Private Walking Tour: Behind the Berlin Wall
After World War II Germany was divided between the winning powers. The capital, Berlin, was divided as well, even hough it lays deep in the Soviet occupation zone. Being declared an open and international city after the establishment of East and West Germany in 1949, Berlin was a preferred route for escape for East Germans dreaming of a new life in the west. In 1961, after losing a major part of their population, the East German government decides to close the border and physically divide the city, isolating West Berlin.
In this five-hour tour we will walk through some of the most important sites on he route of the wall. We will hear the historical background to its construction, speak about everyday life in communist East Germany, exciting escape attempts and cold-war tentions, see where some of the famous escpe tunnels were, visit an actual border crossing station and conclude with the largest memorial for the time, on the longest segment of the wall still standing.