Tour 2:Changing Berlin

2019 is the year of the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall. These events had a drastic impact on the political life worldwide. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the end of the Cold War. This is a tour to show you places which are deeply related to the days in late autumn 1989.

It includes a visit of the Memorial Berlin Wall in the Bernauer Street and its Documentation Centre. While passing through Berlin Mitte, Prenzlauerberg and Friedrichshain, city districts of former East Berlin, you will get an impression of the radical changes and the vivid atmosphere there.

 Following places will be visited:

  • the Böse Bridge, first check point to be opened after the legendary press conference on 9th of November 1989
  • Gethsemanechurch , a centre of the opposition in East Berlin
  • the East Side Gallery, longest still existing piece of the Berlin Wall, painted and restored on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its fall
  • the Oberbaumbrücke, a bridge, where there was a checkpoint for Westberliners
  • Memorial to Peter Fechter, an 18 years old young man, who died in his escape over the wall
  • remnants of the wall by the former Prussian Parliamentbuilding, today House of Representatives of Berlin
  • Memorial plate at the Reichstagbuilding to commemorate the lifting of the Iron Curtain by Hungary in summer 1989
  • Parliament of Trees against War and Terror by Ben Wargin.

Guided and non guided insight visits as well as restaurants* can be arranged.

*not in the allotted time

  • 3 hours