Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz

4.8

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Berlin is a city where history has a way of following you around. Especially so on this walk from Brandenburg Gate to Potsdamer Platz. We will first learn out about the Brandenburg Gate's history and its significance to German history. Martin will then take you across the Holocaust Memorial and get to hear about the symbolism and history behind it. Continuing along the trail of the infamous Berlin Wall, we'll also pass by the Memorial to the Murdered Gays until we reach Potsdamer Platz, which, over the course of its nearly 200 year old history, went from hub to wasteland and back to hub again!


Meet your local guide

Martin

Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010, first in London and later in Paris. He later went back to studying, gaining an MA and PhD in the UK. After completing his PhD dissertation on German-Jewish exile organisations that emerged as a result of the rise to power by the Nazis, he was then offered to contribute to the exhibition “Eichmann on Trial”, organised by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. And so, Martin was back in Berlin, re-discovering the city he'd left so long ago. Fascinated by Berlin’s total make-over since he left some 16 years earlier, he decided to turn his rekindled fascination with Berlin into his profession. He has since obtained his official certificate that classifies him as a fully licenced Berlin Tour Guide.

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 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.


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 or tablet.


Reviews from travellers

Ruth

26 November 2020

Most enjoyable so early in the morning Berlin was on my bucket list, now I have had your tour I still want to visit -thanks

Mags

26 November 2020

I enjoyed the tour but took awhile awhile to get into it

Sibylle

26 November 2020

Martin is a most knowledgeable guide and has given us excellent background explanations to the sights.

Florence

26 November 2020

Thank you for a very informative and professional tour Martin, it made us want to visit sometime to see Berlin first hand. The history of the Berlin Wall and the extended tour were very interesting! 🤗🤗🤗

Bernadine

26 November 2020

Martin was very welcoming and a fluent knowledgeable guide he gave us a really intimate experience of monumental places and state concerns.


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