War and Art at the Soviet Memorial in Treptow

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Total time
2 hours 30 minutes
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Puschkinallee 14, 12435 Berlin, in front of the café Sesam.Go to map
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Mia 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.

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.

Muy interesante

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 day ago

Mia nos relató de forma muy dinámica y entendible el punto de vista soviético, el lugar que se le dio en la guerra y lo que sucedió después, muy detallado el punto de vista del socialismo frente a la guerra, las victimas y detalles del memorial. Fue muy interesante y recomiendo.


Very interesting tour with Will!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 days ago

We joined the tour by tour guide Will, it was a pleasure listening to his stories (he could do good build-ups 🙂 ) and he was happy to answer our questions.


Great tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 days ago

I did the tour wirh will and is a very intesting tour, he really knows about the topic, explains it really well and is always happy to answer any questions


Brilliant tour!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

Will was tremendously informative without being either too highbrow or dumbed down. He had a warm personality, and an engaging and warm manner. Can’t recommend too highly (and that’s on a cold, wet February day!)


Best tour we ever had - thanks to Will!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 month ago

My husband (American) and I (German) booked the tour – it was incredible. Will is an excellent tour guide, able to answer each and every question and the entire tour is on very high level. I’m a school teacher and teach history myself – I couldn’t have had a better tour guide.


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a Private Tour.

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