Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast)

Outstanding in its historical depth, Tränenpalast museum illustrates life under the East-West divide.

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Unter den Linden
A scenic boulevard flanked by linden trees, perfect for a cozy stroll through the Mitte district of Berlin.
Neue Wache
Originally constructed as a guard house, this neoclassical paradigm now serves as a war memorial.
New Synagogue
The main synagogue of Berlin's Jewish community is built in splendid Moorish style, with a magnificent golden dome.
Pergamon Museum
Designed by Alfred Messel, it welcomes about one million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in Berlin.
Bode Museum
It houses an extensive collection of sculptures, treasures of the Museum of Byzantine Art, and the Numismatic Collection.
Stolpersteine Stumbling Stones
Cobblestone-sized memorials for individual victims of Nazism, created by artist Gunter Demnig.

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A Divided City: Cold War Berlin Tour
For over 40 years, Berlin stood divided, split in half – both politically and physically. Two Berlins existing side-by-side: one leading example of a ‘perfect’ Communist capital, the other an enclave of the West behind the Iron Curtain.

  • Come across what remains of the Berlin Wall at the moving Bernauer Strasse Memorial
  • Explore the ‘Ghost Station’ of Nordbahnhof, which was once used as espionage points by the CIA and the KGB. 
  • Visit the Friedrichstraße checkpoint – the site of bittersweet reunions and subsequent farewells during the Cold War. 
  • Take a stroll through the Karl-Marx Allee – a boulevard that was the centre of socialist activity. 
 Discover why the city became a defining symbol of the Cold War, in this fascinating half-day tour of the sites that capture its mid-twentieth century division best. Trace the line of the infamous Berlin Wall, as your knowledgeable guide weaves together Cold War history with tales of daily life from both sides of the city.


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