The leafy hood of Prenzlauer Berg attracts not just a lot of tourists, but also Berlin's upper crust: an international crowd of people who go for the district's slew of cafes and bars and its abundance of period buildings, giving it its very special charm. During our walking tour we'll discover a converted brewery, a fabulous Museum for Architectural Drawing, catch a glimpse of Berlin's second oldest Jewish cemetery, and explore the history of one of Berlin's oldest water tanks. The tour ends at the spectacular Ryke Strasse Synagogue which, sadly, we can't go in for security reasons but which we'll see from the outside. Join me, on this walking tour through one of Berlin's loveliest neighbourhoods!
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
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 50 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.
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.
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.
30 January 2021
Fabulous tour with a fabulous guide.
27 January 2021
Martin communicates his knowledge of places with unparalleled clarity and depth. I learn so much and as such, I perceive what I am seeing with insight and greater respect.
24 January 2021
I really enjoyed this tour. It was much more positive and interesting.
24 January 2021
Tina L M.
24 January 2021
Interesting and informative from Martin, as usual. Totally beyond Martin's control of course, but a bleak January day after recent heavy rain hardly showed Berlin in the best light, as he himself readily admitted. It was a bit of a challenge to imagine it ever being like "the south of France", even in high summer, and all the graffiti was rather depressing, although Martin did point out the cultural and historical context to this - and there is one! Favourite quotation of the tour: "That Bismarck was 'very naughty'" :D
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