War and Art at the Soviet Memorial in Treptow

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Basic Information
Total time
2 hours 30 minutes
Meeting point
Puschkinallee 14, 12435 Berlin, in front of the café Sesam.
Walking tour
This tour is provided by

Josep María Subirana


Do you want to know what nobody has told us? Do you want to discover history and art from a Soviet perspective and understand the origins of the division of Berlin, Germany and the world for half a century? This is the tour for you.

The Soviet memorial in Treptower Park is the most impressive example of the Soviet footprint in Berlin. Germany’s largest military cemetery and Western Europe’s largest anti-fascist memorial. The resting place of 8000 Soviet soldiers who died in Berlin will allow us to discover the history that has been hidden from us from the West. An essential and revealing tour to understand German history.

Contents of the tour:

  • The Battle of Berlin and the end of the war.

  • The Great Patriotic War, or the Soviet account of history.

  • Stalinism and art.

  • Nazis vs. Reds: the ideological war.

  • Communism: the new Religion.

  • Hitler’s plans in Eastern Europe.

  • Forgotten victims: women, prisoners and Slavs.

  • Military cemeteries and the political use of grief.

  • The Soviet army in the GDR.

  • Berlin in the 21st century. Neither poor nor sexy. The Defeat of Socialism.

  • Bibliography, filmography and museum guide related to the tour.

Additional Important Information

professional local guide


a daily transport ticket (AB zone)

Ticket Message
  • Participants should arrive 5 minutes before the start time.
  • Language: Spanish
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Meeting Point
Puschkinallee 14, 12435 Berlin, in front of the café Sesam.

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Nailed it!

Rated 5 out of 5
5 days ago

Will is an exceptional tour guide. Knowledgeable to the point of nerdy but doesn’t at all intimidate, totally understands how hard it is to absorb Berlin’s complex history, during and after the Nazi regime. I highly recommend you take this tour.


Deep dive into history

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

Great tour with Will, we really enjoyed our time and learned a lot, he’s very knowledgeable and his fun attitude created a very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Will felt passionate both about the city and about his job as a guide, he brought a lot of dedication into those over 3 hours we spent all together. A separate and special thanks for always keeping us in the shade on a torrid day 😀


Great tour

Rated 5 out of 5
2 weeks ago

The tour was really great, it had a lot if history but it was explained in easy to understand way. Recommending everyone to check it out

Matija Dizdar

Great tour and guide

Rated 5 out of 5
2 weeks ago

This tour explains so much about Berlin and Will does it all excellently.


Fascinating tour with Will

Rated 5 out of 5
2 weeks ago

Great tour, probably one of the best walking tours I’ve done. Will was extremely informative and able to answer my the questions. He was funny and 3 hours flew by. Cheers mate


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

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