Memorial Trail

4.9

(81)

Berlin Memorials, Berlin, Germany
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

During this 50 minute tour, we'll explore a number of memorials, dedicated to the victims of National Socialist Terror. As is well documented, the Nazis persecuted anyone who didn't fit into their twisted view of the world, from disabled people, to homosexuals, Sinti and Roma, and, of course, Jews, who were by far the main target and largest group of victims. We start our tour, however, at the Memorial for the Murdered Reichstag Members. For in order to go after the various minorities, the Nazis needed to eliminate the political opposition first. Then, I will take you to the Memorial of the Murdered Sinti and Roma people, who, besides the Jews, were the second largest number of victims. Next, we'll visit the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, which is, for obvious reasons, the largest memorial of them all. Lastly, we'll visit the Memorial to the Murdered Homosexuals who, like the Sinti and Roma, had to wait a long time for their suffering to be recognized and acknowledged


Meet your local guide

Martin

Having experienced the fall of The Wall first hand, Martin lived abroad between 1994 and 2010, in London, Paris, Bath, and Birmingham. Going back to studying late in his life, he then gained an MA with Distinction from Bath University and a PhD from the prestigious University of Warwick, writing his dissertation on German-Jewish exile organisations 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”, organised by Berlin’s Topography of Terror. And so, Martin was back in Berlin, re-discovering the city he had 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 using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Sally M.

09 January 2021

Excellent guide with a personal touch.

Annie K.

09 January 2021

Martin is very knowledgeable, knows how to impart information, keeps you interested and is wonderful tour guide. My second tour with him and hope for many more.

Roza A.

09 January 2021

Thanks a lot

cheryl w.

09 January 2021

This tour of Memorial sites around berlin, was the most informative and emotionally engaging tour i have ever witnessed, truly awesome Martin, thank you for your heartfelt commentary.

Percy U.

09 January 2021

Informative and enjoyable


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