Berlin Wall: The Escapes that shaped the curtain iron

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Seku
Quality Verified Registered on August 31, 2020

Welcome to Berlin. I'm Seku (Sonia) and discovering places and stories is my passion. My earliest memories of the internet (yes, I'm a millennial) were spent researching blogs, communication, history, entertainment and philosophy. It didn't take me long to start tinkering with Google Earth and little by little I was introduced to the world of travel and itineraries. All the tours you find in my list (except the Sachsenhausen memorial tour) are created by me exclusively, with my project to make Berlin known as "UnGatoConPasaporte" where I want to free tours from schedules. Do not hesitate to contact me for any question I can help you with.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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.


In order to be able to provide more tours, we have our bookings open for our tours in English and Spanish so that we reach the minimum amount of 5 assistants easily. Therefore, in case we have a TANDEM TOUR, the itinerary and content will remain the same, it will just take about an hour longer to finish. Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.

In case the minimum assistants of 5 people were not reached, the platform will contact you to let you know so that we can find an alternative, such as a private tour.

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  • Meeting point:
    Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, ...
    Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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    Under the white sign "entering the American sector". Further details through message before the tour in the platform

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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Kelly 16 Oct 2022
Rockville Centre
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
The guide was a no show. :-(
Camilo 03 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
A evitar! Reservé hace unos dias el tour « El muro a través de los Escapes » en Berlin. Escribí un correo a Guruwalk preguntando si el tour se llevaría a cabo. No recibí respuesta directa pero si recibí email automáticos recordándome que estuviera en el punto de encuentro a la hora acordada. Espere una hora y el guía nunca llego. Mis planes de turismo de esta mañana los arruinaron. Escribí un email a las oficinas centrales de Guruwalk y me respondieron en menos de 30 minutos diciendo que lo sentían y que iban a investigar lo ocurrido. Aprecio ese correo y es lo mínimo que deberían hacer. Desafortunadamente el daño ya está hecho. Llevo 12 años haciendo walking tours en muchas ciudades y es la primera vez que esto me pasa. No pienso volver a hacer un tour con esta empresa.
Emiel 16 Mar 2022
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022
She did not show up.
Pamela 28 Feb 2022
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Travelled in family - Feb 2022
Una experiencia única! Super divertida y a la vez informativa. Seku supo llevarnos a imaginarnos esos momentos de escape a través de distintas historias. Super recomendable!!
Veró... 28 Feb 2022
Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022
Muy buen tour para conocer historias extras de la historia del muro . La guía , Sonia , muy buena
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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 requires 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.

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