Hidden beside Tiergarten in the centre of Berlin, Hansaviertel is famous for its modernist buildings constructed after the devastation of WWII. A product of Cold War rivalry, Hansaviertel reflects how the big ideas of the time impacted life in very tangible ways. But more than just looking at the buildings, we will uncover the stories of Berliners throughout 150 tumultuous years, including those residents who went on to shape Berlin and beyond, for better and for worse. We will explore what freedom meant to people in the Weimar Republic in the 1920s and to West Berliners during the Cold War. On this walking tour, follow the echoes of these designs for life still resonating in modern-day Berlin.