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Berlin Wall: The Escapes that shaped the curtain iron

Your Guru: Sonia
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  • Berlin
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Hi friends! My name is Sonia, and I have been a traveler ever since I can remember. I have lived in the USA, Italy, Spain and different cities across Germany who has specialized in tourism and BA. I consider myself a very outgoing person whose passion for learning never ceases. I want you to rediscover Berlin with me and get you thinking. I will use a mix between pop-culture... More

Hi friends! My name is Sonia, and I have been a traveler ever since I can remember. I have lived in the USA, Italy, Spain and different cities across Germany who has specialized in tourism and BA. I consider myself a very outgoing person whose passion for learning never ceases. I want you to rediscover Berlin with me and get you thinking. I will use a mix between pop-culture, history, technology, human rights and LGTBQAI+ community amongst others.

About the Tour

August 1961: The two Germanies and Berlin, a city divided by "the wall". Do you want to know more about how an "iron curtain" came to be built along the streets we walk through today? Don't settle for the usual stories and come and discover the history of the wall and of the GDR and FRG through the most fascinating escape stories of this time.


After a brief introduction to the consequences of World War II at Check Point Charlie we will be guided by the stories of two main families who survived the death strip and the Stasi in very different and risky ways.


We will explain the complexity of the visits from East to West and vice versa via the Tränenpalast as an introduction to the story of our next family on the tour. From Friedrichstr station we will take the S-Bahn to our next stop.


Throughout the tour of about three hours, it will be necessary to have an A-B ticket for the entire tour. The tour ends in the vicinity of Mauerpark at the Bernauerstr. wall memorial, which is well connected to the U8 and the streetcar (M10).


Don't miss the most memorable escapes. Come for a tour, learn about the development of the different phases of the wall and let the exciting stories of the escapes leave you open-mouthed.



Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Under the white sign "entering the American sector". Further details through message before the tour in the platform

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Mon, 27 Sep 10:00
  • English
    Fri, 01 Oct 11:00
  • English
    Sun, 03 Oct 11:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (11)

Peng-An 08/29/2021

Yael 08/29/2021

Very interesting stories, sonia is very enthusiastic guide and explains everything with passion. Not your typical information dropping tour, but way better: sonia is explaining the events and history through story telling. Was great! Highly recommend 👌

Nuno 08/29/2021

Sonia explains everything very well, truly recommend!

Response from Sonia
Thank you Nino! Obrigada sempre!:)
Josephine 08/15/2021

Javier 08/15/2021

5.0(11) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(11) Ratings