechos históricos que complementan tu visión.
Javier 18 Jul 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Mia es una enciclopedia "roja" viviente. Muy buena mirada que complementa a la historia occidental . Super recomendable.
Blanca 18 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Una buena experiencia. Mia nos explicó todo con mucho detalle. Nos dió a conocer aspectos olvidados de la 2 Guerra Mundial y de la importancia de la Unión Soviética en la finalización de la guerra.
monica 17 Jul 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Excelente! Super interesante escuchar otra versión de los hechos. Mía es muy profesional y sabe muchísimo!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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