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East Berlin: Wall and Cold War special
My name is Alexis and I am a Philosophy teacher. I came to Berlin 5 years ago to do my PhD, which is closely related to Berlin and the history of Germany. The German capital is a living laboratory that has witnessed the most important events of the 20th century that have shaped the world as we know it today. The streets of this city thus become a space where each and every one of us can listen and be heard: this is the main motivation that inspires me to do this work. From there the 'Side to Side' project was born, which proposes not only to look, but to see, listen and reflect on history. The 'Side to Side' tours are structured and designed to make the most of your visit to the capital, be it short or long. We avoid repeating monuments or commercial slogans. My tours are focused on historical periods to understand the essence of each era. Get to know the history of the city from the hand of a professional, with a close and entertaining language. If you want an exclusive tour, this is your tour. Book now :)
Berlin, 1961 : one city, two countries. Communism and capitalism separated by a 155 kilometer wall that faced the Soviet sector and the Western sector. 28 years of divided families, of tanks face to face, of cut communications, of escape tunnels, of spies and red telephones, of ghost stations and above all of tears.
Today, 34 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain , we wonder how Berliners lived through the Cold War. What was life like for a Berliner behind the wall? How important was the role of the family and the role of women in socialism ? What were the Stasi's methods of repression and surveillance ? We will also talk about the most famous escape attempts and how the resistance and peaceful revolution was organized, which led to the fall of the Soviet bloc. If you wonder what the wall means today and if it still exists: this is your tour .
In 'Side to Side' tours we seek to answer these questions. Tours to see and know Berlin, but also to think and feel it , this is our philosophy. We will talk about all this visiting the most emblematic places that are the living testimony of a not too distant past.
At the end of the tour, you will be able to discover the most emblematic corners of Berlin thanks to the digital guide 'Side to Side East Berlin' that I have prepared with great care. A small gift that includes a selection of the most authentic bars, restaurants and breweries so that you can make the most of your stay in Berlin.
Do not hesitate and book with ' Side to Side Tours' one of the most elaborate and thought tours to get to know the Berlin of the Cold War .
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Zietenplatz, Mohrenstraße 66-67, 1011...Zietenplatz, Mohrenstraße 66-67, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Hi, I'll be waiting for you outside of the underground station Mohrenstrasse(orange line U2). You will recognize me by my black & white umbrella.
Socialist mural: the new communist ‘brave new world’.
2Outside visitBerlin Wall Remains
A city: two sides: the beggining of the nightmare.
3Outside visitCheckpoint Charlie
The dangerous border of Europe.
Trains, tears and farewell: big brother is watching you.
5Outside visitBerlin Nordbahnhof
The ghost station par excellence.
6Outside visitVictims of the Berlin Wall Window of Remembrance
The unforgettable repression.
7Outside visitWatch tower of Berlin Wall
24/365 the death stripe.
The end of an era.
9Outside visitReconciliation Church
Faith in the middle of nowhere.
10Outside visitHouse at the border
From east to west through the windows.
11Outside visitTunnel 57
The most succesful tunnel escape.
12Outside visitU Bernauer Str.
The path to freedom.
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).
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