For this tour, plan in a full day.
Start your journey into the city’s past at the Berlin Wall Memorial  with a vivid insight into the division of the city and the dramatic events at the Wall. From Nordbahnhof , take the city railway (S-Bahn) and tram to the interactive GDR Museum  for a fascinating hands-on look at life in socialist East Germany. When you’re ready, take the city railway from Hackescher Markt  to the famous East Side Gallery  – the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall. Afterwards, remember to check out The Wall Museum East Side Gallery , where 13 themed rooms with multimedia displays showcase the history of the Berlin Wall.
Head for Heinrich-Heine-Straße , a former border crossing point, and stroll through the vibrant Kreuzberg district to the world-famous Checkpoint Charlie . There, you can visit the Checkpoint Charlie Wall Museum  or the impressive asisi Panorama “The Wall” . The Berlin Story Museum  is just a few streets further on – and its multimedia exhibition of 30 fascinating displays, not only looking at the division of Germany, but Berlin’s entire history! Finally, carry on down Stresemannstraße towards Potsdamer Platz. In Erna-Berger-Straße, you can visit an original East German watchtower  – well worth the climb up the stairs!
If you have more time, the Stasi-Museum  in Berlin-Lichtenberg is also highly recommended.