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Berlin Wall: The Escapes that shaped the curtain iron

Your Guru: Seku
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5.0
19 ratings
  • Berlin
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

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 t... More

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.

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.


TANDEM VERSION

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.

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.

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 (19)

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Sam Lee 12/28/2021

Amazing tour! Guide was really knowledgeable and lots of info!

Response from Seku
Thank you Sam! I loved being able to help you out further with your curiosity :). See you soon!
Angela Amsterdam 12/28/2021

Seku hizo un tour mejor de lo que esperaba, a pesar del frío que estaba haciendo le puso la mejor actitud y nos llevó por diferentes sitios de la ciudad, se nota que se preparó mucho. Recomendado!!

Response from Seku
Ángela... Gracias por esas palabras llenas de cariño. Gracias a gente como tú, disfruto de mi trabajo como una niña. Espero nos veamos pronto. Un abrazo!
Giovani Rotterdam 12/27/2021

She tells the stories in a unique manner, catching your attention for each one of them. Her energy and charism also plays an important role during the tour, which in the very cold winter weather made the walking easier.

Response from Seku
It is always a pleasure to have walkers like you: paying attention and trying to absorb as much as possible. I would love to see you back in Berlin, the Netherlands or in our home countries! Take care and thank you for your kind words!
Tanja Gelsenkirchen 10/17/2021

A great walk! We enjoyed it very much. We learned a lot about the German history, especially during separation between East and West. We did not just learn about historical facts, but also about personal experiences of people's everyday lives in DDR. The guide was really funny and interacted greatly with us. It was really personal.

Response from Seku
Thank you Tanja, is always such a pleasure to have active walkers who want to interact, ask questions and share ideas. That way every tour is, as you said, personal and unique. I wish you all the best and I hope we meet soon somewhere in Germany!
Alba Madrid 10/10/2021

Sonia un encanto, siempre preocupandose de que estuvieramos a gusto y nos interesaran todas las historias.

Response from Seku
Hola Alba y familia. Ha sido un gusto contar hoy contigo y tu familia en el tour. Espero que os toméis ese mosto ¡y el bocata de calamares! a mi salud. Un abrazo

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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!