Royalty Revisited in Berlin Mitte

Mitte, Berlin, Germany
45 mins

About the tour

Without the family of Hohenzollern who would become the first Kings of Prussia and later Emperors of Germany, Berlin would not be the city it is today. It would have stayed a little trading post in the middle of a swamp in the East of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations. But their take over of the area of Berlin in 1415 kicked off Berlin´s story as one of the most important cities in Europe and maybe the world. Come and take a walk with Arja down the famous street Unter den Linden and see what is left of that royalty today, what has gone and what has come back. You will hear the stories of the Hohenzollern and their rise to power manifested in their monumental buildings you can still see today. We will end the tour at the most beautiful squares of Berlin – Gendarmenmarkt, which once was designed to be a market place in one of Berlin´s oldest suburbs also build by a king; which one you will find out on the tour!

Meet your local guide


Arja has worked for over 13 years as a full time tour guide in Berlin and all around Europe. She is a studied historian and passionate about all the big and small stories surrounding this beautiful city she calls home. Born and raised in Northwestern Germany she came to Berlin after finishing university in Hamburg with a Masters degree in history and American literature and having travelled the world for 4 years. With her family roots in the city she always felt drawn to the multitude of layers of life you can find in Berlin starting with her own family story. Telling stories is what she loves and meeting people from all over the world is the next best thing to travelling the world herself.

Arja has been guiding since Mar 2007

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 45 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.

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