About this tour
Berlin - once divided into East and West. But how and where was the border? What did the border strip look like? Why were there two walls? Where can you still see the remains of the Berlin Wall? What has changed since then?
We follow the wall trail and start at Checkpoint Charlie, once a famous border crossing for allies, foreigners and diplomats. Next we see the remains of the wall.
A new city within the city has emerged at Potsdamer Platz. The Holocaust Memorial is located where border guards once patrolled. The Brandenburg Gate, once the symbol of German division and now of reunification. We end with a look at the “East Side Gallery”, the longest part of the wall still standing and the largest open-air gallery worldwide.
About your host
My Name is Michael Rost and I have been working as a professional tour guide in Berlin since 1987.I run my own tourist agency and offer tailor-maide tours of Berlin by coach, van, bike, boat, public transport or on foot - and since 2020 also virtually online.Born in the year in which the Wall was built, with a family background in both East and West, I started working as a tour guide when Berlin was still a devided city.Therefore I can give you first-hand information, how it was like to live in a devided country, how the wall came down and also about all the astonishing changes that have taken place since then.It is a pleasure for me to meet people from all over the world and I will be happy to give you or your clients an informative, exciting and entertaining tour, keeping in consideration your special needs and requests.I look forward to meeting you!