Join me and Lucas as we're strolling through another part of our pretty and leafy, neighbourhood - Friedenau - at dusk - this time, though, the focus lies on the many writers and artists who used to live here, but also on the members of the German Resistance, who are also closely linked with this part of town. What holds the tour together is, as always, the history of this enchanting area and the lovely buildings, ranging from free-standing villa to posh 4-storey apartment buildings. It's a walk that takes you off the beaten track to a neighbourhood most tourists never even heard of. And yet -there is so much to see and tell!
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.
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 content creator.
The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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19 August 2021
Martin was very laid back but still informative and the architecture in this area of Berlin was great. It reminded me of Archachon in France. An added joy was seeing Lukas toddling along behind and when Martin met a neighbour and his dog. There's a lovely friendly atmosphere about his tours.
🐈⬛ Carol 🐈⬛🏴 ..
15 August 2021
No excellent tour as usual
15 August 2021
Excellent as usual . It’s like meeting up with an old friend. He really knows his stuff and is very generous in sharing his knowledge.
🇬🇧 Wendy B.
15 August 2021
I often repeat Martin’s tours, and this was no exception, as he packs in so much information which my tiny brain can’t digest! Sometimes he later splits tours into two as he finds additional subject matter to incorporate. This was one of those tours which was previously one, but which has now been split into two parts. I’m so glad I chose to repeat, as this was full of new facts. Who would have thought that a residential area of Berlin could be so fascinating? Lovely to see Martin relaxed and laughing, cracking jokes with his great sense of humour, as the sensitive and chilling subject matter of the majority of his tours doesn’t allow for this. It was lovely seeing Lukas too.
Peter (San Francisco) T.
15 August 2021
Saw some interesting buildings in the neighborhood