Berlin - From Erich Mendelssohn and Rem Koolhaas to Daniel Libeskind: Discovering Berlin's Architectural Highlights

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From Erich Mendelssohn and Rem Koolhaas to Daniel Libeskind: Discovering Berlin's Architectural Highlights

Wed, 15 Dec
(47 reviews)
Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
60 mins

About the tour

Join me on this fascinating tour that takes you to some of Berlin's most unexepectedly daring buildings, starting with the Mosse Building, a veritable New Objectivity gem, Rem Koolhaas latest contribution to Berlin's architectural landscape: a massive media building which is an eye-catcher if ever there was one! And while crossing from what used to be East Berlin into the former West sector, we'll pass by a number of provocative buildings ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s, some of them stunning and some just simply curious and oddly intriguing, until we reach the unmatched architectural highlight of the past 20 years: Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum with its annex, the Michael Blumenthal Academy! Brace yourself for an architectural roller-coaster ride second to none!

Meet Martin


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.

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 an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 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.

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 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.

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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

Christine (CA Red Hatter) C.

17 April 2021

Thanks for another interesting tour.

Lorna C.

17 April 2021

Incredible difference! Loved loved instead of loved suffered, both of these being my reactions to Martin’s various tours. Even Martin was a different man, enjoying our ramble amongst the astounding architecture of Berlin. Having suffered badly from a poor Internet connection last time, he was solicitous in ensuring that none of us had problems today. This caring side of his nature made the tour even more personal and enjoyable. Camera shots are not essential as they only prove that we were there on that day, but Martin still ensured that we were able to take good shots. I would have been just as happy listening to him describing the background of each place and joking with us, consequently we were all astonished when our hour was up. I am looking forward to more tours of this calibre. Thank you, Martin, yet again, for all your hard work researching and planning these tours for us.

Liz F.

17 April 2021

Well done, informative, interesting and thankyou

Kim D.

17 April 2021

Always very informative tours! Great work

Christine P.

17 April 2021

Martin provided a great tour. He is very knowledgeable and has a smooth flowing style of presentation full of interesting information likely pleasing to a variety of people’s interests. His pace is good, without redundancy or any long empty time. His approach was friendly and inclusive. I will look forward to enjoying tours with Martin in the future.

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