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East Berlin Tour with a Travel Writer

Quick Details

Duration: 3 hours

Days: Thursdays

Time: 2 p.m.


Experience the architecture and history of East Berlin

We start this East Berlin walking tour at the former heart of the GDR, the Weltzeituhr or World Time Clock on Alexanderplatz. We’ll see East Berlin’s showpiece buildings, including the iconic TV tower. As we continue on foot to Karl Marx Allee, the GDR’s Champs-Élysées, I’ll explain the history of the GDR – how it came to be, how it functioned and how it disintegrated with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Coming from Alexanderplatz, we will stroll down Karl Marx Avenue and visit Cafe Moskau, Kino International and Strausberger Platz, before stopping at Volkskammer,
an authentic GDR restaurant where we have a typical East German Drink. (Not included in the tour price). Round the corner is the Ostel, a hotel that shows the
interior architecure of communist East Berlin.

For an even more in depth look at Berlin’s architecture my book on The GDR architecture of East Berlin is available on Amazon!