Join me and Lucas as we're strolling through our lovely, quaint, leafy, neighbourhood - Friedenau - at dusk ... experience beautiful art-deco complexes, a myriad of beautiful restored period buildings, plus a street which is like walking down German history, as everyone from Goering, over Marlene Dietrich's mother, to West-Germany's first president used to live on it at some point! Additionally, there's a recently restored and converted new objectivity structure from 1929 and one street dotted with stumbling stones ... It'll be like so many walks in Berlin - history that follows you around wherever you step, but on top of that - there's that touch of beauty that makes it more palatable!
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.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.
05 October 2021
17 September 2021
Thank you so much Martin for having a 'back-up' tour planned in case of bad weather. You have outstanding knowledge and delivered your presentation in a most compassionate way. You are a wonderful guide and person. I hope to join you again.
Johanna (🇬🇧 E.London) P.
17 September 2021
For some reason this tour wasn’t as expected. I am sure there was a reason I missed, but on this occasion the tour didn’t hit the mark for me - although I am sure it was a good substitute for most. Well researched as ever… must give credit there for sure. Thank you Martin.
16 September 2021
A great impromptu tour, didn't want it to end! Looking forward to more!
15 September 2021
As with all the Tours with Martin, I came away with a lot of information about the city, the history, the significant structures, etc. He has such a easy to listen to talking mannerism that it's like being told these important events from a friend (much more interesting than History lessons at secondary school), and how it has relevance in modern day life and politics. Always time well spent. He did this for his group because we had already set aside the time to join him to take us wherever he thinks it's interesting. So, rather trying to watch pedestrians dodging the rain, we learn some background information about the city first.