Spies & Escapes Tour

About the tour

New! Get €2 off each additional tour after your first tour!
(You can select the discount when booking your ticket.)

Walk the line. Cloven in two by the wall, Bernauer Straße became a tragic symbol of Berlin’s division like no other street in the city. The pavement: French controlled West Berlin – the apartment blocks facing onto the pavement, Soviet controlled East Berlin. Nowhere else was the brutal and arbitrary nature of the border so painfully articulated than in the rending of families, daring escapes, and tragic losses that occurred at Bernauer Straße.

Join us as we dissect Berlin’s enforced schizophrenia like only Brewer’s Berlin Tours can. We’ll walk you through ghost stations and ghost buildings, bring to life the stories of those who braved the border – the wall, the bullets and the beds of nails and all – and lived to tell the tale, recount the tragic events surrounding those who lost their lives in their bid for freedom, and explore the motivations and tactics of the East German spy apparatus that stood in their way.

Spaces are limited, please reserve your spot by booking in advance. A single Berlin AB travel ticket is required for this tour and can be purchased on the spot.

1pm Sunday – 2,5 hours

€12 (Book any other tour and get €2 off!)

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Featured sights

Original remains of the Berlin Wall
Sites of tunnels and escape attempts
A church and cemetery destroyed for the Wall
A recreated Wall segment
“Ghost stations” previously closed for decades
Stasi guard tower and security installations
Former dead-end streets of East Berlin
Mauerpark, Berlin’s popular flea market and Sunday chill spot

All this and more, all in one tour!

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Meeting point

Tours meet at Friedrichstrasse station in central Berlin. See map and directions >>>

Additional info

  • You’ll need a single Berlin AB transport ticket, which you can purchase on the spot. 
  • Spaces are limited, please book in advance. Show-ups are welcome but we cannot guarantee a spot without booking. 
  • Children up to 12 go for free.
  • Tours run regardless of weather.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the tour in the rare event there aren’t enough participants.