Berlin - Berlin's Answer to London's Theatre District

Berlin's Answer to London's Theatre District

(29 reviews)
Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany
40 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join me on this tour through Berlin's Theatre District and get a taste of Berlin's vibrant cultural scene. Although theatres and opera houses and so on are scattered all over town, there is a cluster of theatres in Berlin Mitte that range from highly intellectual and political to stand-up comedy and even Las Vegas like extravaganzas. Though due to the pandemic all institutions are momentarily closed, joining me on this 40 minute walking tour serves as a teaser of what awaits you on your next visit to Berlin! But more than that, once more this tour takes you back in time, to Weimar-Berlin and the dictatorship that followed. This tour highlights the achievements of those who who turned Berlin's theatres into the world-renowned cultural temples they became, yet who, after January 1933, were forced into exile! Photo courtesy of Bernd Brundert.


Meet your local guide

Martin

Berlin’s stunning landscape can stupefy you. Home to over 200 parks, forests and green spaces, and over a hundred lakes - replete with beautiful lidos and sandy beaches - it’s one of the greenest cities in the world. Martin helps you discover all this, and more! Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010 and experienced a potpourri of different cultures. At university, he explored German history and studied German-Jewish exile organizations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis. Following his graduation, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organized by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. This led Martin back to Berlin, and he re-discovered the city he had left long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. Since then, his tours have been peppered with adventures and exciting stories, ranging from European cultures to celebrities like Marlene Dietrich. “I once gate-crashed the building where David Bowie used to live in Berlin with a customer who was a huge David Bowie fan and ‘bumped’ into a resident who promptly invited us to have coffee!” he says.

Martin has been guiding since May 2011


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Berlin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Berlin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Sandy L.

09 February 2021

Thank -you Martin for braving the cold and delivering another enjoyable and informative tour of Berlin. I have learned so much from you, and always look forward to the next. Thank-you for being such a wonderful guide.

Nancie G.

09 February 2021

great tour ... thanks!

Lorna C.

09 February 2021

My favourite guide, with yet another well researched tour. This was totally unlike his previous ones, but was still gripping. He hardly seems to take a breath between giving us new information. I have run out of adjectives to describe how amazing he is. Professional as always despite giving his tour in blizzard conditions. Sadly, I had signed up with a new guide and Martin was still talking after over an hour, so I slipped out quietly. I felt it was important to support this new guide. I hope Martin will repeat this tour as I learned afterwards that he serenaded his customers. Or have we become his groupies?

s k.

08 February 2021

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Jo C.

08 February 2021

Didn't get to see it will try another time


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