This 45min tour takes you along the Wall Memorial which is located at Bernauer Strasse, which until reunification, marked the division between East and West Berlin. Besides a very haunting "Window of Remembrance" which commemorates those who lost their lives trying to cross the infamous wall that divided the city for 28 years, you'll not only get to see original remnants of the actual Wall, but the tour provides you with a real sense of what the perfidious "death strip" looked like and what it consisted of. This tour is a must for all those interested in the Cold War and the division of Germany following WWII.
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
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.
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.
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