Join me on this unique experience that takes you back in time to the mid-19th century, when Jewish Life flourished across Germany, but along with it, anti-Semitism already started to rear its ugly head, culminating in the Shoah. Explore with me defining points and places of Jewish Life in Berlin. A trip takes us to the erstwhile home of rabbi Abraham Geiger, to the building which once housed Berlin's oldest kosher butchery, but also to the location of the infamous "barn quarter pogroms" of 1923 as well as to a place where Jews found a rare and much needed refuge during their darkest hour.
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 50 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.
28 June 2021
emotional tour but wonderful non the less
27 June 2021
Martin's Tours are Excellent + Well-Paced ... He's so knowledgeable and presents the information in a very relatable + caring way ~
27 June 2021
Effervescent from a quick visit to the newly opened National Documentation Center for Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation, your buoyant mood continued throughout the tour. In fact, I did wonder if you would talk about this instead of your projected tour, so maybe this will become the topic for another day? Today though was about the past, a topic you always excel at. I had been on this tour before, but today it was nothing like the previous one. You teach us but never become didactic so you never lost our interest in your subject. This is so difficult to achieve, but you always manage it and make us wonder why an hour with you is more like ten minutes. From the beginning you were totally in control of what you were saying, and of us of course, apart from when your empathy with the murdered Jews, emerged. Reading all the stumble stones each time affects you badly, and subsequently us too. Your emotion and passion for them was palpable yet laudable. In witnessing this effect on you, Martin, you ensure that they will still be with us and never forgotten.
Trish (from London) D.
27 June 2021
Martin's tours are always wonderful. His passion for Berlin and its history really shines through. A fascinating trip.
27 June 2021
He was good.