Visit to the Allied Museum in Dahlem
The museum of the Allies pays homage to the US, British and French soldiers who were posted here from 1945 until their eventual withdrawal in 1994. This museum houses everything from original documents to large memorabilia, a special highlights includes a British plane used in the Berlin airlift to feed the city during the Soviet blockade and the reproduction of an Anglo-American espionage tunnel which was designed to tap Soviet telephone lines. Free entrance to the museum.
Note the Allied Museum is closed on Mondays.
Check Point Bravo
Checkpoint Bravo was the name given by the Western Allies to the main Autobahn border crossing point between West Berlin and the German Democratic Republic. We make a brief stop here.
Glienicker Bridge – The Bridge of Spies
Glienicker Bridge is a bridge crossing the river Havel connecting the district of Wansee in Western Berlin with the town of Potsdam, which was formerly located in East Germany.
The bridge was made famous again in the 2015 Tom Hanks film. The bridge served several times as the site where captured Warsaw Pact agents would be exchanged for Western spies. During the cold war, the bridge was closed to civilians. Steven Spielberg's film "Bridge of Spies - The Negotiator" tells the story set in 1962 of the agents exchange of Francis Gary Powers (USA) a US pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States.
We visit to the small museum with a collection of Cold War historical artifacts. Free entrance.
Break for Lunch - We can recommend a selection of nice lunch options and will make reservations - cost of lunch is not included.
Military History Museum Gatow - formerly RAF Gatow
Learn about its role in the Berlin Airlift, its signals division monitoring Soviet activity and successful escape attempts from East Germany. View a collection of British, German and East Bloc fighter planes, including MiG jet fighters in the Military history museum. Free entrance.
Soviet Yak-28 jet bomber crash
We visit the memorial to the heroic Soviet pilots who ditched their plane in the Stossensee lake and the cold war incident between British and Soviet Forces that followed.
British War Memorial
We pay our respects to the more than 3500 service men buried here who gave their lives to end Nazi tyranny. The cemetery contains the remains of mostly airmen flying bombing missions from Britain and the Commonwealth countries.
Teufelsberg – Cold War Listening Station
Teufelsberg, an artificial hill created from the rubble of WW2 played the role of its life in the drama known as the Cold War – as an American listening station. From the 1950s onwards, Huge dishes were built for intercepting, listening to and jamming radio signals from the Eastern Bloc. Here you can still feel the spirit of the Cold War which once permeated the city. We view the Teufelberg hill and listening tower from the adjacent Drachenberg hill with a spectacular panoramic view over West Berlin and beyond.
Check Point Charlie - the old border crossing between East and West Berlin.
The border crossing located in the centre of the city. In October 1961 it became the scene of a tank confrontation. American and Soviet tanks took up position and faced each other with weapons readied. Learn from our guide the fascinating history of super power military confrontation and the numerous escape attempts that took place here.
Full day tour – Tour includes hotel pick up and final drop off at hotel in central Berlin, plus driving to each location in a comfortable Mercedes Mini Van
Note - To view the Teufelberg it is necessary to climb a considerable amount of steps contained in the woods to reach the summit of the adjacent Drachenberg hill. Good strong walking shoes are advised - contact us for more information.
Cost - 799 euro for group of 1 to 6 persons